Articles by: Blair McFarland

Author Biography:

Blair McFarland has been working with Indigenous people on social justice issues in the NT since 1986. He has worked for Tangenyere Council AC since 1995 in two roles – helping set up remote community night patrols, and since 2002 working with communities to prevent volatile substance misuse through a community development model. He was awarded a Prime Minister’s Award for Outstanding Contributions in Drug and Alcohol Endeavours in 2008.

Postcard from the Field: COVID-19 in the Northern Territory

Since the increase in benefit payments, and since Centrelink has stopped breaching people for not meeting mutual-obligation requirements, we have experienced something like a 70-per-cent reduction in calls on our emergency relief funds at the Central Australian Youth Link-Up Service.