| In June 2007 the Northern Territory Government released the report: Northern Territory Board of Inquiry into the Protection of Aboriginal Children from Sexual Abuse (Also known as Ampe Akelyernemane Meke Mekarle “Little Children are Sacred”). This report prompted a reaction from the Howard Federal Government who likened the situation of Indigenous child abuse to a “national emergency”. |
What followed was a very controversial response by the Federal Government. Legislation was passed within days of the Northern Territory “Little Children are Sacred” report to intervene in the areas of welfare payments to indigenous families, alcohol and pornography bans, health checks on Indigenous children and allowing access to Indigenous land.
Northern Territory Government Reports
Federal Government Legislation and Reports
Northern TerritoryNational Emergency Response Act 2007.
Northern Territory National Emergency Response Amendment (Alcohol) Act 2007.
Northern Territory National Emergency Response Bill 2007 Explanatory Memorandum.
Social Security and other Legislation Amendment (Welfare Payment Reform) Act 2007.
Social Security and OtherLegislation Amendment (Welfare Payment Reform) Bill 2007. Explanatory Memorandum.
Families,Community Services and Indigenous Affairs and other Legislation Amendment (Northern Territory National Emergency Response and Other Measures) Act 2007.
Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs and other Legislation Amendment (Northern Territory National Emergency Response and Other Measures) Bill 2007. Explanatory Memorandum.
Inquiry into the Northern Territory National Emergency Response Bill 2007 & Related Bills. Standing Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs.
Northern Territory Emergency Response: report of the NTER Review Board. Australian Government, 2008.
NT Emergency Response Monitoring report(Federal Government)
Report On the NTER Redesign Engagement Strategy and Implementation
Australian Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs,
Responses to the Intervention
- Submission of the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission (HREOC) to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Committee on the Northern Territory National Emergency Response Legislation. Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission (HREOC), 10 Aug 2007.
Since the Intervention
- Living Through a National Emergency: A view of the Intervention from Ground Zero [Audiofile]. Fogarty, Bill & Fogarty, Marissa, 2008.
The best Australian political writing 2008.Jones, T (ed). Vic. Melbourne University Press, 2008.
The Intervention. Katherine, NT ABC Broadcasting. Katherine, 2008.
- This is our country too (DVD). London, RiceNpeas, .
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Australian Journal of Human Rights.
Geoffrey Robertson's hypotheticals (DVD). Closing the gap. Alice Springs, N.T. 2009.
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The intervention, Katherine, NT (DVD).
Screen Australia and the New South Wales Film and Television Office, Julie Nimmo. Canberra, Ronin Films, 2008.
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Last drinks: the impact of the Northern Territory intervention.
Paul Toohey. Melbourne, Vic. Black Inc., 2008.
|This is what we said: Australian Aboriginal people give their views on the Northern Territory intervention |
East Melbourne, Vic. Concerned Australians, 2010.
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UN Critical of Australian Aboriginal Intervention.
- Observations on the Northern Territory Emergency Response in Australia United Nations, February 2010
- Bess Nungarrayi Price on the NT Intervention
ABC Big Ideas, Feb 2010
- Health impact assessment of the Northern Territory Emergency Response.
Australian Indigenous Doctors’ Association and centre for Health Equity Training, Research and Evaluation, UNSW.
Canberra. Australian Indigenous Doctors’ Association, 2010