1/ Better, more appropriate and just more housing so that children have their own room with a door. At least a girls room and a boys room.
It should be noted that many perpetraters of child abuse are children themselves, often family. My guess this is more the case than adult predation.
The drunken people should be sleeping well away from where the children are sleeping, preferably a different building.
2/ Take the focus of funding and program design in areas of domestic violence and child abuse away from the women and empower the men to deal with it.
Most perpetrators are men, it is mens business. The women cannot change the behaviours and value systems of the men, only men can. The best women can do is provide emergency institutional protection such as shelters which are bandaids after the fact. The violence needs to stop, not be compensated for or accomodated. Only the perpetrators of violence have the capacity to stop violence.
3/ Acknowledge and empower customary law so that communities can deal with their own problems rather than going the police and courts path which takes years, is traumatic for the victim and convictions are very hard to achieve. Families are torn asunder when the experience could actually strengthen and unite them if done properly.
1,2,3 is obviously simplistic and incomplete, but unless there is a major change of direction of the present failing strategies and paradigms, nothing will change. A Boosting of status-quo paradigms such as the NT intervention only reinforces the structural dysfunction.
It should be noted that child abuse exists in mainstream Australian communities at aproximately the same rate as in Aboriginal communities. If there is even a grain of truth in my above prescription it is also relevant to mainstream Australia, perhaps with the exception of housing issues.