The NT Intervention
New legislation to extend the Northern Territory Intervention passed the Senate after 2am on the morning of Friday 29th June 2012, but the efforts of the community and the Australian Greens to change the approach in the Northern Territory won't end.
The Stronger Futures legislation, which passed the Senate on the 29th June 2012, extends the NT intervention for another ten years.
Controversial measures such as SEAM and Income Management will continue, with IM being expanded around the country. Read more about our response to the legislation.
We're proud that our Senators and Greens Deputy Leader, MP for Melbourne Adam Bandt took a stand in both the Senate and House of Representatives to oppose this approach in the NT.
Of course, just because the legislation has passed doesn't mean that the Greens will stop working on the issue. We will heavily scrutinise the operation of this legislation and continue to speak to as many individuals, communities and organisations as we can to hear and understand their needs and concerns.
The Greens worked hard to fix some of the most damaging parts of the Stronger Futures legislation. We also participated heavily in the Senate Inquiry into the Bills. You can read our comprehensive dissenting report through the Senate Inquiry Website.