Alyawerre man Michael Liddle responds to concerns about his comment that "kids need to be removed from this area."

30th Oct 2020

Growing youth crime and anti social behavior continues to impact on all residents in Alice Springs ... but coming up with a solution to the problem isn't easy.

Michael Liddle a local man who is operating a program to help men understand and respect rules, attracted national attention when he suggested that Aboriginal youth should be removed from the area and sent south - "where they can start learning."

Mr Liddle told CAAMA that while it was always going to be a complicated issue.... (because of past history)...talking about the word removal- the circumstance and situation has changed so much that this is an entirely different scenario where kids aren't being guided by their older brothers,sisters, uncles or parents.

Michael Liddle is talking with Pam Reilly.