Mind the gap: Public power, accountability and the Northern Territory emergency response

Billings, Peter (2010) Mind the gap: Public power, accountability and the Northern Territory emergency response. Australian Journal of Administrative Law, 17 3: 132-158.

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Author Billings, Peter
Title Mind the gap: Public power, accountability and the Northern Territory emergency response
Journal name Australian Journal of Administrative Law   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1320-7105
Publication date 2010
Year available 2010
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 17
Issue 3
Start page 132
End page 158
Total pages 27
Editor Damien Cremean
Place of publication North Ryde, NSW, Australia
Publisher Law Book
Collection year 2011
Language eng
Subject 180101 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Law
940406 Legal Processes
Formatted abstract
This article identifies and critically examines the operation of public power in relation to the Commonwealth’s emergency, race-based, response to complex problems in regional and remote communities in the Northern Territory (NT) (the so-called ‘intervention’). It considers institutions and processes concerned with the scrutiny, review and monitoring of the Commonwealth’s intervention. A summary of the emergency response is presented alongside an analysis of how normal political processes were abridged as the emergency legislation was sped into law and how power was concentrated within the executive branch. The outcomes of administrative and judicial review processes, and the reports of institutions monitoring the intervention’s effectiveness and compliance with international human rights norms, are examined. Finally, the article assesses the influence of assorted accountability mechanisms upon the behaviour of the government vis-à-vis policy, law reform and administration in the period since the intervention commenced.
Keyword Commonwealth intervention
Legal processes
Emergency legislation
International human rights
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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