“Youth diversion actions.” What a joke. It’s this “don’t do …

Comment on Three girls 13 and younger in police pursuit by Michael Dean.

“Youth diversion actions.” What a joke. It’s this “don’t do it again or else” mentality that has given us a 31% increase in car thefts.
And the Gunner Corporation wants to lift the age of criminal responsibility. At least it will keep some of his union public service mates busy, I guess.

Recent Comments by Michael Dean

$10m upgrade instead of new youth detention centre
Did I read that correctly: “Adding an additional offence only adds to the paperwork for frontline police and does not add value to the outcome.”
Where does this elected member live? In fairyland?
If you start doing it for some you have to do it for all. We are all equal under the law.
Letting somebody breach bail and get no offence because they are young is emboldening them to offend more.


Bringing Arrernte language into town signage
If people think some local language signs are going to make Alice Springs a better place to live and more attractive to tourists, you need your head examined.
Reduction in crime and lower air fares, that’s where you need to start and build from that.


Ghan walk: Signs of the times
You only noticed the signs out the front of the Post Office because they were directly opposite your electorate office Conlan.
Ministers should be thinking more about the portfolios they hold rather than infighting.


Youth workers on the streets from 8pm to 3am
Finally. Some hope for long suffering Alice Springs residents. Hope it starts tonight actually. Curious as to why everything stops at 3am though, but it’s a great start.


The evasive closing gap: Focus must be on kids, says Morrison
How about closing the gap on crime in the NT?


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