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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Surprising conservative on council: Jacinta Price
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.


Ballooning electricity costs: NT could make a difference
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.


No quorum to debate Cr Melky’s youth curfew motion
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.


Vinnies in Alice barely surviving
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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