POINTS TO PONDER

Spitting is spitting. It is hard to imagine what methods (short of spit hoods) could be used to prevent those with spitting propensity from spitting. It is NOT acceptable for police officers and corrections staff to have to evade saliva being forcibly ejected from the mouths of spitters and that is regardless of the offenders’ age.

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It is interesting that the Barunga community

(NT News 24/2) is being granted a liquor licence. Decades ago when communities were declared ‘dry’, many Indigenous people began moving to towns and cities so they could continue drinking. A return to ‘wet’ communities with purchasing limits, might reduce the issues of homelessness and itinerancy confronting those moving from their communities in order to access alcohol.

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