Alcohol has long been identified as the key problem in Alice Springs crime - and bans and policing its primary solutions. But that is far too simplistic, which is why is hasn’t worked.
The challenges in Alice Springs shot to prominence just as the debate about the Indigenous Voice to Parliament referendum is becoming more difficult for Albanese.
Whenever there is talk of a “crime wave” in Indigenous communities, the response has always been paternalistic and harsh. The evidence shows it doesn’t work.
Albanese stressed the need for co-operation across levels of government and announced the federal and NT governments had appointed Dorrelle Anderson as Central Australian Regional controller
Former deputy NT chief minister Marion Scrygmour has laid blame on the NT government for not acting after the federal alcohol bans expired mid-last year.
Continents colliding, mountains rising and falling, and remarkable strength. The story of Australia’s most iconic mountain is truly magical.
Tasmania wasn’t the only part of Australia that burned in January. The remote interior near Alice Springs saw a huge blaze, worsened by invasive buffel grass.
The NT has become the first jurisdiction in Australia to introduce a minimum price for alcohol.