Arthur brain 2012-06-12 05:21:30
Indigenous drinkers turning to mouthwash
May 01, 2007 03:47pm
Article from: AAP
MOUTHWASH is the latest problem drink among Alice Springs’ indigenous
population, authorities say.
Mayor Fran Kilgariff said Alice Springs Council’s outdoor workers were
picking up a lot of Listerine bottles during collections.
This was despite the alcohol in Listerine, a popular brand of
mouthwash, being deliberately made unpalatable by the manufacturer.
“Our outdoor workers are reporting they’re picking up a lot more empty
Listerine bottles when they do litter collection,” Ms Kilgariff said.
“It certainly seems to be a problem.”
Indigenous Affairs Minister Mal Brough was unavailable for comment and
a spokeswoman for Health Minister Tony Abbott said the health minister
would need more than anecdotal information before commenting.
Opposition indigenous affairs spokeswoman Jenny Macklin called on the
Government to immediately research the extent of the problem.
“First of all we have got to find out the extent of the problem and
then look at ways it can be addressed,” Ms Macklin said.
“It really is a serious concern.”
Ms Macklin pointed to the successful rollout of Opal “non-sniffable”
fuel among indigenous communities where petrol-sniffing had been a
“We know that there’s been successful efforts at reduction in alcohol
consumption … and of course the roll out of Opal fuel has helped
address another serious form of addiction.”
Veritas 2012-06-12 16:19:22
Can’t wait ’till someone blames white Australians for it!
Midex 2012-06-12 16:19:28
F****** sad man. I came across them on the Tanami Highway. I was by
myself and roled up to this broken down car in my Kombi.
The guys were half deformed, with eyes popping out of their head from
petrol sniffing. In the middle of f****** nowhere. Desert. Tyres
stuffed with praire grass.
Exhaust made of coke cans, no windows, no petrol. These were the Bush
Tex 2012-06-12 16:19:32
No you didn’t
Jonz 2012-06-12 16:19:57
determination or what ??
gotta ban that honky mouthwash, it`s killin us folks. f***** white c****.. eh brudda……….
cause we gotta look after the intelligentsia, and future
leaders….(it`s just a phase they be going through)
they are a nowhere people on a runaway train to self destruction !!!!
Sunny 2012-06-12 16:22:00
| myself and roled up to this broken down car in my Kombi.
| The guys were half deformed, with eyes popping out of their head from
| petrol sniffing. In the middle of f****** nowhere. Desert. Tyres
| stuffed with praire grass.
| Exhaust made of coke cans, no windows, no petrol. These were the Bush
“praire grass”? (Another Jake fantasy from the wall of your rubber room)
Fish. 2012-06-13 03:26:33
In article <firstname.lastname@example.org>,
must we bring politcs into everything.
“You’re not going to enjoy this, and it won’t be quick”
Very apt quote from “300”, I didn’t and it wasn’t.
Arthur brain 2012-06-13 03:26:36
….no, I think he tries to bring s** into everything…..