Posts Tagged ‘crime

We’ll teach ’em!

May 24, 2012 | Discuss

We'll teach 'em!

By Blair McFarland Welcome to the history of the FAT, the Free Aboriginal Territory. In this lecture I will be outlining the origins of the former penal system, which had its roots in the English penitentiary system, imported like a number of institutions from the other side of the globe, where they were also a complete failure. Bizarrely, that system made no attempt at any resolution of the social problems that led to the criminal activity. It simply locked criminals up with other criminals in ...Read more

Crime levels not new: police commissioner

May 10, 2012 | Discuss

Crime levels not new: police commissioner

The Minister for Central Australia says he’s “disappointed”  by Northern Territory Police Commissioner John McRoberts’ announcement that he won’t dispatch any more police to Alice Springs. Mr McRoberts has told media that current levels of crime and social dysfunction in Alice Springs are “not new” and have “been around for 30 years.” ABC News reported that Mr McRoberts has asked Alice Springs residents to “have faith” in a mult...Read more