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Greens urge Senate to reject NT Intervention expansion

The Australian Greens say there are significant community concerns that proposed measures under the Stronger Futures legislation will be highly detrimental to Aboriginal people in the NT.

“The Greens have strongly recommended that the Senate rejects this legislation,” Senator Rachel Siewert, Australian Greens spokesperson on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Issues said today.

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Stronger Futures Inquiry to continue in Canberra

A screening of the film 'Our Generation' will take place at Parliament House tonight, followed by a discussion of the NT Intervention and the rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Australian Greens spokesperson on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Issues, Senator Rachel Siewert has encouraged MPs to attend this evening's screening and engage in discussion about Stronger Futures.

"The aim of this event is to facilitate a strong discussion about these important issues," Senator Siewert said today.

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NT residents overlooked in Stronger Futures consultation

 

The Australian Greens said today that the Government needs to rethink it’s Stronger Futures legislation in light of evidence and testimony presented to a Senate Inquiry into the Bills.

“There are serious community doubts about the ability of  Stronger Futures to improve community outcomes. People are critical of the Intervention and see Stronger Futures as an extension of it,” Australian Greens spokesperson on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Issues, Senator Rachel Siewert said today.

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