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‘Discrimination’ divisive, but it cuts violence by up to 50 percent. Is it sustainable?

Jan 26, 2014 | Discuss

'Discrimination' divisive, but it cuts violence by up to 50 percent. Is it sustainable?

Central Australian political figure Maurie Ryan has accused police of unfairly targetting Aboriginal people buying alcohol from bottle shops around Alice Springs, a practice which appears to radically reduce levels of domestic violence in the town. In an interview with the ABC’s Lauren Fizgerald , Dr John Boffa of the People’s Alcohol Action Coalition said the practice was causing tension between police and the community and was an inappropriate long-term strategy, but conceded ̶...Read more