Articles by: Nicolas Rothwell

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Colonial Turbulence in the North, by Nicolas Rothwell

The hope to persuade and co-opt—the failure of the Intervention

Informit: Colonial turbulence in the North

A turbulent decade has gone by since the coming of the Northern Territory 'Emergency Response' (NTER), a policy revolution in the grand style, unveiled in Canberra on 21 June 2007 with high dramatic accents by the prime minister of the day, John Howard, and his keen-eyed aide-de-camp, Indigenous affairs minister Mal Brough. It became known at once as the 'Intervention' - a project to transform the remote communities of the North. It was designed to…