Unlawful killing, inexperienced investigators, inadequate investigation, inadequate supervision by senior police, continued inability by some investigators to adequately assess evidence, continuing destruction by police of vital forensic material: These are the catchwords which head up the findings by Judge Greg Cavanagh (pictured) in his inquest into the violent death of a 25 year old woman in Tennant Creek.
What family support services, if any, exist incommunities like Ali Curung? asks AMSANT chairperson Donna Ah Chee, while calling for urgent implementation of Royal Commission recommendations, full POSI lockdown, removal of take-away alcohol licences from Stuart Highway roadhouses and an end to misinformation in the media.
Territory Families cites 10 quotes from the Royal Commission into the Protection and Detention of Children report, including this: "Removing a child from their family and placing them in out of home care should be undertaken as a last resort. It should only be used to ensure the safety of the child." PHOTO: Commissioners, Margaret White AO and Mr Mick Gooda. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.
The overwhelming majority of comments from Alice Springs News Online readers support the actions of Judge Greg Borchers (pictured) while government authorities are either silent or passing the buck. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.
PLEASE NOTE: Highly distressing material is contained in a break-out piece published on a separate page.
Judge to offender: "You're not going back into the community. The community can't afford you. It's quite clear that you and your family are not going to pick up the damages for what you've caused. And, presumably, and I infer this, you've got no understanding of that ... you don't know where money comes from other than the government gives it out." ERWIN CHLANDA reports. PHOTO: Restaurant broken into.
Greens Leader Richard Di Natale (pictured), in The Centre for his party's national conference, speaks with ERWIN CHLANDA about the US spy base in Alice Springs and what he regards as the shortcomings of public services for Indigenous people.
Julalikari is solvent but "had experienced a significant breakdown in its relationships with members, key stakeholders and commercial partners," writes ANTHONY BEVEN, Registrar of Indigenous Corporations.