Howard 'fighting one injustice with more injustice'


A snap protest at Parliament House attracted 250 people on June 27 against the federal government's plan to send police and military into Indigenous communities in the Northern Territory. Speakers included Greens Senator Bob Brown, who labelled the plan a "concocted pre-election strategy by a government who for 11 years has done nothing for Aboriginal people". Sara Maynard from the Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre suggested that protesters' anger be directed toward the Tasmanian premier and parliament for going along with the plan, while Aboriginal activist Jimmy Everett pointed out that PM John Howard is fighting one injustice with more injustice. Susan Austin from the Socialist Alliance spoke about the "Justice for Mulrunji" campaign and said more deaths in custody would be likely under Howard's racist plan.