@ Jen Standish-White: I believe that the problems we have …

Comment on The millions and the misery by Evelyne Roullet.

@ Jen Standish-White: I believe that the problems we have with the youth our days (all across the world) are issued from the fact we ask them what they want!
Remember your youth and tell us if you had the choices you want for the young of Alice.
They have to learn that in life you do not always get what you want, and you have to learn to do with what you have.
I raised four children in Alice, all started working at 12 years of age, like a lot of their friends, some of them Aborigines, and learned the value of money and that you could not always buy or have want your mates have.
Even if you have the means to build three or four youth centres you will still not be able to please everybody.

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The millions and the misery
@ Surprised: Our services target the social, emotional, cultural and physical well being of Aboriginal people [says Congress].
The Aboriginal Medical Services Alliance of the Northern Territory [AMSANT, the peak body of Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services] says that for the health of our peoples to improve, Aboriginal health must be in Aboriginal hands.
My point exactly! IN ABORIGINAL HANDS.
If the virus has a rate thousands of times higher for Aborigines than for non-Indigenous Aborigines. It makes sense that Congress should contribute more than the taxpayers.
In fiscal 2017 Congress had a surplus of $1m, as well as cash and cash equivalents to the value of $20.3m. How much did they contribute to the research, and how many tests did they pay for?


The millions and the misery
@ Eugen’s Mate: Do you know about HTLV-1 (the devastating health crisis afflicting Central Australia) and do you know how much Congress contributes for research and cure?
In five communities around Alice Springs, more than 45% of adults tested have the virus, a rate thousands of times higher than for non-Indigenous Australians.
HTLV-1 is endemic across Central Australia.
But testing takes six months and is not freely available.
Researchers say HTLV-1 is more widespread across central and northern Australia than previously thought.
Dr Lloyd Einsiedel is an infectious diseases clinician with the Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute based at Alice Springs hospital.
Arrernte man Joel Liddle is a senior research officer with Baker.
He spends much of his time talking with people in their primary languages (he is learning Arrernte language), taking blood, measuring lung capacity and delivering feedback (test results) as kindly and respectfully as he can. When he is not on the road, he is writing research papers or he is in the lab, prepping blood samples.
The HTLV-1 blood test is not covered by Australia’s medical benefits scheme (MBS).
It costs $169 each time it is performed, there is only one HTLV-1 laboratory in Australia and results can take six months to come back because, at present, these are done as part of a research program.
All the testing Einsiedel and his team have done so far – more than 900 people – they have paid for using an NHMRC project grant (National Health Medical Research Council).


The millions and the misery
Perfect location, and if Congress really cares for the future Aboriginal generations it will come to the party. Unless it wants more racial tension and a second intervention.


Recent Comments by Evelyne Roullet

Town Council considers $50m art gallery options
Good design for Desert park.
End of CBD.
1-2 smoking ceremony? Who will do it if the custodians do not want the gallery there?
6 Retail / cafe space? This is defeating the purpose to help the current shops owners.
Question: Is Studio Kinship A local business? Or this is another “I help my mates”?


65 years of history now a pile of rubble
@ Jack: Rooms on each side of a corridor is to give adequate ventilation to the building (no air con). Ventilation moves outdoor air into a building or a room, and distributes the air within the building or room.
The general purpose of ventilation in buildings is to provide healthy air for breathing by both diluting the pollutants originating in the building and removing the pollutants from it. This is called cross-bow natural ventilation.
Few months before Darwin Cyclone of 1974 ,some old Chinese houses of the same design with veranda around it, in the city, were marked for demolition by ignorant developers.
Those houses survived and were used for first aid responses.
This old high school would have survived cyclones and tornadoes by opening all windows.
I know because in West equatorial Africa were I grew up, we had the same design.


Claire Hockridge found dead
Ted: “Particularly does this apply to issues regarding First Australian matters.”
This makes me wonder why the government wants an Aborigine cultural center if no-one wants to learn from the said culture?
During the Malaya and Vietnam wars “forward scouts worked at the front of the patrol searching for signs of enemy movement: a dislodged stone, a bent blade of grass, a broken twig or a smell in the air; secret tunnels, landmines, ‘punji’ pits, and other obstacles and traps.
“The men relied on the skill of the scout. He needed to be focused and cool, have stamina and courage, and he operated by stealth and precision.
“He ensured mens’ safety and a successful mission. His was a dangerous role.”


Pastoralist finds alive the second of the three missing
Yes, Jack, something is very wrong with our society: Technology has replaced commonsense.
A tracker like Ted said would have found them in no time especially with the tracks left by the dog.
By experience I can tell some GPS and compasses do not work in the bush.
• Not enough satellites.
• Signal obstruction like trees, caves, hills, clothing, and the human body can prevent GPS signals from the satellites reaching the receiver.
When possible, put a GPS receiver in a place where it has a clear and unobstructed view of a large portion of the sky. Same for a satellite phone.
Navigation by compass is a practiced skill, and when not practiced on a regular basis it becomes easily forgotten. However with your watch you are certain to find north and therefore, south.


Pastoralist finds alive the second of the three missing
I agree with you Alex something must have been very wrong and we probably will never know the truth.
The region and the outback were not new to the two ladies.
September 1982 working for Mines and Energy on the first Alice Springs Darwin railway line geophysical survey I used to walk a minimum of 15 kilometres a day 22 kilometres is nothing.


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