August 26, 2010
Friday 27 August 2010
12:00pm ALP Head Office
360 King St,
Get the message Labor? Aboriginal Rights, Not the Intervention!
This Friday Aboriginal rights activists protest against the Northern Territory Intervention.
The action will target the ALP Headquarters, as the Intervention has cost the previous government votes in the recent elections.
The huge swing to the Greens in remote Indigenous communities is a rejection of the paternalistic policies of the Intervention. This is particularly shown in areas affected by then Intervention, where the Greens outpolled the ALP on a platform opposing the NT Intervention.
All aspects of the Intervention have come under increasing criticism following condemnation last year from groups such as Amnesty International and the UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights.
The protesters have labelled the Intervention as racist and argue that it has had a negative impact on the lives of Indigenous people in the Northern Territory.
Indigenous Activist, Sharon Firebrace, said “The huge swing to the Greens in remote Indigenous communities is a rejection of the paternalistic policies of the Intervention. It is time for the ALP to ditch the Intervention- it has not mandate and it is not working.”
For interviews or more information contact:
Sharon Firebrace: 0401 414 967
Chris Peterson: 0431 311 520