Intervention guilty of ignoring child abuse and didn’t tackle serious crime

The Intervention by the federal government into the Northern Territory in 2007 ignored aspects of child abuse and neglect, and welfare laws remain discriminatory against Indigenous people. That’s according to Dr Peter Billings of the University of Queensland who has released a collection of new articles on the subject. He also found that additional policing under the Intervention has led to increased convictions of Indigenous people for minor traffic offences, instead of the more serious offences that were outlined in the Intervention.

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