Ian your use of the term “Knockers”. You yourself wear …

Comment on Central Australia’s new export industry: saving kids’ lives by janet brown.

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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Central Australia’s new export industry: saving kids’ lives
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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The issue of the feminist voice is that it groups together to attack any woman who dares to stand alone and not join their pack of the pathetic victimhood clan. Those who are prepared to throw men under the bus to obtain superiority. At the same time they take the same approach to any woman who defies their rules. Stand strong Jacinta. Victim cards cannot be found in your purse.

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The elitist are always so far from empathy it is amazing that they can bring themselves to notice the people suffering or find $1 for the organisations helping the poor. Hey True But?
Your remarks are display a complete lack of empathy for anyone struggling with power prices. Your comments also display a “I am okay, not worried about anyone else” tone.
I do worry about elderly paying so much on power that they cannot afford eat.
I do worry about the families who are paying so much for power that food is now a luxury more than a necessity for survival.
Our governments have forced this on the people of Australia by their inability to risk manage solar implementations. What a sad world we live in when the life of ours is so easily dismissed for the belief in a ideology based on propaganda. And greed.

Ballooning electricity costs: NT could make a difference
Rising electricity costs are being ignored by government. Why? Let’s go back.
Before solar. In a clear way let’s say it costs $10m a year to run the power station. Then comes solar. More and more business and households get solar. Then over a few years those with solar are paying either nothing or getting a payment from PAWA.
The facts are the power station still requires $10m to operate.
So for example those with solar have removed $7m from payments to the power company.
That requires those without solar to pay the $10m.
Simple maths based on logic and fact.
Governments are hiding their heads in the sand as they know what they have done.
Blaming the power companies and accusing them of price gauging is a lie.
This is purely the lack of risk management of renewable energy establishment.
I raised my concerns when solar first was starting up only to be called an idiot by the then CEO of PAWA.
The NT Government should be paying the difference for their stuff up. So should every government and mostly the Feds.
There is no mystery about this. It is not a conspiracy. It is purely a lack of risk management failure by government.

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We require (and have done so for many years) a youth hub that allows for kids to relax and interact that provides food safety and a bed.
When are the powers to be, going to acknowledge this one ingredient always missing from the spending?
Kids need a safe place to sleep. A safe place to relax and feel normal. The very basic needs base as preached in the community services field known as the maslow’s hierarchy of needs.
Boot camps are not the answer. Detention centres are not the answer. And yet no one has asked the right question.
How do we implement positive changes for these kids?
We do that by providing a bed, shelter and food. The basic to human needs. A place that offers opportunities and support.
Education and access to tutoring. Dealing with the behaviour issues is another thing altogether. When this basic need is addressed those with real behaviour issues will be visual and that requires some assistance from those with the skills.

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I managed the Red Cross shop in reg Harris lane.
The area manager would turn up, bully the volunteers and attempt to bully me. Which did not go well for her.
She demanded I make sure the volunteers signed contracts for work times. I told her that the volunteers would do what the could. They loved working for the Red Cross.
I put a complaint in to head office re the area manager and she went on stress leave after all the other stores were contacted and all relayed the same story of bullying and threats by this persons.
This same person was abused by customers for her rudeness to them.
After I quit the new manager was promised full time and after 12 months still no permanent position.
Was forced to work 40 hours plus and paid for 30 hours part time rate.
It appears that these not for profit organisations are fronts for people who have achieved middle management positions who have no compassion or empathy.
And have no issue pushing bullying.

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