Following the report of a Senate committee into the controversial Northern Territory intervention, the Federal Government appears ready to proceed with legislation extending the intervention for up to a decade, including many of the most controversial provisions concerning aspects of human rights law in Australia. Called ‘Stronger Futures’, the legislation is meeting considerable resistance from social and community groups outside Parliament, including the peak Christian body, the National Council of Churches of Australia.
Why did the Senate committee recommend extension, and why do these groups oppose it?
GUESTS IN THIS HOUR: Mick Gooda, Social Justice Commissioner Graeme Mundine, Sydney Aboriginal Catholic Ministry Jeff McMullen, Concerned Australians Bishop GregThompson, Anglican Church, Northern Territory Rev. Dr Djiniyini Gondara, indigenous Uniting Church leader