Interesting that the child, youth agencies parents are asked about …

Comment on Questions raised about Alice kids in Don Dale during riot by Phantom.

Interesting that the child, youth agencies parents are asked about transfer.
Would this not be for security, safety reasons?
If the child is in custody have not the support agencies already failed.
The incarceration of the child would not be the first time they had come to the attention of authorities.
If they do not want to go to Don Dale, do not break the law.

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Worst unemployment ever in the NT: Chamber of Commerce
Mr Ireland: How many businesses have closed down for good since 1/3/2020?
How many have been mothballed by their owners for the time being?
How many people have either lost their jobs or are only being kept on because of Jobkeeper? (Effectively lost their jobs)
The tourism and hospitality sector have been hit hard. We only hear general numbers and huge support for the trades again.
Tourism needs the same input as Trades do eg book a $5000 holiday in the NT and the government pays $4000 of that.
The skills shortage can be addressed by businesses investing in training. The staff once trained will have the skills whether they stay or not and improve service and skills for everyone.
There are many more people hurting at this time than business owners.
The employees are hurting and yes will leave if jobs disappear. But those of us that can see a future in the NT will stay.
It will get better. Be positive.


Curfew: sixth time lucky for Cr Melky?
There is no way a BY LAW that creates a curfew will be enforced by NT Police. Having the By Law is one thing. Enforcing it another. What do you do with the children found breaking the curfew? Incarceration, I can hear the screaming already. Return them to their seriously dysfunctional family, duty of care may be involved here. Can we legally apprehend children on a first offence? To get a prison sentence now takes more than one criminal conviction so being incarcerated (whatever you want to call it) for breach of a By-law will and should not be an option. Then if the Federal Government does not like these procedures they could override them as occurred with the Voluntary Euthanasia laws a few years ago.

Education is the only way this current lawlessness by these minors can be turned around.

Charge some of the parents with the available care laws and they may take notice then.


Learn Arrernte language online
I would like to congratulate the ladies on this initiative.
What a great way to learn more about the local Arrernte language and people.


Warlpiri don’t want Zachary Rolfe murder trial to be in Darwin
Do the Arrente want the trial in Alice Springs? No one has asked them.
Should the whole trial be held at Yuendumu in Warlpiri country?
Should we transport independent judges and jurors to Yuendumu daily to have the trial independent but on country?
Just some thoughts.


Tree death and the challenge of heatwaves
Perhaps if people could recycle their grey water onto the trees and grass then less heat would be reflected and more trees saved. Make residents responsible for their verges would also assist.


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