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OurSay challenges MPs on intervention, banking and personal wealth

Questions on the NT intervention, a people’s bank, MPs’ tax and uranium-based munitions returns have emerged in Our Say’s People’s Question project

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Still no evidence for Macklin’s NT intervention

The Labor government’s legislation continues to concentrate power in the hands of government and vilify Aboriginal people, write Dr Hilary Tyler and Paddy Gibson, NT indigenous workers.

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Cox: Stronger Futures demands are un-Australian

How un-Australian is it for the federal government to invite submissions and input from an affected population and then expect them to spend Christmas doing the submission?

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Whatever happened to evidence-based policy making?

The federal government is adding another serious question to its social and financial policy competence by informing the public that it is proceeding with the promised evaluation of the New Income Management Program.

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The NT Emergency Response Act, the law, and a toilet

That part of the Northern Territory Response Act can now be used to deny consideration the hurt and suffering felt by the custodians of the sacred site at Numbulwar is surely a bizarre.

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UN set to give Oz a serve on our racial discrimination record

The UN Committee that monitors breaches of the UN Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Racial Discrimination (the CERD Committee) will report on its examination of Australia this weekend.

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Where to from here?

As we hit the publish button, Indigenous Affairs Minister Jenny Macklin is announcing the passage of the welfare reform bill, thereby restoring the Racial Discrimination Act.

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Macklin’s income management a junk-food bonanza

The federal government’s NT income management scheme has been branded a nutritional failure, with indigenous communities continuing to load up on junk food despite stringent measures meant to boost fruit and veggie sales.

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Taking a dump on sacred land: the long-drop toilet and the NT Intervention

A construction company working as part of the NT Intervention is facing charges after digging a toilet in the middle of one of the most sacred Indigenous sites in Arnhem Land. How does a mishap of this size happen?

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