Submission Sessional Committee on the Use and Abuse of Alcohol by the Community 051 Pitjantjatjara Council Inc
Tabled Paper 271
Tabled Papers for 6th Assembly 1990 - 1994; Tabled Papers; ParliamentNT
Tabled by Eric Poole
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It has taken non-Aboriginal people a very long time to come to terms with alcohol - thousands of years, in fact - and they still are having trouble with it. It is going to take time for Aboriginal people to learn how to cope, too. Without government support, particularly in the important area of limiting the availability of grog, the ability of Aboriginal individuals and communities to address alcohol abuse in a constructive way - through effective community decision making, jobs training, education programs and other rehabilitation efforts - will be seriously crippled, if not destroyed. Are you listening? ** Charlie Okai is a facing murder charge following the death of Melva Mula. In view of this, details of their relationship may, if published, prejudice his trial and should therefore be treated confidentially by the Committee. 12
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