It’s hard when parents don’t appear to care what their …

Comment on Slow gains on exploding youth crime by James T Smerk.

It’s hard when parents don’t appear to care what their children get up to at night.
It’s sad, being a parent is supposed to be an extremely rewarding experience watching your children grow and learn, not fend for themselves and offer no guidance in life.
And who cops the flack for this stuff? The police for an apparent lack of effort.
This isn’t right, point the finger where it belongs (something the Government will never do), we all know the police do an awesome job.
It’s even sadder when these youths have great potential to keep their culture strong and develop some respect for it but they choose to just bum around and cause trouble, further harming the perception of their culture to some people (especially tourist who only see this side of them).
I believe if respect is shown it’s earned.

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I have grown up and still live in Larapinta. I also love sport, community engagement and anything that will bring spending of government money to the area.
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There is the problem, not that people were not invited, as the invite was for everyone.
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I’m tired of hearing about people not being consulted when there are public forums all over the place.


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