The ongoing loss of community control, pressure to sign over land, humiliating and discriminatory income management, increased removal of children from families, excessive policing and over-incarceration mark 12 years of the Northern Territory Intervention, writes Georgina Gartland. Professor Jon Altman, of the School of Regulation and Global Governance at the Australian National University, is pictured.
"I wrote this last year, at the time of the 10th anniversary of the National Apology to the Stolen Generations. Another anniversary (13 February) has just passed and it's as relevant as it ever was," writes Ann Davis.
"Frank Byrne was removed from his family by the Western Australian government on his sixth birthday. Recalling watching his parents recede into the distance, he tells the reader: 'I think I went mad.' That bewildered boy grew to be a very sane and reflective old man, and with the help of Frances Coughlan and Gerard Waterford, he polished his memory of childhood until it is a little gem called Living in hope." TIM ROWSE reviews this winner of Best Non-Fiction in the 2018 Territory Read awards.
Kevin Rudd's apology was “a first step”. Indigenous people are still waiting for the second step, said William Tilmouth, which is to have a say in the control of their own affairs. KIERAN FINNANE reports from Alice Springs' Sorry Day commemoration.