Tag Archives: youth

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 »

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 »

Believe in yourself: that’s the Trooth

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“As business students we have all the opportunities of the world ahead of us but we don’t know which path to take. Hip hop artists and youth ambassadors Trooth and Rush showed us the way,” write Eva Marshall and Jorja Purdie. FULL STORY »

Senior Arrernte men take a stand: time to do something about young people causing trouble on their country

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They want to set up an Arrernte community patrol to work “as one” with other community groups as well as police, the Town Council, Aboriginal organisations, and senior people in remote communities, who need to understand “how much devastation this antisocial stuff” is causing in Alice Springs which is Arrernte ground.  KIERAN FINNANE  reports. 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 »

What will it take for the government to act in Alice?

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After a horrendous summer of crime the NT Government needs to show the same urgency about Central Australian youth issues as they are in the Top End town of Katherine, writes Cr Chansey Paech, of the Alice Springs Town Council.

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Young people in Alice Springs: pawns in political games?

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Youth advocates are saying the latest round of cuts to youth programs at the beginning of the year are now being felt on the ground. RACHEL McFADDEN reports. PHOTO: Youth activities arranged by police at town camps during the school holidays. SEE update at the bottom of the FULL STORY page.

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Should their parents, carers be prosecuted?

 

 

An experienced local youth worker, Matty Day, says there may well be children in Alice Springs who are denied the necessities of life by their parents or carers – a criminal offence. ERWIN CHLANDA reports. FULL STORY »

Bring back youth street workers: Paech

 

 

 

 

Alice Springs Town Councillor, Chansey Paech (pictured), is starting a petition calling on the NT Government to reinstate after hours youth street workers. FULL STORY »

Pollies on Alice youth: he said, she said

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While Chief Minister Adam Giles is touting government support to the tune of $2.5m for a youth facility at one end of Anzac Oval, Opposition Leader Delia Lawrie is deploring his shutting down of a youth facility at the other end. FULL STORY »