The problems in Alice Springs prove why we need a Voice to parliament – not the opposite

Loading Gangulu man Mick Gooda, a former Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander social justice commissioner and later a royal commissioner for the inquiry into the child protection and youth detention systems of the Northern Territory, summed the situation up well. When asked about the town’s predicament on Wednesday, Gooda said “we are now reaping the … Read more

Alice Springs doesn’t need a ‘solution’. Our children need agency

When you’re out on Country, you feel the utnenge (spirit) there, says Children’s Ground co-director Veronica Turner (Image: Supplied/Children's Ground)

I was just five years old when my agency, my voice, was taken from me. I was the second youngest of my mother’s eight children when she passed and the government and “welfare” swooped in. Some of us who were deemed suitable candidates for white society were placed in homes to assimilate, while others were … Read more

Crisis in Alice Springs shows need for a Voice

Limits prevent ‘grogging on’The NT government’s view that alcohol bans for Aboriginal communities were discriminatory and the Aboriginal Tangentyere Council saying bans were “race-based laws” shows a narrow understanding of the worst effects of grog. In Victoria, the VFL/AFL eventually brought under control the heavy drinking, and the related violence, of sections of football followers … Read more

Alice Springs under new restrictions to combat spike in alcohol-fuelled violence

Alice Springs is under new restrictions, to try to combat rates of alcohol-fuelled violence in the Central Australian town following yesterday’s crisis meeting chaired by the Prime Minister. Anthony Albanese says the solution is not locking up people, but others in his government have suggested more restrictions are likely. Source link

Alice Springs wrangles with its new alcohol restrictions

Passing the town council offices, our unmarked car is struck with a packed lump of dirt, a common experience for Alice Springs drivers – but often they cop rocks instead of clay. There are at least 20 young people in this particular group, all moving towards town. Some could not be older than 10. Later … Read more

New alcohol restrictions for Alice Springs

Video: New alcohol restrictions for Alice Springs New alcohol restrictions for Alice Springs We’re sorry, this feature is currently unavailable. We’re working to restore it. Please try again later. Dismiss Skip to sections navigationSkip to contentSkip to footer Prime Minister Anthony Albanese isn’t ruling out banning liquor in Alice Springs as, alcohol restrictions hit the … Read more

Explained: Emergency measures in Alice Springs amid crime wave

Landscape photo of a street in a small town

The removal of alcohol bans in the Northern Territory has been blamed for a sharp increase in crime in Alice Springs. Since the 2012 Stronger Futures laws lapsed on 17 July, 2022, there has been marked rise in crime and increasing calls from frightened Alice Springs residents for help. The laws were introduced to replace … Read more

Alice Springs alcohol restrictions: Linda Burney says a Voice to Parliament could have helped communities

Linda Burney

Key Points The Northern Territory government will restrict the sale of alcohol in Alice Springs, it was announced on Tuesday. Linda Burney said the government would consider all options and further restrictions were likely to be on the table. She also believed a successful referendum to establish an Indigenous Voice to Parliament would help communities. … Read more

Alice Springs business owner says alcohol restrictions a ‘band-aid’

Video: Alice Springs business owner says alcohol restrictions a ‘band-aid’ Alice Springs business owner says alcohol restrictions a ‘band-aid’ We’re sorry, this feature is currently unavailable. We’re working to restore it. Please try again later. Dismiss Skip to sections navigationSkip to contentSkip to footer Alice Springs business owner and founder of the Action For Alice … Read more