Saturday, December 13, 2008

Northern Territory Intervention: Human Rights Day

ABORIGINAL CONTROL OF ABORIGINAL AFFAIRS [image from Australia Watch]


WGAR: Working Group for Aboriginal Rights (Australia)

13 DEC 2008: HUMAN RIGHTS DAY STATEMENT & ENDORSEES:

To read the Human Rights Day Statement and list of endorsees click on this link and scroll down the page:

http://stoptheintervention.org/

"Aboriginal Australia Demands Justice Re-instate the Racial Discrimination Act; Repeal the Intervention laws. In March this year, Human Rights Commissioner, Tom Calma said, "The most revealing indicator that the NT intervention was not consistent with human rights principles was the provision at the centre of the legislative machinery used to support the intervention, namely suspending the operation of Racial Discrimination Act." Yet the Rudd government says the Racial Discrimination Act will remain suspended and a blanket welfare quarantine from which there is no appeal will be maintained for at least the next year. ... We therefore call on the Rudd Government to immediately re-instate the Racial Discrimination Act (1975) and to end the NT Intervention policies which remove basic welfare and human rights for Aboriginal people." [emphasis added at A.R.P.]

Media Monitoring of the NT Intervention: Human Rights Day (13 Dec 08)
Posted December 13th, 2008 by WGAR [News]

Julian's note: I found this material at this site.
END OF POST.

No comments: