Abst100 Nter

Topics: Indigenous Australians, Indigenous peoples, Australia Pages: 4 (1558 words) Published: August 21, 2013
The Northern Territory Emergency Response (NTER) was a legislation established by John Howard in 2007, with support of the Labor Party put in place to blanket 73 Aboriginal communities, in total 20,000 recipients in Northern Territory with restrictive policies that would control and dictate the present and future lives of the Indigenous inhabitants of Australia in the name of “protecting Indigenous children from sexual abuse in remote indigenous communities” (Thalia Anthony), however multiple policies have been scrutinized for their necessity of implementation in the name of protecting Indigenous children, in companionship is that no cases of sexual abuse consequential of “Rings of Pedophiles” as Howard put it (Tom Calma 2013), have been found or resolved under this controversial legislation that also breached Racial Discrimination Act 1975 consequential of its policies which have “also been criticized from a legal perspective and described as “unilaterally responding to child sexual assault in the NT in a manner that defies international human rights law, the rule of law and national and international research with respect to Indigenous children’s “Wellbeing””” (Libesman, 2007b, p 24). The NTER is current to this day with some policies spreading throughout Australia, blanketing the freedom of Indigenous people not just in the NT where the children are being affected by sexual abuse, but Queensland, and now frighteningly New South Wales, which delivers no further protection for NT Indigenous children from sexual abuse. Interestingly the Social Security Amendment Act, quarantining of payment is a system implemented by the government which controls up to 100% of an Indigenous person’s payment to which can only be spent at specific stores for groceries, some clothing, and paying rent (Thalia Anthony). This is dictation of what Indigenous people do, or rather don’t have as freedom, and entitlement to their human rights. “What the government had implemented had...
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