Last week, the UN’s special rapporteur on indigenous rights released his criticisms of the NT intervention, much to the chagrin of many Aussie pollies. However, Australia shouldn't continue to ignore objective international advice, writes Binoy Kampmark.
Make no mistake, the United Nations' criticism of Australia's Northern Territory intervention was a flogging of colonial proportions.
The UN's special rapporteur on indigenous rights Professor James Anaya has delivered a damning report card on the NT intervention, labeling it "discriminatory", "demeaning" and "racist". Read his full statement here.