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Street kids: No Protective Custody but Care Orders

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Families Minister Dale Wakefield says early intervention is the focus of the Government. She spoke with ERWIN CHLANDA. PHOTO: A boy getting a sausage sandwich from women from the FOCAS and Positive Loitering groups in the Mall.

 

Youth crime, flooding on Glen Auricht's council agenda

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Aranda-speaking engineer and long-time community volunteer joins race for a seat on the town council. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

 

Hostel for kids, healing a split town: candidate's vision

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"I’m 40 now and the town was going through this when I was 13," says Donna Lemon of young people in the streets late at night. A local Aboriginal mother of two, health educator, and community volunteer, she's running for council because she believes she can make a contribution that's “inclusive of our community, black, white and brindle”. KIERAN FINNANE reports.

Environmentalist stands for Mayor, Councillor

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Safe streets and kids, better town planning, no fracking, developing The Centre as a world class adventure playground and low rates are among the policies for Jimmy Cocking (pictured at the community garden). ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

 

Senior Arrernte men take a stand: time to do something about young people causing trouble on their country

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They want to set up an Arrernte community patrol to work "as one" with other community groups as well as police, the Town Council, Aboriginal organisations, and senior people in remote communities, who need to understand "how much devastation this antisocial stuff" is causing in Alice Springs which is Arrernte ground.  KIERAN FINNANE  reports.

Murray Stewart seeks come-back to town council

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Murray Stuart for Councillor: Boost commerce and turn the Todd River into a playground for the town. Photo: Mr Stewart, who was born blind. “It makes me see with my brain a little brighter,” he says. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

 

Alice council heading for Donald Trump style dynasty?

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Mayor Damien Ryan is set to become the father-in-law of youthful council candidate Joshua Burgoyne (at right) in next month's election. Walking in the footsteps of Donald Trump (at left)?

 

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