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Speak Out and Concert – Saturday 16th August

August 12, 2008

Aboriginal Control of Aboriginal Affairs Aboriginal Rights Coalition presents a Speak Out and Concert Stop the federal intervention into Aboriginal communities End the racist land grab No welfare quarantining – in NT or elsewhere! Defend the Redfern Block Restore the Racial Discrimination Act Fund infrastructure and community-controlled services From 1pm, Sat 16 Aug 1pm BBQ […]

[Media Release] Data shows intervention is a disaster: national rallies planned

June 5, 2008

Media release – 5/6/08 for immediate release Extensive surveys conducted by activist groups in Darwin and Alice Springs demonstrate that the federal government’s intervention in the Northern Territory is compounding hardship in Aboriginal communities. In a submission made to the Federal Senate Select Committee on Regional and Remote Indigenous Communities last week, Darwin Aboriginal Rights […]

Petition against NT intervention for the Federal Senate

May 6, 2008

Dear all, With the support of activists from “prescribed areas” in the NT, the Aboriginal Rights Coalition in Sydney have initiated a national petition against the NT intervention. Labor Senator for the NT Trish Crossin has agreed to present the petition to parliament in late June, to mark one year since the intervention and to […]


April 12, 2008

NATIONAL DAY OF ACTION – END DISCRIMINATORY WELFARE QUARANTINING: Monday 14th April A coalition of Aboriginal Rights groups around the country will protest on Monday at Centrelink offices to highlight the ongoing discrimination of welfare quarantining under the NT ‘Emergency Intervention’, and expose the detrimental impacts of the quarantine roll out. In February, the Canberra […]

HREOC Social Justice Report gives clear direction to the Labor Govt

April 10, 2008

Media release 31/3/08 The Aboriginal Rights Coalition welcomed today’s release of the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission’s Social Justice Report into the Northern Territory Intervention into Aboriginal communities. Commissioner Tom Calma’s Report provides an independent analysis, critically assessing the race-based welfare quarantining and the contravening of the Racial Discrimination Act which he claims has […]

Media release: Intervention Earthquake Shakes Top End

April 7, 2008

Media release 7/4/08 – For immediate release Spokespersons from the Bagot Town Camp in Darwin say they are now feeling the effects of the Northern Territory Intervention: The population of Bagot has risen from an average of around 500 to 1200. Of the 57 houses at Bagot 3 are earmarked for demolition. In the meantime […]

Video of Sydney National Day of Action at Redfern Centrelink

March 29, 2008

Thanks to Frank Jones for the video.

Media Release: SBS ‘Insight’ programme silences Aboriginal dissent

March 20, 2008

Media release 19/3/08 – for immediate release Last night, March 18, the SBS Insight programme entitled ‘Are They Safer’, about the Northern Territory intervention, went to air. Several Aboriginal representatives from affected communities in the NT have expressed dissatisfaction with selection process for the show and the way that dialogue was framed by the programme. […]

Media release: National protests against NT intervention target Centrelink

March 13, 2008

Tomorrow, March 13, Aboriginal people and their supporters will mobilise in ten cities and towns around the country, demanding an end to the Federal Government’s intervention in the Northern Territory. Speakers will include Greens MPs, trade union officials and representatives from the National Aboriginal Alliance. The protests will be held at Centrelink offices, to draw […]