1. Human Rights, where are they? - 10 years of failed NT Intervention

    Public Forum on Friday, 8 December 2017, Redfern Community Centre (Sydney)

    Dr Jeff McMullen AM, Journalist, author, film maker

    It has now been over 10 years since the Racial Discrimination Act was suspended in order to roll out the Northern Territory Intervention.
    This so-called ‘Emergency Response’ saw the military sent to remote Aboriginal communities, Aboriginal land compulsorily acquired by the state, dramatically increased policing, the abolition of CDEP jobs and the introduction of welfare quarantining, among many other brutal and paternalistic measures.
    Indigenous health expert Pat Turner has described the Intervention as a “complete violation of the human rights of Aboriginal people”.
    Now, this punitive policy continues under the guise of ‘Stronger Futures’, and continues to fail First Nations people.
    The effects of these measures are only too clear. Rosalie Kunoth-Monks OAM, Arrernte-Alyawarra Elder, describes the Intervention as an abusive assault, done with impunity, on our people. ‘How long,’ she asked, ‘are we – collectively as Australians – going to tolerate this outrage, these unmentionable crimes committed against my people?’
    Aboriginal children continue to be removed from their families at an alarming rate, incarceration of Indigenous people has more than doubled, and the rate of suicide for Indigenous people in the Northern Territory has increased sixfold since the commencement of the Intervention.
    And yet despite this disastrous failure, we can begin to see the spread of some of these policies to other areas under the guise of Healthy Welfare Card. The Government does not feel any shame in continuing the Intervention and expanding these draconian policies to other underprivileged (especially to high Aboriginal populated) areas in Australia.

    So we ask: where are the human rights?

    Organized by STICS (Stop The Intervention Collective Sydney)

    For more information about this event please visit http://www.stoptheintervention.org

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  2. Human Rights, where are they? - 10 years of failed NT Intervention

    Public Forum on Friday, 8 December 2017, Redfern Community Centre (Sydney)

    Greg Marks, International human rights law expert, specialising in Indigenous rights. Policy analyst, researcher and writer. Centre Associate, Indigenous Law Centre UNSW

    It has now been over 10 years since the Racial Discrimination Act was suspended in order to roll out the Northern Territory Intervention.
    This so-called ‘Emergency Response’ saw the military sent to remote Aboriginal communities, Aboriginal land compulsorily acquired by the state, dramatically increased policing, the abolition of CDEP jobs and the introduction of welfare quarantining, among many other brutal and paternalistic measures.
    Indigenous health expert Pat Turner has described the Intervention as a “complete violation of the human rights of Aboriginal people”.
    Now, this punitive policy continues under the guise of ‘Stronger Futures’, and continues to fail First Nations people.
    The effects of these measures are only too clear. Rosalie Kunoth-Monks OAM, Arrernte-Alyawarra Elder, describes the Intervention as an abusive assault, done with impunity, on our people. ‘How long,’ she asked, ‘are we – collectively as Australians – going to tolerate this outrage, these unmentionable crimes committed against my people?’
    Aboriginal children continue to be removed from their families at an alarming rate, incarceration of Indigenous people has more than doubled, and the rate of suicide for Indigenous people in the Northern Territory has increased sixfold since the commencement of the Intervention.
    And yet despite this disastrous failure, we can begin to see the spread of some of these policies to other areas under the guise of Healthy Welfare Card. The Government does not feel any shame in continuing the Intervention and expanding these draconian policies to other underprivileged (especially to high Aboriginal populated) areas in Australia.

    So we ask: where are the human rights?

    Organized by STICS (Stop The Intervention Collective Sydney)

    For more information about this event please visit http://www.stoptheintervention.org

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  3. Human Rights, where are they? - 10 years of failed NT Intervention

    Public Forum on Friday, 8 December 2017, Redfern Community Centre (Sydney)

    Ashley Rose, Cammeraygal man, organiser Finance Sector Union of Australia, member of the ACTU Indigenous advisory committee

    It has now been over 10 years since the Racial Discrimination Act was suspended in order to roll out the Northern Territory Intervention.
    This so-called ‘Emergency Response’ saw the military sent to remote Aboriginal communities, Aboriginal land compulsorily acquired by the state, dramatically increased policing, the abolition of CDEP jobs and the introduction of welfare quarantining, among many other brutal and paternalistic measures.
    Indigenous health expert Pat Turner has described the Intervention as a “complete violation of the human rights of Aboriginal people”.
    Now, this punitive policy continues under the guise of ‘Stronger Futures’, and continues to fail First Nations people.
    The effects of these measures are only too clear. Rosalie Kunoth-Monks OAM, Arrernte-Alyawarra Elder, describes the Intervention as an abusive assault, done with impunity, on our people. ‘How long,’ she asked, ‘are we – collectively as Australians – going to tolerate this outrage, these unmentionable crimes committed against my people?’
    Aboriginal children continue to be removed from their families at an alarming rate, incarceration of Indigenous people has more than doubled, and the rate of suicide for Indigenous people in the Northern Territory has increased sixfold since the commencement of the Intervention.
    And yet despite this disastrous failure, we can begin to see the spread of some of these policies to other areas under the guise of Healthy Welfare Card. The Government does not feel any shame in continuing the Intervention and expanding these draconian policies to other underprivileged (especially to high Aboriginal populated) areas in Australia.

    So we ask: where are the human rights?

    Organized by STICS (Stop The Intervention Collective Sydney)

    For more information about this event please visit http://www.stoptheintervention.org

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  4. Human Rights, where are they? - 10 years of failed NT Intervention

    Public Forum on Friday, 8 December 2017, Redfern Community Centre (Sydney)

    Thalia Anthony, Associate Professor of Law researching the treatment of Aboriginal youth in detention

    It has now been over 10 years since the Racial Discrimination Act was suspended in order to roll out the Northern Territory Intervention.
    This so-called ‘Emergency Response’ saw the military sent to remote Aboriginal communities, Aboriginal land compulsorily acquired by the state, dramatically increased policing, the abolition of CDEP jobs and the introduction of welfare quarantining, among many other brutal and paternalistic measures.
    Indigenous health expert Pat Turner has described the Intervention as a “complete violation of the human rights of Aboriginal people”.
    Now, this punitive policy continues under the guise of ‘Stronger Futures’, and continues to fail First Nations people.
    The effects of these measures are only too clear. Rosalie Kunoth-Monks OAM, Arrernte-Alyawarra Elder, describes the Intervention as an abusive assault, done with impunity, on our people. ‘How long,’ she asked, ‘are we – collectively as Australians – going to tolerate this outrage, these unmentionable crimes committed against my people?’
    Aboriginal children continue to be removed from their families at an alarming rate, incarceration of Indigenous people has more than doubled, and the rate of suicide for Indigenous people in the Northern Territory has increased sixfold since the commencement of the Intervention.
    And yet despite this disastrous failure, we can begin to see the spread of some of these policies to other areas under the guise of Healthy Welfare Card. The Government does not feel any shame in continuing the Intervention and expanding these draconian policies to other underprivileged (especially to high Aboriginal populated) areas in Australia.

    So we ask: where are the human rights?

    Organized by STICS (Stop The Intervention Collective Sydney)

    For more information about this event please visit http://www.stoptheintervention.org

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  5. Human Rights, where are they? - 10 years of failed NT Intervention

    Public Forum on Friday, 8 December 2017, Redfern Community Centre (Sydney)

    Sylvia Purrurle Neale, Eastern Arrernte

    It has now been over 10 years since the Racial Discrimination Act was suspended in order to roll out the Northern Territory Intervention.
    This so-called ‘Emergency Response’ saw the military sent to remote Aboriginal communities, Aboriginal land compulsorily acquired by the state, dramatically increased policing, the abolition of CDEP jobs and the introduction of welfare quarantining, among many other brutal and paternalistic measures.
    Indigenous health expert Pat Turner has described the Intervention as a “complete violation of the human rights of Aboriginal people”.
    Now, this punitive policy continues under the guise of ‘Stronger Futures’, and continues to fail First Nations people.
    The effects of these measures are only too clear. Rosalie Kunoth-Monks OAM, Arrernte-Alyawarra Elder, describes the Intervention as an abusive assault, done with impunity, on our people. ‘How long,’ she asked, ‘are we – collectively as Australians – going to tolerate this outrage, these unmentionable crimes committed against my people?’
    Aboriginal children continue to be removed from their families at an alarming rate, incarceration of Indigenous people has more than doubled, and the rate of suicide for Indigenous people in the Northern Territory has increased sixfold since the commencement of the Intervention.
    And yet despite this disastrous failure, we can begin to see the spread of some of these policies to other areas under the guise of Healthy Welfare Card. The Government does not feel any shame in continuing the Intervention and expanding these draconian policies to other underprivileged (especially to high Aboriginal populated) areas in Australia.

    So we ask: where are the human rights?

    Organized by STICS (Stop The Intervention Collective Sydney)

    For more information about this event please visit http://www.stoptheintervention.org

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STICS

STICS (Stop the Intervention Collective Sydney) is an open collective of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people committed to the repeal of the NT Intervention and the struggle for Aboriginal self-determination.

For further information please visit http://www.stoptheintervention.org

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