The reaction of many people who read that document - including me - was stupefaction.Read it all here.
Was it really THAT bad? Did they really write THAT in an official form in the 1950's?
Well, no, they didn't.
The national archive has no record of certificates of exemption issued by the Commonwealth.
But here's a blank exemption form issued by the New South Wales government in the fifties.
Yet the "documentary" is still referred to as 'excellent'?
Another issue covered is the report of a Yuendumu elder supporting the intervention. I read this and I think I linked a post here to the original article.
Apparently now the elder is denying she said that. A person who was there when the elder spoke with the journalist has said that the elder did say what was reported.
The conclusion, eventually, is that there's a bit of a problem with the elder's understanding of language and there's some nuance and a bit of, er, quoting out of context.
I hope that makes it clear.... here, read it for yourself.