Northern Territory Intervention

First Nations Peoples in Australia are being crushed by governments

This media release highlights the crushing of the people who still live under the military intervention in the Northern Territory, where lands can be exploited and misused without consulting the true owners, nor gaining free, prior and informed consent and controlling cultured people's income under a false and deceitful charge. This page also re-issues a warning about the 'Recognise' Campaign and the decision of the Queensland Supreme Court decision in The Rates Dispute Ngurampaa v Balonne Shire Council. Read more about First Nations Peoples in Australia are being crushed by governments

Why are so many First Nations kids in detention in the NT in the first place?

Thalia Anthony, Associate Professor in Law, University of Technology Sydney

Across Australia, Indigenous children constitute at least 54% of children in juvenile detention centres. The proportion of Indigenous children in penal detention centres in the NT is higher than in any other state or territory: 97% of children in NT juvenile detention centres are Indigenous. Read more about Why are so many First Nations kids in detention in the NT in the first place?

Income management a failure, according to three-year study which contradicts findings of Forrest review

Basics Debit Card

"Income management through the BasicsCard Does not achieve what it sets out to achieve," said Alice Springs' Tangentyere Council research coordinator Matthew Campbell, whose team helped collect data for the study.

Income management in the Northern Territory has not led to people on welfare drinking less alcohol, sending their children to school more often or buying healthier food, according to the findings of a three-year study commissioned by the Federal Government. Read more about Income management a failure, according to three-year study which contradicts findings of Forrest review

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Retired magistrate Pat O'Shane has criticised the Intervention and called on the Abbott government to put more resources into Indigenous affairs. "It's racist, in a word," she said.

"It's discriminatory; it is not applied to other communities in this society."

Ms O'Shane said the Howard government suspended the Racial Discrimination Act specifically to implement the policy in Indigenous communities.

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Homelands are communities established by Aboriginal people so that they can maintain their connection with their traditional, ancestral land. These communities have lower levels of social problems and significantly better health outcomes for Aboriginal people -- as well as a strengthened connection to culture, language and spirituality.

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