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Comment on No juvenile prison in your back yard: Dale Wakefield by James T Smerk.

Just put some razor wire around the town. It is a prison.

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Help from fracking campaigner, or manipulating students?
It seems obvious that this group were used to push additional protesting at the same time.
I would be interested in knowing how many of these people / kids practice what they preach and do things at their own homes to limit their effect on the climate?
When they go home turn the split system on, fire up their computer games, iPads and munch on lollies with plastic wrappers lying around.
Good on them for protesting their beliefs. I only hope they were their beliefs and not those of others.

$65m for children at risk case management system
All this money and nothing will change until what needs to be done is done.
Kids are not going to grow strong or healthy without role models and sadly these kids in question don’t have one.
So the answer is get them good role models, any way possible.

NT state final demand declines further
The Commonwealth should be helping by offering tax incentives for people who live in the NT. It is not a large population so they wouldn’t be risk much money offering something.

Santa Teresa wins housing class action against NT Government
If only there were unemployed people around who could perform handyman duties (or be training in them) as required, with Housing picking up the tab.
Or just keep it as normal and pay $1000 every time there is a leaking tap for a tradie to drive out there and fix it.
Sometimes simple suggestions are the best.

Youth workers on the streets from 8pm to 3am
It’s something, but I would be looking at their home lives and trying to make these environments safe and healthy.
Regarding the really trouble youths: Help them from the start and not just deal with the effects of a trouble childhood. It is beyond ridiculous that some of these kids have to try to survive in some of these hostile and damaging homes.
What about making an Indigenous boarding house for kids, where they can stay permanently and eat healthy, learn culture, modern society and be loved and looked after.
Their parents can visit them anytime if they choose to. If the parents don’t care about them does that mean no one should care about them?

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