There is no way a charge like that would ever …

Comment on Masked cops with assault rifles, but where are the parents? by Ray.

There is no way a charge like that would ever have a chance of succeeding. This has been discussed many times ad nauseum, and the same old answer comes up.
The necessities of life, food and shelter, are provided. If the kid chooses to not take advantage of that, that’s their choice. That charge is usually reserved for the worst cases of kids locked in cupboards, covered in cockroaches and faeces, emancipated and malnourished.
So you are right, there will probably never be a prosecution on that charge ever, as it is for specific, serious cases of child neglect, not letting little Johnny run amok on the streets at night.
Is this a news report or an editorial / opinion piece? As far as tactical weapons, bear cats and masked operators go? Ha ha, what is the go with the sensationalism of late? Aircraft dumping fuel all over us, gunned up SWAT teams?
Why not use the TRG, they are specifically trained for covert surveillance and they have the specialized tools. A bit like the reports of the intervention when some media made it sound like the army was rolling in with tanks and machine guns, where it was more like skilled defence force personnel in land cruisers assisting with infrastructure.
I appreciate the in depth reporting of issues around town, you really don’t need to follow the other trashy tabloids we get here.
[Hi Ray, The piece is clearly labelled as Comment. I also draw your attention to my response here to “Ged”. Erwin Chlanda, Editor.]

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Newmont gold mine: Aboriginal jobs, still trying
Very interesting comments on the update, Erwin.
Could we surmise from that statement that because the royalties are paid to the ABA, or the land councils, no income tax is paid?
It is a well known fact that royalty money is then distributed to various family groups.
It would be good to see the legalese if the definition of “distributed” is different to that of sharing.
If everybody is given an amount (even as low as $50) would that satisfy the test of it being used for the whole community?
It is well known the secrecy and exemptions that apply to the accounts of Aboriginal organisations.
Unfortunately with the generalist statement provided to you, is is unlikely we will ever get a straight answer.


Aggravated assault in Alice hospital
@ Ian and Ninti: I read it too and thought if anything, it may have been the reference to “Aboriginal people”, but then realised that was not racist, as it was essential to the context of the story.
I never would have thought that the age old expression of “monkey see, monkey do” was your concern.
It is all very Orwellian when we have to fear the words or expressions we use will be twisted to be used against us, this time in that all powerful catch all “you’re racist”.
It has become a very convenient way for those wishing to criticise a person without having any other real argument.
Just call the other party “racist”, because they shut up for fear of being labelled as one.
Liberal just seemed to point out the truth, monkey in this case is simply a reference to copycat behaviour, something monkeys do, and people, black white or any other colour in between.


Crims terrorise Gillen, three cops attacked
“It is not acceptable to assault police …”
Could not agree more, however the courts seem to keep accepting it. Why not minimum 12 months mandatory sentence? Just imagine the bleating from CAALAS and NAAJA if that was talked about.


Newmont gold mine: Aboriginal jobs, still trying
I wonder how it would go if the royalties are distributed to each language group dependent on the percentage of employees from each group.
If anybody says they believe the current royalty system is benefiting anybody in these communities (apart from new cars), I would quote Darrell Kerrighan and “tell ’em they’re dreamin”.


No Medevac when climate disaster starts
I wonder if the good doctor actually knows the power that is already generated by the solar installations in Alice Springs, both on private homes and in various solar installations at the Uterne facility and others just off the highways.
I wonder if he has heard of the Yarra Climate Action group or travelled through the SA coastline to see all the horrible looking wind farms that (spoil) dot the landscape.
It is very easy to join the mass hysteria of saying the government doing nothing without understanding what the government is actually doing, what the private sector is doing, and what the private sector is doing with the assistance of the government.
Can we do more? Quite possibly. However, the bucket of money is only so big, where does he suppose the funding comes from? Education, health, policing, national security, social services?
As a NATO Medic and MD, he is obviously intelligent. However, what is his expertise in Australian politics, alternative energy or climate sciences?
His current qualifications make him about as qualified as Beyoncé (pictured below) to lecture us on this topic.

 

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