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Comment on The Territory is broke by David.

Both Labor and CLP need to stop going on overseas junkets as well, costing heaps, with little results to show any benefit to the NT.
Most of the untied GST revenue that the NT got because of the large Aboriginal population would have been spent on Darwin, again by both parties.
Labor needs to forget about Boundless Possible, there is no money to pay people to come here, let alone employ them.

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St Francis House: Excellence sought and achieved
Hats off to all those great Aboriginal achievers and a great series of stories about them. Just to quote the story on the front page article of the Truth newspaper in this story Abos. Find Fairy Godfather.
That front page story in the Truth newspaper back then, goes on to state: “Half caste offenders grows week by week in the police courts of the Commonwealth, a silver haired Adelaide clergyman is quietly going ahead with an experiment that shines like a beacon in the story of Aboriginal welfare”.
And the proof is, it was a great success. Today we are seeing similar sorts of problems with youth that in most cases, are incarcerated in youth detention, be it the infamous Don Dale, or one of the overcrowded centres in the NT.
Some are sent to Youth Diversion, the best the government can do.
Why not do a better job of the diversion, send those away who show promise like the boys who became great men in these series of stories, to get a good education, become productive citizens to help advance Aboriginal people’s place in society and of everyone in general.
It is the governments of today that are failing youth and the whole of society, just turning out repeat offenders, not great men and women that they should become. The proof and evidence is there, we’ve read about it all.


After The Apology
Ann and Frank, yes, they are just words and actions speak louder than words and they have, in the opposite way, with the abandonment of Aboriginal people and an ever widening of the Gap.
The Uluru Statement was rejected with no apologies.
Aboriginal people have been made voiceless.
Aboriginal affairs has been centralised back in Canberra with people having no care, clue or understanding, its reinventing of the wheel stuff again while Aboriginal people sink lower into crime and other behaviours.


183 in a 110 zone: Cannonball Run re-enacted?
If NT police had a dedicated traffic unit patrolling the Stuart Highway from Darwin to Alice Springs and the Barkly Highway, more would be caught travelling at excessive speed.
Quite a few of those are NT Government vehicles like a Landcruiser Troop Carrier driven by a female driver clocked at 180kph on the Barkly Highway.
Those V8 Landcruiser troopies are just meant for cruising, apparently. Oh, what a feeling.


‘Lost’ man survived on bushfood banquet
That demonstrates the tracking skills of Aboriginal people that police no longer rely on or bother to engage.


The stolen child who went to university
We need to get some things straight here.
If policemen, holy men of the cloth, miners, pastoralist, vagabonds of the day, had kept their trousers buttoned up and not pursued Aboriginal women, there would not be a stolen generation, that is, children sired by non Aboriginal men as those described.
And those kids were stolen from their mothers.
What does taken by force from their mothers not to be seen again mean then?
Like many other Aboriginal mothers whose kids were stolen, Joe Croft’s mother tried to find him looking all over for him as described in this story.
Was that an indication of an uncaring mother? I don’t think so.
Many mothers only found their stolen kids 40 to 50 years later if they were lucky and not died before they could.
They were stolen by the government of the day out of embarrassment it brought on white society, not out of care for those kids’ well being.
There was no alcoholism or such problems in those days amongst Aboriginal people to be a cause to snatch those kids.
All those are today’s issues, unlike those days. A different case and concern altogether.


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