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Baehr, Elisabeth und Barbara Schmidt-Haberkamp (Hg.): 'And there'll be NO dancing'. Perspectives on Policies Impacting Indigenous Australia since 2007, London 2017, ISBN 9781443855617

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Tables, Figures and Illustrations -vii-

Abbreviations -ix-

Elisabeth Baehr and Barbara Schmidt-Haberkamp: Introduction -1-

Lindsay Frost: The Intervention: The Truth, the Whole Truth and Nothing but the Truth? -13-

Victoria Grieves: The Seven Pillars of Aboriginal Exception to the Australian State: Camps, Refugees, Biopolitics and the Northern Territory Emergency Response (NTER) -87-

Barry Judd: Sporting Intervention: The Northern Territory National Emergency

Response and Papunya Football -110-

Leon Terrill: Change from the Ground up: The Intervention and Indigenous Land

Reform -128-

Shelley Bielefeld: The Intervention, Stronger Futures and Racial Discrimination:

Placing the Australian Government under Scrutiny -145-

Michelle Dunne Breen: Rampant Misrepresentation: News Reporting’s Recurrent Lexical Choices -167-

Katrin Althans: Stories of the Intervention: The Narrative Power of the Law -185-

Hanne Birk: A "Place to Start": First Australian Stories Negotiating the Intervention -198-

Dorothee Klein: The Intervention in Indigenous Literature: Alexis Wright’s The Swan Book -212-

Victoria Herche: Reassessing Indigenous Self-Determination in Rolf de Heer’s Charlie’s Country (2014) -228-

Elisabeth Baehr: "An Australian Government Initiative: Criminal": The Intervention in Australian Art -243-

Samantha Disbray and Brian Devlin: Imposed Solutions versus Local Aspirations: Two Recent Policy Decisions Affecting Remote Education in the Northern Territory -264-

Alexander Bräuer: The Protector of Aborigines in Colonial Western Australia: Origins of Humanitarian Interventions -288-

Stefanie Affeldt: "Who Are the Aborigines?": Western Images of Indigenous Australians -307-

Contributors -332-

Index -336-


Just prior to the federal election of 2007, the Australian government led by John Howard decreed the "Northern Territory National Emergency Response", commonly known as the Intervention, officially in reaction to an investigation by the Northern Territory government into allegedly rampant sexual abuse and neglect of Indigenous children. The emergency laws authorised the Australian government to drastically intervene in the self-determination of Indigenous communities in contravention of the UN Declaration of Human Rights and of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Far from improving the living conditions of Indigenous Australians and children, the policies have resulted in disempowerment, widespread despair, criminalisation and higher unemployment. The Intervention and subsequent political measures have led to heated controversies and continue to divide the Australian nation. They have revived the trauma of the past - including of the Stolen Generations - and have substantially damaged the process of reconciliation. Fourteen essays by scholars from Australia and Germany examine (historical) contexts and discourses of the Intervention and subsequent policies impacting Indigenous Australia since 2007 from the perspective of diverse academic disciplines including history, sociology, law, Indigenous studies, art history, literature, education and media studies. They invite readers to engage in the debate about human rights, about Indigenous self-determination, and about the preservation of Indigenous culture.