Background to the Northern Territory (NT) Intervention

Last updated: 27 May 2014

WGAR News: SBS TV: Watch John Pilger's 'Utopia', on Saturday 31st May 2014, 8:35pm SBSONE (27 May 14)
* : Utopia, John Pilger's latest film, to be broadcast on SBS Australia on 31 May
* Chris Graham, New Matilda: Utopia: The Inside Story
* The Stringer: A long way to go for 'Utopia'
* Background to 'Utopia', John Pilger's documentary film about Aboriginal people in Australia
* Background to the Northern Territory (NT) Intervention"

WGAR News: 'concerned Australians': Survey of Aboriginal Adults residing outside the Northern Territory on The Intervention and Stronger Futures Legislation, Constitutional Change and Treaties (30 Apr 14)
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WGAR News: [Alice Springs] March against Racial Laws and Racist Policing: CAAMA Radio (30 Mar 14)

WGAR News: Interview with John Pilger on 'Utopia: an Epic Struggle of Resistance': Radio New Zealand (17 Mar 14)

WGAR News: Assimilation and the Intervention: A Solidarity Online collection of articles (18 Feb 14)

WGAR News: 'In the Absence of Treaty' speeches by Graeme Mundine, ACM Sydney & Dr John Falzon, St Vincent de Paul Society (16 Feb 14)

WGAR News: Paddy Gibson associate producer of Utopia on the Redfern premiere and its wider impact: Perth Indymedia Radio Show (11 Feb 14)

WGAR News: Robert and Selina Eggington, Rosalie Kunoth Monks and John Pilger speak about 'Utopia' (2 Feb 14)

WGAR News: Rosalie Kunoth-Monks and John Pilger speak at the Australian premiere of 'Utopia' in Redfern (22 Jan 14)

WGAR News: petition for 'Treaty' & 'In the Absence of Treaty' book-launches by 'concerned Australians' (21 Jan 14)

WGAR News: Mick Estens, The Stringer: Northern Territory Intervention = injustice, prejudice, inequality (30 Dec 13)
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WGAR News: Michael Brull, Overland literary journal: The media and the Intervention (9 Dec 13)
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WGAR News: mp3bod: Jeff McMullen on the Northern Territory Intervention (7 Nov 13)
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WGAR News: Arguing the Intervention: Jon Altman, Journal of Indigenous Policy [Special Issue: Collection of 39 essays by Jon Altman on the NT Intervention] (17 Sep 13)

'concerned Australians': Without Justice there can be no Reconciliation:

Creative Spirits: Northern Territory Emergence Response (NTER) - "The Intervention":

Jumbunna - UTS: "Rebuilding from the Ground up" Alternatives to the NT Intervention:

Equality Rights Alliance: Women's Experience of Income Management in the Northern Territory:

Our Generation: [A documentary film by Sinem Saban & Damien Curtis]

ANTaR: Northern Territory Communities - Putting communities back in the driving seat

IRAG (Intervention Rollback Action Group): Mparntwe - Alice Springs:

Respect and Listen:

STICS (Stop the Intervention Collective Sydney):

Stand for Freedom: There can be no reconciliation without justice:

Background to 'Utopia', John Pilger's documentary film about Aboriginal people in Australia (15 Jan 14)

WGAR News: John Pilger: Utopia is one of the most urgent films I have made: The Guardian (12 Jan 14)

WGAR News: How to support the Aboriginal people in their struggle for justice: (26 Dec 13)

WGAR News: Interview - John Pilger exposes Australia's shocking secret in Utopia: Australian Times (24 Nov 13)

WGAR News: Yiŋiya speaks about Stronger Futures from Gapuwiyak (31 Oct 13)

WGAR News: Our Generation - The Film [A documentary film by Sinem Saban & Damien Curtis] (31 Oct 13)
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WGAR News: Anti-Poverty Week: the first three 'concerned Australians' books are now available for download (14 Oct 13)

WGAR News: 'concerned Australians': Dispossession is Poverty Poster (14 Oct 13)
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WGAR News: 'concerned Australians': Book Reviews [re NT Intervention and 'Stronger Futures'] (14 Oct 13)
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WGAR News: Paddy Gibson speaks about the NT Emergency Response and the successor "Stronger Futures" (4 Oct 13)

WGAR News: Stolen Futures: Paddy Gibson, Overland Literary Journal (29 Sep 13)

WGAR News: Michael Brull, Tracker: Australia's pro-race discrimination commissioner [Featuring Tim Soutphommasane] (19 Sep 13)
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WGAR News: The Wire: Another military-style Indigenous intervention? [Featuring Chairperson for NACCHO, Justin Mohamad] (17 Sep 13)
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[NACCHO: National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation]

WGAR News: Highlighting Rosalie Kunoth-Monks, Senate candidate for AFNPP First Nations Party (3 Sep 13)

WGAR News: Highlighting Barbara Shaw, Aboriginal electoral candidate for the NT Australian Greens (2 Sep 13)

WGAR News: Election 2013: Political Parties opposing the Northern Territory (NT) Intervention
[Featuring First Nations, The Greens, Socialist Alliance & Katter's Party.] (28 Aug 13)

WGAR News: Respect and Listen: Interview with Barbara Shaw and Deni Langman - Bankstown, 23 Aug 2013 (27 Aug 13)
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WGAR News: Respect and Listen: Interview by Jeff McMullen with Rosalie Kunoth-Monks on 22 Aug 2013 (27 Aug 13)
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WGAR News: STICS videos from Friday's protest: Say no to Government Income Management
[Featuring Lee Rhiannon, Barbara Shaw, Paddy Gibson & Stuart Highway] (27 Aug 13)
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[STICS: Stop the Intervention Collective, Sydney]

WGAR News: ABC Brisbane: Mornings with Annie Gaffney: Chris Graham rates Mal Brough and Jenny Macklin poorly on Indigenous Affairs (27 Aug 13)
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WGAR News: CAAMA Radio: Arrende-Alyawarra Elder speaks out against intervention [Featuring Aunty Rosalie Kunoth Monks] (12 Aug 13)
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[CAAMA: Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association]

WGAR News: Let's Talk's Tiga Bayles interviews Barbara Shaw about the NT Intervention (29 Jun 13)

WGAR News: The NT Intervention - Six Years On: Barbara Shaw, New Matilda (23 Jun 13)

WGAR News: Entrenching the NT Intervention: what happened to the resistance?: Paddy Gibson, Solidarity Online (1 Aug 13)

WGAR News: German Language: Artikel fuer Amnesty International Rundbrief Juli 2013: Sechster Jahrestag der NT Intervention (1 Aug 13)
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WGAR News: NAIDOC Week: Still Supporting Yolngu in Their Fight for Rights: 'concerned Australians' (8 Jul 13)

WGAR News: Sixth Anniversary of the Intervention - Striking the Wrong Note: Michele Harris, 'concerned Australians' (20 Jun 13)

WGAR News: CAAMA interviews Paddy Gibson about the rally marking the six year anniversary of the NT Intervention (29 Jun 13)
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WGAR News: What does a change of PM mean for Aboriginal people?: CAAMA interviews Michael Mansell (1 Jul 13)
[Includes call for an end to the Northern Territory Intervention.]

WGAR News: Paddy Gibson, Solidarity Online: Six years of shame: Aboriginal assimilation and the NT Intervention (20 Jun 13)
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WGAR News: ACOSS, NWRN & St Vincent de Paul Society: Six years of the NT Intervention is six years too long (23 Jun 13)
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agendaTracker: Bad Aunty: The truth about the NT intervention and the case for an independent media (By Chris Graham)

WGAR News: Jon Altman and Susie Russell, Evidence Base Journal:
Too much 'Dreaming': Evaluations of the Northern Territory National Emergency Response Intervention 2007-2012 (19 Dec 12)
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WGAR News: Evaluating New Income Management in the Northern Territory: First Evaluation Report (4 Dec 12)

WGAR News: Living Black's Marc Tong interviews Sylvie Ellsmore: Local Council Says No to Income Management (1 Jul 13)
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WGAR News: We have to stop the creation of another Stolen Generation: Paddy Gibson, The Guardian UK (13 Jun 13)

WGAR News: Triple R - Melbourne Independent Radio: Audio: Kulja and Donna talk to Chips Mackinolty about the Northern Territory Intervention (4 Jun 13)
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WGAR News: Ryde (Sydney) Launch of the Book: 'A Decision to Discriminate' & Film Screening of 'Our Generation' (23 May 13)
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WGAR News: Shepparton (Victoria) Launch of the Book: 'A Decision to Discriminate - Aboriginal Disempowerment in the Northern Territory' (23 May 13)
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WGAR News: Videos of speakers Graeme Mundine and Jeff McMullen at 'What’s really going on?' An update on NT Intervention (23 May 13)
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WGAR News: Launch of 'A Decision to Discriminate: Aboriginal Disempowerment in the NT' (9 Nov 12)
[Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra and Murray Bridge Book Launches]

WGAR News: Blackett, Western Sydney launch of the book 'A Decision to Discriminate' (20 Feb 13)

WGAR News: 'A Decision to Discriminate': Brisbane and Adelaide Book Launches + Darwin Introduction to the Book (3 Dec 12)

WGAR News: "Damning NT report shows income management must go" STICS (5 Oct 12)
[STICS: Stop the Intervention Collective, Sydney]

WGAR News: "Report finds serious flaws in delivery of gov't services to NT Aboriginal communities" SNAICC News (30 Sep 12)
[SNAICC: Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care]

WGAR News: Anti-Intervention campaigners speak out over sacking of Olga Havnen: STICS (11 Nov 12)
[STICS: Stop the Intervention Collective, Sydney]

WGAR News: Intervention laws pass the Senate; Dr Gondarra in High Court challenge (30 Jun 12)

CAAMA (Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association) - NT Intervention:

Treaty Republic - NT Intervention:

Tracker - NT Intervention:

Crikey - NT Intervention:

New Matilda - northern territory intervention:

The Conversation - After the Intervention:

The Greens: Rachel Siewert: Ending the NT Intervention:

Australian Human Rights Commission: Northern Territory 'Emergency Response' intervention:

Amnesty International Australia: Homelands:

Intervention walk-off's Blog:

Stop the Intervention: Myths and Facts: 5 years of NT Intervention by statistics:

Green Left: Northern Territory intervention: myths and facts:

WGAR News: Senator Nigel Scullion [Shadow Minister for Indigenous Affairs]: Labor bureaucracy fails Indigenous Australians (13 Nov 12)
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Darwin Aboriginal Rights Coalition:

MAIC (Melbourne Anti-Intervention Collective):

Jobs with Justice:

Students For Indigenous Rights - UQ: The Northern Territory Intervention:

Defending Indigenous Rights:

FAIRA; Human Rights Law Resource Centre; NACLC: Australia's compliance with CERD - Fact Sheet 2: Northern Territory Intervention:

Adelaide Stop the Intervention:

About WGAR News:

WGAR (Working Group for Aboriginal Rights):

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See also:

Background to Aboriginal Community Living Area Land Reform in the Northern Territory (NT)

Background to 'Stronger Futures' new NT Intervention laws

Background: Calls for 'Stronger Futures' laws to be subject to Human Rights scrutiny

Background to support for the Yolngu statement and opposition to the 'Stronger Futures' laws

Background to the Ampilatwatja Anti-Intervention Walk-off, Northern Territory (NT), Australia

Background to Income Management for APY Lands in South Australia