A REGIONAL deal for Tennant Creek is the way forward to ensuring children are kept safe in the town, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has proposed.
The scheme would be a larger-scale version of collaboration currently under way between police and the town’s local cultural authority, bringing together federal, territory and local government to identify priorities for change.
“It is doing what people always say governments should do, which is work together rather than criticising each other, so it’s very well received,” Mr Turnbull said on a visit to the town on Monday.
“They’ll have the same objectives. Everyone’s got good intentions but without co-ordination you can be like ships passing in the night.”
As a priority the three levels of government would work with the local community and its indigenous leaders.
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Source: NT News