26/08/2010: 2010 FEDERAL ELECTION:

– Background

Reconciliation Australia:
Five Fast Facts – Indigenous Candidates in the Federal Election

ANTaR – Australians for Native Title and Reconciliation:
Election 2010: Towards justice, rights and reconciliation?
An analysis of the major parties’ Indigenous affairs election platforms

– Media Release

Workers Bush Telegraph:
Greens beat Labor in remote Central Australia
24 Aug 10: “Greens candidates for both Lingiari and the
Senate have clearly outpolled Labor in remote Central
Australian communities this election, in a shock swing that
condemns the NT Intervention. A tally of all remote teams
south of Tennant Creek shows that for the seat of Lingiari,
Greens candidate Barbara Shaw received 905 votes to Warren
Snowdon’s 840. In the Senate Warren H Williams received 998
votes to Labor’s 941. … “These results show a deep
hostility to the NT Intervention, the Shire takeover and
nuclear projects planned for Aboriginal land. They reflect
support for the campaigns demanding an end to the
Intervention and investment in jobs, services and community
development which the Greens have vocally supported”, said
Barbara Shaw, Greens candidate for Lingiari. … “

See also:
Australian Greens: Barbara Shaw – Candidate for Lingiari:

– News

Koori Mail: Greens: Remote voters rejected Snowdon
[scroll down page] http://www.koorimail.com/index.php
24 Aug 10: “THE Australian Greens’ say hostility towards
the NT Intervention and planned nuclear projects helps to
account for the party’s strong showing at several key
polling booths. Labor incumbent Warren Snowdon was returned
in the seat of Lingiari but with a much reduced margin. At
last count, Greens candidate and vocal NT Intervention
critic Barb Shaw had outpolled both Mr Snowdon and Country
Liberal Party candidate Leo Abbott in several booths south
of Tennant Creek.”

ABC: Intervention cost Labor votes: NT minister
24 Aug 10: “The Minister for Central Australia, Karl
Hampton, says the federal intervention contributed to a
swing against Labor in the Northern Territory. The Labor
Member for Lingiari, Warren Snowdon, retained the seat,
which covers almost all of the Territory, but his vote in
remote areas dropped by a third.”

Green Left: Anti-intervention vote high in NT communities
24 Aug 10: “Barb Shaw, a well-known Aboriginal activist
from Alice Springs’ town camps who has campaigned
tirelessly against the Northern Territory intervention,
doubled the Greens’ vote in the huge NT seat of Lingiari,
poking holes in the government’s claims that Aboriginal
people support the intervention. … Shaw scored 12.56%
but, the Greens said, in all remote Aboriginal communities
south of Tennant Creek, Shaw beat ALP incumbent Warren
Snowdon.” Peter Robson

Koori Mail: Greens: Hasluck still undecided
[scroll down page] http://www.koorimail.com/index.php
24 Aug 10: “COUNTING is still underway in the electorate of
Australia’s would-be first Indigenous member of the House
of Representatives. At about six o’clock tonight, Liberal
candidate for the Perth metropolitan seat of Hasluck Ken
Wyatt was ahead of Labor incumbent Sharryn Jackson by less
than 600 votes, on a two-party preferred basis. The seat is
considered crucial in determining the balance of power in
the Lower House.”

ABC: Major parties ‘underestimated’ Indigenous voters
23 Aug 10: “Indigenous leaders say Aboriginal people
abandoned the major parties on Saturday because neither was
offering them anything of substance. Larrakia woman Donna
Jackson, who was at today’s opening of the World Indigenous
Women and Wellness Conference in Darwin, says the major
parties failed to offer anything to Aboriginal people and
are paying for it. “The swing towards the Greens is because
they are actually speaking it when they stand up, they are
not giving us rhetoric,” she said.”

news.com.au: Federal election vote makes history
22 Aug 10: “The Liberals look on track to deliver the first
Aboriginal MP to the House of Representatives, with Ken
Wyatt ahead of his rival in the Western Australian seat of
Hasluck. Fewer than 400 votes separated him from sitting
Labor MP Sharryn Jackson on Sunday, but Mr Wyatt, who is of
Noongar, Yamatji and Wongi heritage, said he was confident
“we will fall over the line”.”

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