4 Years too Long – Stop the Intervention – Melbourne, 21 June 2011

The Melbourne Anti-Intervention Collective (MAIC) organised a protest outside the office of FaHCSIA – the Department of Families, Health, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs to mark the fourth anniversary of the NT Intervention. The rally was one of a series being held across the country – see – and was addressed by a number of speakers from MAIC (including Jasmine Ali, who wound up proceedings but is unfortunately not captioned in the video) and others taking advantage of the open mic.


"Jobs with justice, not work for rations" - Anti-Intervention rally and march in Melbourne, 4 March 2011

Melbourne's Anti-Intervention Collective organised a protest under the banner "Jobs with Justice, not Work for Rations". After speeches at the State Library there was a march down Swanston Street to Federation Square, where the stage was occupied for more speakers and the formal handing over of a petition for delivery to the CFMEU in the NT...

See report on the MAIC website,, and also on this site -


“Jobs with Justice” – Melbourne anti-Intervention rally

Rallies were held around Australia on Friday 29 October under the banner of ‘Jobs with Justice’ and an end to the Northern Territory Intervention as part of a National Day of Action. The rally in Melbourne attended by approximately 500 people ended with a sit-down at a major city intersection, bringing peak-hour traffic to a halt for over twenty minutes. Related: Youtube footage of sit-in -- Report on rally from Melbourne Ant-Intervention Collective -- More photos on Melbourne Protests Weblog