Forum on Racism & the Media: The Lie that built the Northern Territory Intervention
Tjanara Goreng Goreng - founder FIRDA Foundation for Indigenous Recovery and Development Australia.Former Senior Policy Advisor of community engagement and recovery at the Office of Indigenous Policy Coordination under Minister Mal Brough
Chris Graham - Founding and former editor of the National Indigenous Times
‘Racism in the media: the Lie that Built the Northern Territory intervention' is an expose about a fraudulent ABC Lateline program which aired in the lead-up to the intervention, entitled ‘Sexual slavery reported in Indigenous communities'.
The Lateline story helped the federal government mount the case for the NT intervention. But as the speakers revealed, the story was built on a gigantic fraud. The scandal surrounding this story has already destroyed several careers, sparked a series of parliamentary brawls and high level government, an apology to federal parliament, not to mention police raids on homes in Canberra and Central Australia.
The forum was hosted by the Stop the Intervention Collective Sydney (STICS), an organization which has led the public campaign to expose the lies and failures of the Northern Territory intervention.