19-21 Jun 2021 The endless Intervention
The endless Intervention:
First Nations speak out!
Sydney Protest & Online Conference
Saturday, 19 June 2021 - 1pm
Rally and March - Sydney Town Hall
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Sunday, 20 June and Monday, 21 June
Sunday at 11am, 1.30pm and 4pm &
Monday at 7pm AEST
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The Endless Intervention: 14 years too long
End racist laws!
Rally and March
Time: Saturday, 19 June, 1pm
Location: Town Hall then march to Djarrbarrgalli (The Domain)
Since 2007, Northern Territory First Nations communities have been subject to oppressive legislation passed by both Labor and Liberal governments that has done irreparable damage to these communities. The laws removed permit systems which opened up access to Aboriginal lands, imposed the BasicsCard, decimated jobs, suspended the Racial Discrimination Act, allowed the Government to compulsorily acquire land.These laws have caused a deterioration of social capital and well-being on Australia’s most severely disadvantaged population. They have resulted in greater youth incarceration, increased rates of suicide and child removal, deepening poverty, despair and the further loss of self-determination.
We demand: The repeal of ‘Stronger Futures’ laws, strengthen land rights and community governance of councils and housing, the right to bilingual education, the closing of youth prisons, having alternatives for all prisons, dignified meaningful jobs programs managed by community, the scrapping of compulsory BasicsCard and the return of children stolen during the Intervention. We demand an end to police wearing guns in communities, to land theft, mining and fracking and the increased militarisation of the NT. We demand treaties now!
NOW IS THE TIME TO RETURN HUMAN RIGHTS TO THE VICTIMS OF THE ILLEGAL NT INTERVENTION
REPEALTHE LAWS PASSED BY PARLIAMENT UNDER LIBERAL AND LABOR. NOW!
END THESE DESTRUCTIVE RACIST POLICIES!
The endless Intervention: First Nations speak out!
Online conference: 20 June 2021 at 11am, 1.30pm and 4pm
On Sunday 20th June 2021, a major zoom conference will be convened, titled “The endless Intervention: First Nations speak out!” marking the 14th anniversary of the Intervention/Stronger Futures.
About this Event:
As the laws enter their last year of implementation it is time to look to what has been the legacy, what lessons can be learnt and where to in the future. Professor Larissa Behrendt OA will be the moderator. This will be a powerful landmark forum organised by the Intervention Rollback Action Group (IRAG) Mparntwe (Alice Springs) and Stop The Intervention Collective Sydney (STICS) with support of 'concerned Australians' (cA).
Now is the time for in-depth discussion from such a range of eminent speakers whose contribution will be profound. It will help raise awareness, so that future decisions made regarding First Nations Peoples in the Northern Territory will have the full free, prior and informed consent of the people affected and are consistent with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
There will be three sessions: 11am, 1.30pm, 4pm, with hour long meal breaks
1. The perspective of politicians
2. The perspective of people living under the laws and those working with them.
3. The perspective of policy reviews
The following evening will be a follow up zoom event to the major conference, moderated by Alison Whittaker.
For important background information, see the open letter sent to the Hon. Ken Wyatt AM MP by the Intervention Rollback Action Group in 2019, Stand Up 2017 report from the Alice Springs conference, Statement of Eminent Australians and Statement by the Laynhapuy Homelands Aboriginal Corporation.