Indigenous advocate criticises move-on powers

Last Update: Friday, April 27, 2007. 7:32am (AEST)

The Aboriginal Justice Advocacy Committee is angry about a new Northern Territory policing strategy.

Police are being trained for what is called the new Social Order Crime Reduction Strategy.

Under the plan, officers on the beat will move people on more regularly in an attempt to avoid situations escalating into violence or anti-social behaviour.

The advocacy group's Chris Howse says the Government should be addressing the reasons people are on the street instead.

"This committee is sick and tired of hearing about such policies as so-called proactive policing in the Alice Springs area that will result in people getting locked up and families being split apart when the overall problem is neglected gravely by governments and councils," he said.

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