Attempts to provide the Australian indigenous people with a satisfactory way of life appears to have failed badly . Violence , substance abuse and child abuse are rife apparently . Something needed to be done and the PM has certainly left nothing to chance sending in the cavalry . Long overdue unfortunately and an almost impossible situation to resolve but many hope there can be something worthwhile achieved . The point of the comment is that so many resources are funnelled overseas while this has been happening right here , Cynically , it is an election year NT survey teams, troops 'well-received' Wednesday Jun 27 16:59 AEST Survey teams and troops sent into remote Northern Territory Aboriginal communities as part of the federal government's intervention to stamp out child abuse have been "well received", Indigenous Affairs Minister Mal Brough says. Some Aboriginal families were reported to have fled their homes and sought refuge in the bush fearing their children could be removed. But Mr Brough on Wednesday said: "Contrary to the reports that some people tried to portray prior to the arrival of survey teams, early indications are that the teams have been well received in the communities they have visited". The survey teams, supported logistically by NORFORCE troops, started to roll into central Australian settlements, including Mutitjulu at Uluru, earlier on Wednesday. They will work with the communities to prepare them for the planned deployment next week of police officers sourced from the Australian Federal Police (AFP) and the states. The teams also will assess the infrastructure needs of the townships. "The people in those teams are getting on with the job," Mr Brough said. "We don't anticipate any difficulties with them reporting back by Friday."