Remote communities ‘don’t feel there’s enough police presence so that they can feel safe’
NT Senator Jacinta Price has spoken to Sky News host Peta Credlin on her grandmother’s condition after Tess Napaljarri Ross was violently attacked in the remote outback community where she lives.
“My grandmother has now got five stitches in her head so she is currently resting, she’s out of hospital, she’s at Yuendumu,” Ms Price said.
“My cousin, her granddaughter, was also assaulted last night, yesterday and … was flown into the Alice Springs hospital so I’m waiting to hear back on how her health is also and her son has also – a four-year-old has been threatened with violence, threatened to be stabbed.
“This is the sort of ongoing violence, family feuds that’s been going on out in Yuendumu.
“People, they don’t feel safe, they don’t feel there’s enough police presence so that they can feel safe in these communities.
“My family, these women, want to be safe, I mean they should have the same sort of level of safety as other Australian citizens in this country.”