Spot on Erwin. Shame the people with power don’t care, …

Comment on Rampaging kids: Dale Wakefield drops the ball by James T Smerk.

Spot on Erwin. Shame the people with power don’t care, or should I say don’t want to hear what you’re saying (which is what we are all saying).
Dale must be so embarrassed when walking around the streets of Alice, on the rare occasion she does.
I bet everyone she walks past is thinking “you have failed us”, pity we are too polite to say it to her face. Maybe we need to.

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Crime statistics horrendous, says Lambley
Why would he front the media and explain his actions like any other accountable person would. He is above explaining his actions.
And what about the prison half way houses? Why is the government so secretive on this?
Oh, that’s right, just image one popping up next door to you or over the road where your kids walk past to school every day.


The evasive closing gap: Focus must be on kids, says Morrison
Maybe have an education program for parents to make them aware of their responsibilities and consequences of neglect.


Home owner bonus: New build sector bleak, says CLP
Just more opportunity for greedy property owners and builders to raise their prices taking into account these amounts. Helping no one.
Building a new house cost in excess of 600k with land.
Go anywhere else and just out of a capital city you’ll get the same for 300k.
I think our trades need to take a pay cut and stop expecting to make a fortune in their industries.
Some are getting paid more than doctors!
Most don’t care about giving good service to households [they] just look for big government money. They cry poor because they are only wanting the big money and don’t want to work for the crumbs.


Adelaide’s Indigenous gallery out of the starting blocks
It’s a shame this won’t happen anymore.
[On the one hand] the government may say we can have this gallery which might bring millions into the local economy, put the Alice on the radar of many who might not have normally thought to come here, possibly [be part] future deals on airfares when Qantas takes an interest in being a promoter of the gallery, and local ongoing employment would show signs of the Alice is still a growing town for investment opportunities for interstate people.
OR you can sook about the location and it will never happen and you can sit on your little oval and asbestos building and watch the town burn.
Maybe the outcome might have been different. Good work people who were against it because they thought in some way their memories would be taken from them.


The stolen child who went to university
I hear where Peter is coming from there. I fear the Government is far too concerned with being labeled something (by people who want to remain ignorant of what is going on) instead of doing what is right for children.
While I appreciate it is important to never let go of the culture and keep it strong, how do you think kids are going to do that are brought up by absent or alcoholic parents, in an environment where they might be raped or married off at an extremely young age, their families don’t see the importance of school by making them attend every day and they have no safe home to go to at night.
It is very obvious this isn’t the case for a very large portion of Aboriginal kids but for the few that this is a daily life struggle, they need help, and now.
Saying they need to remain with family to keep their culture is just saying turn the other cheek and allow all of the above to happen. Imagine these were you kids.


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