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Government fails bush on health, police: McConnell

 

 

Armed police in Alice Springs are making sure that the wrong person doesn’t buy a sixpack while health staff are fleeing remote areas where they don’t feel safe. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. Meanwhile Independent MLA Scott McConnell is calling for an investigation “at the highest level”.

 

UPDATE, 13 November 2019, 8.27pm: A 28-year-old male Northern Territory police officer has been charged with one count of murder in relation to the Yuendumu shooting. 

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‘Cop will be labelled for the rest of his life as a blackfeller killer’

UPDATE:  Police say the officer was “stabbed with an edged weapon”.

 

Otto Jungarrayi Sims (at left) a prominent senior man in Yuendumu, describes the reaction of the community to the fatal shooting by police of a 19-year-old. Meanwhile the police association says “our brave officers … have encountered what was evidently a very volatile and unpredictable situation”. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. At right: An angry crowd outside the Yuendumu police station last night.

 

OTHER UPDATES: The Central Land Council is calling for “an inquiry without delay that is independent of the NT police” and wants to see to see the body camera evidence • Reports that the dead man was on parole were in error. FULL STORY »

Mammoth police training less then 12 months from election

 

 

A normal squad of 30 before the busy Christmas period would have made more sense, writes Paul McCue (pictured), Police Association President. FULL STORY »

Police seek public assistance following assault

Youths bashed man after he refused to give them cigarettes: Allegation. FULL STORY »

Men sought after acts of criminal damage

 

 

Police release CCTV images after vehicles are damaged in two locations. FULL STORY »

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 »

Police search for absconder

 

 

He has been seen driving a blue Ford Falcon. FULL STORY »

Quietly lending an ear, or saving a life

 

 

It’s all in a days work for the chaplains in town. Canon BRIAN JEFFRIES writes about people in Alice Springs who perform great deeds without fanfare. PHOTO: Induction last year of Rev’d Rob Weekes as the new Police Fire and Emergency Services chaplain (Southern Command). L to R: Commander Brad Currie, Rev’d Rob Weekes, Assistant Commissioner Michael White. FULL STORY »

Booze arrests but no ‘significant incidents’ at the Finke

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Police were dealing with alcohol offences but “despite the crowd number being in the thousands, police were not called to respond to any significant incidents,” writes Commander Bradley Currie (pictured). FULL STORY »

Grog stats: No independent review

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Claimed decreases in alcohol related assaults are based on government information: The massive size of the published drops suggests that they should be verified by independent reviews. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. Photo: PHOTO: In 1990, the Central Australian Aboriginal Congress purchased a food outlet and an attached takeaway liquor licence, and allowed the licence to lapse immediately, pouring out booze in Gap Road. FULL STORY »