Well-written and thought-provoking article. Well done, Rainer. …

Comment on Youth crisis: broken window of tolerance by Lizzie Gilliam.

Well-written and thought-provoking article. Well done, Rainer.

Recent Comments by Lizzie Gilliam

Wakefield dodges questions on threats of violence to kids
I think she answered the questions fairly. Those sorts of threats on social media are a matter for the police.

No-brainer # 2
Re the statistics about police numbers in Tennant Creek: It is a blunt instrument to simply do a per capita analysis without also taking into account the isolation, lack of services, cultural factors, demand and supply of alcohol, and complexities of living and working in such a remote location.

Hard day in court ends with gesture of catharsis
Thanks, Russell. You should write more often. In your spare time, perhaps?

Dept of Children & Families toxic, repressive, say staff
I read the article and comments with a sense of disappointment and sadness.
I commenced living and working in the NT in 1995 in FYCS (as it was called then).
It was truly a case of being chucked in at the deep end (I was barely qualified and had no experience whatsoever) but those four years were amongst the best of my working life in the NT (now 21 years).
I had difficult cases, felt out of my depth, but had an amazing team around me, including management.
I recall those days fondly. I learned a lot. We did some good work. I still hold the managers from those days in high regard.
Bullying in the workplace is unacceptable in any shape or form. There are laws and policies in place to protect staff and I hope there is a positive outcome for staff, carers and, most important of all, the children, very soon.

Writing the stories of trouble
Haven’t stopped reading your book since I bought it yesterday in Darwin. The people, the landscape, the way you describe what I now feel is my home town, all resonates. I find it too painful to read at times and have to put it down and go and do something else, but I’m drawn back. You write so well, thank you.

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