Re Phil, Posted April 6, 2018 at 12:44 pm: I …

Comment on Second Barkly child tragedy highlights need for urgent action by Paul Parker.

Re Phil, Posted April 6, 2018 at 12:44 pm: I doubt if everyone critical of your stand re alcohol, including myself, thinks prohibition is impractical and considers prohibition would fail.
Contributions from alcohol to other offenses long recognised, while previous excuses of intoxication with alcohol mostly now fail.
Many are aware of FASD. It is essential ALL children and all persons facing custodial orders be tested for disability indicators. There must be suitable support programs.
The NT statistical results need to be regularly published.

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Second Barkly child tragedy highlights need for urgent action
Community problems will continue until the Commonwealth provided personal and corporate exemptions from responsibilities ends.
Commonwealth racist support for apartheid is not a valid reason for ongoing exemption from responsibilities as land-owners or lease-holders.
Expectations are that governments must provide public monies to provide and maintain improvements in these privately owned apartheid fiefdom lands. This significantly contributes to current problems.
When these tenants’ and landlords’ responsibilities and accountability become simpler then most issues will be resolved.


Recent Comments by Paul Parker

‘Cop will be labelled for the rest of his life as a blackfeller killer’
I am puzzled by comments from the Central Land Council (CLC) CEO Joe Martin-Jard and CLC deputy chair Barbara Shaw.
Are they each claiming NT Coroner hearings are not independent, fully transparent and thorough?


‘Cop will be labelled for the rest of his life as a blackfeller killer’
Re: Chris Slater, posted November 10, 2019 at 8:23pm:
“The stark reality is the risk is always there and officers are forced to make a split-second decision about how to respond, to protect themselves and others.”
I agree.
In life we all may at times be forced to make such split-second decisions.
If accurate the deceased resisted arrest, using a knife, the entire NT community needs address why so many fail to understand how making such decisions increases danger to themselves and others.
Now the investigations, particularly the inquest, which is a court hearing, need time to collect all available, at times conflicting evidence, time to consider then determine relevant facts, which will be released in the Coroner’s findings.
Coroner hearings and their findings are open to the public.


Rock climb closure: total government control of media
As Winston realised, the government is narrowing the range of “acceptable” thinking.


Government electricity firm in trouble as solar booms
I would be interesting to know the number of houses and buildings with solar power systems which
(a) did NOT keep their electricity on,
(b) kept their electricity on.
Does any know the numbers?


Labor, CLP discuss preference swaps: Scott McConnell
Are Australian political parties ignoring their members, even worse their electorates?
Recent Commonwealth election result reflects over-concentration on left or right issues whilst ignoring middle voters.
NT elections show wider variations, perhaps with less attention to middle of the road voters.
Politicians failing to demonstrate real recognition and attention to middle voter concerns are ignoring most voters.


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