03 August 2010

Federal Election 2010 - Who will stop the NT Intervention?

On 9 August 2010, MAIC held a forum which discussed the elections and the NT Intervention. Go to our Facebook group to see some clips of the speakers. Here are some photos from the night.

Shannon Price, Chair of the forum

David Glanz speaks for MAIC

Dr Richard Di Natale from The Greens

Kevin Bracken from the Maritime Union of Australia (MUA)

Sharon Firebrace from the Socialist Alliance

The MAIC organisers of the event were pleased with the attendance and the quality of the speakers. There were some particularly good contributions during the questions and comments time as well. Stay tuned for a follow-up event after the election results are in!

Federal Election 2010:
Who Will Stop the NT Intervention?

It will take more than voting to get rid of the NT Intervention.

Even if The Greens hold the balance of power in the Senate it will still require the power of grassroots movements, such as the land rights movement of the 1970s to win real Aboriginal rights.

It is no surprise that Tony Abbott is 100% committed to the failed policies of the NT Intervention. If he is elected he will extend the racist Intervention that his party brought in.

Gillard’s Labor government supported the implementation of the Intervention under Howard and have entrenched Intervention policies—Rudd’s apology to the Stolen
Generations rings very hollow.

The Greens are the only party with members in parliament who have consistently opposed the Intervention. It would be good if the Greens increase their vote in this election, and if Labor remains in power rather than Abbott. This will demonstrate a
clear vote against the continuation of racist policies like the NT Intervention.

We encourage you to join us in discussion about what we can do to take a stand against this latest attack on Aboriginal rights.

Kevin Bracken (Maritime Union of Australia)
Richard Di Natale (candidate for The Greens)
Sharon Firebrace (candidate for Socialist Alliance)
David Glanz (Melbourne Anti-Intervention Collective)

Monday, 6:30pm
9th August 2010
Trades Hall
cnr Victoria and Lygon Streets
Carlton South

Melbourne Anti-Intervention Collective (MAIC) meets every Monday, 6:30pm at the New International Bookshop. The bookshop is located in the basement of the Trades Hall building located on the corner of Lygon and Victoria Streets in South Carlton. All welcome!


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