Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Protests against discriminatory intervention get louder

The ABC reports An Indigenous leader has described the Federal Government's plans for its intervention in Northern Territory Aboriginal communities as "in some ways genocide".

John Ah Kit is a former head of the Northern Land Council and a former Labor member of the Northern Territory Parliament.

He is in Canberra with a delegation lobbying against the Government's intervention, which will be passed into law by three bills which are due before Parliament today.

"The beginning of the end of Aboriginal culture - it is in some ways genocide," he said.

An ABC audio link discusses the discrimination underpinning the NT takeover.

The intervention legislation is inappropriate and offensive. It is time to have a new approach and new leadership.

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