It has also always been NATSIEC’s position that one of the worst failings of the Intervention (together with the absence of consultation, the discrimination and how it was implemented) was, and is still, the lack of benchmarks and goals.

http://www.eurekastreet.com.au/article.aspx?aeid=24956

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Two media reports in response to the event on Monday night where several NT Elders called for an end to the Intervention and to work on better solutions. Also the statement by eminent Australians to end the Intervention, including former Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser calling the Intervention paternalisic and demeaning.

http://www.abc.net.au/worldtoday/content/2011/s3133034.htm

http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2011/02/08/3132758.htm

Elders from several NT Aboriginal communities have called on the Government to end the “nightmare” that is the Intervention and asked all Australians to “walk with us in true equality”.

http://www.ncca.org.au/files/Natsiec/elders_statement_feb_11009.pdf