I watched Four Corners in horror. Horror that …

Comment on Dylan Voller’s mistreatment started in Alice Springs by Janet Brown.

I watched Four Corners in horror. Horror that our so called civilised society has learnt nothing since I was a kid on the street.
I find it also appalling that the elected members are being used as a scape goat for the failings of a government department.
We have people in charge of those departments to deal with the operations and overall conditions of their areas of charge.
It is people employed to care for the detainees that are filmed in the abuse or these kids.
So what is happening to those individuals who have committed these acts of abuse. Where are their names. Where, is the person responsible for corrections?
The failure is not the Minister’s it is the department and their staff.
I am not a supporter of incarceration. I believe that when it comes to children we need to be mindful of their family situations. That is why myself and hubby Steve have been lobbying for over 10 years to get a safe house for the kids.
A place kids can drop into and feel safe and food available. If homes are unsafe a bed is available to ensure a safe place to sleep. Steve and I have worked hard to find a place to start. Youth services have failed. Children and Family’s Services have failed. Bush mob are doing a great job on limited funding.
We do not need to imprison kids. We need to address their issues. If they suffer from mental illness due to petrol sniffling or other drug abuse, then we require a secure place that is similar to a home life for normal families.
We need to put the big stick away and offer hope and opportunity to those in our community. Anger manifests itself in anti-social behaviour.
Our community pays for our neglect of basic rights. Yes, in this situation we are in need of government to fund the facility / facilities.
We do not require money to be wasted on parenting programs. We do not require money to be wasted in consulting groups.
The perfect place at this time would be the old Clark Rubber store. Currently for sale and do up to cater for night time safety and security.
A place like home provide bread butter and spreads. A great hang out from 8am-10pm after that lock down for those sleeping there.

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Dylan Voller’s mistreatment started in Alice Springs
I got a Rotty show dog called Radar. I still have him and have done for six years now.
He was kept in a cage nearly all his life with his previous owner.
His new life with us he was emotional and fearful and afraid as he could not handle the open space free to roam.
It took him over a year to settle down and be comfortable with being free. I have witnessed what he went through and it was heartbreaking to see him in such distress.
He got through it and sometimes he has a relapse for some reason.
He is loved and cared for and my baby boy.
We have humans kept in cages for years and we do not think that is wrong.
Really, I would never put a dog in a cage after what I saw it did to my dog.
Why would I support it happening to humans?


Dylan Voller’s mistreatment started in Alice Springs
@ Peter: I would like to see prison as a farm environment. Growing food, gardens learning new trades and personal growth.
We need prisoners to come out and be able to fit into the world.
Violent prisoners require special blocks that are for the safety of everyone.
And prisons should not be housing people with severe mental illness.


Recent Comments by Janet Brown

Planning another plan
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.


Senator Scullion will not contest Federal election
Identity politics. It has to end. Politicians need to be representing the people. The Territory.
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.


Make Oz Day a celebration of the future, not the past
Appeasement is not the answer. Appeasement is the catalyst for further division.
January 26 is the date chosen to celebrate our place in the world.
People from around the world choose our country to call home. Because we are amazing. Australians are proud of our home. The division based on race is not Australian. That is apartheid. We need to stop this vile hatred of Australia now.
Australia Day is not up for destruction by an angry and racist group.


Custodians decline meeting with council on gallery
I for one do not see this town and its progress as being at the whim of aboriginal people over the residents of Alice Springs. This type of division has its claws strongly embedded in segregation and apartheid mentality. The future of our town should be decided by all residents. I am so fed up with people using the race card to gain control. This should not be about who has the biggest stick, it should be about the majority seeking growth and prosperity for Alice Springs. Not personal agendas and petty jealousy.


GST billions yet we’re still the basket case
Jack, I do not have to walk a mile in anyone’s shoes.
It is clearly obvious that bandaid government mentality is all wrong.
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.
Yet for governments to get that money some of us work hard to pay taxes, fees, levies and so forth. Our borrowings are through the roof. Time for outcome audited funding checks.


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