@ Peter: Spending a further $1.5m on this is ludicrous. …

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

@ Peter: Spending a further $1.5m on this is ludicrous. As a majority of these people are indigenous, if the elders cannot control their own people how in the hell can the white man.
Why aren’t royalty cheques being used to set up rehabilitation centres in their own communities? For the ones who live in town, surely there are elders in the town who can rehabilitate their own people.
Why always push it back onto the white man, when they will not do anything to help themselves when times get hard?
I totally agree that a majority of Indigenous will not work.
How can we give them an education when they will not go to school. It has been said by teachers that we teaching the unteachables.

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Dylan Voller’s mistreatment started in Alice Springs
@ Evelyn and Shelly. I am quite sure that if an animal in their care play up or gives them hard time, they do tranquillise them.
Like I keep saying, we only saw a short pice of film, when should actually see the whole story on both sides.


Dylan Voller’s mistreatment started in Alice Springs
How about we listen to the other side of the story, and learn what the correctional services people have to put up with each day.
It is easy to blame the government for everything.
What have these kids done to the guards form them to react in this way?
If some of you readers are so concerned about the treatment of these “darling” children, how about you go and do some voluntary work at the detention centre, and try to rehabilitate these children and after three months we will see if they are still darling children.
I agree children should not be bashed around, but if they want to act like animals then maybe they should be treated like one.
These kids are capable of throwing chairs, spitting on people and have no respect for anyone. The letter which was supposedly written by Dylan, was not his own words.
He has been a delinquent since the age of 14 or younger. This is a very one sided story. We need to know both sides.
I think the government has been more than generous in providing funding for rehabilitation centres. This Territory gets more funding than any other state. Let’s be realistic and live in the real world.


Recent Comments by Fred the Philistine

First Nations want a ‘Voice’ enshrined in the constitution
To walk together and be heard, the Indigenous need to start taking some pride in themselves, taking responsibility and stop blaming everyone else. Show some pride in yourselves and you will soon earn the respect that you so much desire.
Indigenous living in remote areas can do a lot for themselves, by generating income from themselves, e.g. working their land like the white man.


Councillor fumes over power station job losses
Anything that saves money, go for it.


Lambley, Gunner slugging it out
Ms Lambley was quite correct in what she said, that the Budget was impressive and mature.
We do not need any more funds spent on Alice Springs. Let’s stop being ostriches, pull our heads out of the sand and use what we have got.
We have everything.
We need to stop the spending, not only here in Alice but in the whole NT and start reining our debt in. The NT has had it too good for to long.
The Indigenous need to stop winghing and start working together with white man. Do the Indigenous need to work for the dole, if not why not!


Court placing itself above the community?
The Indigenous do not have to be tried by white man’s law, they can be tried by their own people, but choose ours, as apparently the sentence is less severe.
On the other hand, they better start learning not to break white man’s laws.


Making the CBD vibrant, again: Detail, please.
Oops, forgot to mention about the greedy landlords. Maybe they can pull their heads in with the rents.


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