Carrot or the stick. They only way for people to …

Comment on Desert Knowledge precinct preferred for youth detention facility by James T Smerk.

Carrot or the stick. They only way for people to improve. They have to see the benefits of not committing crime, for example not being sent to a hell hole if they do.
If the consequence of committing a crime is being sent to daycare environment it doesn’t take much brain power to see that’s not going to work.
It all starts with loving safe home environments and schooling. Get these right and everyone will be better off. I would like to see the stats on criminals that came from broken homes vs people from loving homes.
Obviously it’s not going to be only one way but I bet it is heavily weighted one way.
So answer this question and its the best start we could hope for: How do we get the home environments of all young kids to where they need to be to lay the foundation for a better society?

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Youth crime: compassion alone is no solution
If you don’t have a safe, caring and loving home you don’t have a chance. Let’s keep forking out stacks of cash addressing the results and not address the cause.


National gallery business case still not public
Just do something already, you aren’t going to make everyone happy and there will always be the perpetual sooks.
At least spending some money on Alice will be better than ignoring it.


Bottle shop cops need to be brought into line: local chain
It’s sad when the society cannot talk about facts and statistics due to being afraid of being called something.
Try to address the majority of troubles directly and you will be labelled.
Easier to just let the town die the slow death, like it has been for the last 10 to 15 years.


‘Disgust’ at site choices for youth detention facilities
Come on now APO who will be compensating the neighbours of these locations if they are built in residential areas?
Because having that built next door is going to halve the value of your house and invite a noisy and hostile environment.
Having multiple locations for these kids to be at would cost a fortune to staff and make safe at each location.
All in one place is cost effective when the government already has no money.
I would guess it’s getting placed next door to a prison so that if anything goes down, trained professionals can come across and assist so that the under-trained admin staff aren’t being used like security guards.
Maybe if parents or family didn’t want to have to pay for a way out to these places they might pay more attention to their responsibilities and basic human nature of raising your children.


Lambley: Another government backflip?
Ahh Robyn, the Government has been neglecting Alice for the past few years.
There always seems to be big money spent on the Darwin every five minutes (case in point the announced boat lift).
When was the last time a big project was promoted and completed in Alice … and I don’t mean the overpass or North Stuart Highway lane upgrade that no one asked for and seem pointless.
The Government seem to dangle carrots for the people of Alice with no intension of delivering.
The hospital carpark is a no-brainer, anyone who has been to the hospital for anything knows of the pain of parking there.
Also how about the Minister talk about the idea in meaningful way instead of just trying to be a bully and trying to make fun of people.
I’m sick of how our politicians think its OK to make fun of opposition ideas and comments and vice versa. Can we all be adults and not try to bully others?


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