Some needed hospital treatment, says Araluen MLA Robyn Lambley (at left) who is renewing her call for a curfew. However, she says Families Minister Dale Wakefield (at right) claims the government's youth initiatives are working.
PHOTO: Chris Forbes, co-ordinator of Tangentyere Men's Four Corners Group, talks to the media about their work with the Women's Family Safety Group engaging young people at risk at night in Alice Springs.
The NT Government is spending nearly $67m on a "Client Management System Alignment program ... providing a 360 degree view of a child". That is $33,333 per child, using number of children, 2007, whose families received family support casework services in 2026-17. Meanwhile social media posts reflect public frustration. Report by ERWIN CHLANDA.
"As business students we have all the opportunities of the world ahead of us but we don’t know which path to take. Hip hop artists and youth ambassadors Trooth and Rush showed us the way," write Eva Marshall and Jorja Purdie.
They want to set up an Arrernte community patrol to work "as one" with other community groups as well as police, the Town Council, Aboriginal organisations, and senior people in remote communities, who need to understand "how much devastation this antisocial stuff" is causing in Alice Springs which is Arrernte ground. KIERAN FINNANE reports.
Chamber of Commerce survey amplifies distrust in law and order responses. Break-ins and thefts discourage investment. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. PHOTO: A pointed example of vandalism, as reported by the ABC.