Four Corners - Tracking the Intervention
In Canberra's eyes the rolling scandal of child sexual abuse in Indigenous communities demanded action, swift and certain. So the Federal Government grabbed control of 73 Territory bush communities, dispatching soldiers and police to "stabilise" townships and squads of doctors and nurses to check the kids.
Four months on from the dramatic announcement, what impact is the intervention having on the thousands of people it is supposed to help? Among the majority who are neither diehard opponents nor committed barrackers for the intervention, is the early confusion and fear giving way to wary optimism - or to a familiar weary cynicism? Four Corners was on the ground in the Territory to prepare the most comprehensive television report so far assessing the intervention.
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