The Northern Territory member for Mulka in north-east Arnhem Land, Yingiya Mark Guyula is concerned the Territory will be subject to another intervention reminiscent to that of the Howard Government’s in 2007.
The comment comes following a report into recent violence in Alice Springs which has reportedly called for alcohol bans to be reinstated until communities can develop alcohol management plans.
The report delivered by Central Australian Controller, Dorrelle Anderson is yet to be released to the public.
Mr Guyula is urging governments to engage with elders to find the solutions, suggesting the intervention was born out of doing the opposite.
He says today’s teenagers are ‘children of the Intervention’ and that these issues were caused by Howard’s action in 2007.
Co-chair of the Joint Council on Closing the Gap, Pat Turner is calling for the Federal and NT Governments to immediately release the report to the public, criticising the short amount of time given to Ms Anderson to produce the report.