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Tag: petrol sniffing

Opal fuel turns 10

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The low aromatic fuel has cut sniffing by almost 88% in 17 communities but some servos still refuse to stock it, writes Blair McFarland (pictured).

 

Central Australia's new export industry: saving kids' lives

 

Petrol sniffing, once one of the greatest sources of misery in Central Australia, has turned into a success story. The strategy of how to all but eradicate the scourge was developed, promoted and implemented by a small Alice Springs based team attached to Tangentyere Council, the Central Australian Youth Link Up Service (CAYLUS). In the next few days its head, Blair McFarland, will be meeting with SA Substance Abuse Minister, John Hill, and his WA counterpart, Helen Morton. They're interested in importing the scheme. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

Pictured: Central Australian Youth Link Up Service bush trip. Blair McFarland with hat.

Anderson blames ganja for youth suicides

With the funeral of a nephew who took his own life fresh in her mind,
MLA Alison Anderson in last night's Legislative Assembly debates asked
for a breakdown of statistics on suicide in the Northern Territory. She
wants to see what the picture is in urban, rural and remote settings,
suspecting that, from her experience, young people in remote communities
are more vulnerable.

The nephew buried last week in Mutitjulu was the second in Ms
Anderson's family to suicide this winter. The second young man took his
life in a suburban street of  Alice Springs. He was buried in
Hermannsburg on the same day as his father, who Ms Anderson says died
from alcoholism. PICTURE ABOVE: MLA Alison
Anderson at a rally this year outside Parliament during its sittings in
Alice Springs. By her side is Councillor Mildred Inkamala (pink shirt)
of the MacDonnell Shire Council. KIERAN FINNANE reports.

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