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Alternative to the Intervention

Posted 8 June 2011 by Celeste Liddle (Indigenous)

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Support the Alternative to the Intervention

The statement ‘Rebuilding from the Ground Up: An Alternative to the NT Intervention’ will be launched at a rally Darwin on June 21, four years since the announcement of the Intervention. The launch will follow ratification by a meeting of the Prescribed Area People’s Alliance on June 19-20.

If you or your organisation would like to endorse the document, please email or contact Barbara Shaw 0401 291 166, Paddy Gibson 0415800586 or Marlene Hodder 08 8952 5032


Aboriginal community leaders including: Rev Dr Djiniyini Gondarra OAM (Galiwin’ku), Yananymul Mununggurr (Yirrkala), Barbara Shaw (Mt Nancy town camp), Bob Randall (Mutitjulu), Valerie Martin Napaljari (Warlpiri spokeswoman), Harry Nelson Jakamarra (Yuendumu), Peggy Brown Nampijimpa OAM (Yuendumu), John Leemans (Dagaragu), Geoffrey Barnes (Lajamanu), Imelda Palmer (Santa Teresa), Maxine Carlton and Donald Kunoth (Charles Creek), Warren H Williams (Ntaria/Hermannsburg), Gilbert Corbert (Murray Downs), June Mills (Darwin), Silverton family (Uruna Potara Homeland) and others from Yuendumu, Alice Springs, Tennant Creek, Kalkaringi and Lajamanu

Organisations and supporters including: Intervention Rollback Action Group (Alice Springs), Stop the Intervention Collective Sydney, ‘concerned Australians’, the North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency (NAAJA), Larrakia Nations, Lajamanu Progress Association, Australians for Native Title and Reconciliation (ANTaR national), National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Ecumenical Commission, Working Group for Aboriginal Rights (WGAR Canberra), Civil Liberties Australia, Walytja Indigenous community projects, Jeff McMullen, Cr Irene Doutney (Sydney City Council)

Take Action

Rallies to protest four years of Intervention and support ‘Rebuilding from the Ground Up’ will also be held in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth over the period June 18 – 25.

Sign the ‘Global Call to Action for Aboriginal Rights‘, an open letter to Prime Minister Julia Gillard demanding an end to the NT Intervention.

Get involved with a campaign group in your local area: Alice Springs, Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Brisbane, AdelaidePerth


Further information:

1. Call for donations

2. Rebuilding from the ground up


  1. Dave Wise said on 7:19 Sunday 19 Jun, 2011

    [ 0 ] Thank for spreading the word Celeste, we hope it all goes well here in Darwin

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