Neocolonialism: the true intention behind the Northern Territory intervention

Cameron Hart

Abstract


While colonialism in Australia has ‘officially’ ended, it is evident that its impact on Indigenous people has been enduring. This essay argues that, beyond simply being ‘legacies’ of colonialism, latter-day interventions by Australian governments such as the Northern Territory Emergency Response Act are an insidious form of neo-colonialism.


Keywords
NT intervention; neocolonialism; white paternalism; the colonial gaze


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5130/nesais.v4i1.1510

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