Prime Minister Anthony Albanese says he wants to make sure there is cooperation between the state and federal governments to deal with the crime wave in Alice Springs.
The Prime Minister arrived in Alice Springs on Tuesday after pressure to intervene and help solve the rampant crime taking place in the Northern Territory town.
He said these are “complex problems” which require full solutions.
“We’ve agreed to establish a central Australian Regional Controller and that person will be Dorrelle Anderson,” Mr Albanese said during a media conference in Alice Springs.
“Dorrelle is the right person for the job, someone who is experienced and someone familiar with this local community, but someone who will have responsibility to make sure we get federal and state programs coordinated in the best possible way.
“To make sure they are the most effective but also they provide for the best use of taxpayers dollars to make a substantial difference.”