The Return To The Legal And Citizenship Void: Indigenous Welfare Quarantining in the Northern Territory and Cape York

University of Technology, Sydney, Press
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Balayi, 2009, 10 pp. 29 - 44
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This article will suggest that the universal quarantining of Indigenous people's social security in Northern Territory communities is a departure from Indigenous peoples' citizenship rights. The Social Security and Other Legislation Amendment (Welfare Payment Reform) Act 2007 (Cth), which is part of the Commonwealth's Northern Territory 'emergency' measures, represents a return to a historical legal void where Indigenous people had neither rights to their culture nor citizenship rights.
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