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[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 […]

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

May 11, 2008

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 […]

Media Release: NATIONAL DAY OF PROTEST AT CENTRELINK TARGETS WELFARE QUARANTINING

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: 188 taken into custody in Alice – raids linked to intervention

April 7, 2008

Media release 7/4/08 – For immediate release ABC news is reporting that 188 people were taken into custody in Alice Springs in a “special operation” targeting alcohol consumption and loitering on Thursday 4th and Friday 5th of April. Police have been given increased powers under the NT intervention. Police have said arrests focussed on youth […]

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 […]