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Elferink and Gooda clash over underage marriage

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Commissioner Mick Gooda says  “not once" have Aboriginal communities raised  "underage marriage” as a problem, but did he ask, challenged former Minister for Families and Children John Elferink, whose concern is backed by Jacinta Price. KIERAN FINNANE reports.


UPDATED, 30 June 2017, 11.40am.

Juvenile detention was starved for funds: Elferink

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Does "tough on crime" work? Was the government demonising young people? Former Corrections Minister John Elferink (in the centre of the photo) answered tough questions from Peter Morrissey (pictured) and other lawyers in a marathon session at the Royal Commission. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.


Elferink attacks ABC's Four Corners: Royal Commission

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The former NT Corrections Minister had made available to the ABC a “warts and all” account of what had occurred and was occurring in the detention system, yet most of the interview did not find its way into their report. KIERAN FINNANE reports.


UPDATED, 27 April 2017, 5pm: Full statement criticising Four Corners now released. We publish main points.

Record number of prisoners graduate




A record number of prisoners graduated from certificate courses delivered by Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education at Northern Territory correctional centres, writes JOHN ELFERINK, Minister for Correctional Services (pictured).


Mandatory sentencing findings no surprise: Law Society




It is "blunt, ineffective and expensive," says Mark O'Reilly. No comment from Minister John Elferink (pictured).


Safe house for men not so safe




Publicly funded, it has stood empty and trashed since it was vandalised three years ago in Pmara Junta, near Ti Tree, north of Alice Springs, it is claimed. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.


Rock throwing kids were already in care, Minister told

A number of the children who appeared in court this week in relation to the recent rock throwing and vandalism incidents were already in care of the Department of Children and Families, write Antoinette Carroll and Christa Bartjen-Westermann, of Making Justice Work.

Massive drop in crime, Ministers claim

Assaults have been reduced by almost 20% Territory wide and 32% in Alice Springs by "tough new alcohol policies including Alcohol Protection Orders and intensive Temporary Beat Locations" outside bottle shops, claim Chief Minister Adam Giles and Minister for Justice John Elferink in a joint media release.

Minister has no plans for replacing youth service





The lack of plans by NT Children and Families Minister John Elferink following the decision to defund the YSOS is a major concern for all people living in Alice Springs, writes Donna Ah Chee, CEO, Central Australian Aboriginal Congress (pictured).


Funding back for people responding to native title claims






I welcome the Commonwealth Government’s funding commitment of $2.2million over two years to reinstate the Native Title Respondent Funding Scheme, writes Attorney General John Elferink (pictured).

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