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Author Heiss, Anita, Editor

Title The intervention : an anthology / edited by Rosie Scott & Anita Heiss
Edition [Second edition]
Published Sydney, NSW : NewSouth Publishing, 2016


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  362.849915 Sco/Iaa 2016  DUE 16-10-19
 MELB  362.849915 Sco/Iaa 2016  AVAILABLE
Description xvii, 255 pages ; 24 cm
Contents Preface to new edition -- Introduction -- We are many nations but we are one people -- Reflections on the intervention : quotes made between 2011 and 2014 -- The intervention : personal reflections -- A statement, 2 October 2007 -- Quotes from speeches on the intervention -- 567, 000 km driven -- Crossing the gap -- A statement, June 2011 -- The dialogue of intervention -- Intervention : a poem -- Response to the Prime Minister : Julia Gillard's announcement of a second intervention in the Northern Territory, 26 June 2011 -- Welcome to country -- From the Northern Territory emergency response to stronger futures : where is the evidence that Aboriginal women are leading self-determining lives? -- Media release from the Gurindji, 28 July 2011 -- What I have heard about the intervention : trigger warning : rape, paedophilia, racist violence -- Philosophies exterminated -- A spokesperson for the idependently established Yolnuw Makarr Dhuni (Yolngu Nations Assembly), statement 2011 -- Rolling thunder : voices against oppression -- Conference statement, Melbourne, 4 November 2011 -- Bread -- Four poems -- Stronger futures, 11 June 2012 -- Signs of the times -- The constitutional connection -- 24 June 2012 -- Intervention rouge : a poem -- Yolngu Nations Assembly and the Alywaar Nation media release, 27 June 2012 -- Intervention : bad policy and bad politics -- Traditional owner of Uluru : a letter to the politicians of Australia who will debate the stronger futures legislation, June 2012 -- Here is where we meet -- Human rights and social justice award : excerpts from her keynote speech, 24 June 2014 -- Be careful about playing with the path of least resistance -- Stronger futures, October 2013
Summary In this historic anthology, award-winning writers Rosie Scott and Dr Anita Heiss have gathered together the work of twenty of Australian's finest writers both Indigenous and non-Indigenous together with powerful statements from Northern Territory Elders to bring a new dimension and urgency to an issue that has remained largely outside the public radar. One of the most invasive, puzzling and unprecedented actions by a government in Australian history -- the 2007 NT Intervention by the Howard Government- has resulted in an ongoing and flagrant breach of human rights. The introduction of this racist legislation has never been fully debated nationally nor has there ever been any significant consultation with the Indigenous communities most affected. In compelling fiction, memoir, essays, poetry and communiqués, the dramatic story of the Intervention and the despair, anguish and anger of the First Nations people of the Territory comes alive. The Intervention: an Anthology is an extraordinary document -- deeply moving, impassioned, spiritual, angry and authoritative -- it's essential reading for anyone who wants to understand this passionate opposition
Analysis Australian
Notes First edition published: 2015
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 247-254)
Audience General
Notes Also available online
Subject Aboriginal Australians -- Services for -- Australia -- Northern Territory.
Aboriginal Australians -- Australia -- Northern Territory -- Government relations.
Aboriginal Australians -- Australia -- Northern Territory -- Social conditions.
Human rights -- Australia.
Intervention (Federal government) -- Australia -- Northern Territory.
Author Heiss, Anita, editor
Scott, Rosie, 1948- editor
ISBN 1742235123