19/06/2011 Speeches from Canberra rally against NT waste dump; Upcoming Aboriginal Rights events

Contents:
* Aboriginal Rights – Upcoming events around Australia
* Speeches from Canberra rally against NT waste dump
* Plans for Australia to become world’s nuclear waste dump
* Background to Muckaty nuclear waste dump

ABORIGINAL RIGHTS
UPCOMING EVENTS AROUND AUSTRALIA
FROM 19 JUNE 2011:

Click on the links for details of the events …

27 May to Sun 9 October 2011: Kalgoorlie, WA
Exhibition: From Little Things Big Things Grow
– Fighting for Indigenous Rights 1920-1970
Event description: http://www.nma.gov.au/exhibitions/from_little_things_big_things_grow/
Event location: http://www.nma.gov.au/exhibitions/from_little_things_big_things_grow/travelling_details/

Sun 19 – Mon 20 June 2011: Darwin, NT
Prescribed Area Peoples’ Alliance Meeting
Including finalisation of the “Rebuilding from the ground up”
alternative document
Event details: http://rollbacktheintervention.files.wordpress.com/2011/04/funding-appeal-papa-27-4-11.pdf
Event info: [scroll down page] http://rollbacktheintervention.wordpress.com/
Endorsing alternatives document: http://rollbacktheintervention.wordpress.com/alternative-to-the-intervention/
Endorsing alternatives document: http://stoptheintervention.org/alternatives-to-the-intervention
Alternatives document plus extra references: http://stoptheintervention.org/alternatives-to-the-intervention/rebuilding-from-the-ground-up-an-alternative-to-the-nt-intervention
Alternatives document plus overviews, references and videos: http://www.jumbunna.uts.edu.au/researchareas/alternatives.html
Poster: http://rollbacktheintervention.files.wordpress.com/2011/05/darwin-poster1.jpg

Mon 20 – Wed 22 June 2011: Canberra, ACT
Aboriginal Embassy symposium
Event locations and details: http://acih.anu.edu.au/events/aboriginal-embassy-symposium

Mon 20 June 2011: Bankstown, Sydney, NSW
Bankstown Income Management Forum
Event details: http://indymedia.org.au/bankstown-income-management-forum-june-20
Event details: [scroll down page] http://stoptheintervention.org/
Poster: http://stoptheintervention.org/uploads/files_to_download/Past%20Events/Bankstown_BasicsCard_Forum-20-6-11.pdf

Tue 21 June 2011: Darwin, NT
Rally: 4 Years Too Long – Stop the Intervention
Including launch of “Rebuilding from the ground up” document
Event details: [scroll down page] http://rollbacktheintervention.wordpress.com/
Endorsing alternatives document: http://rollbacktheintervention.wordpress.com/alternative-to-the-intervention/
Endorsing alternatives document: http://stoptheintervention.org/alternatives-to-the-intervention
Alternatives document plus extra references: http://stoptheintervention.org/alternatives-to-the-intervention/rebuilding-from-the-ground-up-an-alternative-to-the-nt-intervention
Alternatives document plus overviews, references and videos: http://www.jumbunna.uts.edu.au/researchareas/alternatives.html
Poster: http://rollbacktheintervention.files.wordpress.com/2011/05/darwin-poster1.jpg

Tue 21 June 2011: Melbourne, Vic
Speakout: Four years too long. Stop the Intervention!
Event details: http://www.greenleft.org.au/events/47766

Tue 21 June 2011: Leichardt, Sydney, NSW
Eora College Art Exhibition – Opening Night
The theme of the artwork will be ‘Aboriginal Housing’
Event details: http://www.amnesty.org.au/nsw/event/25586
Event info: http://www.amnesty.org.au/nsw/comments/25903/

Tue 21 – Sun 26 June 2011: Leichardt, Sydney, NSW
Eora College Art Exhibition. Theme: ‘Aboriginal Housing’
Bringing awareness to Amnesty’s Demand Dignity campaign
Event details: http://www.amnesty.org.au/nsw/event/25586
Event info: http://www.amnesty.org.au/nsw/comments/25903/

Wed 22 June 2011: Darwin, NT
‘Our Generation’ Community Screening
Event details: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/events/

Sat 25 June 2011: Sydney, NSW
Rally to stop the NT Intervention – Four years of racist shame
Including Sydney launch of alternative
document “Rebuilding from the ground up”
Event details: http://indymedia.org.au/sydney-rally-to-stop-the-northern-territory-intervention
Event details: [scroll down page] http://stoptheintervention.org/
Endorsing alternatives document: http://stoptheintervention.org/alternatives-to-the-intervention
Alternatives document plus extra references: http://stoptheintervention.org/alternatives-to-the-intervention/rebuilding-from-the-ground-up-an-alternative-to-the-nt-intervention
Alternatives document plus overviews, references and videos: http://www.jumbunna.uts.edu.au/researchareas/alternatives.html
Media Release: http://stoptheintervention.org/facts/press-releases/gillard-cannot-face-gruesome-intervention-facts-sydney-protest-planned-10-6-11
Poster: http://stoptheintervention.org/uploads/files_to_download/Past%20Events/25-6-11-Stop-Intervention.pdf

Sun 26 June 2011: Bangalow, NSW
‘Our Generation’ Community Screening
Event details: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/events/

Wed 29 June 2011: Sydney, NSW
‘Our Generation’ Community Screening
Part of the Guringai Festival
Event details: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/events/

Wed 29 June 2011: Newtown, Sydney, NSW
Exhibition Opening: Stars, Sky, Breeze, Trees
Photo artist: Jagath Dheerasekara
Event details: http://www.atthevanishingpoint.com.au/index.php?p=1_2_Future-Exhibitions

Thu 30 June to Sun 17 July 2011: Newtown, Sydney, NSW
Gallery Hours: Thursday – Sunday 10am-6pm
Exhibition: Stars, Sky, Breeze, Trees
Photo artist: Jagath Dheerasekara
Event details: http://www.atthevanishingpoint.com.au/index.php?p=1_2_Future-Exhibitions

Sun 24 July 2011: Avalon, NSW
‘Our Generation’ Community Screening
Event details: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/events/

Tue 9 August 2011: Adelaide, SA
‘Our Generation’ Community Screening
Event details: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/events/

Wed 10 August 2011: Manly, Sydney, NSW
‘Our Generation’ Community Screening
Event details: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/events/

Fri 26 – Sun 28 August 2011: Kalkarindji/Daguragu, NT
Gurindji Walkoff from Wave Hill
– 45th Anniversary Commemoration
Event location and details: http://www.gurindjifreedomday.com/

Fri 4 November 2011 to February 2012: Townsville, Qld
Exhibition: From Little Things Big Things Grow
– Fighting for Indigenous Rights 1920-1970
Event description: http://www.nma.gov.au/exhibitions/from_little_things_big_things_grow/
Event location: http://www.nma.gov.au/exhibitions/from_little_things_big_things_grow/travelling_details/

February 2012 to May 2012: Queensland Museum
Exhibition: From Little Things Big Things Grow
– Fighting for Indigenous Rights 1920-1970
Event description: http://www.nma.gov.au/exhibitions/from_little_things_big_things_grow/
Event location: http://www.nma.gov.au/exhibitions/from_little_things_big_things_grow/travelling_details/

SPEECHES FROM CANBERRA RALLY AGAINST NT WASTE DUMP:

– Audio

Beyond Nuclear Initiative: Audio:
Canberra Rally June 14, 2011
http://beyondnuclearinitiative.com/audio/
“Adam Bandt MP
Muckaty Traditional Owner Dianne Stokes
Muckaty Traditional Owner Kylie Sambo [singing]
ETU Qld secretary Peter Simpson
Senator Scott Ludlam
Dr Helen Caldicott”

– Related News

Tennant & District Times: Senators debate nuke dump Bill
http://tennantcreek.yourguide.com.au/news/local/news/general/senators-debate-nuke-dump-bill/2198724.aspx
17 Jun 11: “DEBATE on the planned nuclear waste dump at
Muckaty dominated Senate debate this week with three days
of discussion going through to late last night. Protesters,
including traditional owners Dianne Stokes and Kylie Sambo,
rallied outside Parliament House on Tuesday, urging
senators to vote against the Radioactive Waste Management
Bill which has been specially written to allow the dump to
proceed at Muckaty.”

– Related Analysis / Opinion

Treaty Republic:
A safe Nuclear Waste Dump? … No such thing!
http://treatyrepublic.net/content/safe-nuclear-waste-dump-no-such-thing
16 Jun 11: “Land rights or a nuclear waste dump?
This legislation, if passed, will be used to build a
radioactive waste dump on contested Aboriginal Land at
Muckaty, in the Northern Territory. The Muckaty dump is
planned to contain the nuclear waste from the Lucas Heights
reactor, the most radioactive waste produced in Australia.
In exchange for dumping radioactive waste on their
traditional lands, the Warlmampa Traditional Owners have
been offered new roads, housing and education
opportunities.” Mel Gregson

PLANS FOR AUSTRALIA TO BECOME WORLD’S NUCLEAR WASTE DUMP:

– News

Government News: Nuclear debate heats up behind closed doors
http://www.governmentnews.com.au/2011/05/06/article/Nuclear-debate-heats-up-behind-closed-doors/NISIWAJBUY.html
6 May 11: “According to Bob Hawke the greatest contribution
Australia could make to the nuclear cycle would be to take
the world’s nuclear waste. The former prime minister made
the statement during the ‘Reflections on the Australia-
United States Alliance’ conference, held at the United
States Studies Centre – University of Sydney. Mr Hawke
said the world’s safest geological locations for deposits
of nuclear waste were in North West Australia and the
Northern Territory.”

– Analysis / Opinion

Independent Australia:
Plans for Australia to become world’s nuclear waste dump
http://www.independentaustralia.net/2011/politics/australia-open-for-nuclear-sewage-business/
18 Apr 11: “Despite the Fukushima disaster, Alexander
Downer has come out in support of Australia storing the
world’s nuclear waste. Sandi Keane looks at the secret
plans developed by John Howard and George W. Bush to turn
Australia into the world’s radioactive waste dump, with
healthy profits for all. Is this how Tony Abbott plans to
pay for “direct action” on climate change?”

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

WGAR News: Video: No to a dump in the NT – Darwin rally 11 May 2011
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2011/05/21/wgar-news-un-human-rights-high-commissioner-hears-from-nt-aboriginal-leaders

WGAR News: Canberra Rally, June 14 2011: Don’t dump on the NT -No radioactive waste dump at Muckaty
http://indymedia.org.au/2011/05/28/wgar-news-canberra-rally-june-14-2011-don%E2%80%99t-dump-on-the-nt-no-radioactive-waste-dump-at-m

WGAR News: Newcastle Rally: No Waste Dump at Muckaty, 11 June 2011
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2011/06/05/wgar-news-rebuilding-from-the-ground-up-an-alternative-to-the-nt-intervention-document

WGAR News: One week to go! June 14 Canberra Rally against NT nuclear waste dump
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2011/06/09/wgar-news-prime-minister-julia-gillard-visits-mparntwe-alice-springs

WGAR News: NT nuclear waste dump protest and debate in Senate / Central Land Council critical of Muckaty proposal (18 Jun 11)
http://indymedia.org.au/2011/06/18/wgar-news-nt-nuclear-waste-dump-protest-and-debate-in-senate


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