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NT Intervention Rally

Stop the intervention, Stop the Racism - Human Rights for all! June 21 will mark one year since the Howard Government announced the NT intervention. Far from improving child welfare, the intervention has created a new wave of dispossession and is compounding social problems.

Event details


Jun 21, 2008
from 11:00 AM to 02:00 PM


The Block, Redfern

Contact Name

Monique Wiseman 0415410558

Contact Phone

Paddy Gibson 0415800586

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Call for a National Day of Action on Saturday June 21


Endorsed by the national conference called by the Aboriginal Rights Coalition May 23-25 in Sydney attended by over 200 people.


- Repeal all "NT intervention" legislation

- Restore the Racial Discrimination Act

- Fund infrastructure and community controlled services

- Sign and implement the UN Declaration on the Rights of

  Indigenous Peoples

- Aboriginal Control of Aboriginal Affairs


Communities continue to stand up against the intervention.

Scores of representatives from "prescribed areas" traveled to join the 2000 strong Canberra Convergence at the opening of the new Parliament. Many more will come from communities around the Northern Territory to protest in Alice Springs and Darwin as part of the national protests on 21 June.


In July Jenny Macklin, the Minister for Aboriginal Affairs will begin a review of the Intervention. We need to bring thousands of people out onto the streets around the country to ensure grass-roots voices are no longer ignored. The new Government must break with the assimilationist policies of the Howard era. They must act on the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. A massive injection of funds and resources into communities is badly needed, but cannot come at the expense of basic human rights. Only an approach which respects self-determination will lead to improvements in community life.