At present the only hope of finding a job for …

Comment on Sentenced to a job and a future – Elferink’s visionary initiative by Dan.

At present the only hope of finding a job for many men on town camps is to commit a crime, go to jail and be assigned to a work crew. They get paid at about $35/week I think, but all their accommodation, food etc is covered. Or go on CDEP for an extra $0.66/hour above the dole, while their mates laugh at them for standing around in the hot sun and cleaning up their neighbors’ yard. Some people I know are so desperate for work they would probably consider Elferink’s option. Before he proceeds he should state clearly what sort of crimes you need to commit to qualify for various employment opportunities. Will petty crime lead to low paid menial work, more serious crimes perhaps lead to better paid work. If I wanted to get a job say as an expert consultant on indigenous culture and affairs, what do I need. Murder perhaps, assault, or would drunk in a public place be sufficient?

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CLP would build gallery at Desert Park, not Anzac precinct
And judging by this the CLP will fail to listen or take into consideration the views of the senior custodians for this place.
Tourism wants engagement with indigenous people. Tourists want indigenous experiences but it will never happen when there is no respect for Indigenous people or culture.
That lack of respect starts in the Halls of power and echos down onto the streets.


CLP would build gallery at Desert Park, not Anzac precinct
And judging by this the CLP will fail to listen or take into consideration the views of the senior custodians for this place.
Tourism wants engagement with Indigenous people. Tourists want indigenous experiences but it will never happen when there is no respect for Indigenous people or culture.
That lack of respect starts in the halls of power and echos down onto the streets.


Native title organisation backs Anzac precinct for gallery
Judging by past performance from both parties (NT Government and Lhere Artepe) this agreement won’t stand up to scrutiny.


Paterson stands for Territory Alliance
Mr Patterson, what if one or more of the party’s policies were not in the best interest of our local community would you take a stand against it or shut up and follow the party line?


Oval for gallery back on table – as bone of contention
Would be interesting to know who these 32 traditional owners are, as last year the minister for arts and culture met with a large group of traditional owners recognised by AAPA as the legitimate custodians.
Seems Lauren decided to ignore their very clear and unanimous response: “South of The Gap.”


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