PICTURED are Concerned Australians (from left): Alastair Nicholson (Former Chief Justice of the Family Court of Australia), Barbara Shaw (Alice Springs); Djapirri Murunggirritj (Yirrkala); Rev. Dr. Djiniyini Gondarra OAM (Elcho Island); Rosalie Kunoth-Monks OAM (Utopia); Japata Ryan (Kalkaringi); Harry Nelson (Yuendumu).
And now, a short excursion into the Lalaland of some Intervention foes.
Wikipedia will tell you reparations are "measures taken by the state to redress gross and systematic violations of human rights law or humanitarian law".
So normally, reparations are given to people who have something taken away from them – sometimes a relative's life, or many relatives' lives.
"Northern Territory Elders and Community Representatives" as they call themselves, are now seeking reparations for having received something, namely around a billion taxpayers' dollars for housing and a string of other services and measures. COMMENT by ERWIN CHLANDA.