Aboriginal Rights Coalition
Aboriginal Control of Aboriginal Affairs

[NSW] Show solidarity with Aboriginal activists in the Territory: Protest at Redfern Centrelink this Tuesday May 13

Protest at Redfern Centrelink
End the racist NT intervention–no welfare quarantines

National Day of Action against NT intervention
No Racist Welfare Quarantines!
Reinstate the Racial Discrimination Act!

Rally Tuesday May 13
12:30 Redfern Centrelink 140 Redfern st

Speakers recently returned from solidarity work in NT communities

The NT intervention is sinking into deeper crisis. Thousands of people from remote communities are being forced into urban areas by the racist welfare quarantine system, compounding social problems. Aboriginal people are experiencing shame and humiliation as they are forced into segregated systems at Centrelink, in supermarkets and in schools. Ignoring these problems, Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Jenny Macklin has recently threatened to extend welfare quarantines into South Australia and is refusing to reinstate the Racial Discrimination Act.

But people continue to resist. Yuendumu have held off attempts to impose the quarantine through a strategy of non-cooperation with intervention authorities and big rallies are being planned in Alice Springs, Darwin and around the country on June 21 to mark one year since the intervention. Join the groundswell against the intervention – join the protest at Redfern Centrelink this Tuesday!

Contact Greg Eatock 0432050240.

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