21/05/2011 UN Human Rights High Commissioner hears from NT Aboriginal leaders

Contents:
* UN Human Rights High Commissioner hears from
Northern Territory Aboriginal leaders
* UN Human Rights High Commissioner receives letter
signed by thousands of Australians
* UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay
visits Australia from 20 May 2011
* UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues in New York,
16 to 27 May 2011
* Aboriginal Health
* Interview with Chris Graham, Editor of Tracker Magazine
* Video: No to a dump in the NT – Darwin rally 11 May 2011
* Background to Muckaty nuclear waste dump
* [Quasi] Constitutional recognition for Indigenous Australians
* Background to the Northern Territory (NT) Intervention

UN HUMAN RIGHTS HIGH COMMISSIONER HEARS FROM
NORTHERN TERRITORY ABORIGINAL LEADERS:

– News

SMH: Australia’s human rights under spotlight
http://news.smh.com.au/breaking-news-national/australias-human-rights-under-spotlight-20110520-1ewlk.html
20 May 11: “Northern Territory Aboriginal leaders have told
a senior United Nation official that “things have gotten
worse” since the Howard government’s intervention. UN high
commissioner of human rights Navi Pillay is visiting
Australia as a guest of government to assess whether the
country is complying with its international obligations.
“Two areas of concern are the discrimination against the
Aborigine and Torres Strait Islanders and the mandatory
detention of people,” she told reporters.”

ABC: UN commissioner visits NT amid intervention concerns
http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2011/05/20/3223039.htm?section=justin
20 May 11: “The United Nations High Commissioner for
Human Rights says she is concerned about the treatment of
Indigenous people in Australia and the Federal
Government’s mandatory detention policies. Navi Pillay is
in Australia to assess whether it is complying with its
international obligations. On the first day of her visit,
she toured Darwin’s immigration detention centre and met
with Aboriginal elders who told her they are being
discriminated against under the Northern Territory
intervention.”

UN HUMAN RIGHTS HIGH COMMISSIONER RECEIVES LETTER
SIGNED BY THOUSANDS OF AUSTRALIANS:

– Media Releases

‘concerned Australians’: UN Human Rights High Commissioner
Receives Letter signed by Thousands of Australians
http://perth.indymedia.org/index.php?action=newswire&parentview=154711
20 May 11: “Today Aboriginal Elders in Darwin will present
to the UN Human Rights Commissioner a letter signed by
almost six and a half thousand Australians from across the
country, calling for her support in restoring the rights
of Aboriginal people in the Northern Territory.
This follows repeated calls from visiting UN Special
Rapporteurs, the World Council of Churches and last August,
from her own Committee for the Elimination of Racial
Discrimination in Geneva. …
Signatures from NT residents have come from some thirty-four
different centres including those from future growth
centres (hub towns) and from smaller remote homelands.
They include: Marngarr, Ramingining, Bolkdjam Outstation,
Oenpelli, Ngukurr, Bickerton Island, Utopia, Ampilatwatcha,
Daguragu, Djarrakpi, Gan Gan, Croker Island, Wadeye,
Barrika, Raymanggir, Dhamitaka, Gapuwiak, Mirrngatja,
Maparu, Dondyji, Santa Theresa, Lajamanu, Elcho Island,
Tiwi Island, Yuendumu, Maningrida, Milingimbi, Galiwin’ku,
Yirrkala, Darwin, Alice Springs, Tennant Creek, Katherine
and Nhulunbuy.
Today the Commissioner, at the start of her Australian
visit, will hear directly from Aboriginal people living
in the NT prescribed communities of the impact they
experience on a daily basis, living under the
discriminatory policies of the Intervention.”

‘concerned Australians’: UN Human Rights Commissioner
Hears of One of the Greatest Injustices in Australia Today.
http://perth.indymedia.org/index.php?action=newswire&parentview=154710
20 May 11: “I believe this (the Intervention) is one of the
greatest injustices in Australia today. The first peoples
of our land desperately need our respect, not our coercion.
So states one of the many hundreds of messages sent by
Australians from all over the country to the UN Human
Rights Commissioner, Navi Pillay. The High Commissioner
will commence her visit to Australia today with a visit to
Darwin.”

UN HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR HUMAN RIGHTS NAVI PILLAY
VISITS AUSTRALIA FROM 20 MAY 2011:

– News

ABC: UN commissioner eyes Australia’s human rights
http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2011/05/20/3222488.htm?site=idx-nt
20 May 11: “Navi Pillay has arrived in Australia as part of
a fact-finding mission. She is in Darwin today and is first
meeting with Northern Territory Chief Minister Paul
Henderson. The commissioner will then tour the Immigration
Detention Centre before meeting with Aboriginal elders this
afternoon to discuss the Northern Territory Emergency
Response, or federal intervention.”

Galdu: UN Human Rights Chief Navi Pillay to Visit Australia
http://www.galdu.org/web/?odas=5219&giella1=eng
18 May 11: “UNITED NATIONS, Geneva — The UN High
Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay will on Friday
begin her first official visit to Australia to discuss
rights issues with the Government, the Australian Human
Rights Commission, as well as Aboriginal and Torres Strait
Islander communities and non-governmental organizations.
During her six days in the country, Pillay will visit
Darwin, Cairns, Sydney and Canberra. … The UN human
rights chief will focus broadly on the following issues:
… discrimination against indigenous people … “

– Event

Australian Human Rights Commission: Human Rights 2011
http://www.humanrights.gov.au/hr2011/
“Date Monday, 23 May 2011
Time 5.00pm – concludes at 7.00 pm
Location Sydney Town Hall, George Street
You’re invited to a peak Human Rights event in Sydney
featuring Bangarra Dance Theatre performing at Human
Rights 2011.
For the first time in Australia, United Nations High
Commissioner for Human Rights Ms.Navi Pillay will be giving
a public presentation, joining in a panel discussion which
includes one of Australia’s most prominent and
well-respected Aboriginal Elders Prof Patrick Dodson and
Director of the Victorian Foundation for Survivors of
Torture Paris Aristotle AM.
The forum will be facilitated by popular TV broadcaster
Indira Naidoo. Admission is free but it is essential to
register.”

See:

Indigenous Peoples: New South Wales:
Human Rights To Take Centre Stage At Sydney Town Hall
http://indigenouspeoplesissues.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=10459:new-south-wales-human-rights-to-take-centre-stage-at-sydney-town-hall&catid=54:australia-indigenous-peoples&Itemid=76

Australian Human Rights Commission:
Sydney opportunity to hear first-hand from UN Human Rights Chief
http://www.hreoc.gov.au/about/media/media_releases/2011/37_11.html

UN PERMANENT FORUM ON INDIGENOUS ISSUES IN NEW YORK,
16 TO 27 MAY 2011:

– Introduction

Treaty Republic:
UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues – May 2011
http://treatyrepublic.net/content/un-permanent-forum-indigenous-issues-may-2011
“More than 1,300 delegates are expected to attend the tenth
session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous
Issues at Headquarters in New York from 16 to 27 May. The
2011 Permanent Forum is a review year and the focus will be
on the implementation of Forum recommendations on economic
and social development, the environment and free, prior and
informed consent. The Permanent Forum will engage with
Member States, United Nations agencies and civil society.
Delegates will include the United Nations,
intergovernmental organizations, Indigenous Peoples’
Organizations, non-governmental organizations and
academia.”

– Agenda

http://www.un.org/esa/socdev/unpfii/en/session_tenth.html

– News

9 News: UN summit to hear from indigenous group
http://news.ninemsn.com.au/national/8250726/un-summit-to-hear-from-indigenous-group
18 May 11: “A United Nations summit on indigenous issues
will hear about issues with the federal government’s
Northern Territory intervention. About 40 Australian
delegates have arrived in the US to take part in the 10th
Session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues,
which runs in New York until Friday next week. The forum
advises the UN’s Economic and Social Council. Indigenous
activists including Barbara Shaw, Richard Downs and Ngarla
Kunoth-Monks on Wednesday said they would speak about the
impact the invention has had on their communities.”

Indigenous Community Volunteers:
An Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice at the UN
http://www.icv.com.au/news/an-aboriginal-and-torres-strait-islander-voice-at-the-un/
18 May 11: “The federal government’s intervention in the
Northern Territory and the right to water are to be raised
at the United Nations. The issues are being put to the
Tenth Session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous
Issues (UNPHII) in New York by a delegation of Aboriginal
and Torres Strait Islander peoples … The Australian
delegation, numbering around 40, is co-chaired by Janine
Gertz and Brian Wyatt. “The size of the Australian
Delegation reflects the importance Aboriginal and Torres
Strait Islander people at home are placing on
implementation of the United Nations Declaration on the
Rights of Indigenous People,’ said Mr Wyatt, a Yamatji man
from Western Australia.”

Koori Mail: Indigenous voices at UN forum
[scroll down page] http://www.koorimail.com/index.php
18 May 11: “THE Northern Territory Intervention, deaths in
custody and rights to water will be amongst issues raised
by 40 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander non-government
delegates at the tenth session of the United Nations
Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues UN (UNPFII) in New
York this fortnight. Delegation co-chairs Janine Gertz and
Brian Wyatt said delegates would pressure the Australian
Government to ensure the issues raised at the forum were
addressed.”

Indigenous Peoples: Australia: Indigenous Australian Woman
Participates In United Nations Forum
http://indigenouspeoplesissues.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=10455:australia-indigenous-australian-woman-participates-in-united-nations-forum&catid=54:australia-indigenous-peoples&Itemid=76
18 May 11: “Megan Davis, the first Indigenous Australian
women to be elected to the United Nations (UN) Permanent
Forum on Indigenous Issues today attended her first session
of the Forum in New York. Ms Davis joins 16 independent
experts nominated by Governments and Indigenous
organisations across the world to examine Indigenous issues
including economic and social development, culture, the
environment, education, health and human rights.”

National Indigenous Radio Service:
UN Indigenous Forum underway
http://www.nirs.org.au/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=5776:un-indigenous-forum-underway&catid=2:news-broadcasts&Itemid=65
17 May 11: “The annual United Nations forum aimed at
advancing the rights of the estimated 370 million
Indigenous persons around the world is underway with a call
to turn those rights into a practical reality. More than
1,300 delegates are expected to participate in the two-week
Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, which is being held
at UN Headquarters in New York and is marking its tenth
anniversary.”

Koori Mail: Kudos for Aboriginal rep at UN forum
[scroll down page] http://www.koorimail.com/index.php
17 May 11: “THE first Indigenous Australian women elected
to the United Nations (UN) Permanent Forum on Indigenous
Issues is today attending her first session of the Forum in
New York. Megan Davis joins 16 independent experts
nominated by Governments and Indigenous organisations
across the world to examine Indigenous issues. Indigenous
Affairs Minister Jenny Macklin congratulated Ms Davis on
her new role.”

Green Left:
Aboriginal leader: ‘We need to make communities viable again’
http://www.greenleft.org.au/node/47558
14 May 11: “Barbara Shaw, a town camp leader from Alice
Springs and member of the Intervention Rollback Action
Group, spoke to Green Left Weekly on May 9. She said the
current intervention hasn’t worked, so “why have another
one?” … Shaw, who travelled to New York on May 12 to
attend the 10th UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues,
said the intervention has been a “waste of time and waste
of money”. Those resources should have been used “to allow
Aboriginal people to get on with their lives and solve
their problems themselves”.”

– Audio

Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association:
CAAMA Radio News 11-05-2011
http://caama.com.au/caama-radio-news-11-05-2011
13 May 11: “A delegation traveling to the United nations
Permanent forum on Indigenous issues will include for the
first time a number of Aboriginal people who are living on
their traditional country under Northern Territory
Intervention regulations.”

ABORIGINAL HEALTH:

– Journal [includes many articles on Aboriginal health]

eMJA The Medical Journal of Australia:
Contents 16 May 2011
http://www.mja.com.au/public/issues/194_10_160511/contents_160511.html
“Editor’s Choice: Questions and answers in Indigenous health
– Ruth M Armstrong … “

– Analysis / Opinion

eMJA The Medical Journal of Australia:
Talking Policy – Editorial: How can Australia do better for Indigenous health?
MJA 2011; 194 (10): 501-502
http://www.mja.com.au/public/issues/194_10_160511/tai10318_fm.html
16 May 11: “Respect, tolerance and trust in Aboriginal and
Torres Strait Islander people are needed from government to
improve the health and wellbeing of Indigenous Australians
… In 2007, the Northern Territory Emergency Response
(the “Intervention”) was perpetrated on Aboriginal people
in the NT, and in doing this the Racial Discrimination Act
1975 (Cwlth) was waived. Further, this approach bypassed
the Aboriginal leadership, undermining their sense of
control over their communities and destiny. It overtook
and failed to acknowledge progress that was already being
made by Aboriginal health services.” Peter W Tait

INTERVIEW WITH CHRIS GRAHAM, EDITOR OF TRACKER MAGAZINE:

Tracker Magazine website: http://www.thetracker.com.au/

– Audio

Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association:
Chris Graham Speaks on CAAMA Radio
http://caama.com.au/chris-graham-speaks-on-caama-radio
19 May 11: “Chris Graham, the editor of the freshly
released news magazine Tracker speaks to Paul Wiles on
CAAMA’s Strong Voices. A cross between a newspaper and a
magazine, Tracker will have a print run of 35,000 and is
backed by the NSW Aboriginal Land Council.”

See:

WGAR News: More on Tracker, the Aboriginal rights-based magazine
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2011/05/10/wgar-news-nt-nuclear-waste-dump-plans-contested

VIDEO: NO TO A DUMP IN THE NT – DARWIN RALLY 11 MAY 2011:

– Video

YouTube: Muckaty Protest – Darwin May 2011
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MzA4qq8yhUM
17 May 11: “On May 11, 2011 Darwin rallied against the
National Radioactive Waste Management Bill, the legislation
that will pave the way for a radioactive waste dump at
Muckaty, 120ks north of Tennant Creek in the NT. Check out
the range of speakers who came together to express concerns
and say NO to a dump in the NT.”

– Related News

Koori Mail: Dump vote is deferred
[scroll down page] http://www.koorimail.com/index.php?page=Current+Edition
18 May 11: “THE Federal Government’s National Radioactive
Waste Management Bill, expected to be voted upon last
Tuesday, has been deferred until the Senate sittings next
month. It means a decision on the future of the proposed
Muckaty nuclear waste dump in the NT is now several more
weeks away. Anti-nuclear campaigners welcomed the delay,
saying ‘every day without a bad law is a good day’.”

BACKGROUND TO MUCKATY NUCLEAR WASTE DUMP:

YouTube: Muckaty Voices-Australia’s nuclear waste dump story
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xcuNpT84Ovo
“”Muckaty Voices” is a short film capturing community
resistance to an Australian government plan to dump
radioactive waste at Muckaty Station, 120 kilometres north
of Tennant Creek in the Northern Territory.”

Beyond Nuclear Initiative – Muckaty:
http://beyondnuclearinitiative.wordpress.com/muckaty/

Beyond Nuclear Initiative:
http://beyondnuclearinitiative.wordpress.com/

Proposed Radioactive Waste Dump at Muckaty, NT
Briefing Paper – February 2011
Jim Green B.Med.Sci.(Hons.), PhD
National nuclear campaigner – Friends of the Earth, Australia
Friends of the Earth: http://www.foe.org.au/anti-nuclear/issues/oz/nontdump/Dump%20briefing%20Feb%202011.pdf

Nuclear Territory News: Waste Dump News:
http://ntne.ws/articles/article.php?section=waste

WGAR News: Nuclear waste dump in the Northern Territory (2 Mar 10)
http://indymedia.org.au/2010/03/02/wgar-news-nuclear-waste-dump-in-the-northern-territory-2-mar-10

WGAR News: Muckaty Station Nuclear Waste Dump (20 Mar 10)
http://groups.google.com.au/group/foblmail/browse_thread/thread/ddc393bb66205849

WGAR News: Nuclear Waste Dump (28 Mar 10)
http://indymedia.org.au/2010/03/28/wgar-news-nuclear-waste-dump-close-the-gap-day-28-mar-10

WGAR News: Muckaty Radioactive Waste Dump (4 Apr 10)
http://indymedia.org.au/2010/04/03/wgar-news-muckaty-radioactive-waste-dump-welfare-quarantining-4-apr-10

WGAR News: National day of action against Muckaty nuclear waste dump: 12th April!
http://indymedia.org.au/2010/04/10/wgar-news-national-day-of-action-against-muckaty-nuclear-waste-dump-12th-april

WGAR News: Nuclear Waste Dump: Senate inquiry in Darwin; Nationwide protests (17 Apr 10)
http://indymedia.org.au/2010/04/16/wgar-news-nuclear-waste-dump-senate-inquiry-in-darwin-nationwide-protests-17-apr-10

WGAR News: Update: Muckaty Station Nuclear Waste Dump (23 Apr 10)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2010/04/22/wgar-news-raw-sewage-dumped-in-ampilatwatja-aboriginal-worker-dismissed-23-apr-10

WGAR News: Update on Muckaty Station Nuclear Waste Dump (2 May 10)
https://wgar.wordpress.com/2010/05/02/02052010-update-on-muckaty-station-nuclear-waste-dump/

WGAR News: “Muckaty Voices” film; Senate Report into nuclear waste dump plan (16 May 10)
https://indymedia.org.au/2010/05/16/wgar-news-muckaty-voices-film-senate-report-into-nuclear-waste-dump-plan-16-may-10

WGAR News: Federal Court legal challenge over nuclear waste dump (13 Jun 10)
http://lists.perthimc.asn.au/pipermail/blackgreensolidarity/2010-June/002933.html

WGAR News: PM Gillard: No change on Muckaty nuclear waste dump (12 Jul 10)
http://lists.perthimc.asn.au/pipermail/blackgreensolidarity/2010-July/002965.html

WGAR News: Legislation passes enabling a nuclear waste dump to be built at Muckaty, NT (1 Mar 11)
http://indymedia.org.au/2011/03/01/wgar-news-legislation-passes-enabling-a-nuclear-waste-dump-to-be-built-at-muckaty-nt

WGAR News: Federal Court challenge over nuclear dump resumes in August (16 Mar 11)
http://indymedia.org.au/2011/03/16/wgar-news-federal-court-challenge-over-nuclear-dump-resumes-in-august

WGAR News: Interview with Kylie Sambo, Mark Lane and Dr. Jim Green about Muckaty nuclear waste dump (21 Mar 11)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2011/03/21/wgar-news-protest-blockade-by-lake-tyers-aboriginal-women-continues

WGAR News: Nuclear waste legislation must wait until objections heard in Federal Court (23 Mar 11)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2011/03/23/wgar-news-international-day-for-the-elimination-of-racial-discrimination-harmony-day-21-m

WGAR News: Aboriginal groups protest against nuclear waste dump (26 Mar 11)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2011/03/26/wgar-news-police-used-to-break-blockade-by-aboriginal-women-of-lake-tyers

WGAR News: Crisis in Japan and Muckaty Nuclear Waste Dump (2 Apr 11)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2011/04/02/wgar-news-online-petition-about-aboriginal-workers-exploited-under-sihip-housing-program

WGAR News: Muckaty Traditional Owners speak out (14 Apr 11)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2011/04/14/wgar-news-deaths-in-custody-and-aboriginal-incarceration-rates

WGAR News: Help Stop the Muckaty Radioactive Waste Dump – May 7-8 (24 Apr 11)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2011/04/24/wgar-news-two-urgent-petitions-on-the-nt-intervention-sign-by-early-may-2011

WGAR News: “Keep the poison out of Muckaty” – community rally on May 7, 2011 (30 Apr 11)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2011/04/30/wgar-news-keep-the-poison-out-of-muckaty-community-rally-on-may-7-2011

WGAR News: NT nuclear waste dump plans contested (10 May 11)
http://indymedia.org.au/2011/05/10/wgar-news-nt-nuclear-waste-dump-plans-contested

WGAR News: More on Muckaty nuclear waste dump (14 May 11)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2011/05/14/wgar-news-aboriginal-elder-raises-international-awareness-of-the-nt-intervention

WGAR News: Interview with Muckaty Traditional Owner, Dianne Stokes / Doctor: Public misled over nuclear medicine needs (17 May 11)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2011/05/17/wgar-news-global-call-to-action-for-aboriginal-rights-in-australia

WGAR News: Gov’t hopes Senate will debate nuclear waste dump in June (18 May 11)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2011/05/18/wgar-news-amnesty-international-report-2011-human-rights-in-australia

[QUASI] CONSTITUTIONAL RECOGNITION FOR INDIGENOUS AUSTRALIANS:

See:

WGAR News: Proposal to recognise Aboriginal people in the Constitution; Jenny Macklin has ruled out a treaty (16 Nov 10)
http://indymedia.org.au/2010/11/16/wgar-news-proposal-to-recognise-aboriginal-people-in-the-constitution-jenny-macklin-has-r

– Media Release

The Greens: Rachel Siewert:
Join a national conversation on the constitutional
recognition of Indigenous Australians
http://rachel-siewert.greensmps.org.au/content/media-release/join-national-conversation-constitutional-recognition-indigenous-australians
19 May 11: “People are being invited to participate in a
national conversation about how Aboriginal and Torres
Strait Islander Australians could be recognised in the
Australian Constitution.
Late last year the Prime Minister appointed a 20 member
Expert Panel on the Constitutional Recognition of
Indigenous Australians to consult the community and report
back to the Government.
The panel, made of up Indigenous and non-Indigenous
community leaders, legal experts and members of parliament,
has begun travelling around the country to ask Australians
to think about constitutional change and to contribute
their views.
Panel member Senator Rachel Siewert, Australian Greens
spokesperson on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
Issues said a discussion paper had been released today as
a starting point for the consultations.”

– News

Koori Mail: Reconciliation Australia welcomes discussion paper
[scroll down page] http://www.koorimail.com/index.php
19 May 11: “RECONCILIATION Australia has welcomed today’s
launch of a discussion paper by the Expert Panel on the
Constitutional Recognition of Indigenous Australians as an
important step forward for reconciliation. RA Co-Chairs
Professor Mick Dodson and Ms Melinda Cilento said this was
a great opportunity for all Australians to get involved in
the national discussion about recognising Aboriginal and
Torres Strait Islander people in our country’s most
important document.”

Koori Mail: Discussion paper to start national conversation
[scroll down page] http://www.koorimail.com/index.php
19 May 11: “A DISCUSSION paper aimed at providing a
starting point for Australia-wide consultations on the
constitutional recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait
Islander Australians was released today. The paper,
authored by the Expert Panel on the Constitutional
Recognition of Indigenous Australians, co-chaired by
Professor Patrick Dodson and Mark Leibler, sets out
background information about the Constitution, how it can
be changed and the potential benefits for all Australians
from constitutional recognition.”

National Indigenous Radio Service:
New Constitutional preamble being considered
http://www.nirs.org.au/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=5790:new-constitutional-preamble-being-considered-&catid=2:news-broadcasts&Itemid=65
19 May 11: “The Preamble recognizing Indigenous people in
the constitution could also include a statement of the
nation’s values. … Any changes made to the constitution
would need to be voted on in a referendum.”

Southern Courier:
Constitutional recognition for indigenous Australians
http://southern-courier.whereilive.com.au/news/story/constitutional-recognition-for-indigenous-australians/
19 May 11: “A discussion paper aimed at providing a
starting point for Australia-wide consultations on the
constitutional recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait
Islander Australians was released today. … The Australian
Government, the Opposition, the Australian Greens and the
Independent members of Federal Parliament have all given
in principle support to recognising Aboriginal and Torres
Strait Islander peoples in the Constitution.”

BACKGROUND TO THE NORTHERN TERRITORY (NT) INTERVENTION:

Creative Spirits:
Northern Territory Emergence Response (NTER)
– “The Intervention”:
http://www.creativespirits.info/aboriginalculture/politics/northern-territory-intervention.html

Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:
Northern Territory National Emergency Response:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northern_Territory_intervention

IRAG (Intervention Rollback Action Group):
Mparntwe – Alice Springs:
http://rollbacktheintervention.wordpress.com/

CAAMA (Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association)
– NT Intervention:
http://caama.com.au/?s=NT+Intervention

Treaty Republic – NT Intervention:
http://treatyrepublic.net/search/node/NT%20Intervention

ANTaR (Australians for Native Title and Reconciliation)
– NT intervention:
http://www.antar.org.au/issues_and_campaigns/nt_intervention

The Greens: Rachel Siewert: Northern Territory Intervention:
http://rachel-siewert.greensmps.org.au/category/issues/indigenous-rights/northern-territory-intervention

STICS (Stop the Intervention Collective Sydney):
http://stoptheintervention.org/

Crikey – NT Intervention:
http://www.crikey.com.au/topic/nt-intervention/

Jobs with Justice:
http://jobswithjustice.wordpress.com/

MAIC (Melbourne Anti-Intervention Collective):
http://maicollective.blogspot.com/

‘concerned Australians’:
Without Justice there can be no Reconciliation:
http://www.concernedaustralians.com.au/

New Matilda – northern territory intervention:
http://newmatilda.com/tag/northern-territory-intervention

Amnesty International Australia:
Looking back at the Northern Territory Intervention:
http://www.amnesty.org.au/indigenous-rights/comments/24460/

Defending Indigenous Rights:
http://defendingindigenousrights.wordpress.com/

Intervention walk-off’s Blog:
http://interventionwalkoff.wordpress.com/

Australian Human Rights Commission:
Northern Territory ‘Emergency Response’ intervention:
http://www.hreoc.gov.au/social_justice/intervention/index.html

FAIRA; Human Rights Law Resource Centre; NACLC:
Australia’s compliance with CERD – Fact Sheet 2:
Northern Territory Intervention:
http://www.hrlrc.org.au/files/Fact-Sheet-2-NT-Intervention.pdf

Green Left: Northern Territory intervention: myths and facts:
http://www.greenleft.org.au/node/39732

WGAR (Working Group for Aboriginal Rights):
http://wgar.info/


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