Talk:Murder, rape of Albert Namatjira's great-granddaughter makes belated news

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Not news?[edit]

I realise that this event is 2 months old, however it has only just been reported in the national media, and the police investigation and trials are still ongoing. - Borofkin 04:26, 3 April 2006 (UTC)

News which is delayed for any reason, especially a newsworthy reason, is still news. Nyarlathotep 10:06, 3 April 2006 (UTC)

Terrible[edit]

I think there is a connection between coalition soldiers openly and freely using Iraqi heads as soccer balls and this type of violence among coalition teens. Call me crazy. Neutralizer 13:58, 3 April 2006 (UTC)

Confused[edit]

I'm a bit confused by this statement:

If she had been bashed and left for dead almost anywhere else, assistance would have been immediate and the outrage strident.

Is Alice Springs considered to be a place where racism against aborigines is particularly rife? Or is he talking about Australia in general as in if she had been bashed in NZ or some other country? Nil Einne 21:37, 3 April 2006 (UTC)

Alice Springs has a number of "camps" which have endemic social problems, mostly related to alcohol. I suspect he means that it is so common to see someone lying unconscious in the gutter that she was ignored by passers by, whereas in another place someone would have checked her, regardless of race. Consider also this story about Delmae Barton. Race is an issue in both incidents, of course. - Borofkin 00:34, 4 April 2006 (UTC)

Congratulations[edit]

Thankyou to Borofkin for puttinng this one together. More of us should take the time to reseach and present such issues. Good work. --elliot_k 13:59, 4 April 2006 (UTC)

New Northern Territory category[edit]

{{editprotected}} I've created a Northern Territory category and would like to have this article added to the page.

Category now named Northern Territory, Australia. Bawolff 05:27, 23 April 2010 (UTC)