11/06/2011 NT Traditional Land Owners claim they were not consulted about mining deal

Contents:
* Northern Territory Traditional Land Owners claim they were
not consulted about mining deal
* Prime Minister faces protests on last day of NT visit
* New campaign to cut Aboriginal prisoner numbers
* Background to Aboriginal Deaths in Custody and
incarceration rates
* Official Launch of the National Congress Meeting
* Background to National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples
* Other Northern Territory (NT) Intervention articles
* Background to the Northern Territory (NT) Intervention
* Other Aboriginal articles

NORTHERN TERRITORY TRADITIONAL LAND OWNERS
CLAIM THEY WERE NOT CONSULTED ABOUT MINING DEAL:

– Media Statements

Dhurli Nation Considers Court Action, While Prime Minister
Celebrates Historic Agreement In Gove Peninsula, NT
http://www.indigenouspeoplesissues.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=10804:northern-territory-dhurli-nation-considers-court-action-while-prime-minister-celebrates-historic-agreement-in-gove-peninsula-nt&catid=54:australia-indigenous-peoples&Itemid=76
7 Jun 11: “The Dhurili Nation, comprising the Datiwuy,
Golumala, Marrakulu and Marrangu clans have previously
confirmed to the Northern Land Council and the Minister for
Indigenous Affairs that they are lawful traditional owners
of some areas of land that are affected by a new mining
lease and agreement with Rio Tinto Alcan in the Gove
Peninsula in the Northern Territory.
“We feel very sad because our rights under Madayin Law have
been pushed aside and much pain and division has been
created. This shows that colonisation is still happening
today creating disharmony, by people ignoring due process.
Again the failures of the Australian Government and the NLC
to work with Yolngu people through a proper process of law
has created division between the clans of Arnhem Land. We
will not be celebrating along with others the signing of
this agreement” said Dr Gondarra.
The Northern Land Council and the Minister have allowed a
new lease to be signed, despite the Dhurili Nation raising
its concerns about a lack of lawful consultation and a
failure to seek the consent of its members in line with
the requirements of traditional Madayin law and the
Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act 1976. … “

Prime Minister of Australia:
Transcript of joint press conference, Yirrkala
http://www.pm.gov.au/press-office/transcript-joint-press-conference-yirrkala
8 Jun 11: “PM: We’re here today for a day of remarkable
celebrations, remarkable celebration as we see signed
between the Indigenous people of this place and Rio Tinto
an agreement that is going to shape for both of them a
better future. This is really a symbol of what can be
achieved when people sit around together, work with respect
and focus on opportunity and responsibility. …
CHIEF MINISTER HENDERSON: Thank you Prime Minister, and it
is absolutely magnificent to be here today. It’s a very
exciting day for the Yolngu people of Arnhem Land, for Rio
Tinto as a company, for the Northern Territory Government
and the Commonwealth Government because this is all about
the future. …
JOURNALIST: (inaudible) One of the traditional owners
groups is already considering a legal challenge
(inaudible). If he’s not satisfied are you still satisfied
with the process?
MINISTER MACKLIN: Well as I’ve just outlined the
responsibility for the consultation with traditional
owners rests with the Northern Land Council and I am
satisfied that they’ve met their responsibilities.”

Joint Media Release with Julia Gillard, Warren Snowdon and
Paul Raymond Henderson:
Historic Gove Agreement to Deliver Long Term Benefits for
North-East Arnhem Land
http://www.jennymacklin.fahcsia.gov.au/mediareleases/2011/pages/jm_m_goveagree_8june2011.aspx
8 Jun 11: “Prime Minister Julia Gillard today witnessed an
historic agreement reached between Indigenous leaders in
the Northern Territory’s Gove region and mining giant Rio
Tinto Alcan. The agreement secures the future operations
of the Gove mine while providing a range of economic and
employment benefits for the traditional owners.
Significantly, the Agreement ends years of historical
grievances. It is the first negotiated agreement with
traditional owners in relation to the Gove mining
operations since exploration began in the 1960s.”

– News

National Indigenous Radio Service:
Gillard recognises Yolgny, Rio Tinto lease deal
http://www.nirs.org.au/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=5852:gillard-recognises-yolgny-rio-tinto-lease-deal&catid=2:news-broadcasts&Itemid=65
9 Jun 11: “Julia Gillard has signed the first lease
agreement between a mining company and traditional owners.
… But the agreement is being disputed by other local
groups who say they were locked out of negotiations.”

Australian Mining:
Rio didn’t consult us about mining: NT traditional land owners
http://www.miningaustralia.com.au/news/rio-didnt-consult-us-about-mining–nt-traditional
8 Jun 11: “Mining giant Rio Tinto has been accused of
failing to consult with several traditional land owners
over a new lease agreement in the Northern Territory. …
They plan to boycott the official ceremonial signing of the
agreement between Rio Tinto and the traditional owners, set
to take place in Arnhem Land today. In a statement released
yesterday, Aboriginal elder Reverend Djiniyini Gondarra
said clan groups of the Dhurili nation had been previously
recognised as traditional owners of parts of the affected
area.”

Azomining: Northern Territory Traditional Land Owners
Unhappy with Gove Peninsula Deal
http://www.azomining.com/news.aspx?newsID=4221
8 Jun 11: “Traditional land owners are dissatisfied with a
mining lease agreement with Rio Tinto Alcan in the Northern
Territory. Several Aboriginal clan groups have claimed that
they had not been consulted about the agreement that was
signed between the Yolgnu people and the subsidiary of Rio
Tinto.”

Brisbane Times: Traditional owners cry foul on mining deal
http://news.brisbanetimes.com.au/breaking-news-national/traditional-owners-cry-foul-on-mining-deal-20110607-1fqps.html
7 Jun 11: “Four Aboriginal clan groups claim they were not
consulted about a landmark mining lease agreement between
the Yolgnu people and Rio Tinto Alcan. Dhurili nation –
which includes the Datiwuy, Golumala, Marrakulu and Marrangu
clans – is considering taking legal action against the
Northern Land Council (NLC) and the federal government.
Elcho Island elder and uniting church minister Djiniyini
Gondarra said the Dhurili nation would boycott an official
ceremonial signing of the agreement in Arnhem Land on
Wednesday.”

PRIME MINISTER FACES PROTESTS ON LAST DAY OF NT VISIT:

– Audio

ABC PM: PM convinced Aboriginal Intervention is working
http://www.abc.net.au/pm/content/2011/s3240167.htm
9 Jun 11: “As the Federal Government’s emergency
intervention in Aboriginal communities in the Northern
Territory approaches its fourth anniversary the Prime
Minister says she thinks it is working. The intervention
includes measures such as child-health checks and extra
police. Julia Gillard has just completed a three-day tour
of Central Australia and the Top End. Despite her positive
assessment of the intervention the Prime Minister has been
heckled by a handful of protesters in Darwin, calling for –
among other things – an end to the intervention.”
[Includes comments by Larrakia woman June Mills and PM
Julia Gillard.]

– News

ABC: Gillard heckled on last day of NT visit
http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2011/06/09/3240211.htm?section=justin
9 Jun 11: “Prime Minister Julia Gillard has been greeted by
a handful of protesters on the final day of her visit to
the Northern Territory. … The Prime Minister also fended
off protests about Federal Government plans to build a
nuclear waste dump at Muckaty Station near Tennant Creek.
“In the legislation, yes, Muckaty Station is identified and
that is because it was volunteered by the traditional
owners,” she said. “I understand there is disputation about
who the traditional owners are. … “

BigPond News: Gillard visits NT university
http://bigpondnews.com/articles/National-Regional/2011/06/09/Gillard_visits_NT_university_623379.html
9 Jun 11: “Prime Minister Julia Gillard has ended her
three-day tour of the Northern Territory with a visit to
Charles Darwin University, fielding questions about live
cattle exports, nuclear waste, and mining threats in Kakadu
National Park. … A handful of protesters, opposed to the
construction of the nuclear waste dump at Muckaty Station
in Central Australia, failed to interrupt official
proceedings.”

Koori Mail: PM opens medical facilities in NT
[scroll down page] http://www.koorimail.com/index.php
9 Jun 11: “PRIME Minister Julia Gillard ended her three-day
tour of the Northern Territory with a visit to Charles
Darwin University (CDU) where she opened the first stagea
$27.8 million commonwealth-funded building to be used by
medicine and pharmacy students. The purpose-designed
facilities have been built to support the new Flinders
University NT Medical Program, which accepted its first
intake of students earlier this year.”

– Video

9 News: Eco-activist lunges at Gillard
http://news.ninemsn.com.au/national/8259088/gillard-ends-nt-tour-with-visit-to-uni
9 Jun 11: “One of Julia Gillard’s security guards had to
wrestle back a protester who lunged at the prime minster in
Darwin today. The young man launched himself over a chair
and came face-to-face with Ms Gillard before security
pounced during the PM’s tour of Charles Darwin University.
He was one of a small band of protesters angry at plans to
build a nuclear waste dump at Muckaty Station in the in the
Northern Territory. The male and two females shouted “don’t
dump at Muckaty” and “It’s not Canberra’s waste dump”
before the security scare.”

news.com.au : Lunging protester sparks PM security scare
http://www.news.com.au/national/lunging-protester-sparks-pm-security-scare/story-e6frfkvr-1226072531248
9 Jun 11: “A PROTESTER who was dragged away by security
guards after lunging at PM Julia Gillard in Darwin said his
protest “didn’t go so well” but remained unrepentant.
Anti-nuclear campaigner Matt Haubrick jumped off a chair as
the Prime Minister toured the new medical training centre
at Charles Darwin University. He was immediately grabbed by
two men and pulled away – but he wasn’t arrested.”

Courier Mail:
Protester detained after lunging at Prime Minister Julia Gillard
http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/national/protester-detained-after-lunging-at-pm/story-e6freooo-1226072556152
9 Jun 11: “A PROTESTER sparked a security scare for the
Prime Minister today as Julia Gillard toured a Northern
Territory university. Ms Gillard’s security guards were
forced to wrestle back a man who launched himself at the
Prime Minister at Charles Darwin University. He was
detained, and Ms Gillard continued the tour, apparently
unfazed.”

NT News: Protester lunges at PM
http://www.ntnews.com.au/article/2011/06/09/239231_ntnews.html
9 Jun 11: “PRIME Minister Julia Gillard had a narrow escape
today when a protester lunged at her during a visit to
Charles Darwin University. University student Matthew John
Haubrick launched himself at the PM during his daring
protest against the proposed nuclear waste dump at Muckaty
Station.”

– Media Release

STICS Media Release:
Gillard can’t face gruesome Intervention facts
– Sydney protest planned
STICS: http://stoptheintervention.org/facts/press-releases/gillard-cannot-face-gruesome-intervention-facts-sydney-protest-planned-10-6-11
Sydney Indymedia: http://indymedia.org.au/2011/06/10/stics-media-release-gillard-can%E2%80%99t-face-gruesome-intervention-facts-%E2%80%93-sydney-protest-plann
10 Jun 11: “Closing off her recent trip to the Northern
Territory, Prime Minister Julia Gillard cited “recent
statistics” to support her claim that the Intervention is
improving lives for Aboriginal people.
But statistics from the governments’ latest ‘Closing the
Gap in the NT Monitoring’ contradict every one of her
claims and demonstrate the increasingly desperate
conditions in Aboriginal communities.
The Stop the Intervention Collective in Sydney (STICS) is
planning a major protest on Saturday June 25, as part of a
national week of action to mark four years of Intervention.
“On her trip to the NT, Prime Minister Gillard was
confronted by Aboriginal people demanding an end to racist
Intervention laws. … “, said Paddy Gibson from STICS …
The Sydney launch of the ‘Rebuilding from the Ground Up’
Statement will take place at a demonstration: 1pm Saturday
25th June, Town Hall Square marching to Belmore Park.”

NEW CAMPAIGN TO CUT ABORIGINAL PRISONER NUMBERS:

– Audio

SBS Podcasts: Campaign to cut indigenous prisoner numbers
http://www.sbs.com.au/podcasts/Podcasts/radionews/episode/171621/Campaign-to-cut-indigenous-prisoner-numbers
8 Jun 11: “A campaign to cut the vast over-representation
of Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander people in
Queensland prisons has been launched in Brisbane. … A
coalition of indigenous groups under the banner “Project 10
Percent” is behind the campaign. … Queensland
correspondent Stefan Armbruster spoke with the state
president of Australians for Native Title and
Reconciliation Kitty Carra.”

– News

National Indigenous Radio Service:
New campaign to tackle indigenous incarceration
http://www.nirs.org.au/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=5847:new-campaign-to-tackle-indigenous-incarceration&catid=2:news-broadcasts&Itemid=65
9 Jun 11: “An ambitious campaign to cut the incarceration
rates of Indigenous people in Queensland by 10 per cent
each year for the next decade has been launched in
Brisbane. ‘Project 10 percent ‘is incorporated by Murri
Watch, the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders Women’s
Legal Service and is sponsored by law firm McCullogh
Robertson.”

– Related Media Release

VAL: Mandatory sentencing will bring harm, not community safety
http://enews.vaada.org.au/news/2011/06/06/media-release-val-mandatory-sentencing-will-bring-harm-not-community-safety
6 Jun 11: “The Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service
Co-operative Limited (VALS) is urging the Victorian
Government to rule out mandatory minimum
sentences for juvenile offenders aged 16 and 17. …
VALS is concerned that the introduction of mandatory
sentencing practices will reverse the progress made since
the recommendations of the Royal Commission into Aboriginal
Deaths in Custody. Mr Muir said mandatory sentencing is
likely to dramatically increase the prison population which
has been shown to be a significant contributor to deaths in
custody. “It is a sorry day when years of solid evidence is
ignored and our children are arbitrarily incarcerated in
order to temper public opinion. What is worse is that it is
done in the name of community safety. VALS supports
evidence-based attempts to achieve community safety.””

– Related News

Crikey: Deaths in custody: sweeping changes, but coroners
critical of inquiry
http://www.crikey.com.au/2011/06/08/deaths-in-custody-sweeping-changes-but-coroners-critical-of-inquiry/
8 Jun 11: “Serious questions about the integrity,
accountability and independence of death in custody
investigations are still being raised by NSW coroners,
despite the government’s claims to have made sweeping
changes following the Royal Commission into Aboriginal
Deaths in Custody.” Inga Ting

BACKGROUND TO ABORIGINAL DEATHS IN CUSTODY AND INCARCERATION RATES:

WGAR News: Deaths in custody and Aboriginal incarceration rates (14 Apr 11)
http://indymedia.org.au/2011/04/14/wgar-news-deaths-in-custody-and-aboriginal-incarceration-rates

WGAR News: Joint National Call to Action to reduce imprisonment of Indigenous people (16 Apr 11)
http://indymedia.org.au/2011/04/16/wgar-news-joint-national-call-to-action-to-reduce-imprisonment-of-indigenous-people

WGAR News: Aboriginal Deaths in Custody (21 Apr 11)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2011/04/21/wgar-news-elders-speak-out-on-the-northern-territory-nt-intervention

WGAR News: Aboriginal Deaths in Custody (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: Deaths in Custody: A Crikey Investigation (29 Apr 11)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2011/04/29/darwin-gathering-for-aboriginal-people-living-in-prescribed-areas-under-the-nt-interventi

WGAR News: Aboriginal Deaths in Custody and Aboriginal incarceration rates (3 May 11)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2011/05/03/wgar-news-indigenous-languages-forum-8-may-2011-mparntwe-alice-springs

WGAR News: ANTaR: Reducing over-imprisonment of Aboriginal peoples (7 May 11)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2011/05/07/wgar-news-interviews-with-barb-shaw-and-michael-anderson-speeches-by-pat-anderson-and-les

WGAR News: Renewed Call for a Joint Committee Senate Inquiry into Deaths in Custody
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2011/05/17/wgar-news-global-call-to-action-for-aboriginal-rights-in-australia

OFFICIAL LAUNCH OF THE NATIONAL CONGRESS MEETING:

– Audio

Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association:
CAAMA News 9-06-11
http://caama.com.au/caama-news-9-06-11
9 Jun 11: “The co chair of Australia’s new peak Aboriginal
representative body has used its official opening to tell
the Gillard Labor Government that it must drop the Northern
Territory intervention and allow Aboriginal people to have
a say in their own future.”

Indigenous radio station 98.9FM Brisbane
Let’s Talk – Indigenous presented talkback:
http://989fm.com.au/index.php?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=29
8 Jun 11: “Official Launch of the National Congress
Meeting 2011. Speakers: Charles ‘Chicka’ Madden member of
the Gadigal Clan of the Eora Nation. Norma Ingram a member
of the Wiradjuri nation. Sam Jeffries a proud Mooraworri
man and Lowitja O’Donoghue of the Yankunjatjara tribe in
the remote North-West Reserve of South Australia.”
Listen to this interview on-line:
http://www.989fm.com.au/podcasting/audio/98fm-podcast-2011-06-08-93960.mp3

Indigenous radio station 98.9FM Brisbane
Let’s Talk – Indigenous presented talkback:
http://989fm.com.au/index.php?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=29
8 Jun 11: “Tiga Bayles spoke with Vanessa Curnow, Dennis
Eggington and Wesley Enoch from The Nation Congress
Meeting in Sydney.”
Listen to this interview on-line:
http://www.989fm.com.au/podcasting/audio/98fm-podcast-2011-06-08-93972.mp3

– News

Australian: Give National Congress of Australia’s First
Peoples ‘fair go’: Lowitja O’Donoghue
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/give-national-congress-of-australias-first-peoples-fair-go-lowitja-odonoghue/story-fn59niix-1226072030028
9 Jun 11: “ABORIGINAL leader Lowitja O’Donoghue has called
on members of the new National Congress of Australia’s
First Peoples to rebuild unity among indigenous people and
for “naysayers” to give the organisation a fair go. As the
keynote speaker at the opening ceremony of the National
Congress yesterday, Ms O’Donoghue said she was comfortable
with it as a “working model” but that it should and would
be improved over time.”

Koori Mail: Historic vote instals Congress Board
[scroll down page] http://www.koorimail.com/index.php
8 Jun 11: “THE National Congress of Australia’s First
Peoples (NCAFP) has its first elected Board of Directors.
Delegates at the representative body’s inaugural national
meeting, being held at Homebush in Sydney, voted to elect
Brian Butler (SA), Venessa Curnow (Qld), Dennis Eggington
(WA), Rodney Little (ACT), Tammy Solonec (WA) and Daphne
Yarram (VIC). The six will join Co-Chairs Elect Les
Malezer (Qld) and Jody Broun (WA) to take office next month
and consider policy recommendations from this week’s
gathering.”

Koori Mail: National gathering underway
[scroll down page] http://www.koorimail.com/index.php
7 Jun 11: “THE first full gathering of the National
Congress of Australia’s First Peoples has begun at Homebush
in Sydney’s west. About 120 delegates from throughout the
country will meet over the next three days to determine the
future direction of the new national representative body.
Today, delegates heard from Executive Director of the
National Congress of American Indians Jacqueline Pata and
voting got underway for six new National Congress directors
to join Co-Chairs Elect Les Malezer and Jody Broun.”

Koori Mail: Congress to hold first meeting
[scroll down page] http://www.koorimail.com/index.php
7 Jun 11: “DR Lowitja O’Donoghue will give the opening
address at the first meeting of the National Congress of
Australia’s First Peoples in Sydney on Wednesday. At the
meeting, the delegates will select a board from 25
candidates, and will work to establish the policy platform
for the board to take forward over the next year.”

BACKGROUND TO NATIONAL CONGRESS OF AUSTRALIA’S FIRST PEOPLES:

WGAR News: Proposed national Indigenous body (29 Aug 09)
[scroll down page] https://wgar.wordpress.com/2009/09/01/290809-un-expert-calls-nt-intervention-discriminatory/

WGAR News: More media responses to proposed national Indigenous body (31 Aug 09)
[scroll down page] https://wgar.wordpress.com/2009/09/01/310809-more-media-responses-to-un-expert-james-anaya/

WGAR News: Still more media responses to proposed national Indigenous body (3 Sep 09)
[scroll down page] https://wgar.wordpress.com/2009/09/03/3-sep-2009-governments-review-of-aboriginal-housing-scheme-in-the-nt/

WGAR News: Proposed National Indigenous Representative Body (22 Sep 09)
[scroll down page] https://wgar.wordpress.com/2009/09/23/22-sep-2009-ampilatwatja-anti-intervention-walk-off-speaking-tour/

WGAR News: New Way Summit delegates unanimously reject government sponsored Rep body (31 Jan 10)
https://wgar.wordpress.com/2010/02/01/new-way-summit-delegates-unanimously-reject-government-sponsored-rep-body/

WGAR News: Proposed National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples (2 Feb 10)
[scroll down page] https://wgar.wordpress.com/2010/02/02/02022010-national-day-of-action-saturday-13-february-2010-2/

WGAR News: New National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples (9 May 10)
http://www.indymedia.org.au/2010/05/08/wgar-news-new-national-congress-of-australias-first-peoples-9-may-10

WGAR News: Co-Chairs of National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples elected (21 Apr 11)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2011/04/21/wgar-news-elders-speak-out-on-the-northern-territory-nt-intervention

WGAR News: National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples (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: National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples (29 Apr 11)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2011/04/29/darwin-gathering-for-aboriginal-people-living-in-prescribed-areas-under-the-nt-interventi

WGAR News: Les Malezer defends National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples (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: Speech by Les Malezer, Co-chair of the National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples (7 May 11)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2011/05/07/wgar-news-interviews-with-barb-shaw-and-michael-anderson-speeches-by-pat-anderson-and-les

WGAR News: Interview with National Congress Co-Chair, Jody Broun (18 May 11)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2011/05/18/wgar-news-amnesty-international-report-2011-human-rights-in-australia

OTHER NORTHERN TERRITORY (NT) INTERVENTION ARTICLES:

– Media Release

Greens call on Government to tackle NT alcohol supply
http://rachel-siewert.greensmps.org.au/content/media-release/greens-call-government-tackle-nt-alcohol-supply
7 Jun 11: “The Australian Greens said today that if the
Federal Government is serious about improving conditions in
the Northern Territory it must tackle the supply of alcohol.
Senator Rachel Siewert, Australian Greens spokesperson on
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Issues said today
that the time was right for the Government to implement
harm-reduction strategies in the NT, including the
introduction a price mechanism on alcohol.
“We need the Federal Government to bite the bullet when
the NT Government has refused to do so,” Senator Siewert
said today. …
“The words and actions from the Government and Coalition
remain focused on a ‘new intervention’ which continues the
mistakes of the past and serves only to marginalise people
and communities alike.” [Senator Siewert said]”

– News

National Indigenous Radio Service:
CLC chief discusses Intervention with PM
http://www.nirs.org.au/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=5850:clc-chief-discusses-intervention-with-pm&catid=2:news-broadcasts&Itemid=65
9 Jun 11: “Central Land Council (CLC) chief executive David
Ross says one of the key areas of contention when the
Federal Intervention ends will be the future of the Federal
Government’s leases over 73 Aboriginal communities in the
Northern Territory.”

National Indigenous Radio Service:
Alcohol floor price doesn’t convince Chief Minister
http://www.nirs.org.au/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=5857:alcohol-floor-price-doesnt-convince-chief-minister&catid=2:news-broadcasts&Itemid=65
9 Jun 11: “The Northern Territory Chief Minister, Paul
Henderson, says he is not convinced a floor price on
alcohol will solve crime problems in Alice Springs.”

ABC: Crime surge blamed on intervention urban drift
http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2011/06/08/3239156.htm?site=indigenous&topic=latest
8 Jun 11: “Northern Territory police say a rise in
alcohol-related assaults last year was partly due to an
urban drift by Indigenous people caused by the intervention.
The latest crime statistics show a 12 per cent rise in
alcohol-related assaults in the 12 months to September
2010. Assistant Commissioner Mark Payne says some of that
can be explained by the number of people moving from
remote communities to urban centres to avoid alcohol
restrictions. “We have seen a great deal of people moving
out of remote areas,” he said.”

– Analysis / Opinion

Treaty Republic: NT Intervention:
Deterioration of social conditions still evident
http://treatyrepublic.net/content/nt-intervention-deterioration-social-conditions-still-evident
Jun 11: “There is a lot to be said about the latest Closing
the Gap in the NT Monitoring report (July-December 2010).
The evidence is still of deteriorating social conditions”
Paddy Gibson

Prime Minister of Australia:
Transcript of interview with Chris Uhlmann, The 7.30 Report
http://www.pm.gov.au/press-office/transcript-interview-chris-uhlmann-730-report-0
8 Jun 11: “HOST: One of the things that we’ve heard
repeatedly in the Northern Territory is that there are no
consequences for your actions if you don’t send your kids
to school then welfare payments aren’t stopped and that’s
something that you have threatened.
PM: Well we’ve been trialling in a limited number of
schools a program where you can ultimately lose your
welfare payment, have it suspended, if your child isn’t
in school. … “

ABC The Drum Opinion:
Flight from reality on Indigenous issues
http://www.abc.net.au/unleashed/2750750.html
8 Jun 11: “With the winter solstice, as in the three years
just past, comes the anniversary [1] of the announcement of
the Northern Territory Emergency Response [2], and thus
also the ritual gatherings of the anti-Intervention
Shushers [3] at street parades, and in other gatherings,
endeavouring to defeat the NTER demons.” Bob Durnan

– Video

ABC 7.30: Marion Scrymgour joins 7.30
http://www.abc.net.au/7.30/content/2011/s3238122.htm
7 Jun 11: “Look, I think there is more involvement by
Aboriginal people. The leasing is happening now in a better
way. You have to remember that prior to 2001 there was a
culture, an ideology, of not entering into leases with
Aboriginal people. Through the intervention and the process
with Jenny Macklin, that has changed, … Most of our
remote Aboriginal communities are [alcohol] restricted
areas and they were restricted areas prior to the
intervention. … But income management and the blanket
income management has actually penalised the wrong people,
… “

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

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

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

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

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

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):
https://wgar.wordpress.com/

OTHER ABORIGINAL ARTICLES:

– Audio

The Wire: Keating backs rethink of native title
[scroll down page] http://www.thewire.org.au/daydetail.aspx?SearchDay=2011-06-09
9 Jun 11: “The National Indigenous Times has a bumper issue
this edition with a lot happening across Australia in
indigenous news. The main story covers an idea by former
Prime Minister Paul Keating to turn the onus of proof
around in the case of native title, and require states to
disprove indigenous connection to land when a claim is
made. Story features: Stephen hagan, ditor of the National
Indigenous Times.”

Indigenous radio station 98.9FM Brisbane
Let’s Talk – Indigenous presented talkback:
http://989fm.com.au/index.php?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=29
7 Jun 11: “Peter Lewis: Tiga Bayles spoke with Australians
for Native Title and Reconciliation (ANTaR) National
President, Peter Lewis. Improvements that are still needed
in Native Title laws and processes and ANTaR campaigns
around the country and nationally.”
Listen to this interview on-line:
http://www.989fm.com.au/podcasting/audio/98fm-podcast-2011-06-07-72651.mp3

SBS Audio and Language: Aboriginal:
Protests Keep Melbourne’s Aboriginal School Safe – For Now
http://www.sbs.com.au/yourlanguage/aboriginal/highlight/page/id/171416/t/Protests-Keep-Melbourne-s-Aboriginal-School-Safe—For-Now/in/english
7 Jun 11: “Community protests have stopped planned
demolition of the cultural section of Melbourne’s only
Aboriginal school, Ballert Mooroop College. The Victorian
Aboriginal community is calling on the state government to
explain why it’s going to destroy part of Melbourne’s only
Aboriginal school.” Michelle Lovegrove

– News

National Indigenous Radio Service:
Govt rejects UN Human Rights Council recommendations
http://www.nirs.org.au/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=5855:govt-rejects-un-human-rights-council-recommendations&catid=2:news-broadcasts&Itemid=65
9 Jun 11: “A human rights group has deplored the federal
government’s rejection of a number of recommendations from
the United Nations Human Rights Council. … the Human
Rights Law Centre’s Ben Schokman says that while Australia
accepted 90 per cent of the recommendations, that isn’t
enough.”


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