Supporting self determinism in Indigenous Communities

Hi Following is an example letter to add your comments adn send to


The Federal Government is threatening to extend the Northern Territory Intervention for 10 more years, under its proposed Stronger Futures legislation.

It goes against the wishes and concerns of Aboriginal people across the Territory.
And it will lead to 10 more years of disempowerment and despair in their communities.

Community groups and civil society across Australia support Cooperation not Intervention – A call fo a new direction in the Northern Territory

A Senate Inquiry has been established to look into the legislation, and is asking for people to submit their views which will help influence the Government’s action.

The deadline for submissions is WEDNESDAY 1st FEBRUARY

Individuals, groups and organisations can submit to the Inquiry, by simply sending an email to

It doesn’t have to be long. A few words will suffice.
We can each make a real impact here.

Pasted below is some sample text that you are also welcome to use.

Make sure you include in the email:
Your contact details and postal address.
And attach your submission as a PDF or Word document.
More info can be found on the Submissions website, if needed.
Please, act now!
And give a few minutes of your time to support Aboriginal people in the Northern Territory.

Thank you.

Our Generation Team

Sample submission

EMAIL SUBJECT: Submission re Stronger Futures

To the Senate Community Affairs Committee
Regarding the Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory Bill 2011

Your name & position/organisation

I wish to make a submission to the Committee to express my opposition to the proposed Stronger Futures legislation.

I concur with the concerns expressed by community groups and national organisations, that the legislation does not reflect the views expressed by communities during the Stronger Futures consultations, and that it will further embed the disempowerment and discrimination that was begun under the Northern Territory Intervention.

I ask that the legislation be withdrawn and that an alternative policy is developed, based on genuine consultation, community empowerment, the respect of Aboriginal culture, lands and languages, and the fundamental right of Aboriginal people to be able to control their own lives.

Thank you.

About Geraldene

I'm passionate about People and their Connection to the Natural World. To supporting projects and ideas that result in Earth Care and harmony. I'm very interested in Indigenous Wisdoms. I'm a mum of two lovely kids, daughter and friend. I love travelling and meeting people. I am keen on being responsible and creating the world around me.
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