It is against the law for female genital mutilation yet …

Comment on Elferink and Gooda clash over underage marriage by Scarlett Grant.

It is against the law for female genital mutilation yet young boys are not afforded the same protection by law. This lore supports entitlement that the boys are then men and are held in higher status so no wonder the arranged marriages for child brides continue. Each law/ lore displays a gender bias. It is time that both protected all children in our Territory.

What is the link to self worth, family violence, mental health and substance usage ??????

Surprised by the commissioner’s response to say the least.

Recent Comments by Scarlett Grant

$65m for children at risk case management system
Rather odd that government has truancy officers, out sourced carers and or Territory Families carers who can’t communicate absence directly with Territory Families Central Intake who have the ability to refer to case workers. Endless Possibilities? Not for children in care in the NT.


No cops, no clinics
Papunya is – what – 70 clicks away – from the community. I was completely unaware that all those services had been closed.


Anzac oval is the town council’s call, says Lambley
The sentiments of the community do not matter as the government will just resort to compulsory acquisition.


Top cop must go, says Congress after stabbing death
So when is Donna going to tender her resignation? The comments are akin to blaming CAAC for all the health problems of some residents in Alice Springs.
Accountability of actions appears to only apply to some. Thoughts should be with the victim’s family not making excuses for some one who is alleged to have killed another human being, who mattered to the family and extended family. Disgusted yet again.


Cr Satour wants answers on ‘verbal abuse & violence threat’
Rates, rubbish, roads and now ragging each other.
Oops, I thought we voted for the first three. The lower tier of government should not equate to lower standards or all those involved, practising for future roles as MLAs?


Be Sociable, Share!

A new way to support our journalism

We do not have a paywall. If you support our independent journalism you can make a financial contribution by clicking the red button below. This will help us cover expenses and sustain the news service we’ve been providing since 1994, in a locally owned and operated medium.

Erwin Chlanda, Editor