Aside from being Captain Obvious and continually talking about the …

Comment on Politicking or community: What to do about youth crime? by Pwerle.

Aside from being Captain Obvious and continually talking about the social issues within Alice Springs, what policy or program upheaval do you propose, Jacinta, given your political aspirations?
How will they differ from what’s already been tried by past CLP/Labor Governments over the last, say 40 years?
How will you deal with Government bureaucracy and the remote engagement empire that ensures funding is soaked up before staff even have a chance to roll out programs?
How is your engagement with youth services providers, safe houses and Aboriginal men’s and women’s groups going? Are you talking to the men and women at the prison or rehabilitation facilities to increase your understanding of why they’re ending up there?
This community knows you don’t spend any time digesting the thoughts and views of the people you apparently talk for.
Everyone sees the opportunistic photo or name drop on Facebook in an effort to keep the east coast assured you actually enjoy and maintain community relationships.
People of this region see the BS a mile away – even your most loyal Golf Course dwelling supporters are starting to smell a rat.
Aside from your purely anecdotal experiences, how will you lead us to the promise land, which is literally what you have built your notoriety upon?
First Bess, now Jacinta (with the dad cutting the oranges and mixing hate-orade) have yet to deliver anything other than festering the decades of rage already fed-up community members have towards these social problems.
Meanwhile, the real people (both Indigenous and non) are busting their guts trying to find solutions on the front line of these issues receiving little, if any, fanfare and having to beg government for on-going funding.
If you want to support a cause that will help make this community a better place, lobby Government to get behind some of these initiatives and ditch their political crap for long-term bipartisan, properly funded initiatives.

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If you call singing kids songs with Yamba experience in the bush, then lets remember all that (+ her business exploits) are paid for by the tax payer / Indigenous grants and that’s hardly the gut-busting work needed in the areas you speak of.
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