Government policies discriminate against Australia’s Indigenous people

It is 10 years since the Federal Government passed special legislation, known as the ‘NT Intervention’, which took control away from Aboriginal communities and allowed military personnel and police to take over their communities. The outcome of this take over has been further dispossession of Aboriginal people and a deterioration of their health and welfare status. A coalition of indigenous and non-indigenous people have come together to call for the immediate repeal of the intervention. In a related matter, a work scheme for unemployed Aboriginal people has also been a total failure, is racially discriminatory, and many people are forced into extreme poverty.