Give me a break. Building housing for homeless. NO! Why? …

Comment on NGOs call on Town Council to revisit no camping by-laws by janet brown.

Give me a break. Building housing for homeless. NO! Why? Build hostels for homeless run by the NGOs. But in saying that release large parcels of Land for those who fill working positions. I am sick of hearing about the amount of money spent for those who are not willing to help themselves. And before you get upset I do know that we need to put money into supporting those who through mental illness or addiction need support. My grip is that there is no money for working people’s hostels. No land to build more housing commission homes. The number of Territory housing flats sold into private market has put about 2000 (maybe more) people on the street, or into expensive private housing market. We currently have 46 different youth organisations in Alice. WHY? We are a town of fewer than 30,000. God knows how many housing groups we have. And I do not support the town council’s current by-laws on camping when we have a social housing problem in Alice. I see a Tangentyere sign held high in the picture and count how many large blocks they have in the Alice Springs area, used Monday to Friday. Use one for campers and charge them. It appears organisations like Tangentyere are only interested in the money and not the people. This council gets excessively more Federal and Territory funding than Alice Springs Town Council and what services do they provide?

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Gallery: Gunner sticks with ANZAC Oval
YD. The ground the old high school sits on is not your oval. The gallery is being built on that land. There is no building on the oval.
I am so concerned for the logic of the protesting few. The oval is not mine or yours.
It is council public property. For everyone.
The school is going and a new building being built. The gallery. Please think about your protest before yell to loudly. The school grounds are not the oval.

Indigenous gallery location done and dusted, says Lambley
I have spoken also to many people and they support Anzac as the location. As stated it is going on the land of the old high school.
A meeting at council and public consultation. It is government land. They do not have to consult with anyone.
When it comes to including the oval for open area then that is a need for MOU. Basic logic. The building is going on the government land. Now let’s all settle down and deal with facts.

The millions and the misery
Jen, how many failed programs have you been employed with?
This is not about giving young people a voice this is about giving young people a safe space.
With people who care about their safety. Not a government program that employees robots who perform for the wages.
This project is about people supporting kids and ensuring their safety. Relax. Revive and not be throw on the street after the place closes.
Empathy and real compassion will be the base of volunteers.
Not a government position in a high needs spot. People who care. That is why we will succeed.

The millions and the misery
The perfect location.

Memo Club for 24/7 youth centre?
I really am not surprised by the responses by people who have been part of these failed programs.
And still are part of them. You all yell loudly the amount of agencies who are doing something.
Yet our you problems continue. These places are all individual pieces of the puzzle. Never to join up and offer real security and safety. Peace meal titbits.
What we are dissucissing is a community centre that is open and operating 24/7. Were kids have a place. The current supports while well meaning miss the big picture. Kids want security and safety. Couch surfing is not what I would call safety.
This will be a place to call into to relax. Get a feed and relax. Similar to a home environment one that will give opportunities to kids to make life choices on their voice.
I watched for the first time last night blind side. What a story. A story to reinforce the need for a place and people to care for our kids.
Those people who want to pat themselves on the back and protect themselves is the real shame of failing our kids.
We are taking a stand to provide safety and security to these kids. And you want to knock us for standing up for these kids. Really. I really do not care about your failures. I care about the kids.

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