Similar poor health statistics found around the world, almost everywhere …

Comment on Thanks for more ‘us and them’, Ms Macklin and Mr Snowdon by Paul Parker.

Similar poor health statistics found around the world, almost everywhere “hunter-gatherer” cultures are adapting to cope with “post-cultivator” and “post-industrialized” modern suburban cultures.
Welfare / Centrelink / Rights:
Receipt of welfare / Centrelink required the providers agreement signed by recipients, not that recipients understood fully the agreement.
The Equal Rights campaign did NOT force people onto welfare. The ongoing Equality of Opportunity campaign forced Commonwealth stop excluding applicants with racial tests, forced Commonwealth cease their racist disqualification of home locations.
Recipients frequently still fail to understand agreements they sign.
Alcohol:
Around world is recognition that alcohol supply laws relate to over-consumption, that over-consumption statistically relates with injuries to people’s health and welfare.
Particularly so within poorer or lower educational standard communities.
Raising education standards, and employment opportunities, reduces alcohol related problems.
Availability of alcohol created problems in the NT, with decades of consumption away from legal and social behavior controls.
There are no quick fixes, and prohibition failed. Reducing problem drinker culture needs established social lounges where both consumption and behavior are controlled to reduce intoxication. Social desire to join others and consume in such places changes drinker culture slowly.
Over-consumption remains a problem as youths approach drinking age, without a clear social message that an alcoholic drink is not the problem, becoming intoxicated is the problem.
This being addressed, certainly with improvements required.
Leases:
Few valid “conventional leases” exist for housing within Central Australian Aboriginal Land Rights (NT) communities.
Soon to expire leases arranged by the Commonwealth (Mal Brough), managed by Territory Housing, only allowing refurbishments: These leases are deemed not sufficient to provide tenants a sub-lease.
Still “being negotiated” are “valid leases” for tenants of the various ALR(NT) Land Trust with their Commonwealth appointed agent, the Central Land Council.
Decades on we are yet to see leases, even in draft form.
Will these leases comply with NT standards for leases and registration of leases, or other?
Until leases resolved and issued for the communities, land ownership, dwelling ownership, and access, remains firmly controlled by the relevant ALR(NT) Land Trust and their agents the Central Land Council.

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Thanks for more ‘us and them’, Ms Macklin and Mr Snowdon
Problem is less Centrelink’s processes – though even a reasonable English ability can find them difficult to follow. It is the ongoing failure of government to ensure these individuals obtained basic education and understanding of their programs, procedures and requirements. Like pointing to one of several signs then asking blind person to read it.
Many of older generation were pushed to learn and did, with schooling compulsory. Activists then persuaded Government to drop this basic education requirement, to not enforce compulsory attendance at school, and not to concentrate on ensuring all learned basic English. Our result is lost generations.
Some room for teaching “Traditional” culture and history, as long as we retain the primary task for primary and secondary educators to ensure all achieve literacy, numeracy and oral English, so all have wider choices for their own futures.
Read: A remote community where all adults work and kids go to school. By KIERAN FINNANE.
http://www.alicespringsnews.com.au/1610.html


Thanks for more ‘us and them’, Ms Macklin and Mr Snowdon
Our corporate land owners – the Land Trusts, with their agents the Central Land Council, do NOT require exemptions from being held accountable as landowners, landlords, and agents for the shoddy housing.
They need be held accountable.
All landowners and landlords need be accountable to protect their tenants, even shareholder tenants.
Aboriginal Land Rights (NT) tenants, including “Traditional Owners” need recover their basic human rights as Australians, currently denied them through Commonwealth support for abuse of these exemptions.
Failure to provide equality of rights, responsibility and opportunity, condemns our communities be labeled “Fail To Thrive”.


Thanks for more ‘us and them’, Ms Macklin and Mr Snowdon
The Central Land Council was appointed by the Commonwealth to act as agent for various Aboriginal Land Rights (NT) Land Trusts.
The Central Land Council and the Haasts Bluff Land Trust claim “Traditional Owners” have no right to live in a house.
The Central Land Council and the Haasts Bluff Land Trust claim “Traditional Owners” have no right to receive visitors in their homes.
The Central Land Council and the Haasts Bluff Land Trust claim “Traditional Owners” must obtain a lease granting these rights IF they seek right to have family or friends visit them in houses on Land Trust property.
Amendments to ALR(NT) apparently allow visitors on roads to drive to front of most houses, however to enter visitors must obtain permits through the Central Land Council, or the tenant must have this right in their lease.
Racism with apartheid attitudes from Commonwealth and others the only explanation for why our corporate landowners created under Commonwealth ALR(NT) are exempted – so NOT held accountable.
Consistent refusal by Land Trusts and their agents the Central Land Council to issue standard leases to their tenants in their houses on their land is because providing tenants leases gives them rights.
These same rights elsewhere regarded as basic human rights requiring judicial approval to qualify.
The Commonwealth restricts legal challenges through restrictions upon legal assistance, to maintain their racist apartheid and segregation policies upon Australians.


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Second Barkly child tragedy highlights need for urgent action
Re Phil, Posted April 6, 2018 at 12:44 pm: I doubt if everyone critical of your stand re alcohol, including myself, thinks prohibition is impractical and considers prohibition would fail.
Contributions from alcohol to other offenses long recognised, while previous excuses of intoxication with alcohol mostly now fail.
Many are aware of FASD. It is essential ALL children and all persons facing custodial orders be tested for disability indicators. There must be suitable support programs.
The NT statistical results need to be regularly published.


Part of the town speaks, but will pollies listen?
The February 2018 count for takeaway alcohol point of sale checks was 58,058 of which 195 resulted in No Sale.
The NT had 399,945 BDR scans at takeaway outlets in February with 684 (0.2%) refusals due to the person being on the BDR.
To catch that 0.2%, IMHO, is a waste of police resources.
The call by Donna Ah Chee and Dr John Boffa from Congress for POSIs to stay is faulty.
Licensees must do their own checking. If they serve a banned person, or an intoxicated person, they risk the loss of their license.
Congress or NT Health can clarify whether intoxicated persons, or their victims, arrive in the hospital emergency department from a business serving alcohol or elsewhere.
It is likely most of them came from elsewhere.
If they regularly arrived from a particular licensed premises it’s license should be canceled.
If they regularly arrive from a particular address then the premises needs become a banned location for alcohol consumption.
The NT legislation enables those concerned about anti-social drinking in various locations, including private places like homes, where regular alcohol related incidents occur, they can apply for consumption of alcohol to be banned at such locations.
Ban consumption of alcohol short term at locations where alcohol induced violence occurs. Longer term bans should best determined by a court.


Art gallery: Door slammed on Desert Park
Lauren Moss, as Minister for Tourism and Culture, may have accepted the portfolio for Propoganda, sharing perhaps earlier ministers’ principles: “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.”
Dr Joseph Goebbels: On the “Big Lie”.


Jacinta Price: talking about Aboriginal people but not for them?
When I was younger our struggle was to end exclusions, denials of equality, sort was equality in rights, responsibility and thus opportunity.
Easter reminds us many can be Judas, betraying our principles for 30 pieces of silver …


Second Barkly child tragedy highlights need for urgent action
Community problems will continue until the Commonwealth provided personal and corporate exemptions from responsibilities ends.
Commonwealth racist support for apartheid is not a valid reason for ongoing exemption from responsibilities as land-owners or lease-holders.
Expectations are that governments must provide public monies to provide and maintain improvements in these privately owned apartheid fiefdom lands. This significantly contributes to current problems.
When these tenants’ and landlords’ responsibilities and accountability become simpler then most issues will be resolved.


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