24/08/2011 Book launch: “Walk With Us” – Aboriginal views on the NT Intervention

Contents:
* Book launch: “Walk With Us” – Aboriginal views on the
NT Intervention
* Research review: ‘Does new evidence from NT women
undermine supposed benefits of income management?’
* Interview with Equality Rights Alliance’s Emma Davidson
* Upcoming Aboriginal rights events around Australia
* Muckaty Voices and Our Generation screening at
‘Down Under Berlin – Australian Film Festival’
* Background to the Northern Territory (NT) Intervention

* BOOK LAUNCH: “WALK WITH US”
– ABORIGINAL VIEWS ON THE NT INTERVENTION:

“Walk With Us”
Aboriginal Elders Call Out to Australian People to Walk
with them in their Quest for Justice
http://www.concernedaustralians.com.au/media/WWU_Order_Form.pdf
Aug 2011: “A sequel to the highly regarded “This Is What We
Said” (February 2010), “Walk with Us” (August 2011).
Beautifully illustrated, this hard-covered book provides a
very important update of the current thinking about the
Intervention. The book articulates the views of Aboriginal
Elders who gathered in Melbourne in February 2011 as well
as those of other leading Australians. Following her visit
to meet with Aboriginal elders in Darwin, Navi Pillay, the
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights expressed her own
concerns.
Elders are calling on the ‘People of Australia’ to walk
with them as they seek the return of their basic human
rights in their quest for justice.”
[Click on above link for details of how to purchase your
own copy of the book.]

MELBOURNE LAUNCH OF “WALK WITH US”:
‘concerned Australians’: http://www.concernedaustralians.com.au/WWU_booklaunches.html
STICS: [scroll down page] http://stoptheintervention.org/
“Melbourne – 30 August 2011  at 12.30pm
The Executive Lounge, First Floor, Alan Gilbert Building,
Corner of Grattan and Berkerley Streets, Carlton.
Speakers:
* The Hon Sally Brown AM  Ret Justice of the Family Court,
Former Chief Magistrate of Victoria.
* Melissa Brickell, National Aboriginal and Torres Strait
Islander Ecumenical Commission (NATSIEC)
Commissioner for Victoria”

SYDNEY LAUNCH OF “WALK WITH US”:
‘concerned Australians’: http://www.concernedaustralians.com.au/WWU_booklaunches.html
gleebooks: [scroll down page] http://www.gleebooks.com.au/default.asp?p=events/launches4.htm
STICS: [scroll down page] http://stoptheintervention.org/
“Sydney – 1 September 2011 at 6pm for 6.30pm
Gleebooks, 49 Glebe Point Road, Glebe
Speakers:
* Nicole Watson, Research Fellow, Jumbunna House of
Learning, UTS.
* Jeff McMullen, CEO (honorary) Foundation for Youth
Flyer: http://stoptheintervention.org/uploads/files_to_download/concerned-Australians/Invitation_WWU-launch-1-9-11.pdf

CANBERRA LAUNCH OF “WALK WITH US”:
‘concerned Australians’: http://www.concernedaustralians.com.au/WWU_booklaunches.html
STICS: [scroll down page] http://stoptheintervention.org/
“Canberra – 8 September 2011 at 5.30pm
The Friends Meeting House, Corner Bent and Condamine
Streets, Turner, ACT.
Speakers:
* Jilpia Nappaljari Jones
* Digby Habel”

DARWIN LAUNCH OF “WALK WITH US”:
Darwin – Time and venue yet to be announced
http://www.concernedaustralians.com.au/WWU_booklaunches.html

“Walk With Us” brought to you by ‘concerned Australians’: http://www.concernedaustralians.com.au/
Book info and order form: http://www.concernedaustralians.com.au/media/WWU_Order_Form.pdf
Further book info: http://stoptheintervention.org/uploads/files_to_download/concerned-Australians/WWU-Alert-for-All-Readers.pdf

* RESEARCH REVIEW: ‘DOES NEW EVIDENCE FROM NT WOMEN UNDERMINE SUPPOSED BENEFITS OF INCOME MANAGEMENT?’

– Analysis of the Equality Rights Alliance research report

Crikey: Does new evidence from NT women undermine supposed
benefits of income management?
http://www.crikey.com.au/2011/08/19/does-new-evidence-from-nt-women-undermine-supposed-benefits-of-income-management/
19 Aug 11: “The stated intentions of the income management
program, as part of the Northern Territory Emergency
Response and the more recent revived program, were clearly
aimed at better family functioning. Some surveys and
statistics are quoted by the government to support the
program and its various extensions but these give no
statistically valid indicators of recipient benefits. … ”
Eva Cox

See:

WGAR News: Equality Rights Alliance Report:
Women’s experience of Income Management in the NT (21 Aug 11)
http://indymedia.org.au/2011/08/21/wgar-news-equality-rights-alliance-report-womens-experience-of-income-management-in-the-n

* INTERVIEW WITH EQUALITY RIGHTS ALLIANCE’S EMMA DAVIDSON:

– Audio Interview

ABC AM: Claims children are learning welfare dependency
http://www.abc.net.au/am/content/2011/s3298133.htm
20 Aug 11: “The most comprehensive survey of women living
under income management in Australia has found that it
hasn’t changed their spending habits and most want to get
off the program. The Equality Rights Alliance collected the
responses of more than 180 women of various backgrounds.
The majority said they had a bad relationship with
Centrelink, and some felt that income management was
teaching their children welfare dependency.”
[Includes comments by the Equality Rights Alliance’s Emma
Davidson.]

– Related News

SMH: Income card fails to change most women’s habits
http://www.smh.com.au/national/income-card-fails-to-change-most-womens-habits-20110819-1j2df.html
20 Aug 11: “THE federal government’s controversial income
management scheme in the Northern Territory is failing to
change what most women buy, their sense of safety, or their
ability to look after their families, a new study says.
Many women also say they are ashamed and confused about
having to use the government-issued BasicsCard. The study,
”Women’s experience of income management in the Northern
Territory ”, is based on a survey of 168 mostly Aboriginal
and African women, and focus group discussions with 183
women.”

See:

WGAR News: Equality Rights Alliance Report:
Women’s experience of Income Management in the NT (21 Aug 11)
http://indymedia.org.au/2011/08/21/wgar-news-equality-rights-alliance-report-womens-experience-of-income-management-in-the-n

* UPCOMING ABORIGINAL RIGHTS EVENTS AROUND AUSTRALIA
– 22 EVENTS FROM 23 AUGUST 2011:

Click on the links for details of the events …

Event: Ongoing protest: Glenroy, Melbourne, Vic
Save Ballerrt Mooroop College
This Koori Pathways School is under threat
“The Local Indigenous Community is campaigning to keep the
Glenroy Koorie Pathway School on Wurundjeri Country at its
current Hilton Street Glenroy site.”
Campaign Updates: http://ballerrtmooroop.org/
Picket resumes: http://www.greenleft.org.au/node/48552
Online Petition: http://ballerrtmooroop.org/node/77

Event: Ongoing protest: James Price Point, Kimberley, WA
Kimberley gas plant protest
Save the Kimberley info: http://www.savethekimberley.com/
Kimberley gas plant threatens Aboriginal culture: http://ccr.uws.edu.au/2011/06/22/kimberley-gas-plant-threatens-aboriginal-culture-join-the-discussion/#.TkjD3WEgp8E
Aboriginal elder Elsta Foy at the protest camp: http://www.abc.net.au/am/content/2011/s3296152.htm
Protest updates: http://www.savethekimberley.com/wp/blog/
Environs Kimberley: http://www.environskimberley.org.au/
Kimberley info: http://handsoffcountry.blogspot.com/
Kimberley Country and Culture: http://www.savethekimberley.com/wp/whats-the-fuss/country-culture/
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 JPP blockade (9 Jul 11): http://indymedia.org.au/2011/07/09/wgar-news-25-protesters-arrested-at-james-price-point-blockade-petition-handed-to-ministe

Event: 3 July to Sun 25 September 2011: Sydney, NSW
Exhibition: FREEDOM RIDERS
– Art and activism 1960s to now
Sydney University Art Gallery
“A unique and daring exhibition has pulled together some of
the most important political artworks produced by NSW’s
leading Aboriginal artists and put them in one room for the
public to see.” ABC News
Event details: http://sydney.edu.au/museums/events_exhibitions/art_gallery_exhibitions.shtml
Featured in Video: http://www.abc.net.au/news/video/2011/07/01/3259282.htm

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: 18 August – Sun 30 October 2011: Wiluna to Perth, WA
Walk Away from Uranium Mining
“By coming to Wiluna you will be supporting Traditional
Owners in their opposition to 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

Upcoming Event: Central Adelaide, SA
Adelaide Kimberley Support Rally postponed
“a bigger better event is already being planned,
date and details soon!”
Event details: http://www.savethekimberley.com/wp/2011/07/13/upcoming-events/

Upcoming Event: Darwin, NT
Darwin book launch: “Walk With Us”
– Aboriginal views on the NT Intervention
Darwin – Time and venue yet to be announced
Event details: http://www.concernedaustralians.com.au/WWU_booklaunches.html
Brought to you by ‘concerned Australians’: http://www.concernedaustralians.com.au/
Book info and order form: http://www.concernedaustralians.com.au/media/WWU_Order_Form.pdf
Book info: http://stoptheintervention.org/uploads/files_to_download/concerned-Australians/WWU-Alert-for-All-Readers.pdf

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/
Brochure: http://stoptheintervention.org/uploads/files_to_download/Facts-Info/Building_Bridges_2011.pdf
Register for course (it’s free!): http://www.parramattacollege.com.au/cgi-bin/WebObjects/Parramatta.woa/wa/module.shtml?ID=3X3BBR
Course details: http://indymedia.org.au/building-bridges-2011
Course details: http://www.amnesty.org.au/nsw/event/26384/

Event: 24 August 2011: Sydney, NSW
Exhibition: FREEDOM RIDERS
– Art and activism 1960s to now
Curators and artists talk:
Sydney University Art Gallery
“A unique and daring exhibition has pulled together some of
the most important political artworks produced by NSW’s
leading Aboriginal artists and put them in one room for the
public to see.” ABC News
Event details: http://sydney.edu.au/museums/events_exhibitions/art_gallery_exhibitions.shtml
Featured in Video: http://www.abc.net.au/news/video/2011/07/01/3259282.htm

Event: Fri 26 – Sun 28 August 2011: Kalkarindji/Daguragu, NT
Gurindji Walkoff from Wave Hill
– 45th Anniversary Commemoration
Fri 26: Elders Day Focus – main day
Sat 27: Mid-generation Focus
Sun 28: Youth Day Focus
Event location and details: http://www.gurindjifreedomday.com/
Program: http://www.gurindjifreedomday.com/45th%20festival.html
28 July 11 media release from Gurindji spokespeople: http://rollbacktheintervention.files.wordpress.com/2011/07/mr-gurindji_stop_intervention.pdf
Video of Gurindji strike against NT Intervention: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=guge6MI6cTA
WGAR News: Gurindji workers’ strike protesting the NT Intervention: http://indymedia.org.au/2010/10/24/wgar-news-australia-a-continuing-genocide-24-oct-10

Event: Fri 26 August 2011: Broadway, Sydney, NSW
Rally on Gurindji Freedom Day
Organised by the Stop the Intervention Collective Sydney
Event details: [scroll down page] http://stoptheintervention.org/
Event details: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=189792351084016
Flyer: http://stoptheintervention.org/uploads/files_to_download/Past%20Events/Gurindji-Freedom-Day-26-8-11-new.jpg
28 July 11 media release from Gurindji spokespeople: http://rollbacktheintervention.files.wordpress.com/2011/07/mr-gurindji_stop_intervention.pdf
Video of Gurindji strike against NT Intervention: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=guge6MI6cTA
WGAR News: Gurindji workers’ strike protesting the NT Intervention: http://indymedia.org.au/2010/10/24/wgar-news-australia-a-continuing-genocide-24-oct-10

Event: Tue 30 August 2011: Carlton, Melbourne, Vic
Book launch: “Walk With Us”
– Aboriginal views on the NT Intervention
To be launched by Hon Sally Brown and Melissa Brickell
Brought to you by ‘concerned Australians’: http://www.concernedaustralians.com.au/
Event details: http://www.concernedaustralians.com.au/WWU_booklaunches.html
Event details: http://indymedia.org.au/melbourne-book-launch-of-walk-with-us-aboriginal-views-on-the-nt-intervention
Event details: [scroll down page] http://stoptheintervention.org/
Book info and order form: http://www.concernedaustralians.com.au/media/WWU_Order_Form.pdf
Book info: http://stoptheintervention.org/uploads/files_to_download/concerned-Australians/WWU-Alert-for-All-Readers.pdf

Event: Thu 1 September 2011: Glebe, Sydney, NSW
Book launch: “Walk With Us”
– Aboriginal views on the NT Intervention
To be launched by Nicole Watson and Jeff McMullen
“In “Walk With Us” you will come to understand the harsh
realities that Northern Territory Aboriginal people live
with every day.”
Brought to you by ‘concerned Australians’: http://www.concernedaustralians.com.au/
Event details: [scroll down page] http://www.gleebooks.com.au/default.asp?p=events/launches4.htm
Event details: http://www.concernedaustralians.com.au/WWU_booklaunches.html
Event details: http://www.amnesty.org.au/nsw/event/26542/
Event details: http://inner-west-courier.whereilive.com.au/events/story/walk-with-us-book-launch-1-sept-2011-1/
Event details: [scroll down page] http://stoptheintervention.org/
Event details: http://indymedia.org.au/walk-with-us-book-launch-1-sept-2011
Event details: http://www.greenleft.org.au/events/48539
Flyer: http://stoptheintervention.org/uploads/files_to_download/concerned-Australians/Invitation_WWU-launch-1-9-11.pdf
Book info and order form: http://www.concernedaustralians.com.au/media/WWU_Order_Form.pdf
Book info: http://stoptheintervention.org/uploads/files_to_download/concerned-Australians/WWU-Alert-for-All-Readers.pdf

Event: Fri 2 September 2011: Adelaide, SA
130th Justice and Peace Candlelight Walk
“Join us on the Candle Light Walk to call for a Treaty and
Bill of Rights, and to support the Ngarrindjeri and all
other Aboriginal people and the Stolen Generations, their
families and communities left behind, in their call for
Peace and Justice. … ”
Event details: http://antarsa.auspics.org.au/?p=1

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/
Brochure: http://stoptheintervention.org/uploads/files_to_download/Facts-Info/Building_Bridges_2011.pdf
Register for course (it’s free!): http://www.parramattacollege.com.au/cgi-bin/WebObjects/Parramatta.woa/wa/module.shtml?ID=3X3BBR
Course details: http://indymedia.org.au/building-bridges-2011
Course details: http://www.amnesty.org.au/nsw/event/26384/

Event: Thu 8 September 2011: Turner, Canberra, ACT
Book launch: “Walk With Us”
– Aboriginal views on the NT Intervention
To be launched by Jilpia Nappaljari Jones and Digby Habel
Brought to you by ‘concerned Australians’: http://www.concernedaustralians.com.au/
Event details: http://www.concernedaustralians.com.au/WWU_booklaunches.html
Event details: http://indymedia.org.au/canberra-book-launch-of-walk-with-us-aboriginal-views-on-the-nt-intervention
Event details: [scroll down page] http://stoptheintervention.org/
Book info and order form: http://www.concernedaustralians.com.au/media/WWU_Order_Form.pdf
Book info: http://stoptheintervention.org/uploads/files_to_download/concerned-Australians/WWU-Alert-for-All-Readers.pdf

Event: Fri 9 September 2011: Manly, Sydney, NSW
Save the Kimberley Community meeting
Event info: http://www.savethekimberley.com/wp/2011/07/13/upcoming-events/
Event info: [scroll down page] http://www.wilderness.org.au/articles/broome-no-gas-hub-campaign-strengthens

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: Sun 23 October 2011: Bendigo, Vic
A Benefit for the Kimberley
Event details: http://www.savethekimberley.com/wp/2011/07/13/upcoming-events/
Event details: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=171353649603731
Flyer: http://www.savethekimberley.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/276751_171353649603731_2704303_n.jpg

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/

* MUCKATY VOICES & OUR GENERATION SCREENING AT ‘DOWN UNDER BERLIN – AUSTRALIAN FILM FESTIVAL’:

Schedule – Down Under Berlin – Australian Film Festival
http://www.downunderberlin.de/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=36&Itemid=273&lang=en
“Freitag, 16.09.2011
Muckaty Voices (10 min)
Our Generation (73 min)”

Program – Down Under Berlin – Australian Film Festival
http://www.downunderberlin.de/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=2&Itemid=245&lang=en#muckatyvoices
“Muckaty Voices by Eleanor Gilbert
The Australian Government under Kevin Rudd promised to
carry out a better nuclear waste program than its
predecessors. Dumping of nuclear waste was proposed to
take place on sacred lands of many Aboriginal communities.
What the land means to these peoples is still unknown to
many Australians.”

Program – Down Under Berlin – Australian Film Festival
http://www.downunderberlin.de/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=2&Itemid=245&lang=en#ourgeneration
“Our Generation by Sinem Saban and Damien Curtis
This film looks at the Australian Aboriginal struggle for
land, culture and freedom that continues today. The
remote Yolngu community features as one of the last
remaining culturally strong areas. This film shows a side
of Australia that is unknown to many who live outside
this vast country. Historians, indigenous leaders,
musicians and human rights activists are part of the
culture clash that remains in modern Australia.”

See:

YouTube: Muckaty Voices-Australia’s nuclear waste dump story
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xcuNpT84Ovo

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

* 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

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

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

The Conversation – After the Intervention:
http://theconversation.edu.au/pages/after-the-intervention

Tracker – NT Intervention:
http://tracker.org.au/tag/nt-intervention/

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/

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/

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