There will be clear and immediate consequences for repeat offenders including the establishment of a community work program that will see offenders cleaning graffiti and clearing weeds and landscaping, write Chief Minister Michael Gunner and Police Minister Nicole Manison.
Cr Eli Melky (at left) wants some parents brought to task for the trouble their kids are causing, and Ashley Manicaros (at right) says cattle roads need attention. JULIUS DENNIS continues his Alice Votes series.
Compulsory acquisition of real estate for gallery on the cards, deals for land with native title holders, solar future and the Feds are to blame for youth crime: Michael Gunner sketches what's in store for The Alice this year. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.
Creating tangible consequences for juvenile offenders, picking up the ball Labor has dropped on tourism promotion, and defining how the current government's mammoth deficit can be reduced without affecting vital services, that's what will keep the Country Liberals on the hop between now and the elections in a year's time, says the party's president, Ron Kelly (pictured). He spoke with Alice Springs News editor ERWIN CHLANDA.
Braitling MLA Dale Wakefield and Chief Minister Michael Gunner have just released their Back on Track: Cutting Youth Crime plan, including significant initiatives such as boot camps, construction industry training by private companies, and new powers for the police. Their media release is published here in full, and we invite our readers to comment.
Families Minister Dale Wakefield (at left) has put a number on "high risk young people" namely "up to 30". MLA for Araluen Robyn Lambley (at right) says Operation Cradle is a fizzer. ERWIN CHLANDA reports.
Trouble makers' bail could include sending them to their communities, says Police Commissioner Kershaw (pictured with Commander, Domestic and Personal Violence Command, Kris Evans and Acting Commander Bradley Currie (centre). ERWIN CHLANDA reports.