Alternative to the Intervention

Support the Alternative to the Intervention

The statement ‘Rebuilding from the Ground Up: An Alternative to the NT Intervention’ was launched at a rally in Darwin on June 21, four years since the announcement of the Intervention. The launch followed ratification by a meeting of the Prescribed Area People’s Alliance on June 19-20.

If you or your organisation would like to endorse the document, please email or contact Barbara Shaw 0401 291 166, Paddy Gibson 0415800586 or Marlene Hodder 08 8952 5032

Research for the document is being supported by Jumbunna Indigenous House of Learning (Research) at UTS. A website where you can explore background information, video and supporting research is now online at


Aboriginal community leaders including: Rev Dr Djiniyini Gondarra OAM (Galiwin’ku), Yananymul Mununggurr (Yirrkala), Barbara Shaw (Mt Nancy town camp), Bob Randall (Mutitjulu), Valerie Martin Napaljari (Warlpiri spokeswoman), Harry Nelson Jakamarra (Yuendumu), Peggy Brown Nampijimpa OAM (Yuendumu), John Leemans (Dagaragu), Geoffrey Barnes (Lajamanu), Imelda Palmer (Santa Teresa), Maxine Carlton and Donald Kunoth (Charles Creek), Warren H Williams (Ntaria/Hermannsburg), Gilbert Corbert (Murray Downs), June Mills (Darwin), Silverton family (Uruna Potara Homeland) and others from Yuendumu, Alice Springs, Tennant Creek, Kalkaringi and Lajamanu

Organisations and supporters including: Prescribed Area People’s Alliance (Darwin conference, June 2011), Intervention Rollback Action Group (Alice Springs), Stop the Intervention Collective Sydney, ‘concerned Australians’, Central Land Council full council (conference resolution, August 2011), the North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency (NAAJA), Tangentyere Council, Larrakia Nations, Lajamanu Progress Association, Australians for Native Title and Reconciliation (ANTaR national), National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Ecumenical Commission, Jumbunna Indigenous House of Learning UTS (Research), Women’s Community Aid Association (Qld), Working Group for Aboriginal Rights (WGAR Canberra), Civil Liberties Australia, Walytja Indigenous community projects, Solidarity, Green Left Weekly, NT Greens, Hornsby Area Residents for Reconciliation, Lane Cove Residents for Reconciliation, Reconciliation Network: Northern Sydney, Indigenous Social Justice Association, Women’s House domestic violence service (Brisbane), Jeff McMullen, Ian Thorpe, Cr Irene Doutney (Sydney City Council), Bob and Helen White, Kerry McKenzie, Andrew Havas OAM, Frennie Beytagh

Take Action

See ‘Global Call to Action for Aboriginal Rights‘.

Get involved with a campaign group in your local area: Alice Springs, Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Brisbane, AdelaidePerth

8 Responses to “Alternative to the Intervention”

  1. Andrew Partos June 8, 2011 at 4:11 pm #

    I told John Howard at a public meeting, that the Intervention was a racist act and collective punishment . The Nazis used collective punishment against the Jews, but such policy has no place in a Democracy.
    He admitted that he gets mixed reports and that it didn’t achieve what it was supposed to.
    Andrew Partos

    • rollbacktheintervention June 8, 2011 at 6:24 pm #

      Thanks for that feedback Andrew. It really was rushed legislation in an election year but I believe it was part of a cynical longterm plan. It is unfortunate the Labor Party chose to continue on the same path. The Aboriginal people are paying the price (yet again).

  2. Luke Pearson (@LukeLPearson) November 8, 2011 at 2:48 pm #

    I support the statement ‘Rebuilding from the Ground Up: An Alternative to the NT Intervention’.

  3. Raymond McMinn November 9, 2011 at 2:00 pm #

    This was all started by Howard and is all about mining when our people moved back on countrry their lives improved their diet improved their well being and self esteem improved then the NT Gov moved them back ironic isn’t it that the Aboriginal lands are all on minning leases, Disgraceful in this day and age a wealthy country like we are treat our 1st peoples in such a way. The only way we can stop this happening is to be acknowledged in the constitution as the rightful 1st people,

    • Raymond McMinn November 9, 2011 at 2:02 pm #

      Purchase a copy of Our Generation View the truth

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