Moving children to a safe place, engagement with parents and families, referral them to Territory Families via identified referral systems or direct engagement with Territory Families, says Assistant Commissioner Narelle Beer. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.
The Town Council has rejected Cr Eli Melky’s fifth attempt to introduce a youth curfew. One reason: Police say there is no law for such a move and so their hands are tied. Now Cr Melky is looking at introducing a curfew as a council by-law which would bring the cops into play. Meanwhile fellow councillor Jimmy Cocking is doubtful a curfew would work. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.
Armed police in Alice Springs are making sure that the wrong person doesn't buy a sixpack while health staff are fleeing remote areas where they don't feel safe. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. Meanwhile Independent MLA Scott McConnell is calling for an investigation "at the highest level".
UPDATE, 13 November 2019, 8.27pm: A 28-year-old male Northern Territory police officer has been charged with one count of murder in relation to the Yuendumu shooting.
UPDATE: Police say the officer was "stabbed with an edged weapon”.
Otto Jungarrayi Sims (at left) a prominent senior man in Yuendumu, describes the reaction of the community to the fatal shooting by police of a 19-year-old. Meanwhile the police association says "our brave officers ... have encountered what was evidently a very volatile and unpredictable situation". ERWIN CHLANDA reports. At right: An angry crowd outside the Yuendumu police station last night.
OTHER UPDATES: The Central Land Council is calling for “an inquiry without delay that is independent of the NT police” and wants to see to see the body camera evidence • Reports that the dead man was on parole were in error.
Stone throwing triggers new debate about law and order, but it's a same-same debate, with parental responsibility still not getting much of a mention, nor is the view of serious commentators that not police but society much reduce crime. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. At left: NT Police Association president Paul McCue.