The Federal Government's intervention in Indigenous communities in the Northern Territory and the ongoing inequality of Indigenous people will be under the spotlight at tomorrow night's 2007 Don Dunstan Human Rights Oration  at the University of Adelaide.
One of Adelaide's best attended public lectures, the Don Dunstan Human Rights Oration will this year be given by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner, Mr Tom Calma .
Currently also Acting Race Discrimination Commissioner, Mr Calma says aspects of the Government's intervention in 74 Indigenous communities are "racially discriminatory and a reversal of those communities' hard won rights". He will also discuss some of the negative mental and physical health impacts of these actions.
The Oration, `Can the end ever justify the means? Achieving equality for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island peoples and the Northern Territory intervention' will be given at 7pm, Tuesday 18 September in the Union Hall, North Terrace Campus , University of Adelaide.
Mr Calma is an Aboriginal elder from the Kungarakan and the Iwaidja tribal groups whose traditional lands are south west of Darwin and on the Coburg Peninsula in Northern Territory, respectively.
He has been involved in Indigenous affairs at a local, community, state, national and international levels for more than 30 years and was appointed Social Justice Commissioner for five years in 2004.
Joining Mr Calma at the Human Rights Oration is support speaker Dr Tamara Mackean. Dr Mackean is an Aboriginal woman, medical practitioner and Indigenous Health Lecturer at Flinders University and will be speaking on best practice in delivering health care to Indigenous people.
The Human Rights Oration is a partnership between the Don Dunstan Foundation  (DDF) and Oxfam Australia .
Tickets are $20, $15 for DDF subscribers and concessions.
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