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Putting Australia to the human rights test

Putting Australia to the human rights test


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This week the Senate wants to vote on legislation that would bring back the worst of the disastrous NT Intervention. And they're stubbornly blocking Parliament's human rights committee from examining the destructive control measures over Aboriginal communities.

The controversial Stronger Futures bill was introduced just before a requirement was put in place that says all legislation must be examined for human rights breaches. The Government is hiding behind this accident of timing, but Indigenous communities are demanding the Government allow a full assessment of the measures before any action is taken. 

Let's build pressure on Minister Macklin to stop the control measures over NT communities until Parliament's human rights committee examines it. If we get 50,000 signatures we'll take our message directly to Minister Macklin's office in Canberra. Sign and share the petition to Minister Macklin telling her we won't accept a future without the full protection of Australian human rights.

Posted June 22, 2012
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