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Clarification: My last post is an extract from the front page article in Monday’s Australian … re the NT Police Association submission to the Coroner in the Briscoe Inquest.

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Send in the taskforce: councillor
POLICE say they are on the frontline of the battle against Aboriginal disadvantage in central Australia, facing a “maelstrom” of alcohol and violence so relentless that policing it becomes soul-destroying.
In a powerful submission into the death in custody of Aboriginal man Kwementyaye Briscoe, 27, the Northern Territory Police Association has said the force is dealing with the consequences of decades of government policy failure that are so entrenched they have become “a stain on the whole community of the Northern Territory”.
The submission, made by the association’s legal counsel, Lex Silvester, argues the job of putting drunk people in protective custody is a large proportion of police work and “is of such mind-numbing, de-sensitising and soul-destroying work as to be heroic”.
The submission attacks the “failed” alcohol policies of the Territory, saying grog laws are “generous, lightly regulated” and support the “vested interests” of the alcohol industry.


Send in the taskforce: councillor
Thank heavens for Bob Durnan being prepared to use his long experience, his intellect and his time to thoughtfully respond on this website.


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