I think it was only a week or so ago …

Comment on Stop spending billions on warfare and put healthcare first by Meg.

I think it was only a week or so ago expenditure proposal for the purchase and accommodation of army land vehicles, I assume tanks and jeeps, was being discussed by senate committee hearing things. I thought ‘how ridiculous’, we are too little to fight the Yanks or Chinese but we sell out a strategic northern port to them while they play bully boy in the China Sea. The vehicles are going to cost…. Millions and many more millions to build sheds for their accommodation and for what? To fire at a faceless virus, tourists trying to get off a cruise ship perhaps, maybe plastic targets on an army base shared with the Yanks? I think the money should go to such things as health and education too, OR buying back our own water supply, beef and dairy farms from Chinese interests, any foreign interest for that matter.

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Tennant Creek’s a party town, but the cost is high
They won’t pay the fines, they’ll do what all the selfish ignorants do in Territory, feign low cognition and literacy to argue lack of information and understanding.
The debts will go onto the growing list of Territory folk who owe the government thousands, tens of thousands even in unpaid fines, taxes etc.
See the shame list the govt publishes, chances are the virus deadbeats will be added to a list no-one really expects to be ever cleared.
It’s amazing the amount of people appearing in NT courts and filling up the prisons who claim to be English illiterate when in trouble with the law.
It explains not turning up to court or to paying a fine as being a language or cultural misunderstanding.
There is a two tiered system of justice in Territory law and it goes by the name of alternative racism.
The only other explanation for not complying with laws as a matter of convenience until you need them is that these people supposedly educated as high as year 12 appearing in court allegedly requiring interpreters to translate spoken word or written documents.
They have been sorely let down by the incompetent teachers and schools operating in BT from taxpayer dollars.

Government to pay for remote residents’ COVID isolation
Yes Surprised! I’ve stepped around people congregating with flagons at Stuart Park shops.
They are waiting for SVDP to feed them for nothing so there’s more to spend on grog.
There are also empty tins of John West tuna or salmon tossed about … a brand my family budget couldn’t afford, especially at corner store prices.
Working full time and still financially living on the margin, I just could never understand how a person could afford to drink or smoke but is too poor to feed their own kids or get a room if in town to visit relatives in the hospital.
The bottle shops in community areas should be shut down for two weeks to ensure the hardship money is spent on stocking cupboards with food and long life milk.
Trust everyone takes care of one another rather than their own selfish, self absorbed addictions.

Anger with out-of-control kids: council needs to step up
There was a time when ivory poaching was at its peak that a problem with ‘rogue elephants’developed in the African landscape. Young elephants left orphaned without parental guidance to teach them how to behave like an elephant should. These rogues’ behaviour was so antisocial that some had to be put down as the most humane option. Of course this is not an option within human society but the premise is the same: Absent parents.
We hear that all the dads, uncles and other significant male role models are in jail and that nannas are the people kids go to for food etc. Where are the mums? Are they too hung over or too busy playing cards or getting themselves beaten up in front of kids watching on, to look after their children as a priority before their own personal need for grog, gambling or violent man in their life?
Family is the cornerstone of all human society worldwide and it is within the confines of the family unit that potential rogue elephants are guided or redirected away from unacceptable societal behaviours.
The banned drinkers register and other interventions are only racist if not applied Australia wide. The interventions should expand to force chronic drinkers, druggies and gamblers of breeding age who repeatedly refuse medical assistance to get well and behave acceptably, to be sterilised. To be at the mercy of an alcoholic or foetal alcohol rogue elephant is just as frightening and dangerous as facing an ice addict. If it’s wrong to remove children from abusive, neglectful cornerstone family units (citing the stolen generation as an excuse rather than a reason),then at least stop the self absorbed […] from breeding little rogue elephants, some born already brain addled from alcohol before their first breath is taken. Potential mums and dads of all backgrounds need to keep their knickers on and stop breeding trouble for the rest of society to suffer.
The utter selfishness of addicts who blame society or history rather than their own choices when confronted with their disrespect of societal laws and cultural values, is at its core the reason for problems in Alice Springs or elsewhere in Australia.
To all potential parents in black, white, multicultural Australian society who don’t want to be constrained by the obligations of parenthood: Your behaviour is remiss as is citing racism or stolen generation every time somebody tries to remove vulnerable children from witnessing it, experiencing abuse in neglect. It is not the person removing the child to a safer place who is the racist. It is the breeding age adults who are disrespecting traditional culture, culture of the family unit.
The erosion of culture – whatever the hell that is – comes from within, not without the family unit. Stop blaming everyone else for being too weak and lazy to do your rightful job of parenting and stop putting hand out for parenting payment support if you relinquish your responsibilities to others or even actively train and encourage your children to steal for your habits knowing that minors can’t be charged.
The law needs to change here too. Any kids found roaming about unsupervised at inappropriate times etc should lose Centrelink support to the adult meant to be parenting that child roaming the streets, and [the adult] should be charged with those crimes including jail time because they are already absent parents. My comments relate to every town, every family in Australia.

Young thugs assault two men for cigarettes
What’s were two teen men doing out on Stuart Terrace at 2am?
I know in a democratic society they should be free to go where they want, when they want but the question begs: What’s were they looking from life at 2am in Alice Springs other than shift work keeping them from their comfy beds off the street.

Aggravated assault in Alice hospital
Some guy runs away after striking a woman known to him in a public hospital facility near witnesses “with a sharp object”.
Clearly it wasn’t his intellect that hurt her.
But she’d be the bigger tool of the two if she forgave and went back for more.
Call cops, lay charges, even if it means a prison stint, move on.

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