Set out below is some of the coverage of the visit of Professor James Anaya on his arrival in Australia. Australian Associated Press - aap - had their news item picked up by all manner of media from metro media to regional tv stations.
This blog is receiving quite a number of visits from people coming from Google searches in Australia and overseas. Clearly, there is a great deal of interest in Professor Anaya's visit. Could we substitute the word hope, do you think? It seems to me, dear Networkers, that a great deal of hope is attached to Professor Anaya's visit - hope that some sort of sense, compassion, consultation will capture and tame this beast commonly known as The Intervention.
Hopefully, Professor Anaya is able to discern the signs of failed public policy and that Kevin Rudd, Jenny Macklin, and Paul Henderson will face the reality of the consequences of their actions and inactions.
Welcome to UN Special Rapporteur, Professor James Anaya - by Jenny Macklin, Minister for Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs at the National Museum of Australia, 090817
UN Indigenous expert touches down to look at intervention - National Indigenous Times
UN Advocate begins tour - Koori Mail
UN Expert examines NT intervention - Yahoo! 7 News
UN to examine NT intervention - ninemsn news
UN to examine indigenous human rights - aap news story picked up by iprime newcastle
UN to investigate NT intervention - BigPond News
UN to examine NT intervention - aap news story picked up by Sydney Morning Herald