Stop the Intervention: An Interview with Indigenous Social Justice Association’s Ken Canning

Ten years ago, the Howard government sent the army into 73 remote Aboriginal communities in the Northern Territory. It was a move many described as an act of war.Officially known as the ‘Northern Territory National Emergency Response’, the intervention was implemented after media reports of paedophile rings operating in communities in Central Australia. The reports were subsequently proven to be false.This federal government policy – forced upon local Aboriginal people with absolutely no consultation – continues to the present day.On the back of false claimsIn June 2006, the ABC’s Lateline ran a story on alleged paedophile rings operating in Mutitjulu: a remote Aboriginal community east of Uluru.

Source: Stop the Intervention: An Interview with Indigenous Social Justice Association’s Ken Canning

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