THE NEW WAY ABORIGINAL SUMMIT

JULY 1 – 4 2010

“ Why we must have a new way and what is it ? ”

THURSDAY – JULY 1 2010

1: OOPM – 5:00PM

OFFICIAL OPENING @ KANGAN TAFE VARIOUS DIGNITRIES

BROADMEADOWS

TRADITIONAL, TEACHING DANCE AND SONG – Meaning & application of Aboriginal Sovereignty – MARK MCMURTRIE, VICTORIAN ABORIGINAL LAND JUSTICE GROUP,Prof WENDY BRABHAM Deakin university

TEACHING OF SOVEREIGNTY AND ABORGINAL LAW– Legal place & position in Australia, post Mabo – MARK MCMURTRIE,VICTORIAN ABORIGINAL LAND JUSTICE GROUP

FRIDAY JULY 2 2010

10:00AM @ TRADES HALL CARLTON

WELCOME TO COUNTRY – Wurundjeri

INTRODUCTION – New Way Summit –Socio-economic and political implications and movement against broader factors – MICHAEL ANDERSON SUMMIT FOUNDER

SOVEREIGNTY – Importance and meaning of sovereignty – MICHAEL ANDERSON

Why a new way and why sovereignty and treaty are necessary – MARK MCMURTRIEeduactor

GENOCIDE –Past & Present socio-political, legal implications- PROF ROBERT MANNE – LA TROBE UNIVERSITY

TREATY – The importance of treaty and its relevance today and in the future- GEOFF CLARKE ex-chairman ATSIC – ROBBIE THORPE Activist

11:30AM

AUSTRALIA HAS A BLACK HISTORY –The whitewashing of black history and future –

PROF RICHARD BROOME La Trobe university

HISTORICAL CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT AND IT’S APPLICATION TODAY –Who’s dreaming what? –

THE ABORIGINAL MOVEMENT AND THE LEFT – An explanation – TERRY TOWNSEND – author

2:00PM

THE GAP – Why does it exist & how do we bring it to an end ?

PROF JOHN TAYLOR- ANU Canberra university

ABORGINAL COMMUNITY BASED & CONTROLLED ORGANISATIONS

Do they have a future ? ALAN BROWN

VAHS -Chairman

THE ILLUSION OF GOVERNMENT & ABORIGINAL ORGANIZATION PARTNERSHIP(S) –

A bad marriage? PROF MARK ROSE Deakin university

4:00pm

NORTHERN TERRITORY INTERVENTION

“The purpose and the design of the intervention and how to bring it to an end” – MAIC Panel

DEATHS IN CUSTODY

Why do Aboriginal deaths in custody continue and what must we do – Panel-MARRIANE MACKAY

WA –watch committee

CHILDREN TAKEN AWAY

Are they still being stolen and what can we do? – PROF ROBERT MANNE –La Trobe university

7:30PM – Keynote Address -Freedom of speech and racism in the media? CHRIS GRAHAM – FOUNDING – EDITOR National Indigenous Times

8:10pm DRINKS & REFRESHMENTS

SATURDAY JULY 3 2010

10:00AM

THE ROLE AND IMPORTANCE OF THE UNITED NATIONS AND THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT IN ADVANCING ABORIGINAL RIGHTS

THE VICTORIAN ABORIGINAL GENOCIDE CENTER – What needs to be done and how do we do it? SHARON FIREBRACE – Founder ABORIGINAL GENOCIDE CENTRE

SOCIALIST MOVEMENTS – Advancing the cause – SANDRA BLOODWORTH

UNITED NATIONS – Comparisons, priorities, directions -MARK MCMURTRIE

11: 30AM

THE ROLE of AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL IN ADVANCING ABORIGINAL RIGHTS -International to local issues – Are there -commonalities and is there a way forward? MONICA MORGAN – AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL

VENEZEULAN EXPERIENCE – Lessons, parallels and benefits to be gained for the Aboriginal movement – LARA PULLEN

MAORI AFFAIRS – Common issues and directions- Waitangi treaty – SINA BROWN-DAVIS – Maori activist

INTERNATIONAL TREATIES – USA NEW ZEALAND CANADA – Relevance, parallels and models for application – PANEL –GEOFF CLARKE, ROBBIE THORPE,MICHAEL ANDERSON

2:00PM

POLTICAL PARTIES –HOW CAN THEY ADVANCE AN ABORIGINAL FUTURE?

Socialist Alliance SAM WATSON green ADAM BANDT party – Labor Party –Liberal Party –Do they have solutions or are they pretending?

4:00PM

TRADE UNION MOVEMENT & DEFENDING ABORIGINAL RIGHTS

Panel Discussion – ETU MUA CMFEU AMWU– policies and Directions – Unions & the New Way

7:30 UNIONS & ABORIGINAL MOVEMENT- SOLUTIONS & DIRECTIONS –Key note speaker – Union movement

SUNDAY JULY 4 2010

10:00AM

KEY ABORIGINAL INSTRUMENTALITIES ARE THEY STILL RELEVANT?

WHAT HAPPENED TO ATSIC & IT’S BILLIONS ? – An economic, socio-political evaluation –GEOFF CLARKE –Ex-chair ATSIC

ABORIGINAL LAND COUNCILS – Do they provide a future?

WHAT OF NATIVE TITLE? – manipulated outcomes or a mistake?

11:30

NATIONAL CONGRESS OF AUSTRALIA’S FIRST PEOPLE -Is this Appropriate and why? TERRY ARABENA – Chairperson

VICTORIAN ABORIGINAL LAND JUSTICE GROUP –

What is it and does it offer a solution? GARY MURRAY Traditional owner

ORIGINAL SOVEREIGN TRIBAL FEDERATION- Are we ready? MICHAEL ANDERSON / MARK MCMURTRIE

2:00 – 2:40 DISCUSSION PANEL – CONCLUSION Combination of representatives – conclusive remarks

HW – HIGH WAGE – $120 OR $40 PER DAY

W – WAGED – $50 OR $16 PER DAY

UW – UNWAGED – $20 OR $10 PER DAY

ST – STUDENT – $15 OR $2-50 PER DAY

Meals & drinks available – pay own

Conference material available @ various costs

BOOKINGS – CHERYL KAULFUSS 0401806331

CONVENOR – SHARON FIREBRACE 0401414967

BILLET BOOKINGS – CHRIS – 0431 311 520

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