Tag Archives: crime

Policing is still just a numbers game

Stone throwing triggers new debate about law and order, but it’s a same-same debate, with parental responsibility still not getting much of a mention, nor is the view of serious commentators that not police but society much reduce crime. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. At left: NT Police Association president Paul McCue. FULL STORY »

Society stops crime, not the police

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“Police cannot prevent the vast majority of crime; they simply respond to it. If we halved the number of police, crime would increase a little but not exponentially. Most crime is prevented by good economic and social justice policies, higher employment rates, good family solidarity, high rates of educational opportunities, and welfare assistance,” according to Professor Rick Sarre (pictured). Report by ERWIN CHLANDA. FULL STORY »

Whenever you need a cop … there are three

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The NT Southern Command has three times as many police officers, based on the ratio to the population, than the national average. Do we really need to supplement them with private security guards? Will the public debate about police recruitment switch from hysteria to a sober assessment of cost benefit? ERWIN CHLANDA reports. FULL STORY »

Youth workers on the streets from 8pm to 3am

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PHOTO: Chris Forbes, co-ordinator of Tangentyere Men’s Four Corners Group, talks to the media about their work with the Women’s Family Safety Group engaging young people at risk at night in Alice Springs. FULL STORY »

Crime statistics horrendous, says Lambley

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The town needs a circuit breaker to stop this crime wave, an emergency youth curfew or the police tactical response unit coming, writes  ROBYN LAMBLEY, Independent Member for Araluen. FULL STORY »

Government to spend $67m on youth database

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The NT Government is spending nearly $67m on a “Client Management System Alignment program … providing a 360 degree view of a child”. That is $33,333 per child, using number of children, 2007, whose families received family support casework services in 2026-17. Meanwhile social media posts reflect public frustration. Report by ERWIN CHLANDA. FULL STORY »

Problem kids: The whole town must help

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“You can’t stop kids from violent neglected backgrounds with rules, threats of dire consequence or incarceration, an outcome for them that is probably much better than being at home,” says Steve Brown (pictured). Report by ERWIN CHLANDA.

 

UPDATE May 26, 5.40pm: Steve Brown will be calling a public meeting. See readers’ comment box. FULL STORY »

Transport Hall of Fame important for town: Gunner

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Police will be providing protection from criminals and departmental officials assistance with “compliance and governance,” says Chief Minister.

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Council not keen on offer of help to fight crime

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The elite of traditional owners in Alice Springs got the cold shoulder from the town council last night as social initiatives of newly elected members were watered down or delayed in a marathon sitting. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. PHOTO: Senior Arrernte man Phil Alice got little thanks for his offer to fight the juvenile crime explosion shoulder to shoulder with local government. FULL STORY »

Crime, vandalism huge worry for business

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Chamber of Commerce survey amplifies distrust in law and order responses. Break-ins and thefts discourage investment. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. PHOTO: A pointed example of vandalism, as reported by the ABC. FULL STORY »