I agree with John that the responsibility for the children …

Comment on ‘Out of home care’ system broken, Royal Commission told by Bev Emmott.

I agree with John that the responsibility for the children lies with the parents – no matter how well or badly off they are.
Teaching by example is important, to put the kids first and then slowly let them go as they grow up.
If they live with the example of beatings, neglect, alcoholism they are likely to repeat it. Also if they live with arrogance, over indulgence and are watching the adults treat others like dirt they will repeat it.
However if the live with an example of honesty and self respect in a stable family environment then that gives them the best start in life.
On top of that they need from the start to be slowly taught to look after themselves and find out if they do wrong there are very definite consequences.
The idea that kids are taken from their families should be only in extreme circumstances and they should definitely be put in a safe environment – not like the one they came from.

Recent Comments by Bev Emmott

Billen’s family: Make telling hotel where you trek mandatory
Funny but what is coming out in these posts is the lack of responsibility of tourist and locals as well. Being in the outback is not a joke – and yes it is dangerous especially for foreigners or people from the coast
People running hotels, caravan parks, other accomodation should give out safety pamplets when people book in, and ask if they understand the pamphlets, even have them sign to say they read them. It would not have to be a long pamphlet.
Also people advertising Alice Springs on Internet sites should be made to put a piece on safety in the outback as an introduction to their sites so people booking on line get this information before they book.


Custodians decline meeting with council on gallery
If Alice Springs is ever going to get ahead they need to widen the focus, sure have the Aboriginal things but also other cultural things too. It does not have to be sports orientated but amusement oriented
We need a far better transport system, cheaper food outlets around town, better quality housing, better companies to improve job prospects, companies with well trained people running them and with the right mental attitude.
We need entertainment that are less costly so that the local people can afford to use it frequently when the tourist season is gone.


Fake news, nukes & climate change: two minutes to midnight
The idea is to be prepared but what are we prepared for?
War, climate change, earthquakes, food shortages (remembering we are 1500 kms from the nearest big town).
If war or a nuclear calmity come, do we have shelter that will protect us?
If drought or heat waves come, where do we get our water from? It won’t matter about race or colour. It will happen to all
If we don’t do it now then when these things happen there will be no answers for anyone, and the groaning and gnashing of teeth mentioned in the bible just might happen within our lifetime.


Custodians decline meeting with council on gallery
If they want a culturally appropriate site what do they suggest as the site?
Do they own this site themselves or are they pushing others out?
Also, the economics of the proposal need to be considered – is it in the best position to be easily accessed by the customers (tourists)? If it is that will make money for them.
Tourists can see Aboriginal things all over Australia so you need to consider, is this is going to draw the crowds from other places?
Things like what ammenities are around the proposed site and is the site going to have a historic angle written so everyone can know why the site was proposed.
However the big draw card will be ease of access and parking for the travelling tourists.


Bid to keep Rock climb open by heritage listing
What are the vibrations felt in the homes and outside the homes in Alice Springs?
Are they fraking on private farms again? If so they are hitting the rock and trying to destroy the artesian basin which will make big cracks in The Centre and maybe one under Uluru.
This happened in Gunnedah NSW with the mining – big cracks destroying infrastructure, roads etc.
I note these vibrations feel stronger now. The rock sturcture was almost broken years ago – maybe they will do it this time and destroy Alice Springs, and The Centre altogether


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