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.

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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.

Memo Club for 24/7 youth centre?
We need to open asap. We need showers, toilets, kitchen open areas. All this is in the Memo.
The Memo is the only place in town. I ask Donna to please support this. This is for our kids.
We hope to raise enough money to build a purpose centre. Right now we need the Memo club for this project to go ahead. For the sake of our local kids and the community.
Donna, we ask that you find time to talk to Steve and Congress work with us for the sake of our town. And their future. Please.

‘Our’ gallery: Will Gunner, Ryan slay the dragon stealing it?
I want the gallery on Anzac.

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