Australian Aboriginals suffer from NTI

Source: Press TV

Australian Aboriginal peoples are still suffering from the ongoing Northern Territory Intervention (NTI), an indigenous policy by the government which has been heavily criticized by the UN.

The NTI is a package of legislation, targeted directly at Aboriginal peoples but passed without adequate consultation with those people.

The legislation restricts and removes a range of human rights with the purported aims of improving development outcomes and protecting children from abuse.

It has a broad discriminatory impact on affected Aboriginal people, limiting their rights to property, social security, adequate standards of living, health and education, self-determination, work, child rights and remedies.

The Australian parliament’s 2010 efforts to revise the NTI also failed and the NTI measures are still in effect.

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