1 July 2015 - National launch in Sydney
Wednesday, 1 July- 6.30pm at National Centre of Indigenous Excellence (NCIE), 166-180 George St, Redfern NSW 2016
Pat Anderson, eminent author of the report Little Children are Sacred,
Ali Cobber Eckermann, award winning poet from the NT,
Anita Heiss and
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Anita Heiss and Rosie Scott have co-edited The Intervention: an anthology. The book is being launched by Gillian Triggs on July 1st, with speakers including Pat Anderson, eminent author of the report Little Children are Sacred, Ali Cobber Eckermann, award winning poet from the NT, Anita Heiss and Rosie Scott. It will be held at the National Centre for Indigenous Excellence in Redfern at 6pm and should be amazing.
Professor Gillian Triggs, President of the Australian Human Rights Commission
...The Intervention presents a raw cry of pain and bewilderment that all Australians should read if they genuinely want to understand the impact of the intervention in human and personal terms.
As a ‘mere’ lawyer when considering legislation such as the NTER for compliance with human rights and the Racial Discrimination Act, I would examine the precise terms of the new laws, and consider the explanatory memorandum and the second reading speech to Parliament in order to understand the scope and purpose of the Intervention.
But this anthology does so much more than document the legal terms of the Intervention.
Rather, it is a work of art in which the authors provide individual perspectives on the impacts of the Intervention. There is a kaleidoscope of writing styles and approaches that are sometimes reflective and sometimes instantaneous responses, ranging from the time of the intervention in 2007 to the present. ...
For her full speech: please click here or
Video clips from the launch:
2. Welcome to Country and Introduction
3. Rosie Scott
4. Pat Anderson
5. Ali Cobby Eckermann
SBS - Call for new debate on The Intervention's impacts - 3 July 2015
A group of prominent Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians have put together their personal reflections on the impact of the Northern Territory Intervention.
Eight years after the Northern Territory Intervention was enacted, 34 Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians have put together their personal reflections on its impact.
In a new book entitled The Intervention: An anthology*, the group says it wants to reignite debate on the ongoing impacts of the event in Indigenous communities today. ...
SBS Podcast - New debate on the going impacts of the intervention in Indigenous communities - 3 July 2015
Eight years after the Northern Territory Intervention was enacted, almost 30 prominent Indigenous Australians have put together their personal reflections on its impact.
ABC - Human Rights Commission president Gillian Triggs criticises NT intervention in remote Aboriginal communities - 2 July 2015
... Professor Gillian Triggs used a book launch in Sydney last night to describe the 2007 Northern Territory intervention in remote Aboriginal communities as "a sad chapter" in Australia's history.
Professor Triggs said the government showed little regard for the rule of law and the intervention happened without consultation.
She said her new book, The Intervention: an Anthology, outlined a gross "breach of the basic principles of public international law". ...
ABC - Gillian Triggs unbowed by months of government rancour - 2 July 2015
... Professor Triggs says the intervention happened without consultation.
... I think it is time that we assessed: What have been the benefits of this intervention? Has it been worth the breaches of fundamental freedoms and rights? Should we have suspended the Race Discrimination Act? Should we have insisted on medical checks of children? Could we have done this in a more consultative and appropriate way? ...