After the NT election...
The Struggle Against the NT Intervention
Aboriginal leaders speak out - "Stronger Futures" = Stolen Futures
6:30pm Thursday, 6 December 2012, Tom Mann Theatre, 136 Chalmers St, Surry Hills (Sydney)
Special guest speakers:
Rosalie Kunoth-Monks OAM, Alyawarr Elder from Utopia homelands, NT
Amelia Pangarte Kunoth-Monks, NT youth leader living on the BasicsCard
Jeff McMullen, Chief Executive Officer (Honorary) of Ian Thorpe's Fountain for Youth
Communities in the Northern Territory continue to resist the NT Intervention, and the policy framework is in deep crisis.
In June, the Labor government passed "Stronger Futures" legislation, which will continue key discriminatory Intervention powers for a further ten years.
But Central Australian communities like Amoonguna, Ampilatwatja and Daguragu are refusing to sign long term leases with the government. They have issued ultimatums, demanding a return of community controlled councils and the eviction of Intervention managers and Shire Councils from their land.
On October 13, the Yolngu Nations Assembly in Arnhem Land also issued a declaration refusing leases and calling for the repeal of "Stronger Futures".
In the recent NT election, Aboriginal votes swept the ALP from power and the pro-Intervention bipartisan consensus that has dominated both federal and NT politics was broken.