I watched Four Corners in horror. Horror that …

Comment on Dylan Voller’s mistreatment started in Alice Springs by Janet Brown.

I watched Four Corners in horror. Horror that our so called civilised society has learnt nothing since I was a kid on the street.
I find it also appalling that the elected members are being used as a scape goat for the failings of a government department.
We have people in charge of those departments to deal with the operations and overall conditions of their areas of charge.
It is people employed to care for the detainees that are filmed in the abuse or these kids.
So what is happening to those individuals who have committed these acts of abuse. Where are their names. Where, is the person responsible for corrections?
The failure is not the Minister’s it is the department and their staff.
I am not a supporter of incarceration. I believe that when it comes to children we need to be mindful of their family situations. That is why myself and hubby Steve have been lobbying for over 10 years to get a safe house for the kids.
A place kids can drop into and feel safe and food available. If homes are unsafe a bed is available to ensure a safe place to sleep. Steve and I have worked hard to find a place to start. Youth services have failed. Children and Family’s Services have failed. Bush mob are doing a great job on limited funding.
We do not need to imprison kids. We need to address their issues. If they suffer from mental illness due to petrol sniffling or other drug abuse, then we require a secure place that is similar to a home life for normal families.
We need to put the big stick away and offer hope and opportunity to those in our community. Anger manifests itself in anti-social behaviour.
Our community pays for our neglect of basic rights. Yes, in this situation we are in need of government to fund the facility / facilities.
We do not require money to be wasted on parenting programs. We do not require money to be wasted in consulting groups.
The perfect place at this time would be the old Clark Rubber store. Currently for sale and do up to cater for night time safety and security.
A place like home provide bread butter and spreads. A great hang out from 8am-10pm after that lock down for those sleeping there.

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Dylan Voller’s mistreatment started in Alice Springs
I got a Rotty show dog called Radar. I still have him and have done for six years now.
He was kept in a cage nearly all his life with his previous owner.
His new life with us he was emotional and fearful and afraid as he could not handle the open space free to roam.
It took him over a year to settle down and be comfortable with being free. I have witnessed what he went through and it was heartbreaking to see him in such distress.
He got through it and sometimes he has a relapse for some reason.
He is loved and cared for and my baby boy.
We have humans kept in cages for years and we do not think that is wrong.
Really, I would never put a dog in a cage after what I saw it did to my dog.
Why would I support it happening to humans?


Dylan Voller’s mistreatment started in Alice Springs
@ Peter: I would like to see prison as a farm environment. Growing food, gardens learning new trades and personal growth.
We need prisoners to come out and be able to fit into the world.
Violent prisoners require special blocks that are for the safety of everyone.
And prisons should not be housing people with severe mental illness.


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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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