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Northern Territory Emergency Response: one year on

Posted on: 3 July, 2008
Issue: Vol 8 No 3, July 2008 - September 2008
Related to Child protection Northern Territory

The Howard Australian Government announced the Northern Territory Emergency Response (NTER) on 21 June 2007 to protect ‘Aboriginal children from child abuse’ and to ‘stabilise and protect communities in the crisis area’. The NTER was its response to the report Little Children are Sacred from the Northern Territory Board of Inquiry into the Protection of Aboriginal Children from Sexual Abuse.

In June 2008, the Response’s progress was outlined in two reports:

  • Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (2008)
    Northern Territory Emergency Response: one year on.
    Canberra: Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs
    View abstract: HealthBulletin
    View report (HTML)
    View report (PDF – 2.92MB – large file warning!)
  • Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (2008)
    Northern Territory Emergency Response Taskforce: final report to Government: June 2008.
    Canberra: Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs
    View abstract: HealthBulletin
    View report (HTML)
    View report (PDF – 199KB)

On 27 June a brief operation update has also been made available.
View operation update

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