I agree with you Matt, especially having worked in the …

Comment on Have Minister, Tourism Central Australia acted on tragedy? by Evelyne Roullet.

I agree with you Matt, especially having worked in the tourism industry. I can say that I have heard everything when giving advises some: I am on holidays, I do what I like! I am old enough to know what to do! I never wear a hat and I am not going to start to please you! Are we in a police state that you are asking me what time I will be home?! Do you think I need so much water? You want me to wet my pants?
“The Australian Outback can seem so remote and isolated and planning your self-drive adventure requires a lot of preparation.”
This is nearly on all traveling websites.
Advice from the site of the Alice Springs Tourism Center:
1.Bushwalking
Check the length and difficulty and if walking without a guide, tell someone where you’re going and when you expect to return. Wear protective footwear, a hat, sunscreen and insect repellent, carry a map and plenty of water. When walking read maps and signs, stay on the track, behind safety barriers and away from cliff edges.
2.Dehydration and Sun Protection
Dehydration is a common condition suffered so increase your daily fluid intake to approximately one litre of water per hour. Many parks and reserves do not have a supply of drinking water so always carry water with you.
The sun in the Red Centre is strong, always wear a shirt, hat, sunglasses, and a minimum SPF 30+ sunscreen lotion.
Apply sunscreen regularly, even if cloudy, and stay out of the sun during the middle of the day when the sun is strongest.
What more do we need? We talking about adults who should know how to organise a trip in a foreign land.

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Youth crime: compassion alone is no solution
Regardless of whether or not our desires are the “right thing,” the act of inflicting punishment always creates an “us vs. them” rift between adult and child, and we are dealing with children.
When we punish, we reduce a child’s ability to focus on another’s experience and be accountable. These are the roots of empathy and compassion, which are the precursor to healthy relationships and a well-functioning society.
Punishment always brings the focus of the punished onto themselves. One cannot think of others, acknowledge wrongdoing, or aim to make amends while being made to suffer.
We have to ask ourselves if prison is effective as a punishment and deterrent for juveniles, or does it harden a young person who might otherwise recover?
Research on adolescent brain development does not provide an excuse for culpability, but it shows that youth are amenable to treatment in ways that adults are not. Additionally, given what we know about the development of the adolescent brain, how it processes risks and rewards, deterrence through the threat of incarceration is likewise ineffective at controlling the behavior of youth. Therefore, prison is never an effective punishment for youth.
The challenge, then, is two-fold: to find ways to make punishment more effective and to tackle the causes of offending through high-quality rehabilitation.
The origins of offender rehabilitation in Australia can be traced back to the early penal colonies and, in particular, to the work of Alexander Maconochie, a prison governor on Norfolk Island in 1840. Maconochie introduced the idea of indeterminate rather than fixed sentences, implemented a system of rehabilitation in which good behaviour counted towards prisoners’ early release, and advocated a system of aftercare and community resettlement
In my opinion juvenile prison should be more like a boarding houses with house parents looking after the welfare of different age groups and certainly not close to an adults detention centre.


Gunner goofs: No council ‘decisions’ on gallery site
“Who is silent is taken to agree.”
Cr Bank and Cr Melky, who do not agree, should not attend the meetings and the public will know who is betraying our trust.


Is it time for a First Nations university?
Just a minute, I ask myself, did you not protest in Africa against apartheid? Do you not hear day after day we have to close the gap?
So what are you doing in a country that is becoming like South Africa?
Legal aid for Indigenous only! Health clinics for Indigenous only! And, now a university for Indigenous only! The gap is becoming wider and will never close.


Hall of Fame has to pay for manager the government appointed
We are under the wings of incompetent ministers, a group who has no idea how to run a business, cannot follow its own regulations, wasting our taxes monies and certainly does not know the meaning of public relations.
But really, who is responsible for this fiasco? Responsible for making us the laughing stock of Australia?
All those who elected this government!
Until a minor party is getting a chance, we’ll be always trapped between Scylla and Charybdis.
PS: I have a diploma in diplomacy which means that I am able to dish insults in a very nice way.


Soy sauce now only from a bottlo
I wonder where a reformed alcoholic now a teetotaler who does not want to go to bottle shops to avoid temptations will go to buy soy sauce, hairspray, mouthwash, vanilla essence and any products containing alcohol?
What is farcical is that at 16 you have reached the age of consent but you cannot put soy sauce in your dishes.
To laugh or to cry, this is the question?


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