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.