My son and nephew went down to the 24 Hour …

Comment on LETTER: Attack on film crew – should we defer to criminals? by Janet Brown.

My son and nephew went down to the 24 Hour last night for a feed and were attacked by a group of about 12 youths that were throwing blocks of concrete and anything else they could pick up. They smashed a window at 24 Hour along with smashing window of car driving by. Just another night in Alice.

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LETTER: Attack on film crew – should we defer to criminals?
Sorry but your view on the grog is not mine. I will not answer questions on the subject due to my belief that behavior is and always will be the issue and I will not be blindsided by movements that find excuses for bad behavior. I do not support segregation so on the culture centre it is about the history of Central Australia. Thank you but no more.

LETTER: Attack on film crew – should we defer to criminals?
Again with excuses. The rivers of grog. I have picked up many bottles of the grog and never been attacked by them. You assume so often for someone who demands others read more. I did not say drunks I said youths, and oh my they were no drunks. The problem with avenglists is that you don’t see people you see what you want to see. You assume rather than search for realities. Yes people, real people. Street level social issues. Reading books or stats are based as I have said before about a subject not people. It is about using stats to obtain funds.
Removing those funds from assisting in the social issues to assist people to putting into the pockets of paternal greed soap box stars. When I read and I do read $600,000 to provide a report I wonder about [how much that amount could contribute to] kids sleeping in a bed in safety. Real change in kids lives. The $10m+ could see kids in Alice enjoying a new youth centre with beds for kids not safe at home. Real people real issues real solutions, money being spent to improve the lives of real kids and families. That money being swallowed up by paternal greed that ensures kids see no future no hope and Russell you have made your stand clear. As is mine. I want kids to have a safe home. A life to enjoy. Why is it that you fight so strongly for their continued suffering.

LETTER: Attack on film crew – should we defer to criminals?
When you focus on an issue you fail to view the problem from the many other factors that contribute to the problem. It was not grog that chased down the film crew, it was two women who had been drinking it.
Many people drink the grog and laugh and do no wrong. But there are a few that are just basically angry people. Grog is not the problem here. It is not the cause.
To keep on about the grog is to stop the focus on the [alleged acts] of these two women. We need to address the crimes and the criminals who commit the acts. Stop using the booze as an excuse for them and others that “hey we will get drunk and break into that place and we will be okay”. Stop the rot.
The grog is not committing the crimes – people are. How do you fix the problem of criminal behavior? You punish them.
Time to remove the nanny state that excuses those who are intent on property damage.

Recent Comments by Janet Brown

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We need planning to be the role of the town council, not the NT government from Darwin.
How can we plan for our future development when there is no plan.
A town plan from the early 80s is lost.
Until we have a town plan on development any master plan is a joke. And to my knowledge the master plan does not include development areas for our growth.

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So far I have seen none of this from those putting up their hands.
They are only talking at election time. Voters are confused on their rights. As a voter we have the right to demand elected members who will work for a better Territory. Not a better Darwin over the rest of the Territory.
Our Federal ministers have the role to work for the entire country. As minsters elected by states and territories into a Federal seat they should be ensuring the best of Federal funding for their electorate. They are elected to represent Australians. Yet they are managed by government departments.
The departments have signed agreements to allow overseas businesses to avoid taxes. The departments who have allowed foreign governments to own Australian land. The tax office which negotiated agreements with overseas companies to avoid paying taxes that everyday Australians have to pay.
Check out the person wanting your vote.

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What happened to outcomes and audits. Never happened. Throw more money at is the battle cry.
Regards of the fact that billions of dollars has only exacerbate the problem.
Money for nothing comes to mind.
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