@ Janet Brown: Have you forgotten how all the businesses …

Comment on Dylan Voller’s mistreatment started in Alice Springs by Fred the Philistine.

@ Janet Brown: Have you forgotten how all the businesses put on a fuss when the government wanted the prisioners to build steel trusses for buildings and garbage bins, because they thought it was going to take work away from them?
Like in may other states, the prisioners should be doing laundry for the hospital, growing food.
People need to stop thinking “what is in it for me” and trying to fill their pockets with money all the time.
There is no reason why business people like Steve Brown can’t take on some of these people as apprentices and show them life skills.
The Alice Springs Council could also make use of these people to mantain the parks and gardens. This would give them an opportunity to participate in society.

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Dylan Voller’s mistreatment started in Alice Springs
@ Jim: These peole need to be rehabilitated, so that is what everyone is saying.
Rehabilitation in the way so that they can have a second chance in life and be trained so that they can get a job when they are released.
So what is your problem? Don’t you want these people to be rehabilitated?
As I am nearing my 70th year, I would love a publice service job.
Neither Labor nor Liberal are worth voting for I my opinion.


Dylan Voller’s mistreatment started in Alice Springs
@ Evelyn: I have not read so much BS. These childeren have done major offences, like bashing people.
I don’t think that its a cry for help. The problem with these children is that they have not been taught any discipline.
Parents and grandparents are also to be held rresponsible for their actions.
Please don’t blame it on their cultural or breakdowns. Everyone has a culture, and breakdowns within them, but you do not see these children behave in the manner which is unacceptable.
This whole saga has been an over-reaction. Let’s hear what the other side have to put up with before we make assumptions. If you look carefully, the film has also been dubed. Typical ABC.


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Did Wilfred and Gisela Thor have to die?
I agree with Baffel. Tourists should be more responsible, however, we need to take more precautions as well.
Having emergency packs in hire vehicles (like a knapsack with water, tourch, flares, space blanket, hydralite tablets etc).
Also on hot days, the rangers should be checking the car parks every afternoon at 4.00pm. If cars are still there he should then go and look along the track.
There needs to be more signage. Like all the parks around Alice Springs, the facilities and the signage are very poor.


Indigenous art gallery centrepiece of Gunner’s plans for Alice
What a total waste of money this is going to be. NT Govt is already $875M deficit in the budget. By the way, who is going to run the so called cultural centre?

If it is going to be built on the Melankas site, what about the sacred trees, or aren’t they sacred anymore?


‘Extreme vetting’ and Pine Gap
The fairest thing is to send them back to their own country and let them come in through the proper channels like the migrants in the 1950s to 1960s had to do.


Four lanes through Gap: Does Alice need them?
You are all missing the point. This town is a service town for the Indigenous.
People only come here for the work. If this town did not have social security moneys, this town would be even smaller. There is nothing here to attract people except for work.
You also have people who take advantage of the Indigenous, e.g. taxi drivers. This town is controlled by very few people.
What annoys me is the police at the bottle shops. This should be funded by the bottle shops themselves. Why should the tax payers pay for it?
Take the social moneys and the government grants out of this town and see what you’ve got.
A four lane highway through The Gap should have been built in the beginning.
Things here have been done so slovenly, but have made alot of people rich. There is no town planning in this town.
Maybe we need to get someone like Donald Trump to kick some arses and sack a few councillors and employ some who will get the job done.


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Well said, Mabel.


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