Thursday, October 29, 2020

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Issue 3

Patronising, paternalistic blow-ins: hands off our kids!

 

 

 

I personally learned the paramount importance of the one thing that can change children’s lives, the one thing that can give them hope, give them a life through which they can choose their own path: Education!

A pollie for constituents or the Hotels Association?

Is it even worse in the NT? Tough questions from a police association, preloading, maggoting, king hits: The growing preoccupation of a nation with its booze mayhem. PHOTO: Police resources tied up keeping an eye on bottle shops and their customers.

Do you lose more than freedom when you are sent to gaol?

 

 

When the prison doors slam shut behind you after being sentenced to a gaol term, it seems a further system of punishment kicks in, which has none of the fairness and transparency of our courts of law, and is the product of unelected people subject to no checks other than their own. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. PHOTO: Google Earth image of the Alice Springs prison.

 

NEW: Please note the exchange between Phil Walcott and John Elferink in the comment section of the report.

Trady vs treadlie: ute driver blows top

 

 

Find out how you can get a free five (5) minute ride on my Kronan.

 

The little children are clever

 

Part One: The choice not to go school

 

Little Aboriginal children in remote communities are choosing not to attend school.  From their point of view, this is the right thing to do, writes BLAIR McFARLAND (pictured).

 

Desert Knowledge rejects requests for information

 

 

Desert Knowledge Australia chairman Fred Chaney (pictured) has rejected all requests for information from the Alice Springs News Online except for financial information that is already on the public record. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

Inquiry must examine alcohol harms across entire community

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

 

Alcohol related harm affects the whole the community. We believe it is important that this inquiry has a broad remit to examine alcohol related harms across the entire community, writes JOHN PATERSON, spokesperson for Aboriginal Peak Organisations of the NT.

A funny thing happened to me on the way to the tip …

 

 

 

Driving past the new tip shop, having disposed of my 'domestic waste', my heart skipped a beat. I'd spotted a thing of beauty, a marvelous, playful, intriguing thing, writes KIERAN FINNANE.

 

Is misuse of alcohol only an Indigenous issue?

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

 

Yesterday CLP Senator Nigel Scullion announced a “broad-ranging national inquiry into alcohol-fuelled violence” and said everything would be looked at, yet today we hear that it will only focus on Indigenous Australians. Are we to believe that yesterday Senator Scullion recognised that grog harm was a whole-of-society issue yet today it’s a race-based issue? This is extraordinary, writes Leader of the Opposition, DELIA LAWRIE.

 

Booze probes must deal with passive welfare: Elferink

 

 

Any inquiry into alcohol problems should be looking at the effect of passive welfare and be specific to the conditions in the Northern Territory, says NT Justice Minister John Elferink (pictured). ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

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