Am I the only one who thinks another 1800 number …

Comment on Second Barkly child tragedy highlights need for urgent action by Another Local.

Am I the only one who thinks another 1800 number is ridiculous? We already have a single number for emergency services (and child abuse is without doubt an emergency), why not spend the money on expanding and training the existing emergency call centres to more effectively deal with reporting?
Banning grog on the highway won’t help anyone, all it does is move the problem drinkers to a town where they have no housing, their children are not enrolled in school and they are left to run amok with even less care or oversight than they had in their own community. Just ask Mount Isa how the Tennant Creek restrictions are going for them.

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Second Barkly child tragedy highlights need for urgent action
@ Jones: It is also worth pointing out that Nturiya had a health centre built some years ago. It was burned to the ground not long after construction was completed.


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