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Submission Sessional Committee on the Use and Abuse of Alcohol by the Community PH3 of 1 June 1990 Papunya



Submission Sessional Committee on the Use and Abuse of Alcohol by the Community PH3 of 1 June 1990 Papunya

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Tabled Papers for 6th Assembly 1990 - 1994; Tabled Papers; ParliamentNT




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ALCOHOL ABUSE COMMITTEE - Friday 1 June 1990 PAPUNYA MEETING Ms ANDERSON: Every time people are complaining about Aboriginals in the Todd, how filthy it looks. Mr LIECHTLEIGHNER: That is what that club should be for, for people to live when they go from the bush. They got grog there. They got a home there to live in there a couple of days and then they can come back. A lot of people get cut in the throat in the creek, in the grass. People ought to look after them when they go to town. All our sons and daughters (Aboriginal language). Bush people come and make a mess in the town fringe camp. The town camp, they call it. At the main meeting, you hear them in town all the time. In the big government, what they are talking about (inaudible). That is what all the women went over there to march for, to move them from the creek and make them go back to their communities. And they (inaudible) in the (indecipherable). (Aboriginal language). Even young people walk around hungry. Where are they going to get a feed?i r Ms ANDERSON: When they go to town and they are hungry, they search all the rubbish bins in town for something to eat. They eat that. Mr LIECHTLEIGHNER: When they have a club, they can look after you. Then you can come and go and come back again (Aboriginal language). Ms ANDERSON: Or they wait until someone eats half a chicken and throws some in the bin, and then they go and take it out. That is why people are trying to get them out of town. Mr BELL: We have been here for three-quarters of an hour. (Aboriginal language). Thank you very much. (Aboriginal language).

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