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Alice Springs has the highest crime rate of any Australian city, with raw crime numbers higher than Darwin, a city with three times the population and a record of high crime. Violent crime in the town in 2010 was at unprecedented levels and "out of control". Alice Springs is the nation’s murder capital and one of the most dangerous towns in Australia The level of crime has had a major impact on the town’s tourist industry with tourists from several countries being warned to avoid the town or take extra precautions
Youths crime is a serious problem in Alice Springs, especially at night when large numbers of youths wander the streets of the town unsupervised, committing assaults and burglaries, vandalising property and throwing rocks at moving vehicles
...with some children using government funded public transport to travel hundreds of kilometres from remote communities to Alice springs unaccompanied.
...The youth crime problem in Alice Springs is also attributed to children roaming at night to avoid abuse and domestic violence at home.
The Alice Springs Youth Detention Centre formerly known as Alice Springs Juvenile Holding Centre, an Australian medium to maximum security prison for juvenile males and females, is located in Alice Springs,
Graphic footage of repeated abuse of children at Don Dale Juvenile Detention Centre and in Alice Springs was featured in ABC's Four Corners episode "Australia's Shame", which aired on 25 July 2016. The program also showed a 17-year-old boy shackled and hooded in a chair in Alice Springs. The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights said it was "shocked" at the "appalling treatment" of the detainees, which violates the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman and Degrading Treatment, to which Australia is party. Following national outrage, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced a Royal Commission into Juvenile Detention in the Northern Territory. John Elferink was sacked as Corrections Minister the morning after the program aired. The corrections and justice portfolios were taken on by Northern Territory Chief Minister Adam Giles. Use of restraint chairs and spithoods were then suspended.
The Australian diplomat whose tip in 2016 prompted the Russia-Trump investigation previously arranged one of the largest foreign donations to Bill and Hillary Clinton’s charitable efforts, documents show.
Former Australian Foreign Minister Alexander Downer’s role in securing $25 million in aid from his country to help the Clinton Foundation fight AIDS is chronicled in decade-old government memos archived on the Australian foreign ministry’s website.
Downer and former President Clinton jointly signed a Memorandum of Understanding in February 2006 that spread out the grant money over four years for a project to provide screening and drug treatment to AIDS patients in Asia.
In the years that followed, the project won praise for helping thousands of HIV-infected patients in Papua New Guinea, Vietnam, China and Indonesia, but also garnered criticism from auditors about “management weaknesses” and inadequate budget oversight, the memos show.
1:55 pm ARRIVE State Department
2:00 pm MEETING w/ALEXANDER DOWNER, SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE
S Staff Tbd
EUR Assistant Secretary Phil Gordon
I0 Assistant Secretary Esther Brimmer
Special Representative Alexander Downer
Special Assistant Sonja Bachmann
originally posted by: coldlikecustard
a reply to: fiverx313 Fair enough there was no need for that last post from me for that I apologise.
As for the magic squares way above my paygrade lol I do not mind admitting all that was well over my head so I think there are only one or two people here that could respond to your questions on that.
What I meant by getting the thread shut down is basically people coming along and turning it into a mudpit topic where people just sling insults and the mods will come along and close the thread if that happens I have seen it happen here before and it gives me concern. hopefully that explains my position somewhat better and we can go back to our digging
originally posted by: pavil
I always found it strange that countries did the donations like that rather than just give direct aid. It's as if they were almost paying for something.