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FRIDAY MARCH 26 2021 NEWS 15 V1 - NTNE01Z01MA Pressure over Alice prison boss A T T O R N E Y - G E N E R A L Selena Uibo has been asked to explain why the prison in Alice Springs remains without a general manager six months after the position was advertised. Barkly MLA Steven Edgington, questioning the delay, said it had created uncertainty and inconsistency in managing a high risk environment. Ms Uibo said filling the role was being done by the department through an open recruitment process. She noted there could be frustration but did not indicate when she expected a decision. MADURA MCCORMACK Call for NT unity on euthanasia THE Opposition has called on Territory MLAs to stand against commonwealth-imposed laws from 1997 that prevent the NT from ever legislating for voluntary euthanasia. The federal parliament, in 1997, passed amendments to the Self-Government Act that scuppered the NTs voluntary euthanasia laws laws that cannot be reversed until the commonwealth allows. The motion, moved by Opposition Leader Lia Finocchiaro, will be debated at the next sittings in May. MADURA MCCORMACK The laws will largely impact Aboriginal children, when viewed against data that shows they make up nearly 100 per cent of all kids in detention in the NT. The Law Council of Australia has condemned the laws as counter-productive and troubling, a view shared by other legal bodies and advocate groups. NT Police Association president Paul McCue disagreed, saying the facts were that current policies on youth crime were not working. Having a royal commission and setting recommendations doesnt mean you dont review them if they are not working, you cant just have a long-term plan without some short-term options as well, he said. Opposition Leader Lia Finocchiaro indicated the CLP was willing to participate in the proposed committee and that she recognised the need for long-term community-led solutions to combat generational issues. But she also added that short-term solutions to give people reprieve from crime was necessary. An NT government spokesman said they would give the proposal consideration, noting it aligned with their approach of breaking the cycle of crime and generational change through youth diversion, and through empowering communities to get vulnerable youths back on track. Mr Guyulas motion will be debated in May. CAUSES: MLA Mulka MLA Yingiya Guyula. Mark Turner on the first sitting day of parliament in 2021. Picture: Che Chorley. INSET: Kezia Purick. Racing this Sunday 28 March Next Wednesday Race Meeting 07 April Gates Open 5:30 PM $5 (SENIORS & U18 FREE) BAR | RESTAURANT | TAB FACILITIES ON TRACK 15 HOOK ROAD, WINNELLIE Darwin Greyhounds Racing EVERY Sunday At Winnellie Park NORTHERN m!. TERRITORY GOVERNMENT THE rF.RRll'ORY BOUNDI.$$ POSSIBLE
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