Over the past fortnight I have watched with great interest …

Comment on Stop Easter footy carnival in Alice: Liddle by Michael Liddle.

Over the past fortnight I have watched with great interest the different views and angles about this issue, and yes it has generated a lot of interest from all types of people, supporters for and supporters against but … the game of football isn’t the problem here!
The problem is the irresponsible behaviours of people that follow it and what happens after the game has finished.
It is a conversation that has to happen with all about the continuation of the Carnival in Alice Springs the negatives and the positives which have to be discussed.
Housing tenancy, school attendance, criminal activity (throwing stones, stealing cars, damaging property, breaking into houses) these are all activities that are born from oppurtunity and they happen when the football has well and truly finished.
The financial reward by the dollars the carnival, the show and all other events that are held in Alice Springs every year and brings 1000s to visit this town and the large amounts of money that these events attract, is where the conversation has to start.
Responsibility and accountability when visiting Alice Springs … whose is it?

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