Federal Government should heed Yolngu Voices

May 2, 2012

The Uniting Church National Assembly, welcomed the statement by the Yolngu Nations Assembly that rejects any further extention of the Northern Territory Intervention. Rather than a top-down, interventionist approach, the Uniting Church is seeking genuine partnerships between communities and all levels of government and a true engagement with Indigenous people as equals and partners.

The statment made by Rev Dr Djiniyini Gondarra, Spokesperson for the Yolngu Nations Assembly, addressed to the leaders of the Australian Federal and Northern Territory parliaments, on behalf of the eight nations in the Western, Central and East Arnhem Land areas is available here.