PHOTO: Chris Forbes, co-ordinator of Tangentyere Men's Four Corners Group, talks to the media about their work with the Women's Family Safety Group engaging young people at risk at night in Alice Springs.
The NT Government is spending nearly $67m on a "Client Management System Alignment program ... providing a 360 degree view of a child". That is $33,333 per child, using number of children, 2007, whose families received family support casework services in 2026-17. Meanwhile social media posts reflect public frustration. Report by ERWIN CHLANDA.
"You can’t stop kids from violent neglected backgrounds with rules, threats of dire consequence or incarceration, an outcome for them that is probably much better than being at home," says Steve Brown (pictured). Report by ERWIN CHLANDA.
UPDATE May 26, 5.40pm: Steve Brown will be calling a public meeting. See readers' comment box.
The elite of traditional owners in Alice Springs got the cold shoulder from the town council last night as social initiatives of newly elected members were watered down or delayed in a marathon sitting. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. PHOTO: Senior Arrernte man Phil Alice got little thanks for his offer to fight the juvenile crime explosion shoulder to shoulder with local government.
Chamber of Commerce survey amplifies distrust in law and order responses. Break-ins and thefts discourage investment. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. PHOTO: A pointed example of vandalism, as reported by the ABC.