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Coronavirus stimulus payments have unforeseen consequences for this remote community, say leaders – ABC News

Community leaders say tensions have risen in the community of Peppimenarti since welfare payments increased, with some recipients spending the money on alcohol. But a new project promises to engage young people and bring the community together.

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For the last few months traditional owner John Wilson has been devastated to see an upsurge in alcohol-fuelled violence tearing his remote Northern Territory Indigenous community, Peppimenarti, apart.
Key points:

  • Peppimenarti community leaders say increased welfare payments are being spent on alcohol
  • Local politicians and health groups say they are seeing the problems across the Northern Territory
  • The community is trying to address its problems by building community pri…

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