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The Anti-Discrimination Commissioner says the TV ad makes Aborigines in Alice Springs look like 'gang members'.
The Anti-Discrimination Commissioner says the TV ad makes Aborigines in Alice Springs look like 'gang members'.

TV ad makes Aborigines look like 'gang members'


February 22, 2011 11:09:00

The Northern Territory's Anti-Discrimination Commissioner is concerned about what he says are stereotypical images in a television ad about crime in Alice Springs.

A group of local residents has funded the ad to increase pressure on the Territory Government to address an increase in crime since December.

The NT Anti-Discrimination Commissioner says a television ad about crime in Alice Springs makes Aborigines look like 'gang members'.
The Biripi Aboriginal Medical Service says it is working to improve its management and governance systems.

Animation to highlight grog brain damage


February 21, 2011 13:12:00
Health groups are stepping up a campaign to tell people in remote Territory communities about brain damage caused by alcohol abuse.
The Northern Territory Government says levels of crime in Alice Springs are too high and has invited Aboriginal leaders to a meeting to discuss solutions to the problem.
Aboriginal leaders have accused the Government and prison authorities of covering up the death in custody of an Aboriginal teenager.
Federal Health Minister Nicola Roxon will today welcome the largest ever Indigenous medical student intake in Australia at Darwin's new medical school run by Flinders University.

Panel to look at Constitution changes


February 18, 2011 09:40:00
Riverina people are being encouraged to think about the pros and cons of recognising the First Australians in the Constitution.

Yuendumu exiles remain in limbo


February 18, 2011 08:23:00
Families who fled from Yuendumu in the NT say it is not safe to go home and do not know when they will leave Adelaide.
A weekend trip to Sydney for a group of foster children took a traumatic turn when an 11-year-old was left behind in public toilets at Circular Quay.
A central Queensland policeman has been sacked over allegations he took alcohol into a 'dry' Aboriginal community.

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