The Northern Territory Intervention And The Southern Territory Act 2012

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The Northern Territory Intervention
The Northern Territory Intervention (hence: NTI) and specifically the Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory Act 2012 (hence: Stronger Futures) and its package of legislation has violated numerous social/cultural, economic and political rights of Indigenous peoples in the Northern Territory. Publicly released on 15th June 2007, the Northern Territory Intervention consisted of numerous legislations and acts refined measures such as; income, alcohol management, education and domestic violence, this package of legislation was extended for a further 10 years by the Gillard Government by passing Stronger Futures. Both the NTI and Stronger Futures packages are limited in accessibility, transparency, consistency and responsiveness to social change. Reforms to the Social Security and Other Legislation Amendment (Welfare Reform and Reinstatement of Racial Discrimination Act) 2010 in regards to welfare quarantine and the BasicsCard scheme is required. Modification to the Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory Act 2012 is required in terms of alcohol restrictions and imprisonment. The Northern Territory Intervention and its measures are extremely discriminatory towards Indigenous Australians, as of this, rights stated in the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (therefore: UNDRIP).

The Northern Territory Intervention is ineffective in protecting the social/cultural rights of Indigenous people living in the Northern…

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