The Northern Territory intervention: voices from the centre of the fringe

Alex Brown and Ngiare J Brown
Med J Aust 2007; 187 (11): 621-623.

It remains unclear how federal government intervention measures in Indigenous communities in Central Australia will create sustainable, safe and nurturing communities

There are none among us who would question the sanctity of our children. Children lie at the core of Aboriginal existence and of our survival. Furthermore, there are none among us who would not welcome any just measures to protect our children. Child protection and survival remain central to the fight for Aboriginal rights, identity and cultural continuity.

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  • Alex Brown1
  • Ngiare J Brown2

  • 1 Centre for Indigenous Vascular and Diabetes Research, Baker Heart Research Institute, Alice Springs, NT.
  • 2 Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, Humpty Doo, NT.


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