While the northern territory (nt) of australia is acclaimed for its unique flora and fauna and pristine outback wilderness, it faces public health concerns that need urgent attention one of these is the high risk drinking of its population. In the name of the child: an analysis and critique of the northern territory national emergency response (nter) the starting point might be to recognise that the problem starts with us non-aboriginal australians. 1 the combined aboriginal organisations of the northern territory, 'a proposed emergency response and development plan to protect aboriginal children in the northern territory - a preliminary response to the australian government's proposals', 2007.
Introduction of australia's northern territory intervention, which was designed to protect aboriginal children from widespread abuse and neglect in remote nt communities (howard and brough 2007. The journal of indigenous policy has been established to provide a forum for intellectual discourse on indigenous policy development and implementation as it affects the lives of aboriginal and torres strait islander peoples in australia. Nicholas biddle australian national university at first glance, the most recent review of government expenditure on aboriginal and torres strait island australians is quite staggering it estimates that direct expenditure was a$334 billion, an increase of around 237% since the first report in 2008-09 (taking into account inflation. The aboriginal and torres strait islander services and aboriginal peak organisations northern territory -- an alliance comprising the central land council (clc), northern land council (nlc), north.
Emergency intervention into australia's northern territory (nt), as a response to the findings of the little children are sacred report (wild and anderson 2007) this legislation amounted to a conscious effort to discontinue income-providing. In 2007 the former federal government introduced a far-reaching 'intervention' into aboriginal communities in the northern territory the government claimed that the coercive measures outlined in this policy were aimed at combating child abuse and welfare dependency, arguing that 'old. Nt intervention: aboriginal australians take their case to the un it is not surprising that aboriginal australians who have been denied justice in australia will now embark upon a complaint to. As a legal service and justice agency the north australian aboriginal justice agency (naaja) has a strong interest in the development of appropriate and effective alcohol policy and legislation. Anti-nt intervention protestthe migration of aborigines from the northern territory in australia reveals the unpopularity of the government's intervention which has torn aboriginal families apart, reduced access to basic public services, and replaced 50% of welfare payments made to all residents with gift cards that could only be used at major retailers and only be spent on food and clothing.
Leaders from the uniting aboriginal and islander christian congress, rev ken sumner and rev shayne blackman, and the president of the uniting church in australia, rev alistair macrae, have added their signature to a statement from prominent australians urging a new approach to the policies of the northern territory intervention which secure, rather than violate, the rights of australia's. Sadly, it is no surprise that after almost a decade since the implementation of the nt intervention, aboriginal children are experiencing greater violence, trauma and despair the northern territory now has the highest rate of child abuse and neglect in australia and the rate of child sexual assault notifications in the nt has increased by. In 1901 one of australia's first acts as a nation was to introduce the so-called white australia policy to exclude non-europeans from australia under the policy melanesian slaves and their families were forcibly repatriated , severing centuries-old family and commercial links between aboriginal australians and indonesia.
Northern territory intervention 'fails on human rights' and closing the gap - 8 feb 2016 prof jon altman, from the alfred deakin centre for citizenship and globalisation, said the castan centre's evaluation of the intervention was too generous. All children in the nt missions evacuated to victoria, south australia and nsw following the bombing of darwin (some say this was to prevent aboriginal people collaborating with the japanese forces. Topics: indigenous-policy, government-and-politics, indigenous-aboriginal-and-torres-strait-islander, community-and-society, nt, australia more stories from northern territory top stories. On a national level, the aboriginal and torres strait islander commission (atsic) was australia's national policy making and service delivery agency for aboriginal and torres strait islander people from 1900 to 2005.
Following the 1973 woodward commission enquiry, in 1976 the australian federal government under gough whitlam enacted the aboriginal land rights (northern territory) act 1976 to recognise aboriginal australians' system of land rights in the northern territory. Aboriginal population of central australia has almost twice the death rate from these conditions as the top end 1 it is a contributing cause in domestic violence and sexual and other assaults, the neglect and. You understand that this card is a legacy of the nt intervention, designed to ensure that aboriginal people spend half their government benefits on food and essentials.
The intervention was seen as necessary to protect children ( johns, 2008 thill, 2009), but it is argued here that it was no more necessary than anywhere else in australia. The working group for aboriginal rights (wgar) publishes wgar news which monitors the media focusing on the australian federal government intervention into northern territory (nt) aboriginal communities along with other aboriginal rights issues. Breaking news macklin defends nt intervention laws to extend the northern territory intervention do not breach australia's human rights obligations, the indigenous affairs minister says. What is the northern territory intervention the intervention was directed at addressing the disproportionate levels of violence in indigenous communities in the northern territory, as well as the endemic disadvantage suffered in terms of health, housing, employment and justice.
(a) for aboriginal land (within the meaning of paragraph (a) of the definition of aboriginal land in subsection 3(1) of the aboriginal land rights (northern territory) act 1976)—the land trust that holds the estate in fee simple in the land. We acknowledge australian aboriginal people and torres strait islander people as the first inhabitants of the nation, and acknowledge traditional owners of the lands where our staff and students live, learn and work. In 2006, 225% of indigenous children aged three to five in the northern territory were participating in preschool, compared to 363% of non-indigenous children.