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Racism in Australia- Northern Territory Intervention, Western Australian land grab

events that revealed the level of racism in Australia: the compulsory acquisition of Aboriginal land for mining in WA; the ongoing NT intervention

NT intervention ‘a big lie’ , Green Left, September 11, 2010,By Peter Robson, Jeff McMullen , 14 Sept 10, Journalist Jeff McMullen used his speech at the September 8 Building Bridges forum at Parramatta Town Hall to condemn ongoing government support for the NT intervention.

……..“The viciousness of the intervention, launched in June 2007 and stumbling on today, is that preposterous big lie which says that whole communities of Aboriginal people abuse their children, that Aboriginal parents en masse are incapable and irresponsible, that Aboriginal women cannot responsibly manage their meagre family budget, that Aboriginal men are all wife-beating, child molesting, drunken, apathetic relics of a past hunter-gatherer society that is finished.

“Let me say it again as I did in August 2007 when the Northern Territory National Emergency Response Act was passed. This is a vicious, big lie.”

McMullen also talked about recent suggestions that Aboriginal Australia might be recognised in the constitution, but said there was a need for this recognition to go beyond words and into action…..events that revealed the level of racism in Australia: the compulsory acquisition of Aboriginal land for mining in WA; the ongoing NT intervention

NT intervention ‘a big lie’ | Green Left Weekly

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