Whilst this may be a success I know that the …

Comment on Central Australia’s new export industry: saving kids’ lives by Janet Brown.

Whilst this may be a success I know that the stats for town base and close communities petrol sniffing has had an increase over the last couple of years. When people have nothing to do and have lost hope in a future that is when they turn to substance abuse. When kids are neglected at the rate they are here in Alice Springs, adults spend all their money on grog and gunja. The only thing affordable is petrol or stolen grog. I love it when govt funded organisations say “we have developed tools to deal with outbreaks”. Please explain what tools you have developed or is this like the spin we are used to. If it is propaganda … and a way to ensure future funding, it would be at the cost of lives lost on the street. Then join the majority of Alice Springs people and demand a youth curfew and then let’s get some real stats and do some real work to help these kids into a future. Putting a towel on a volcano might stop the smoke but it will not stop the eruption.

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Central Australia’s new export industry: saving kids’ lives
Ian your use of the term “Knockers”. You yourself wear that brand name every time someone opposes your view or a view you support. You need a lesson in free speech. No one is knocking the program. We are questioning the real outcomes. Most sensible people will. Unlike you Ian I do not follow blindly to other peoples propaganda. And there are questions. Just questions relevant to Alice Springs and surrounding areas. How much money has been spent? How many actual man hours? How many participated in the program. What levels of brain damage caused by petrol sniffing. None, mild and severe. How many participated in the program and how many completed the program and have been rebuilding their lives without the need for sniffing petrol for a period longer than six months. What are the actual figures for petrol sniffers in the Alice and communities. Knowing the level of incompetence of the NT Government I would assume that for each person completing the program the Government spend would exceed $200,000. How much money since this program began has been spent to date. I know tax payers are not happy with their good money being wasted on programs that do not work. And we do not like it when we are deceived by lies.

Recent Comments by Janet Brown

Anzac Precinct: govt declines to play ball, confusion reigns
Thank goodness for the NT Government finally standing by the project and the work will commence. This too and fro has dragged on for too long. I applaud the minister for her strong stand and commitment to Alice Springs and its future.

National Aboriginal gallery: Town Council’s action clear as mud
This entire talk fest is due to lack of understanding. The oval is not going to be built on. It is going to be enhanced as a public space for events and activities.
The gallery will go on the school site [which is] NT Government land.
The community needs to step up against this protest that continues to promote lies and misinformation to support their negativity, an attack by a few against the best interest of the town.
If this project was to encroach on the oval I would find it necessary to get more info and I may be a no voter.
The community’s voice should be heard by council elected members. Why are they being lead away from facts by negative protests based on deliberate misinformation to support their abuse of community interest?

Four councillors walk out of tonight’s Town Council meeting
A walk out for 10 minutes. That is what a parent demands for a child behaviouing petulantly.
Our elected members have shown their childish side with this behaviour.
Petulant behaviour left only adults in the chamber.
How can we the residents really see any maturity in our current council?

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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.

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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.

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