30/07/2011 Gurindji tell consultations meeting: ‘stop the Intervention immediately’

Contents:
* Gurindji tell consultations meeting:
‘stop the Intervention immediately’
* Background to the 2011 round of consultations in the NT
* Update on Kimberley gas hub protest
* Survey: 88% of NCAFP members want constitutional recognition
* Background to National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples
* Minister meets with Lake Tyers Aboriginal Trust community
* Background to blockade by Aboriginal women of Lake Tyers
* Upcoming Aboriginal rights events around Australia
* Other Northern Territory (NT) Intervention articles
* Background to the Northern Territory (NT) Intervention
* Other articles

* GURINDJI TELL CONSULTATIONS MEETING: ‘STOP THE INTERVENTION IMMEDIATELY’:

– Media Release

Gurindji tell consultations meeting:
‘stop the Intervention immediately’
IRAG: http://rollbacktheintervention.files.wordpress.com/2011/07/mr-gurindji_stop_intervention.pdf
28 Jul 11: “Gurindji people from the communities of
Kalkaringi and Daguragu spoke with a united voice during a
government consultation meeting yesterday, demanding an
immediate end to the NT Intervention.
Gurindji said the loss of control over community land, new
CDEP arrangements forcing people to work for the BasicsCard
and the take-over of community council assets by the
Victoria Daly Shire are making life harder every day.
They are upset that Minister Jenny Macklin did not attend
the consultation meeting personally and are demanding she
face the community on ‘Freedom Day’, the 45th anniversary
of the Wave Hill walk-off on August 26th.”

See:

Video showing the struggles of Gurindji people under the Intervention:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=guge6MI6cTA

Event: 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/

– News

Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association:
CAAMA Radio News 29-07-2011
http://caama.com.au/caama-radio-news-29-07-2011
29 Jul 11: “Gurundji people are demanding an immediate end
to the Northern Territory Intervention and say they want
back control of their land and the creation of jobs in
their communities so that they can stay on their country.”

* BACKGROUND TO THE 2011 ROUND OF CONSULTATIONS IN THE NT OVER THE INTERVENTION:

‘concerned Australians’: New round of consultations 2011
http://www.concernedaustralians.com.au/

STICS: Consultations 2011
http://stoptheintervention.org/facts/consultations-mid-2011

Our Generation: Prominent Australians Speak Out
http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/press/

WGAR News: New round of Government consultations in the NT over the Intervention (1 Jul 11)
http://indymedia.org.au/2011/07/01/wgar-news-new-round-of-government-consultations-in-the-nt-over-the-intervention

WGAR News: Interviews with Rev Dr Djiniyini Gondarra about the Government’s consultation process (6 Jul 11)
http://indymedia.org.au/2011/07/06/wgar-news-interviews-with-rev-dr-djiniyini-gondarra-about-the-government%E2%80%99s-consultation-p

WGAR News: 24 prominent South Australians call on the government to end the NT Intervention (22 Jul 11)
http://indymedia.org.au/2011/07/22/wgar-news-24-prominent-south-australians-call-on-the-government-to-end-the-nt-interventio

WGAR News: Interviews with Alistair Nicholson and Ian Viner about the current round of consultations in the NT over the Intervention (27 Jul 11)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2011/07/28/wgar-news-interview-with-randa-kattan-about-expansion-of-income-management-to-vic-nsw-qld

* UPDATE ON KIMBERLEY GAS HUB PROTEST:

– Media Release

Greens: Rachel Siewert: Woodside accused of trespass as
gas hub workers attempt to bypass protestors
http://rachel-siewert.greensmps.org.au/content/media-release/woodside-accused-trespass-gas-hub-workers-attempt-bypass-protestors
27 Jul 11: “Australian Greens Senator Rachel Siewert has
called on Woodside to better educate its workforce about
respect for Aboriginal land after it emerged that
contractors are driving across Aboriginal land in a bid to
get around James Price Point protestors.
“Woodside contractors are driving across land held by the
neighbouring Yawuru people in a bid to bypass protesters
opposed to the building of the gas hub,” Senator Siewert,
Greens Spokesperson for the Kimberley and Aboriginal Issues
said today.
“How would they like it if people drove over their
properties without permission? It appears that respect for
Aboriginal culture and native title claims is extremely
low among the contractors working on this project,”
Senator Siewert said.”

– Audio

3CR Community Radio 855 AM: Podcasts
[scroll down page] http://www.3cr.org.au/podcast
Earth Matters – 25 Jul 2011
Listen to this program on-line:
http://podcast.3cr.org.au/pod/3CRCast-2011-07-24-68547.mp3
25 Jul 11: “The incredible story of the James Price Point
Blockade in the Kimberley where 25 people were arrested for
protesting this month & Joseph Roe is inspiring a divided
community to reunite & save the ancient Songline of the
Goolaraboloo People.”

– Video

YouTube: Geoffrey Cousins talks about Woodside and the
Kimberley Crisis – Part One
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2I7DG6GVi2E
26 Jul 11: “Geoffrey Cousins, outspoken business leader and
former adviser to the Howard government addresses the
BROOME BUSINESS COMMUNITY about the impeding crisis in the
Dampier Peninsula, the immoral activities of WOODSIDE and
the future of THE KIMBERLEY. Talk presented at the Broome
convention centre, 16th July, 2001”

– News

Hands Off Country:
Defenders of James Price Point Have Their Day In Court
http://handsoffcountry.blogspot.com/2011/07/defenders-of-james-price-point-have.html
28 Jul 11: “Nearly all of the 26 arrested on what is now
referred to as Black Tuesday, for standing up to protect
James Price Point, appeared in Magistrate’s Court this
morning, in Broome. Two pleaded not guilty and their court
case was set down for Sept the 9th. Twelve were adjourned
for legal advice till the 9th of September. Ten pleaded
guilty and received fines. Fines ranged from $150 to $400
plus Court costs of $64. Bail was extended without
conditions allowing people back into Country.”

National Indigenous Times:
Gas hub opponents in a petition to Canberra
http://www.nit.com.au/news/story.aspx?id=22528
21 Jul 11: “Three Aboriginal leaders fighting against a
planned gas hub in Western Australia’s Kimberley region
have vowed to step up protests despite the riot squad
making dozens of arrests and finally breaking the blockade.
The trio have now taken their fight to Canberra armed with
a petition signed by residents of Broome. Mitch Torres,
Allan Pigram and Dr Anne Poelina have handed Environment
Minister, Tony Burke a petition signed by 3000 people, 20
per cent of Broome’s population.”

National Indigenous Times:
Barnett warned about lauding gas deal
http://www.nit.com.au/news/story.aspx?id=22539
21 Jul 11: “The West Australian Premier, Colin Barnett has
been cautioned about lauding the recent signing of the
Kimberley gas agreement. Some local Indigenous people have
objected to the Premier’s labelling of the deal as “the
most significant act of self-determination by an Aboriginal
group in Australian history”. Mitch Torres belongs to the
Jabirr-Jabirr Goolarabooloo claim group which voted 60-40
to go ahead with the deal. However, she said the deal was
by no means an act of self-determination, as the vote was
only won by a narrow margin, with the Government committed
to seizing the land through the courts even if traditional
owners had not agreed.”

National Indigenous Times:
Barnett backs police handling of protestors at gas hub blockade
http://www.nit.com.au/news/story.aspx?id=22527
21 Jul 11: “West Australian Premier Colin Barnett has
defended police actions in dealing with protesters at a
site for a proposed gas hub near Broome amid claims
officers used excessive force. Police broke through a
protest blockade in order to allow Woodside Petroleum
contractors to the site of a proposed gas hub at James
Price Point in the Kimberley. Bulldozers have begun
clearing vegetation at the site so geotechnical studies
could be undertaken.”

See:

Protest updates: http://www.savethekimberley.com/wp/blog/

Save the Kimberley info: http://www.savethekimberley.com/

Kimberley protest info: http://handsoffcountry.blogspot.com/

Greens: Rachel Siewert: Dead dugongs a glimpse into the future for Kimberley gas hub (29 Jul 11):
http://rachel-siewert.greensmps.org.au/content/media-release/dead-dugongs-glimpse-future-kimberley-gas-hub

WGAR News: Kimberley gas plant protest and blockade (28 Jun 11):
http://indymedia.org.au/2011/06/28/wgar-news-kimberley-gas-plant-protest-and-blockade-sydney-anti-nuclear-rally-29-june-2011

WGAR News: 25 protesters arrested at James Price Point blockade; Petition handed to Minister (9 Jul 11):
http://indymedia.org.au/2011/07/09/wgar-news-25-protesters-arrested-at-james-price-point-blockade-petition-handed-to-ministe

* SURVEY: 88% OF NCAFP MEMBERS WANT CONSTITUTIONAL RECOGNITION FOR ABORIGINAL PEOPLE:

– Audio

The Wire: Indigenous Constitution Recognition
[scroll down page] http://www.thewire.org.au/daydetail.aspx?SearchDay=2011-07-28
28 Jul 11: “The National Congress of Australia’s First
Peoples today released the results from its first survey
showing 88% of its members believe Aboriginal and Torres
Strait Islander people should be recognised in our
constitution. The Wire spoke to CEO of the National
Congress of Australia’s First Peoples, Lindon Coombes about
the importance of the survey.”

– News

National Indigenous Radio Service:
Indigenous Australians want Constitutional recognition
http://www.nirs.org.au/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=6023:indigenous-australians-want-constitutional-recognition&catid=2:news-broadcasts&Itemid=65
29 Jul 11: “Being recognised in the Constitution is the top
priority for Indigenous Australians, a new survey says.
National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples surveyed 600
of its members from across Australia. The survey found that
88 per cent of people thought it was very important
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people receive
recognition in the Constitution.”

Treaty Republic:
The National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples – Survey
http://treatyrepublic.net/content/national-congress-australia%E2%80%99s-first-peoples-survey
28 Jul 11: “Being recognised in the constitution is a top
priority for indigenous Australians, according to a
ground-breaking survey by the newly formed organisation,
National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples. National
Congress of Australia’s First Peoples surveyed 600 of its
members and found 88 per cent think it is very important
that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people receive
recognition in the constitution. It’s the first survey on
policy priorities from the organisation’s Aboriginal Torres
Strait Islander membership.”

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

WGAR News: [Quasi] Constitutional recognition for Indigenous Australians (21 May 11):
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2011/05/21/wgar-news-un-human-rights-high-commissioner-hears-from-nt-aboriginal-leaders

* 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

WGAR News: Official Launch of the National Congress Meeting (11 Jun 11)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2011/06/11/wgar-news-nt-traditional-land-owners-claim-they-were-not-consulted-about-mining-deal

* MINISTER MEETS WITH LAKE TYERS ABORIGINAL TRUST COMMUNITY:

– News

www.eastvicmedia.com.au: Trust community meets with Minister
http://www.eastvicmedia.com.au/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=2101&Itemid=87
27 Jul 11: “Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Jeanette Powell
yesterday met with residents and shareholders of the Lake
Tyers Aboriginal Trust to discuss governance and community
safety issues. The Minister said the primary aim of her
visit was to listen to the concerns of the local Aboriginal
community relating to governance of the trust following
blockades by residents earlier this year. In March this
year, a group of Aboriginal women blockaded the road to the
trust in protest against administration arrangements over
the site.”

Win News: Powell Meets Lake Tyers Trust
http://www.wintv.com.au/national/news/item/43383/
27 Jul 11: ” In 2004, the Bracks Government appointed an
administrator to manage the Lake Tyers Aboriginal Trust.
Now the people want that control back. Jeanette Powell,
Aboriginal Affairs Minister: “It’s my intention that we do
return to self-governance, so I’m hoping that I can work
with the community to enable that to happen.” …
Murray Bull, Former Board Member: “We can sit down as a
group of Aboriginal people from Lake Tyers, to sit down and
discuss the issues that are relevant to the progress of our
people here.””

* BACKGROUND TO BLOCKADE BY ABORIGINAL WOMEN OF LAKE TYERS:

WGAR News: Aboriginal women of Lake Tyers are staging a blockade (12 Mar 11)
http://www.indymedia.org.au/2011/03/12/wgar-news-aboriginal-women-of-lake-tyers-are-staging-a-blockade

WGAR News: More on the blockade by Aboriginal women of Lake Tyers (16 Mar 11)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2011/03/16/wgar-news-federal-court-challenge-over-nuclear-dump-resumes-in-august

WGAR News: Protest blockade by Lake Tyers Aboriginal women continues (21 Mar 11)
http://indymedia.org.au/2011/03/21/wgar-news-protest-blockade-by-lake-tyers-aboriginal-women-continues

WGAR News: More on the blockade by Lake Tyers Aboriginal women (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: Police used to break blockade by Aboriginal women of Lake Tyers (26 Mar 11)
http://indymedia.org.au/2011/03/26/wgar-news-police-used-to-break-blockade-by-aboriginal-women-of-lake-tyers

WGAR News: Interview with Lake Tyers Women’s spokesperson, Leanne Edwards (7 Apr 11)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2011/04/07/wgar-news-updates-on-nt-intervention-deaths-in-custody-lake-tyers-and-native-title

WGAR News: Interview with Leanne Edwards from Lake Tyres Aboriginal community (14 Apr 11)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2011/04/14/wgar-news-deaths-in-custody-and-aboriginal-incarceration-rates

* UPCOMING ABORIGINAL RIGHTS EVENTS AROUND AUSTRALIA – 21 EVENTS:

Click on the links for details of the events …

Event: 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/

Event: Wed 3 August 2011: Kempsey, NSW
‘Our Generation’ Community Screening
Event details: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/events/
Film details: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/about-2/

Event: Fri 5 August 2011: Adelaide, SA
129th Justice and Peace Candlelight Walk
“To call for a Treaty and Bill of Rights, … ”
Event details: http://antarsa.auspics.org.au/?p=1

Event: Tue 9 August 2011: Adelaide, SA
‘Our Generation’ Community Screening
With open panel discussion including:
Rev. Dr. Djiniyini Gondarra OAM
Event details: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/events/
Film details: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/about-2/

Event: Tue 9 August 2011: Gymea, South Sydney, NSW
‘Our Generation’ Community Screening
Event details: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/events/
Event details: [scroll down page] http://stoptheintervention.org/
Film details: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/about-2/
Poster: http://stoptheintervention.org/uploads/files_to_download/Facts-Info-Our-Generation/Our-Gen-Gymea-9-8-11.pdf

Event: Wed 10 August 2011: Maroubra, East Sydney, NSW
‘Our Generation’ Community Screening
Event details: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/events/
Event details: [scroll down page] http://stoptheintervention.org/
Film details: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/about-2/

Event: 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/

Event: Thu 11 August 2011: Sydney, NSW
Film night: Special screening of Backroads
Staring Gary Foley and the late Bill Hunter
Tin Sheds Gallery: booking required
Event details: http://tinsheds.wordpress.com/2011/07/18/special-event-gary-foley-in-sydney/

Event: Sat 13 August 2011: Sydney, NSW
Workshop: Black Heart of the City
Gary Foley on Sydney’s Black history
Tin Sheds Gallery: booking required
Event details: http://tinsheds.wordpress.com/2011/07/18/special-event-gary-foley-in-sydney/

Event: Mon 15 August 2011: Narooma, NSW
‘Our Generation’ Community Screening
Event details: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/events/
Film details: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/about-2/

Event: Wed 17 August 2011: Parramatta, Sydney, NSW
Building Bridges Course 2011
Nicole Watson – Why Change the Constitution?
Organised by Reconciliation for Western Sydney
Event details: [scroll down page] http://stoptheintervention.org/
Register for course (it’s free!): http://www.parramattacollege.com.au/cgi-bin/WebObjects/Parramatta.woa/wa/module.shtml?ID=3X3BBR
Brochure: http://stoptheintervention.org/uploads/files_to_download/Facts-Info/Building_Bridges_2011.pdf

Event: Thu 18 August – Sun 30 October 2011: Wiluna to Perth, WA
Walk Away from Uranium Mining
Event details: http://indymedia.org.au/walk-away-from-uranium-mining
Event details: http://www.nuclearfreefuture.com/
Walk Schedule: http://footprints.footprintsforpeace.net/nffcampaign/upload/files/Wiluna_to_Perth_Walk_Schedule.pdf
About the walk: http://www.greenleft.org.au/node/48231

Event: Fri 19 August 2011: Perth City, WA
‘Our Generation’ Community Screening
Event details: http://www.greenleft.org.au/events/48217
Film details: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/about-2/

Event: Mon 22 August 2011:  Adelaide, SA
‘Our Generation’ Community Screening
Event details: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/events/
Event details: http://unione.unilife.edu.au/Clubs/Event.aspx?CID=267&EID=1498
Event details: http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/event.php?eid=233274766693612
Film details: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/about-2/

Event: Wed 24 August 2011: Parramatta, Sydney, NSW
Building Bridges Course 2011
Chris Graham – Racism in the Media & the NT Intervention
Organised by Reconciliation for Western Sydney
Event details: [scroll down page] http://stoptheintervention.org/
Register for course (it’s free!): http://www.parramattacollege.com.au/cgi-bin/WebObjects/Parramatta.woa/wa/module.shtml?ID=3X3BBR
Brochure: http://stoptheintervention.org/uploads/files_to_download/Facts-Info/Building_Bridges_2011.pdf

Event: 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/

Event: Wed 7 September 2011: Brunswick, Melbourne, Vic
Indigenous Social Justice Association:
Discussion of Justice Reinvestment
Event details: http://indymedia.org.au/indigenous-social-justice-association-discussion-of-justice-reinvestment
Event details: http://www.isja-msg.com/coming_events.htm

Event: Wed 7 September 2011: Parramatta, Sydney, NSW
Building Bridges Course 2011
Graham Merritt – Aboriginal Activism in WA/NT & STICS
Organised by Reconciliation for Western Sydney
Event details: [scroll down page] http://stoptheintervention.org/
Register for course (it’s free!): http://www.parramattacollege.com.au/cgi-bin/WebObjects/Parramatta.woa/wa/module.shtml?ID=3X3BBR
Brochure: http://stoptheintervention.org/uploads/files_to_download/Facts-Info/Building_Bridges_2011.pdf

Event: Fri 7 & Sat 8, Tue 11 to Sat 15 Oct 2011: Melbourne, Vic
Presented by Melbourne Festival in association with Sydney Festival
Ilbijerri Theatre Company (Australia): FOLEY
“Political agitator Gary Foley presents a swag of stories
from a life lived in the spirit of resistance. … ”
Event details: http://www.melbournefestival.com.au/program/production?id=3860&idx=1&max=12

Event: 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/

Event: 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/

– ‘Our Generation’ Film Reviews

Elimatta:
Aboriginal Support Group – Manly Warringah Pittwater:
Our Generation – Showing in London – page 8
http://www.asgmwp.net/ElimattaWinter2011.pdf
Winter 2011: “The Intervention is yet another example of
the appalling treatment the Aboriginal People of Australia
have been subjected to in such a short period of time
compared to thousands of years of survival. Sinem Saban and
Rev. Dr Gondarra supported by the Yolngu people and
cinematographer, Damien Curtis, have created a sensitive
and realistic view of the plight of those who wish to live
a more traditional life in their homelands and of those
who appear to be dispossessed.” Christine Waterer

Elimatta:
Aboriginal Support Group – Manly Warringah Pittwater:
ASG Information Night: Our Generation – page 6
http://www.asgmwp.net/ElimattaSummer2010.pdf
Summer 2010: “Local resident and journalist, Jeff McMullen
introduced “Our Generation”, the film by Sinem Saban and
Damien Curtis which we were there to see. The film explored
in depth the Federal Government Intervention into
Aboriginal Communities in the Northern Territory. Jeff had
told us that the film’s producers were not having any
success in having the film shown on government or
commercial media outlets and they were having to screen it
in local community halls to show the community at large
just what was involved in the Intervention. It is basically
a war on Aboriginal culture. The dispossession of the
Aboriginal people is simply continuing in a new guise.”
Carol Gerrard

See:

Our Generation: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/

Aboriginal Support Group – Manly Warringah Pittwater: http://www.asgmwp.net/index.htm

* OTHER NORTHERN TERRITORY (NT) INTERVENTION ARTICLES:

– News

National Indigenous Times: Consultation protest
http://www.nit.com.au/breakingnews/story.aspx?id=22552
25 Jul 11: “Twenty four eminent South Australians,
including the highly respected Lowitja O’Donoghue and the
winner of this year’s NAIDOC Scholar of the Year, Dr
Lester-Irabinna Rigney have sent a public statement of
protest to the Prime Minister, Julia Gillard about the
consultation meetings currently being undertaken on the
Northern Territory Intervention. The letter attacks the
consultation process and increases pressure on the Federal
Government and Ms Macklin in particular to address the
criticisms that have been levelled at the whole process.”

National Indigenous Times: Highway robbery
http://www.nit.com.au/news/story.aspx?id=22546
21 Jul 11: “The Federal Government has said it will
continue to pay for 99 year leases to remote communities in
the Northern Territory by using funds paid into the
Aboriginal Benefits Account. The admission has drawn a
strong rebuke from Social Justice Commissioner, Mick Gooda
who has said the Government action is outrageous. Mr Gooda
said it effectively meant the Federal Government was
paying Aboriginal people from money that was Aboriginal
money in the first place.”

National Indigenous Times:
Angry Maningrida demands an end to Intervention
http://www.nit.com.au/news/story.aspx?id=22537
21 Jul 11: “Angry residents at the remote Arnhem Land
community of Maningrida criticised the Federal Indigenous
Affairs Minister about the Northern Territory Intervention
telling her the Government had lied to them. The angry
locals confronted Ms Macklin during her visit to hold
community consultations on the discussion paper launched by
the Government last month seeking feedback on the effects
of the Intervention and what the Government should do when
the current Intervention ends in August next year.”

National Indigenous Times: Petition presented to Senate
http://www.nit.com.au/news/story.aspx?id=22535
21 Jul 11: “A petition containing 2500 signatures has been
presented to the Federal Senate protesting against lost
jobs and exploitative working conditions under the Northern
Territory Intervention. The petition was presented to
Greens Senator Rachel Siewert and was sponsored by Unions
NT, the CFMEU and anti-Intervention campaign groups across
the country. The petition claimed that although there was
the promise of “real jobs”, many Aboriginal people were
working for Centrelink payments “quarantined” onto a
BasicsCard due to cuts to Community Development Employment
Projects (CDEP).”

National Indigenous Times:
Fraser and friends tell Macklin her actions are just
disrespectful
http://www.nit.com.au/news/story.aspx?id=22533
21 Jul 11: “Three eminent Australians, Malcolm Fraser, Ian
Viner and Alastair Nicholson have written again to the
Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Jenny Macklin accusing her
of being disrespectful by attempting to bypass Elders, Law
men and Law women in consultations about the Northern
Territory Intervention. In an open letter they accused the
Minister of not honouring her pledge to properly consult
with those affected by the Intervention.”

National Indigenous Times:
At Wadeye money pours in but not all are winners
http://www.nit.com.au/news/story.aspx?id=22536
21 Jul 11: “Wadeye, 250 kilometres south-west of Darwin,
offers a snapshot of the problems of the Northern Territory
Intervention. As one of the 20 designated growth towns, its
population is expected to rise from 2500 to 4300 by 2029
and millions of dollars have been allocated to
infrastructure and services.”

National Indigenous Times:
Anderson slams “pretend jobs” in Territory
http://www.nit.com.au/news/story.aspx?id=22534
21 Jul 11: “Alison Anderson has told a Government budget
estimates hearing she is worried many of the jobs being
created for Indigenous people were “pretend jobs”. The
Member for MacDonnell told a budget estimates hearing in
the Northern Territory Parliament she was concerned about
the low skill positions the government was providing in
remote areas. She said the “pretend” jobs see Aboriginal
people not being given the same responsibilities as a
non-Indigenous person would have in the same position.”

* 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

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

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

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 ARTICLES:

– Audio

Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association:
Former PM says European Australians slow to recognise
damage done to Aboriginal people.
http://caama.com.au/former-pm-says-european-australians-slow-to-recognise-damage-done-to-aboriginal-people
28 Jul 11: “Australian Foreign Affairs Minister Kevin Rudd
says the international community will continue to look
closely at Australia’s treatment of Aboriginal people and
that the burden is on government to make sure it delivers
on its obligations.”

Indigenous radio station 98.9FM Brisbane
Let’s Talk – Indigenous presented talkback:
http://989fm.com.au/index.php?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=29
26 Jul 11: “Chris Graham: Tiga Bayles spoke with Editor of
the Tracker Magazine, Chris Graham. Chris is also former
editor and founder of the National Indigenous Times
newspaper.”
Listen to this interview on-line:
http://www.989fm.com.au/podcasting/audio/98fm-podcast-2011-07-26-77066.mp3

– News

National Indigenous Radio Service:
Neumann calls for language recognition
http://www.nirs.org.au/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=6017:neumann-calls-for-language-recognition&catid=2:news-broadcasts&Itemid=65
28 Jul 11: “The head of a Parliamentary inquiry into
language learning in Indigenous communities says more
recognition of traditional languages is needed to help
educate students in communities where English is a second
language. Shayne Neumann, Chairperson of the House Standing
Committee on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs
and Federal Member for Blair, says only a small number of
language protection and maintenance programs are working.”

National Indigenous Times:
Inquiry to find ways for language to Close Gap
http://www.nit.com.au/news/story.aspx?id=22540
21 Jul 11: “The role of Indigenous languages in Closing the
Gap and improving outcomes for Indigenous communities is
now the subject of a new inquiry by the House of
Representatives Standing Committee on Aboriginal and Torres
Strait Islander Affairs. The inquiry, which was launched
during NAIDOC Week, will examine the benefits of giving
recognition to Indigenous languages and how Indigenous
languages can used in education to improve competency in
English.”

National Indigenous Times: We will continue to fight!
http://www.nit.com.au/news/story.aspx?id=22531
21 Jul 11: “The fight to prevent a nuclear waste dump at
Mucaty Creek remained as strong as ever, Traditional Owner,
Dianne Stokes declared to mark the sixth anniversary of
when the former John Howard Federal Government first
flagged plans for a radioactive waste dump to be
established in the Northern Territory. Ms Stokes said the
anniversary had not changed anything in terms of the
widespread opposition to the plan. “There was immediate and
resolute opposition from the Northern Territory Government
and Traditional Owners and communities near all of the
targeted sites when it was first announced and that
opposition has since grown,” Ms Stokes said.”

National Indigenous Times: “Invasion” should go national
http://www.nit.com.au/news/story.aspx?id=22521
21 Jul 11: “Paul Morris, head of the Metropolitan Land
Council and one of the driving forces behind the push by
the Sydney City Council’s Aboriginal Advisory Panel to
recognise white settlement of Australia was an invasion has
called on all councils throughout Australia to follow suit.
His call follows the decision by Sydney City Council to
accept the Advisory Panel’s recommendation and formally
recognise white settlement of Australia was an invasion.”

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