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Interview: What is the NT Intervention?

Friday 1 September 2017

Media and Communications OfficeThis week, over 200 eminent Australians across the fields of law, health, academia and the arts called on the Federal Government to heed the pleas by Indigenous Elders for an immediate end to the discriminatory policies of the 2007 NT Intervention and legislation that followed.One of Australia’s leading authorities on remote Indigenous communities, Professor Jon Altman of Deakin University, who addressed the launch of the Concerned Australians initiative in Melbourne earlier this week, joined us to explain more fully the history of the Intervention, the...

Statement on the withdrawal of refugee support

Friday 1 September 2017

Vincent Long Van Nguyen OFM Conv, Bishop Delegate for Migrants and Refugees, Australian Catholic Bishops Conference  
It is of great concern that we have heard of the Australian Government’s plans to withdraw support to refugees who have come to Australia for medical treatment. These men, women, and children were brought to Australia from offshore detention centres. To remove support for them leaves them vulnerable to exploitation, and risks leaving them destitute.