Monday 10th December 2007
Barbara Shaw, a town camp resident in Alice Springs and executive member of Tangentyere council, is travelling from the NT to speak in
"The little children are sacred report had nothing to do with land, and the Commonwealth's legislation has nothing to do with children", said Ms Shaw. "There is not a single reference to child protection in the hundreds of pages that comprise the Commonwealth's legislative package."
"John Howard neglected us for the last 11 years, now we have no rights to anything. With the intervention there's been changes to every law; land rights law, the racial discrimination act, the social security act. Minister Brough thought he had the power to take everything off us. Now the incoming Rudd government needs to get serious about restoring our rights and removing the Intervention legislation. I'm coming to
In August the Howard government passed the `Intervention legislation that over-rode the Racial Discrimination Act. In September
Dr. Jocelyn Scutt, Human Rights Lawyer said "It was obvious no member of parliament could have read, much less absorbed, the 500 pages of NT legislation when it passed through Federal Parliament in 3 days. In those circumstances, asserting that they wanted to do `the best' for indigenous children is not credible."
Event details: 6:30pm for a 7pm start of speakers, Monday 10th December
Swanston Hall at the
Organised by the
Robbie Thorpe - 0437 967 039
Jocelyn Scutt - 0412 250 504