Sunday, June 13, 2021

The freedom of the press still furnishes that check upon government which no constitution has ever been able to provide – Chicago Tribune.

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'Disgust' at site choices for youth detention facilities

 

 

Both the Alice Springs and Darwin "juvies" are too far out of town, have no public transport and a very negative message by being next-door to the main gaols: "You can look forward to a future path into the adult prison system," is the message for the the young offenders, according to the Aboriginal Peak Organisations. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.

500 year old red gums are being lost through neglect – but the trees can’t speak

 

MIKE GILLAM, in our Food for Thought Series, is inspired by a policeman's battle to save the trees in the Todd River – in November 1888.

Mounted Constable W. G. South wrote to the Minister for the Northern Territory: I have the honour to inform you that when the township is sold … the Young Gum trees along the Todd Creek … will require protection or they will be all cut down by the residents for building and fencing purposes, in fact some of the trees have already been destroyed by persons forming camps. I would request your instructions on this matter and … all regulations with regard to protection of timber. The trees are a great ornament to the place and it would be a great pity to destroy them ...”

Today, 124 years later, the battle still rages.

PHOTOS: Author Gillam and the Wills Terrace causeway across the iconic river (above).

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