The Northern Territory National Emergency Response (also known as ‘the Intervention’) was introduced by the Howard government in 2007. Michael O’Connor reflects on the Intervention through the insights contained in a new anthology by Rosie Scott and Dr Anita Heiss.
Imagine a young woman arriving alone in Australia from the Middle East on the first day of 1980. Her reason? To see if she had a future with a young man she had met and fallen in love with on a kibbutz in Israel only a few months prior.