Phil you said: “The majority of the NT’s problems whether …

Comment on Second Barkly child tragedy highlights need for urgent action by Evelyne Roullet.

Phil you said: “The majority of the NT’s problems whether black or white are based on alcohol.” Alcohol only exposes the true reality of how many are suffering in our country, especially in the NT.
People use drugs and alcohol for many reasons – to relax, have fun, socialise, cope with problems, escape life or dull emotional, physical pain.
A drunk who has self esteem will be happy, stupid, but not violent.
In many cases, self-esteem and domestic violence go hand in hand.
The less in control an offender feels, the more they want to hurt others, and domestic violence offenders tend to prey on women who have low self-esteem, realising that the victim will want and need them no matter what they do.
Of course, using substances to cope doesn’t make problems go away, and can make them worse or add new problems to the mix as we can witness in Alice Springs.

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When good news breeds more
Excellent, this is the proof that with good will and common sense, negative can be turn into positive and that any problems (even alcohol) facing Indigenous Australians can be conquered without the help of negative bureaucrats.


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I agree with you Janet, bandaids government not only is all wrong, but it underlines the paternalistic colonialist ideas.
This mentality characterises the restriction of the freedom and responsibilities of subordinates or dependants in their supposed interest.
We look after you doctrine of cultural hierarchy and supremacy, as you are incapable to look after yourselves, we keep you in the gutters and we all have a jobs.


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How to we get a round ball to fit into a square hole? It is feasible and mathematically the round ball in a square hole fits easier and better that a cube in a round hole. The question is who is or are the round hole, the round ball, the square hole, the cube?
We have unusual individualists (by our standards) who could or would not fit into a niche or category with our majority.
May be we have to get outside the square we are in and see reality from a new perspective.


End of search for Monika Billen
RIP, Monika. Very sad indeed. Maybe the hotel could have alert or emergency beacons to lend or hire to the visitors (mobile phones do not have coverage most of the time outside of Alice), with hiking advice pinned on the room doors.


Drug dog sniffs out grog runners
Ntharipe Observer: You have excellent points to argue the dilemma caused by alcohol. However, you make it sound like in a community there are more violent alcoholics than responsible men and women.
Groups similar to Neighbourhood Watch could be formed, supported by the local police.
Neighbourhood Watch is a successful community-based crime prevention program aimed at the protection of property and personal safety.
It is not simple but can be done as it must be easy to spot a foreign cars entering or visiting the community.
No question of martial arts or any other physical violence: Citizen arrest should be enough and if followed by the destruction of the vehicle would send a message to traffickers.


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