The Hon. Alastair Nicholson delivered an excellent speech last week on the issue of a lack of a Bill of Rights in Australia as well as the NT Intervention. It is quite a long speech so I have put a pdf on the website at

One statement from the speech, amongst many excellent points, stands out to me:

“I think that as time passes it becomes clear that the intervention was an exercise in social engineering to destroy Aboriginal culture and Aboriginal attachment to their traditional lands and to force Aboriginal people into suburban agglomerations and adopt a white life style”. (Alastair Nicholson).