More indigenous ideas

'Wet canteens' could help control drinking.

Mr Brough is visiting Northern Territory communities for the first time since the announcement a fortnight ago of the measures to address Indigenous child sexual abuse.

At Santa Teresa, south of Alice Springs, he was shown the area where people gather to drink before entering the community where drinking is illegal.

He says controlled drinking areas may be a solution.

"If you actually have a place where people can drink safely and within limits, then you actually don't deny people, but you get the balance right," he said.

"That is why we've said all along they're the sort of things we want to work with communities."

This actually sounds like a good idea. Amazing. It comes from Mal Brough, the Federal Indigenous Affairs minister (amazing because he is a Liberal Party guy).

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