24/06/2011 Reactions to government discussion paper: ‘Stronger Futures in the NT’

Contents:
* Tent Embassy Leaders demand an end to the NT Intervention
* Reactions to government discussion paper:
‘Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory’
* Fight for alternative to NT Intervention comes to Sydney
on Saturday 25 June 2011
* Aboriginal Rights – Upcoming events around Australia
* Doing Time – report into high rates of Aboriginal imprisonment
* Other Northern Territory (NT) Intervention articles
* Background to the Northern Territory (NT) Intervention
* Other Aboriginal articles

TENT EMBASSY LEADERS DEMAND AN END TO THE NT INTERVENTION:

– Media Release

Tent Embassy Leaders demand an end to the NT Intervention
http://indymedia.org.au/2011/06/22/tent-embassy-leaders-demand-an-end-to-the-nt-intervention
22 Jun 11: “Aboriginal leaders, academics and participants
at a symposium in Canberra have passed a resolution in
support of a rally in Darwin today calling for an end to
the Intervention.
The resolution included support for the Statement
Rebuilding from the ‘Ground Up’ – An Alternative to the NT
Intervention which is being launched at the Darwin Rally.
The Symposium expressed strong solidarity with Aboriginal
people struggling against the Intervention which is an
attack on the gains of the rights movement of which the
Aboriginal Tent Embassy is a crucial part.
The statement calls for the full repeal of Intervention
laws and policies. It lists 11 demands that are in the
spirit of community empowerment.”

– Related News Release

UTS News Room: New media collaboration supports people
living under the NT Intervention
http://newsroom.uts.edu.au/news/2011/06/new-media-collaboration-supports-people-living-under-the-nt-intervention
23 Jun 11: “A new media project that empowers the voices of
Aboriginal people living under the Northern Territory (NT)
Intervention has been launched by UTS’s Jumbunna Indigenous
House of Learning.
With links to more than 25 research papers and submissions
and 20 videos, the project supports the statement
Rebuilding from the Ground Up: An Alternative to the NT
Intervention launched this week in Darwin.
The statement calls for full repeal of all Intervention
laws and puts forward an eleven point alternative program,
based on principles of community empowerment, capacity
building and sustainable resourcing for all communities. …
The new media project can be accessed at:
http://www.jumbunna.uts.edu.au/researchareas/alternatives.html

For a full copy of the Rebuilding from the Ground Up
statement (including further references) and a list of
current endorsements see:
http://stoptheintervention.org/alternatives-to-the-intervention

REACTIONS TO GOVERNMENT DISCUSSION PAPER: ‘STRONGER FUTURES IN THE NT’:

– Media Releases

Government discussion paper will keep NT Intervention
architecture in place
http://stoptheintervention.org/facts/press-releases/government-discussion-paper-will-keep-nt-intervention-architecture-in-place-22-6-11
22 Jun 11: “The Stop the Intervention Collective (STICS) in
Sydney says a government discussion paper ‘Stronger
Futures’ will leave the architecture of the failed NT
Intervention in place.
Paddy Gibson, an organiser with STICS says the government’s
report fails to acknowledge clear evidence of deteriorating
social conditions under the NT Intervention.
Mr Gibson says the government should adopt an 11 point
program launched in Darwin yesterday by Aboriginal leaders
from across the NT, “Rebuilding from the Ground Up: An
Alternative to the NT Intervention”. The program calls for
full repeal of NT Intervention laws and community
controlled development.
The Stop the Intervention Collective is organising a
demonstration in Sydney this Saturday June 25 to demand
support for Rebuilding from the Ground Up and protest four
years of Intervention. …
Mr Gibson concluded, “the government must stop empty
rhetoric about “consultation” and hand control over
community land and development to Aboriginal people”.”

Rachel Siewert:
Discriminatory intervention should be ‘thrown out’ – Greens
http://rachel-siewert.greensmps.org.au/content/media-release/discriminatory-intervention-should-be-%E2%80%98thrown-out%E2%80%99-%E2%80%93-greens
22 Jun 11: “Senator Rachel Siewert, Australian Greens
spokesperson on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
Issues says she is saddened by the fact it has taken the
Government so long to acknowledge the failings of the
Northern Territory Intervention.
“There are still massive problems in the Northern
Territory,” Senator Siewert said today. “A number of key
indicators point to the same thing – this discriminatory
intervention is a failed approach and it should be thrown
out.”
“The time is right for the Government to seriously reassess
all aspects of the NT Intervention,” said Senator Siewert.
“I am encouraged by moves towards a consultative and
collaborative approach, but with only a 6 week
consultation period I’m not convinced that the Government
understands what this entails.” …
“The Greens welcome the release of the discussion paper
but remain acutely aware of the fact that meaningful
actions must follow the consultation,” Senator Siewert
concluded.”

– Audio

The Wire: Stronger futures, or more of the same for the NT?
http://www.thewire.org.au/daydetail.aspx?SearchDay=2011-06-22
22 Jun 11: “Funding for the Northern Intervention comes to
and end in August 2012, and the federal government are
looking to manage the NT’s transition to self management in
Indigenous communites. Prime Minister Julia Gillard and
Indigenous Affairs Minister Jenny Macklin today released a
new discussion paper – “Stronger Futures in the Northern
Territory”, outlining their post-intervention plans. But is
is just the same old rhetoric? Story features Paddy Gibson
from the Stop the Intervention Collective.”

– News

Australian:
No retreat by Julia Gillard on Northern Territory intervention
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/no-retreat-by-julia-gillard-on-northern-territory-intervention/story-fn59niix-1226080248576
23 Jun 11: “Paddy Gibson, a Sydney-based activist with the
Stop the NT Intervention organisation, criticised the
discussion paper as glossing over the “failure” of the
intervention. “Despite the rhetoric about consultation, the
government is refusing to grant any actual control (to
indigenous Australians) over the areas where control has
been stripped from them under the intervention,” Mr Gibson
said. … “There has been a 30 per cent increase in
indigenous incarceration under the intervention,” he said.
“All the statistics point to chronic social breakdown.””

SMH: Aboriginal voices to be heard on intervention
http://www.smh.com.au/national/aboriginal-voices-to-be-heard-on-intervention-20110622-1gfiw.html?skin=text-only
23 Jun 11: “The announcement was met with scepticism from
the opposition and advocates for action in indigenous
communities as just more hot air. … A frustrated
co-author of the Little Children are Sacred report, the
Northern Territory barrister Rex Wild, criticised
yesterday’s release of the discussion paper, entitled
Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory. Mr Wild said
alcohol, truancy and unemployment had been the key problems
for decades and action, and another consultation was not
needed.”

National Indigenous Radio Service:
Labor release Stronger Futures discussion paper
http://www.nirs.org.au/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=5884:labor-release-stronger-futures-discussion-paper&catid=2:news-broadcasts&Itemid=65
23 Jun 11: “The Northern Territory Opposition says a
discussion paper into the Intervention into Indigenous
communities is a clear admission that Federal Labor has
failed to deliver.”

9 News: Intervention repeating, says report author
http://news.ninemsn.com.au/national/8264279/intervention-repeating-says-report-author
22 Jun 11: “A co-author of the report that sparked the
Northern Territory intervention says he is frustrated by
the release of yet another federal government report into
Aboriginal disadvantage. … “The consultations they’re
talking about having is exactly what we did in 2007. The
results of those consultations led to the 96
recommendations we made,” he [Rex Wild] said, adding that
the government should go back and act on the
recommendations of the original report. He said only one
recommendation, … had ever been acted on.”

SMH: MP slams NT Intervention discussion paper
http://news.smh.com.au/breaking-news-national/mp-slams-nt-intervention-discussion-paper-20110622-1gee0.html
22 Jun 11: “NT Barrister Rex Wild, who co-authored the
report into child sex abuse that sparked the Howard
government’s 2007 intervention into more than 70 remote
Aboriginal communities, identified education and alcohol as
matters of absolute urgency. “So in 2011 they’ve identified
those things yet again – bloody rocket science isn’t it,”
he told AAP. “They’re not even acknowledging the fact that
everybody who has commented and written and studied and
investigated the whole plight of Aboriginal people over the
last 30 years, has said the same thing.”

news.com.au: Intervention discussion paper ‘sickening’
http://www.news.com.au/breaking-news/intervention-discussion-paper-sickening/story-e6frfku0-1226080009289
22 Jun 11: “Northern Territory independent MP Alison
Anderson today told AAP the report showed the
commonwealth’s only plan to tackle Aboriginal disadvantage
was to continue spending money on a program that hasn’t
worked for the past four years.” … “The only winners in
all this will be the consultants,” Ms Anderson said.
“Everything else in that report is exactly the same.
They’re just coming up with the same things over and over
again. They say they are going to consult people, so then
why have they had general business managers (GBM) living in
74 communities for four years.”

Koori Mail: Anderson slams NT Intervention discussion paper
[scroll down page] http://www.koorimail.com/index.php
22 Jun 11: NORTHERN Territory independent MP Alison
Anderson has labelled the Federal Government’s latest
intervention discussion paper as ‘sickening’, saying it
showed the Commonwealth’s only plan to tackle Aboriginal
disadvantage was to continue spending money on a program
that hadn’t worked for the past four years.”

Koori Mail: Labor accused of neglecting NT Aboriginal people
[scroll down page] http://www.koorimail.com/index.php
22 Jun 11: “THE Federal Government’s announcement that it
will begin consultations into the future of the Northern
Territory intervention exposes four years of neglect,
according to Senator Nigel Scullion. The coalition’s
indigenous affairs spokesman said that after vilifying the
Howard government for four years for not consulting prior
to introducing the NT Emergency Response (NTER), Labor
showed it had failed to talk with Aboriginal people since
coming into office.”

ABC: Gillard looks at options to replace intervention
http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2011/06/22/3250670.htm
22 Jun 11: Prime Minister Julia Gillard is promising
Indigenous Australians will have a say in how best to
tackle disadvantage when the federal intervention expires.
… But the Opposition says the discussion paper is
practically a copy of the one released two years ago.
Opposition Indigenous health spokesman Andrew Laming says
the push for consultation is not new.”

Koori Mail: NT Govt to help with consultations
[scroll down page] http://www.koorimail.com/index.php
22 Jun 11: THE Northern Territory’s Indigenous development
minister has vowed to work with the commonwealth to consult
Aboriginal people about the next step of the intervention.
Malarndirri McCarthy said the release of a discussion paper
about the NT Emergency Response (NTER), titled Stronger
Futures in the Northern Territory, in Canberra today showed
the Federal Labor government had listened to Aboriginal
Territorians and the NT government.”

– Related Media Release

Julia Gillard, Warren Snowden and Trish Crossin
Delivering a better future for Indigenous people in the
Northern Territory
http://www.jennymacklin.fahcsia.gov.au/mediareleases/2011/Pages/delivery_better_future_indig_22062011.aspx
22 Jun 11: “Prime Minister Julia Gillard and Indigenous
Affairs Minister Jenny Macklin today announced the
Government’s next steps to improve the future of Indigenous
Australians living in the Northern Territory. …
The Gillard Government will now start consultation on
future plans to tackle this unacceptable level of
disadvantage with a particular focus on improved education
for children, expanded employment opportunities and
tackling alcohol abuse. …
The Government’s new discussion paper, Stronger Futures in
the Northern Territory, will form the basis of this
conversation over the coming months as the Northern
Territory Emergency Response (NTER) winds up in mid next
year.”

– Related Audio

Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association:
CAAMA Radio News 23-06-2011
http://caama.com.au/caama-radio-news-23-06-2011
23 Jun 11: “The Prime Minister Julia Gillard is promising
Aboriginal people will have a say in how to tackle
disadvantage when the Intervention Expires next year.”

– Related News

Age: Labor vows fresh start over indigenous gap
http://www.theage.com.au/national/labor-vows-fresh-start-over-indigenous-gap-20110622-1gfcq.html
23 Jun 11: “THE Gillard government has promised a fresh
start in tackling indigenous disadvantage, after a
discussion paper described the situation in the Northern
Territory as still critical, with alcohol continuing to
fuel violence and abuse and devastating the lives of ”far
too many”. While the Stronger Futures discussion paper
cites many areas of improvement, Indigenous Affairs
Minister Jenny Macklin said the way the intervention was
imposed on communities had been hurtful, and made the past
four years ”very difficult” for people in the Northern
Territory.”

Australian: The Gillard Government has asked for ideas for
the next stage of the NT intervention
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/the-gillard-government-has-asked-for-ideas-for-the-next-stage-of-the-nt-intervention/story-fn59niix-1226079945401
22 Jun 11: “THE Gillard Government will spend the next six
weeks consulting with indigenous leaders over the future of
the Northern Territory’s emergency intervention. The Prime
Minister and Indigenous Affairs Minister Jenny Macklin this
morning launched a discussion paper on what the next phase
of the intervention will look like, focusing on key areas
of school attendance, jobs and tackling alcohol abuse.”

Koori Mail: Gillard plan to replace NT intervention
[scroll down page] http://www.koorimail.com/index.php
22 Jun 11: “PRIME Minister Julia Gillard has announced a
plan to improve the lives of Indigenous people in the
Northern Territory as a replacement for the Howard
government’s intervention. The laws invoking the Northern
Territory emergency response – initiated in 2007 – expire
in August 2012. Under the new regime, the government has
identified eight priority areas including improving school
attendance, economic development, tackling alcohol abuse,
housing and health, and has set aside six weeks for
consultations.”

– The Discussion Paper

indigenous.gov.au: Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory
http://www.indigenous.gov.au/index.php/stronger-futures-in-the-northern-territory/

FIGHT FOR ALTERNATIVE TO NT INTERVENTION COMES TO SYDNEY
ON SATURDAY 25 JUNE 2011:

– Media Release

Fight for alternative to NT Intervention comes to Sydney
http://stoptheintervention.org/facts/press-releases/fight-for-alternative-to-nt-intervention-comes-to-sydney-23-6-11
23 Jun 11: “On Saturday June 25, the Stop the Intervention
Collective Sydney (STICS) will hold a demonstration
demanding an end to the NT Intervention and support for a
new alternative program ‘Rebuilding from the Ground Up’.
The program was launched at a strong demonstration in
Darwin on Tuesday by Aboriginal leaders from across the
Northern Territory.
The 11 point plan includes the re-establishment of
Aboriginal community councils, abandonment of the ‘hub
towns’ model and investment in all communities, an end to
compulsory acquisition of Aboriginal land, the rescinding
of all leases signed under the NTER and recognition of the
importance of Aboriginal customary law. …
Paddy Gibson from STICS said that the Intervention has been
a disaster for Aboriginal communities and that a new
approach based on Aboriginal self-determination was
urgently needed. …
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.”

ABORIGINAL RIGHTS – UPCOMING EVENTS AROUND AUSTRALIA – FROM 24 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/

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
Media Release: http://stoptheintervention.org/facts/press-releases/fight-for-alternative-to-nt-intervention-comes-to-sydney-23-6-11
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/
Film details: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/about-2/

Wed 29 June 2011: Sydney, NSW
‘Our Generation’ Community Screening
Part of the Guringai Festival
Event details: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/events/
Film details: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/about-2/

Wed 29 June 2011: Newtown, Sydney, NSW
Gallery: At The Vanishing Point
Exhibition Opening: Stars, Sky, Breeze, Trees
Photo artist: Jagath Dheerasekara
Event details: http://www.atthevanishingpoint.com.au/index.php?p=1_2_Future-Exhibitions
Artist statement and event details: http://www.greenleft.org.au/events/47966
Photos: http://jd.photoshelter.com/

Thu 30 June to Sun 17 July 2011: Newtown, Sydney, NSW
Gallery: At The Vanishing Point
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
Artist statement and event details: http://www.greenleft.org.au/events/47966
Photos: http://jd.photoshelter.com/

Sun 24 July 2011: Avalon, NSW
‘Our Generation’ Community Screening
Event details: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/events/
Film details: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/about-2/

Tue 9 August 2011: Adelaide, SA
‘Our Generation’ Community Screening
Event details: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/events/
Film details: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/about-2/

Wed 10 August 2011: Manly, Sydney, NSW
‘Our Generation’ Community Screening
Event details: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/events/
Film details: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/about-2/

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/

DOING TIME – REPORT INTO HIGH RATES OF ABORIGINAL IMPRISONMENT:

– Audio

The Wire:
Doing Time – report into high rates of Aboriginal incarceration
[scroll down page] http://www.thewire.org.au/daydetail.aspx?SearchDay=2011-06-21
21 Jun 11: “One quarter of Australia’s juvenile prisoners
are Aboriginal, despite Indigenous people representing just
2.5 percent of Australia’s population. A senate committee
on Aboriginal affairs today released a report on what is
being done to keep young Aboriginal people out of prison.
The “Doing Time” report made 40 recommendations designed to
promote early intervention such as improving school
attendance and work opportunities. The report criticised
over-policing of Aboriginal people and the lack of cultural
awareness of police working in Aboriginal communities.
Features Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social
Justice Commissioner Mick Gooda.”

Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association:
CAAMA Radio News 23-06-2011
http://caama.com.au/caama-radio-news-23-06-2011
23 Jun 11: “The Human Rights Alliance has criticised the
newly released Parliamentary Report on Aboriginal and
Torres Strait Islander youth and the criminal Justice
System.”

– Analysis / Opinion

Treaty Republic:
‘Doing Time – Time for Doing’ report – no great shock
http://treatyrepublic.net/content/doing-time-time-doing-report-no-great-shock
Jun 11: “the ‘doing time – time for doing’ report,
indigenous youth in the criminal justice system for the
house of representatives standing committee on aboriginal
and torres strait islander affairs, june 2011, finally
brings our politicians, or at least those who may deign to
peruse it, up to date as to the correct statistics of the
australian custodial systems for atsi inmates. the
statistics come as no great shock to those of us who follow
such events with both interest and a growing alarm as to
the complete and utter failure of australian governments”
Ray Jackson, President, Indigenous Social Justice Association

– News

National Indigenous Radio Service:
Damming youth incarceration statistics
http://www.nirs.org.au/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=5888:damming-youth-incarceration-statistics&catid=2:news-broadcasts&Itemid=65
23 Jun 11: “Statistics showing that Indigenous youth are 28
times more likely to be incarcerated than other youth in
Australia have been described as shameful and a national
disgrace. Western Australia’s Chief Justice Wayne Martin
says he is not surprised by the statistics. “It does make
depressing reading, but unfortunately we’ve known for some
years now that the statistics are heading in exactly the
wrong direction,” he said.”

Crikey: Deaths in custody … hello, anyone?
http://www.crikey.com.au/2011/06/22/crikey-says-deaths-in-custody-hello-anyone/
22 Jun 11: “Today Crikey runs the final story in the Deaths
in Custody investigation by Inga Ting. The series kicked
off 10 weeks ago with the revelation that 20 years after
the Royal Commission into Aboriginal deaths in custody,
inmates are still dying as a result of the same practices
the commission sought to eliminate. … Last night, the
report Doing Time - Time For Doing: Indigenous Youth in the
Criminal Justice System was tabled in the House of
Representatives. Between 2000 and 2009, it reads, the
incarceration rate for indigenous Australians rose by 66%.”

NZ Herald: Aboriginal youth crime rate a ‘national tragedy’
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=10733623
22 Jun 11: “Twenty years after a royal commission
scrutinised the high rate of Aboriginal deaths in custody,
the over-representation of young indigenous Australians in
the criminal justice system is even worse than back then –
a situation branded “a national disgrace” by a
parliamentary committee. Despite the commission making 300
recommendations aimed at keeping young Aboriginal people
out of jail, they are now 28 times more likely to be locked
up than their white counterparts, according to a report
… “

Canberra Times: Jail numbers ‘national tragedy’
http://www.canberratimes.com.au/news/national/national/general/jail-numbers-national-tragedy/2201527.aspx
21 Jun 11: “The prevalence of indigenous youth in
Australia’s criminal justice system is a national tragedy
and disgrace, a new parliamentary report has concluded. …
”This is a national tragedy and questions must be raised
as to why the situation has worsened so dramatically, after
the sweeping reforms recommended by the royal commission,”
it said in the report.”

See:

WGAR News: A ‘national crisis’: Aboriginal youth imprisonment (22 Jun 11)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2011/06/22/wgar-news-4th-anniversary-of-nt-intervention-website-%E2%80%98an-alternative-to-the-nt-interventi

OTHER NORTHERN TERRITORY (NT) INTERVENTION ARTICLES:

– News

Canterbury-Bankstown Express:
Bankstown elder Aunty Carol’s anger over welfare plan
http://express.whereilive.com.au/news/story/bankstown-elder-aunty-carols-anger-over-welfare-plan/
23 Jun 11: “INDIGENOUS elder Aunty Carol Carter has hit
back at the Federal Government’s plan to bring income
management to Bankstown. From July 1 next year, residents
deemed by Centrelink to be “financially vulnerable” will
have half their welfare payments quarantined on to a
BasicsCard to buy “priority items” at selected stores. But
Ms Carter, a wheelchair-bound resident of Revesby and local
elder, said compulsory income management would rob the
people affected of their autonomy and self-respect. “It’s
shocking – absolutely demeaning, this is,” she said.”
[Includes photo: Indigenous Elder Aunty Carol Carter is
concerned about upcoming welfare changes in Bankstown.]

National Indigenous Radio Service:
Protesters against intervention in Darwin
http://www.nirs.org.au/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=5878:protesters-against-intervention-in-darwin&catid=2:news-broadcasts&Itemid=65
22 Jun 11: “About 200 people opposing the Federal
Government’s intervention in Northern Territory Aboriginal
communities have marched through the centre of Darwin. The
rally yesterday marked four years since the start of the
Howard Government’s intervention.”

National Indigenous Radio Service:
Living on country is healthier
http://www.nirs.org.au/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=5877:living-on-country-is-healthier&catid=2:news-broadcasts&Itemid=65
22 Jun 11: “A new study has found hundreds of thousands of
dollars can be saved in health care costs if remote
Aboriginal residents are involved in land management. …
One researcher, David Campbell, says the findings challenge
a policy of encouraging remote residents to move to more
populated areas.”

– Audio

Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association:
Bess Price speaks on Strong Voices
http://caama.com.au/bess-price-speaks-on-strong-voices
23 Jun 11: “Bess Price speaks to Paul Wiles on Strong
Voices about how the intervention if effecting communities
and what she thought on the Prime Ministers visit to
Central Australia. She also talks about some of the
positive things that have come out of the Intervention and
how some of those has helped communities and that more
Aboriginal people need to speak out about the Intervention.”

See:
Town camp leader outraged by Bess Price claims on Q and A
http://rollbacktheintervention.wordpress.com/media/

Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association:
CAAMA Radio News 22-06-2011
http://caama.com.au/caama-radio-news-22-06-2011
22 Jun 11: “The fourth anniversary of the Northern
Territory emergency response is being marked with a series
of anti-intervention activities across the country.”

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/

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

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

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

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

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/

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/

Students For Indigenous Rights – UQ:
The Northern Territory Intervention:
http://uqsir.files.wordpress.com/2011/03/stir-uq-intervention-intro-factsheet-new1.pdf

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

Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association:
Co-chair of the National Congress of Australia’s First
People’s Jody Broun on CAAMA
http://caama.com.au/co-chair-of-the-national-congress-of-australias-first-peoples-jody-broun-on-caama
23 Jun 11: “Co-chair of the National Congress of
Australia’s First People’s Jody Broun speaks to Nerida
Currey about the meeting held in Alice Spring and Tennant
Creek for Aboriginal people being recognized in the constitution.”

Indigenous radio station 98.9FM Brisbane
Let’s Talk – Indigenous presented talkback:
http://989fm.com.au/index.php?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=29
22 Jun 11: “Judulu Neil: Tiga Bayles talks with Yarrabah
Activist, Judulu Neil about Native Title Issues and
Sovereignty Issues.”
Listen to this interview on-line:
http://www.989fm.com.au/podcasting/audio/98fm-podcast-2011-06-22-70449.mp3

– Media Release

National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation:
Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services are Closing the Gap in Access to Medicines
http://www.naccho.org.au/Files/Documents/QUMAX-%20NACCHOMR21-6-11.pdf
21 Jun 11: “Many more Aboriginal people are now getting the
prescription medicines they need, along with tailored
advice and assistance, under the QUMAX* program operating
in Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services (ACCHSs)
according to an independent report. “The report, available
on the Department of Health and Ageing website**, shows the
QUMAX program has been an unprecedented success in
increasing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people’s
access to medicines,” says Justin Mohamed Chair of the
National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation
(NACCHO).”

– News

Indymedia Australia:
Protest at Ferguson’s office opposing Muckaty nuclear waste dump
http://indymedia.org.au/2011/06/22/protest-at-fergusons-office-opposing-muckaty-nuclear-waste-dump
22 Jun 11: “On Tuesday about 50 people gathered outside
Federal Resources and Energy Minister Martin Ferguson’s
electoral office in Preston to say Don’t Let Martin
Ferguson Dump on Muckaty in regard to inflicting a nuclear
waste dump on an indigenous community who do not want it.
For 18 months anti-nuclear organisations & activists have
succesfully kept Minister Ferguson National Radioactive
Waste Management Bill from becoming an act.”


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