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24/09/2011 Online Petition: Call for a Moratorium on Government Income Management

Posted in NEWSLETTER on 24/09/2011 by D

Contents:
* Change of venue of ‘Rebuilding from the Ground Up’ launch
and forum with Barbara Shaw
* Call for a Moratorium on Government Income Management
* Melbourne’s only Aboriginal school wins fight against closure
* National Sorry Day Committee: National Curriculum Petition
* Constitutional Recognition of Indigenous Australians
* Jeff McMullen: Don’t buy the NT Intervention lie
* Review of the book “Walk With Us”
* Other Northern Territory (NT) Intervention articles
* Other articles
* Upcoming Aboriginal rights events around Australia
* Background to the Northern Territory (NT) Intervention

* CHANGE OF VENUE OF ‘REBUILDING FROM THE GROUND UP’ LAUNCH
AND FORUM WITH BARBARA SHAW:

[Ed. note: Please note that the venue of the launch and forum
of ‘Rebuilding from the Ground Up’ with Barbara Shaw at UTS
has changed.
New Venue: UTS, Level 2, room 34, Building 4 (CB 04.02.34)
entrance 733 Harris st opposite ABC]

Event: Wed 5 October 2011: Sydney, NSW
Sydney speaking tour of anti-intervention campaigner Barb Shaw
Launch and forum:
Rebuilding from the Ground Up: An Alternative to the NT
Intervention Public forum and new media launch with
Barbara Shaw from Mt Nancy town camp, Alice Springs
Note new venue: UTS, Level 2, room 34, Building 4
(CB 04.02.34) entrance 733 Harris st opposite ABC
Hosted by Jumbunna Indigenous House of Learning Research Unit
“‘Rebuilding from the Ground Up’ is an 11 point alternative
program to the discriminatory NT Intervention. It has been
widely endorsed by Aboriginal leaders and rights groups …
The Alternative program is based on Aboriginal community
control and sustainable investment in all communities.
Jumbunna Indigenous House of Learning research unit is proud
to launch a new media collaboration supporting this program
and showcasing the voices of Aboriginal people directly
affected by the Intervention. Barbara Shaw, an Aboriginal
leader from Mt Nancy town camp in Alice Springs has been
instrumental in putting together Rebuilding from the Ground
Up. Come along to this new media launch and hear first hand
about the destructive impact of the Intervention and the
struggle for an alternative.”
Event details: [scroll down page] http://stoptheintervention.org/
Event details: http://indymedia.org.au/2011/09/18/wgar-news-sydney-speaking-tour-of-anti-intervention-campaigner-barbara-shaw-3-9-october-2
Alternatives doc with overviews, videos and references: http://www.jumbunna.uts.edu.au/researchareas/alternatives.html
Alternatives doc with extra references: http://stoptheintervention.org/alternatives-to-the-intervention/rebuilding-from-the-ground-up-an-alternative-to-the-nt-intervention
Endorsees of the Alternatives doc: http://stoptheintervention.org/alternatives-to-the-intervention
Endorsees of the Alternatives doc: http://rollbacktheintervention.wordpress.com/alternative-to-the-intervention/

* CALL FOR A MORATORIUM ON GOVERNMENT INCOME MANAGEMENT:

– Online Petition

GoPetition: Call for a Moratorium on Government Income Management
http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/call-for-a-moratorium-on-government-income-management.html
20 Sep 11: “Published by
Stop the Intervention Collective Sydney …
Target: To the Honourable President and members of the Senate
in Parliament assembled
Region: Australia
Web site: www.sayno2gim.info ”

– Printable Petition

Say No to Government’s Income Management:
Not in Bankstown, Not Anywhere!
Petition to call for a moratorium on Government’s Income
Management
http://www.sayno2gim.info/index.php/2-uncategorised/10-petition
“If you would like to get involved, please print and
distribute this petiton”

– Video

YouTube: Call for a Moratorium on Income Management
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uX8cSsSFse4
19 Sep 11: “Aboriginal people living under the Northern
Territory Intervention speak out in support of the campaign
calling for a Moratorium on Income Management. This policy
‘quarantines’ 50 per cent of welfare payments. First
imposed on Aboriginal communities, it is now being expanded
across Australia.”

– Media Release

Call for moratorium on Income Management following release
of damning study
http://www.sayno2gim.info/download/Media_Release_21_Aug_2011_Call_for_a_moratorium_on_Income_Management_following_release_of_damning_study.pdf
21 Aug 11: “The ‘Say No to Government’s Income Management:
Not in Bankstown, Not Anywhere’ campaign coalition has
joined with groups opposing the Northern Territory (NT)
Intervention to launch a petition calling for a national
moratorium on Income Management.
The call comes following the release of a report by the
Women’s Equality Rights Alliance last Friday examining the
experiences of more than 180 women on Income Management in
the NT.”

– Related Info

Welcome to the campaign website of
Say No to Government’s Income Management:
Not in Bankstown, Not Anywhere!
http://www.sayno2gim.info/

Jumbunna UTS: Abolish Compulsory Income Management
http://www.jumbunna.uts.edu.au/researchareas/newmedia/abolishincomemanagement.html
“DEMAND 7 Redirect funding from punitive welfare controls
to community based programs. Lift incomes above the poverty
line.”

Equality Rights Alliance:
Women’s Experience of Income Management in the Northern Territory
http://www.equalityrightsalliance.org.au/projects/womens-experience-income-management-northern-territory
“During May and June 2011, Equality Rights Alliance
documented women’s experiences of Income Management in the
Northern Territory. We want the views of women living with
Income Management to be heard in public discussion of
Income Management policy.
The report is available for download below.
A printed version is also available. … ”

* MELBOURNE’S ONLY ABORIGINAL SCHOOL WINS FIGHT AGAINST CLOSURE:

Save Ballerrt Mooroop College:
Koori school wins fight against closure
http://ballerrtmooroop.org/?q=content/koori-school-wins-fight-against-closure
17 Sep 11: “These days, there aren’t many victories against
attacks on working-class people by neoliberal governments
and greedy, ruthless corporations. This makes the victory
in the campaign to save Melbourne’s only Aboriginal school,
the Ballerrt Mooroop College in Melbourne’s northern suburb
of Glenroy, especially important. Late on September 12, the
state education minister Martin Dixon sent an email to
campaigners saying that he had agreed to the compromise plan
that had been negotiated between the Ballerrt Mooroop
College and the Glenroy Specialist School for disabled
children (GSS).”

Indymedia Australia:
Campaign to save Ballerrt Mooroop College wins partial victory
http://indymedia.org.au/2011/09/19/campaign-to-save-ballerrt-mooroop-college-wins-partial-victory
19 Sep 11: “The hard fought campaign to save Melbourne’s
only school for Indigenous students has won a partial
victory. The Liberal Government Education Minister and the
Save Ballerrt Mooroop College Committee have agreed on a
compromise whereby the schools spirit tree and cultural
area will be retained. However the school gym will be
demolished. There are plans to build a new “Gathering Place”
on the site however. This campaign has involved a small
group of incredibly committed campaigners camping out in
the school gym and picketing the site over the last few
months.”

Treaty Republic:
People power and negotiation: BMC’s modest win
http://treatyrepublic.net/content/people-power-and-negotiation-bmcs-modest-win
“The Victorian Minister of Education, Martin Dixon, has
agreed to a recently negotiated compromised plan that keeps
the spirit tree and cultural area. The ‘Gathering Place’
(Gym) will be demolished but 2/3rds of its land will remain
on the BMC side of the fence thus allowing a new community
hub to be built there or somewhere else on the site … The
Ballerrt Mooroop College Committee (BMCC) were desperate to
save the Gymnasium/Gathering Place and many protestors,
including BMC Committee members camped overnight in the
building throughout the past few months to protect it from
demolition.”

– Audio

3CR Community Radio 855AM: Podcasts
[scroll down page] http://www.3cr.org.au/podcast
Radioactive Show – 18 Sep 2011
[download the show] http://pod.3cr.org.au/pod/3CRCast-2011-09-17-81544.mp3
18 Sep 11: “This week we speak with 3CR’s John Harding
about the process of the battle to protect the Ballert
Mooroop Indigenous College in North Melbourne. A decision
has been made to keep the site, which is great news. We
also focus on the campaign and blockade to protect
Walmadan, (James Price Point) in the Kimberleys from a gas
hub. We speak to community leader and activist Lorna Kelly.
Plus nuclear news and updates.”

* NATIONAL SORRY DAY COMMITTEE: NATIONAL CURRICULUM PETITION:

– Online Petition

National Sorry Day Committee:
National Curriculum Online Petition
http://www.nsdc.org.au/index.php?option=com_phocaguestbook&view=phocaguestbook&id=2&Itemid=35
“NEW NATIONAL CURRICULUM
– Ending the Silence on Australian History
BACKGROUND There is a real risk that the new, soon to be
adopted, National Schools Curriculum will continue the
status quo of retaining the harmful silence on both the
achievements and historical mistreatment of Australia’s
First Nations Peoples. This history is largely not covered
until Grade 10. … ”

– News

Age: Curriculum ‘insulting to Aborigines’
http://www.theage.com.au/national/curriculum-insulting-to-aborigines-20110922-1kn79.html
23 Sep 11: “A NEW history curriculum must be delayed
because it is insulting to indigenous people and in need of
critical improvements, the National Sorry Day Committee
says. The committee says the curriculum does not include
enough study of the stolen generations and the effects of
colonisation. The group today will call on the Australian
Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority to hold off
on approving the draft.”

* CONSTITUTIONAL RECOGNITION OF INDIGENOUS AUSTRALIANS:

ANTaR: Constitutional Recognition
http://www.antar.org.au/constitutional_recognition
17 Jun 11: “A Referendum for recognition
The federal Government has agreed to hold a national
referendum on constitutional recognition of Aboriginal and
Torres Strait Islander peoples by the time of the next
election, due in 2013. ANTaR welcomes the plan for a
referendum and is determined to do all we can to work with
others to bring about a positive outcome. We would welcome
your support for this campaign. … ”

You Me Unity:
Recognition of Indigenous Australians: Have Your Say
http://youmeunity.org.au/have-your-say
“If you would like to make a submission to The Panel on
Indigenous Constitutional Recognition you can do so by
completing the form below. Your submission may be as short
or as long as you like and you can upload a document if
required. It may contain facts, your views or opinions, or
suggestions. It may cover all the points in the Discussion
Paper or only some of them, or others that have not been
covered depending on what interests you. Supporting
documents may be attached. …
Submissions must be made before Friday 30th September 2011.”

* JEFF MCMULLEN: DON’T BUY THE NT INTERVENTION LIE:

– Speech

Green Left: Jeff McMullen: Don’t buy the NT intervention lie
http://www.greenleft.org.au/node/48856
17 Sep 11: “Jeff McMullen, a prominent journalist and
Aboriginal rights advocate, gave the address below at the
Sydney launch of Walk With Us: Aboriginal Elders Call Out
to Australian People to Walk with them in their Quest for
Justice at Gleebooks, Sydney, on September 1. * * *
… The welcome to country from Aunty Millie [Ingram] and
the elders’ statement goes to the heart of the issue: that
we walk in an Aboriginal land. And the fight for Aboriginal
lands, and the future of the homelands, is the great moral
challenge facing all of us and facing this country.”

More about the book “Walk With Us”:

Nicole Watson’s Speech from Sydney launch: http://www.greenleft.org.au/node/48796

Videos from the Sydney book launch: http://stoptheintervention.org/facts/films-and-literature/book-walk-with-us/videos-wwu

Article about the Sydney book launch: http://stoptheintervention.org/uploads/files_to_download/concerned-Australians/WWU-book-article-short.pdf

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

Book review: http://stoptheintervention.org/uploads/files_to_download/concerned-Australians/WWU-book-rev-short.pdf

Book launch details: http://www.concernedaustralians.com.au/WWU_booklaunches.html
Book launch details: http://stoptheintervention.org/facts/films-and-literature/book-walk-with-us

* REVIEW OF THE BOOK “WALK WITH US”:

Review of the book Walk With Us
Aboriginal Elders Call Out to Australian People to Walk
with them in their Quest for Justice
http://stoptheintervention.org/uploads/files_to_download/concerned-Australians/WWU-book-rev-short.pdf
“Walk With Us provides one of the very rare opportunities
to hear genuine voices of Aboriginal Elders. It presents
the ongoing impact of the NT Intervention on the lives of
Aboriginal people in their own words. This beautifully
illustrated and important book supplies an update of the
current status of the NT Intervention. It explores recent
happenings in the Northern Territory, including
unsatisfactory changes to the legislation leading to the
flawed reinstatement of the Racial Discrimination Act on
31 December 2010 and exposes the continued discrimination.”

More about the book “Walk With Us”:

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

Book launch details: http://www.concernedaustralians.com.au/WWU_booklaunches.html
Book launch details: http://stoptheintervention.org/facts/films-and-literature/book-walk-with-us

* OTHER NORTHERN TERRITORY (NT) INTERVENTION ARTICLES:

– Analysis / Opinion

Crikey: Crikey says: must have a short memory
http://www.crikey.com.au/2011/09/19/crikey-says-must-have-a-short-memory/
19 Sep 11: “”We will use the majority we have,” Prime
Minister John Howard said to applause back in 2005. “We’ll
use it … soberly, wisely and sensibly. We won’t use it
capriciously or wantonly or indiscriminately, and I make
that solemn promise on your behalf to all of the Australian
people.” We won’t mention WorkChoices. Instead, let’s
nominate the Northern Territory Intervention legislation as
the most extreme example of the Howard government’s
inclination to ram legislation through with the use of the
Coalition’s Senate majority after the Prime Minister made
that solemn promise.”

– Video

YouTube: Intervention Overview
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uy6D1Mi9suU
18 Sep 11: “It’s here in Central Australia that the
Northern Territory Emergency Response known as the
‘intervention’ was first rolled out more than four years
ago.”

* OTHER ARTICLES:

– Audio

SBS Audio and Language: Aboriginal: Walking Away From Uranium
http://www.sbs.com.au/yourlanguage/aboriginal/highlight/page/id/185959/t/Walking-Away-From-Uranium/in/english
22 Sep 11: “While political machinations continue – an
international grassroots group Footprints for Peace plans
to literally “walk away” from Uranium mining. Supporters
from New Zealand, France, Greece, Italy and the United
States, including Native Americans, will walk in
demonstration with traditional owners in Australia. The
walk ends in Perth on October 28. Walk organiser Marcus
Atkinson speaks with Marc Tong about Footprints For Peace.”

The Wire:
Poor indicators in Indigenous men’s health is about land rights
http://www.thewire.org.au/storyDetail.aspx?ID=8458
19 Sep 11: “Health experts say high death rates among
Indigenous men is closely connected to colonisation and
continuing struggle for land rights. Aboriginal and Torres
Strait Islander men experience inter-generational stress
which worsens lifestyle related illnesses such as diabetes,
cardiovascular disease and depression. A national
Indigenous male health convention held in Perth today,
evaluated the effects of the Aboriginal past and plans to
implement strategies for a healthier future.”

– Synopsis of book

Coalition Advocating Indigenous Human Rights:
The More Things Change: The Origins and Impact of
Australian Indigenous Economic Exclusion
http://caihr.auspics.org.au/raenorris.php
“This book aims to identify reasons for intractable
Indigenous economic disadvantage in Australia. It does so
by re-examining the history of relations between Indigenous
and non-Indigenous Australians from 1788 through to recent
times.” Rae Norris

– Media Releases

Greens: Rachel Siewert: Woodside should reconsider James
Price Point, despite Barnett’s requests to stay
http://rachel-siewert.greensmps.org.au/content/media-release/woodside-should-reconsider-james-price-point-despite-barnett%E2%80%99s-requests-stay
22 Sep 11: “Woodside should move their proposed LNG hub
from James Price Point, despite the pleas of WA Premier
Colin Barnett, the Australian Greens said today.
Senator Rachel Siewert, Australian Greens spokesperson on
the Kimberley said relocating the site did not mean that
the area’s Traditional Owners needed to miss out on
important community investment.
[Senator Siewert said] “There has been strong, consistent
opposition to the plan to locate the hub at James Price
Point and this is clearly having an effect.””

Greens: Rachel Siewert: Aboriginal and Torres Strait
Islander Hearing Policy needs a united approach
http://rachel-siewert.greensmps.org.au/content/media-release/aboriginal-and-torres-strait-islander-hearing-policy-needs-united-approach-gre
20 Sep 11: “The Australian Greens have called for the
development of an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
Hearing Policy.
Senator Rachel Siewert, Australian Greens spokesperson for
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health said today
that hearing loss was undeniably linked to long term
disadvantage.
“Hearing loss early in life can have long-term negative
consequences for communication, numeracy and literacy
skills, reducing employment and training prospects and
effecting personal wellbeing,” Senator Siewert said today.”

– News

National Indigenous Times:
A new Tent Embassy emerges in Kimberley
http://www.nit.com.au/story.aspx?id=22810
21 Sep 11: “The first Tent Embassy in Western Australia,
outside of Canberra has officially opened in the
Kimberleys. And the first official action of Walmadan Tent
Embassy was to formally recognise the efforts led by
Teresa, Phillip and Joseph Roe and their families to
protect tribal ways and laws on the Kimberley coast just
north of Broome. Teresa, Phillip and Joseph Roe have gained
national prominence in leading the fight opposing the James
Price Point gas hub project. Mr Joseph Roe and his
community have they do not want the project to proceed
because of damage it will cause to their traditional lands.”

National Indigenous Times: Mining steamroll
http://www.nit.com.au/news/story.aspx?id=22844
21 Sep 11: “Mining companies were using their financial
might in Queensland to steamroll Aboriginal people over
land use agreements, two Indigenous leaders have claimed.
Bob Weatherall and Ray Robinson said traditional owners
were being disadvantaged because they did not have the
resources to access the appropriate legal advice when
approached by mining companies about entering into
agreements. Mr Robinson said 99 per cent of the traditional
owners in Queensland did not have the money to fight legal
battles with mining companies when negotiating Indigenous
Land Use Agreements (ILUA).”

National Indigenous Times:
Territory has highest jail rate anywhere in Australia
http://www.nit.com.au/news/story.aspx?id=22830
21 Sep 11: “The Northern Territory has recorded the biggest
jump in the imprisonment rate of Indigenous Australians of
any jurisdiction in the nation. A report from the
Australian Bureau of Statistics shows there were about
1,250 Territorians in custody in the June quarter, with
more than 1,000 of them Indigenous. The ABS said the
Indigenous imprisonment rate in the Territory climbed 11
per cent compared to the previous June quarter. That took
the Indigenous imprisonment rate per head of population in
the Territory to more than 14 times the national average
for all prisoners.”

National Indigenous Times:
We must act now to reduce jail numbers
http://www.nit.com.au/news/story.aspx?id=22819
21 Sep 11: “The Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC)
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice
Commissioner Mick Gooda has told a forum in Perth
governments throughout Australia must act now in adopting
new systems if they genuinely wanted to reduce the high
jail rate of Indigenous Australians. Mr Gooda called for
‘justice re-investment’ by Government to achieve ‘radical
improvements’ in jail rates.”

National Indigenous Radio Service:
Gooda spruiks justice reinvestment
http://www.nirs.org.au/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=6303:gooda-spruiks-justice-reinvestment&catid=2:news-broadcasts&Itemid=154
19 Sep 11: “The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
Social Justice Commissioner will give a public address
about justice reinvestment in Western Australia on Monday.
Mick Gooda says justice reinvestment could radically reduce
the over-representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait
Islander people in the criminal justice system. Mr Gooda
says criminal justice must be reformed to put more emphasis
on early intervention, diversion and community support
instead of putting non-serious offenders in prison.”

* UPCOMING ABORIGINAL RIGHTS EVENTS AROUND AUSTRALIA
– 34 EVENTS FROM 24 SEPTEMBER 2011:

Click on the links for details of the events …

Events: Ongoing Consultations: Various Australian locations
You Me Unity
“You Me Unity is the national conversation about updating
our Constitution to recognise our first peoples and define
equality for all Australians”
About You Me Unity: http://youmeunity.org.au/about
You Me Unity homepage: http://youmeunity.org.au/
You Me Unity event highlights for September 2011: http://youmeunity.org.au/timetable/Sep-2011
Submissions close at 5pm on 30 September 2011

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: Thu 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
Interview with walk organiser Marcus Atkinson: http://www.sbs.com.au/yourlanguage/aboriginal/highlight/page/id/185959/t/Walking-Away-From-Uranium/in/english
Photos of the walk:
http://perth.indymedia.org/?action=newswire&parentview=155400
http://perth.indymedia.org/?action=newswire&parentview=155399
http://perth.indymedia.org/?action=newswire&parentview=155398
http://perth.indymedia.org/?action=newswire&parentview=155397
http://perth.indymedia.org/?action=newswire&parentview=155419
http://perth.indymedia.org/?action=newswire&parentview=155456
http://perth.indymedia.org/?action=newswire&parentview=155459

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/

Event: Sun 25 September 2011: Lyneham, Canberra, ACT
WGAR Variety Fund Raiser:
Yarns and Poetry by locals, BBQ, Music, Films and more
Organised by WGAR: Working Group for Aboriginal Rights (Canberra)
Event details: http://indymedia.org.au/wgar-variety-fund-raiser-yarns-and-poetry-by-locals-bbq-music-films-and-more
WGAR Website: https://wgar.wordpress.com/

Event: Tue 27 September 2011: cnr Bourke & Spring Sts
Vigil: Hands off the Kimberley
“Vigil in solidarity with the community of Broome &
traditional owners of the Kimberley region, who
have for too long suffered at the hands of
corporate greed.”
Event details: http://www.greenleft.org.au/events/48892

Event: Tue 27 September 2011: Fitzroy, Melbourne, Vic
Melbourne Keep the Kimberley Info Night
“We thought it would be great to clarify all the
information surrounding James Price Point, the gas plant
and the rest of the Kimberley, … ”
Event details: http://indymedia.org.au/melbourne-keep-the-kimberley-info-night

Event: Wed 28 September 2011: Fortitude Valley, Brisbane, Qld
Homelands Campaign training session
Amnesty International Qld/ Northern NSW
“The training is designed for activists who
want to play an active role in the campaign,
within their local group or as a part of the
Homelands Action Group.”
Event details: http://www.amnesty.org.au/qld/event/26674/

Event: Thu 29 September 2011: Redfern, Sydney, NSW
Our Generation Film Screening
Intro and Q&A with Jeff McMullen
Hosted by Women’s Reconciliation Network
and Stop the Intervention Collective Sydney
Event details: http://www.amnesty.org.au/nsw/event/26790/
Event details: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/events/
Event details: http://indymedia.org.au/redfern-screening-of-our-generation
Event details: [scroll down page] http://stoptheintervention.org/
Event details: http://www.greenleft.org.au/events/48880
Film info: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/about-2/
Poster: http://stoptheintervention.org/uploads/files_to_download/Facts-Info-Our-Generation/Our-Gen-RCC-29-9-11.pdf
See bottom of this page for Our Generation film reviews

Event: Fri 30 Sep – Mon 3 Oct 2011: Carlton Sth, Melbourne, Vic
World at a Crossroads:
Climate Change – Social Change Conference
“Leading Muckaty (NT) and other Aboriginal activists, to
address Climate Change Social Change Conference.
Two dynamic NT Aboriginal activists battling against a
radioactive waste dump will travel to Melbourne to address
a Climate Change, Social Change Conference.
Kylie Sambo and Dianne Stokes, from the Muckaty NT
have been fighting off a nuclear waste dump proposal
for their traditional lands since September 2007.”
Other Aboriginal speakers:
Sam Watson, Qld Murri activist & Socialist Alliance rep.
Dotty Bamblett, Save Ballerrt Mooroop College campaign
Aboriginal Event details: http://climatechangesocialchange2011.wordpress.com/leading-muckaty-nt-and-other-aboriginal-activists-to-address-climate-change-social-change-conference/
Conference Homepage: http://climatechangesocialchange2011.wordpress.com/
About the conference: http://indymedia.org.au/world-at-a-crossroads-climate-change-social-change-conference
Preliminary Conference Agenda: http://climatechangesocialchange2011.files.wordpress.com/2011/08/ccsc-2011-preliminary-conference-agenda.pdf
Confirmed speakers: http://climatechangesocialchange2011.wordpress.com/confirmed-speakers/

Event: 3 October 2011: Adelaide, SA
131st 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/category/news/2011/09/hello-world/

Event: Tue 4 October 2011: Chippendale, Sydney, NSW
Sydney speaking tour of anti-intervention campaigner Barb Shaw
Evening Meeting with Amnesty Demand Dignity Campaign
“This meeting is not to be missed as Barbara Shaw,
a delegate to the UN’s permanent forum of Indigenous
Issues will be joining us. Barbara is a Mt Nancy town
camp resident from Alice Springs, and appeared
shortly in ‘Our Generation’ (2010).
Our main focus topic will centre on Amnesty
International’s current Homelands Report.
All are welcome to attend.”
Event details: http://www.amnesty.org.au/nsw/event/26789/
Event details: [scroll down page] http://stoptheintervention.org/
Event details: http://indymedia.org.au/2011/09/18/wgar-news-sydney-speaking-tour-of-anti-intervention-campaigner-barbara-shaw-3-9-october-2
Event details: http://www.greenleft.org.au/events/48881

Event: Wed 5 October 2011: Sydney, NSW
Sydney speaking tour of anti-intervention campaigner Barb Shaw
Launch and forum:
Rebuilding from the Ground Up: An Alternative to the NT
Intervention Public forum and new media launch with
Barbara Shaw from Mt Nancy town camp, Alice Springs
Note new venue: UTS, Level 2, room 34, Building 4
(CB 04.02.34) entrance 733 Harris st opposite ABC
Hosted by Jumbunna Indigenous House of Learning Research Unit
“‘Rebuilding from the Ground Up’ is an 11 point alternative
program to the discriminatory NT Intervention. It has been
widely endorsed by Aboriginal leaders and rights groups …
The Alternative program is based on Aboriginal community
control and sustainable investment in all communities.
Jumbunna Indigenous House of Learning research unit is proud
to launch a new media collaboration supporting this program
and showcasing the voices of Aboriginal people directly
affected by the Intervention. Barbara Shaw, an Aboriginal
leader from Mt Nancy town camp in Alice Springs has been
instrumental in putting together Rebuilding from the Ground
Up. Come along to this new media launch and hear first hand
about the destructive impact of the Intervention and the
struggle for an alternative.”
Event details: [scroll down page] http://stoptheintervention.org/
Event details: http://indymedia.org.au/2011/09/18/wgar-news-sydney-speaking-tour-of-anti-intervention-campaigner-barbara-shaw-3-9-october-2
Event details: http://www.greenleft.org.au/events/48881
Alternatives doc with overviews, videos and references: http://www.jumbunna.uts.edu.au/researchareas/alternatives.html
Alternatives doc with extra references: http://stoptheintervention.org/alternatives-to-the-intervention/rebuilding-from-the-ground-up-an-alternative-to-the-nt-intervention
Endorsees of the Alternatives doc: http://stoptheintervention.org/alternatives-to-the-intervention
Endorsees of the Alternatives doc: http://rollbacktheintervention.wordpress.com/alternative-to-the-intervention/

Event: Wed 5 October 2011: Brisbane, Qld
One-day Conference:
Human rights and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples
Hosted by Amnesty International Qld/Northern NSW
“Hear how human rights instruments, including the United
Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples,
can be applied to governance, law enforcement and justice
for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples in
Queensland.”
RSVPS are essential
Event details: http://www.amnesty.org.au/qld/event/24476/
Event details: [scroll down page] http://www.antarqld.org.au/node/135

Event: Thu 6 October 2011: Bankstown, Sydney, NSW
Sydney speaking tour of anti-intervention campaigner Barb Shaw
Forum – No to income management in Bankstown
Speakers include:
* John Falzon, CEO, St Vincent de Paul Society’s Nat’l Council
* Barbara Shaw, BasicsCard recipient and anti-intervention
campaigner
Event details: [scroll down page] http://stoptheintervention.org/
Event details: http://indymedia.org.au/2011/09/18/wgar-news-sydney-speaking-tour-of-anti-intervention-campaigner-barbara-shaw-3-9-october-2
Event details: http://www.greenleft.org.au/events/48881
Campaign website: http://www.sayno2gim.info/

Event: Fri 7 October 2011: Northcote, Melbourne, Vic
Fundraiser: Slam Generation: Poetry slam & variety night.
“This night is a fundraiser for the Glenroy Indigenous
School (Ballerrt Mooroop College) … ”
Event details: http://www.greenleft.org.au/events/48770
Campaign updates: http://ballerrtmooroop.org/

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: Sat 8 October 2011: Bankstown, Sydney, NSW
Sydney speaking tour of anti-intervention campaigner Barb Shaw
Rally against Income Management in Bankstown
Event details: [scroll down page] http://stoptheintervention.org/
Event details: http://indymedia.org.au/2011/09/18/wgar-news-sydney-speaking-tour-of-anti-intervention-campaigner-barbara-shaw-3-9-october-2
Event details: http://www.greenleft.org.au/events/48881
Campaign website: http://www.sayno2gim.info/

Event: Mon 10 & Tue 11 October 2011: Kelvin Grove, Brisbane, Qld
Brisbane Regional Forum 2011
“The Indigenous Human Rights Network Australia (IHRNA)
invites members and those interested in becoming members to
attend Regional Forums across Australia in 2011. Membership
is free and open to individuals who are actively working in
and/or are interested in Indigenous human rights.”
Event details: [scroll down page] http://ihrnaustralia.ning.com/?xg_source=msg_mes_network
Event details: http://api.ning.com/files/HUrjfeZtLuO*4zp-47mowJdDdWwYlFabaJWAEUVCYOtzGE-ZnrGmFy4wasQ7F6CVK8x*vBmB3aK2TLD6Yf3O0VWMLlPw8Ldp/IHRNA_RF_invite_QUT2.pdf

Event: Mon 10 October 2011: Wollonong, NSW
Uni of Wollongong ‘Our Generation’ Screening
Hosted by Amnesty International action group
at University of Wollongong
“Actions supporting for Homelands Campaign
will be completed at the event, specifically
asking the Government to not abandon the
Utopia Homelands.”
Event details: http://www.amnesty.org.au/nsw/event/26796/
Film info: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/about-2/
See bottom of this page for Our Generation film reviews

Event: Wed 12 October 2011: St Lucia, Brisbane, Qld
Our Generation Film Screening
“The University of Queensland group will be
hosting this screening as a part of Amnesty
International’s Homelands campaign”
Event details: http://www.amnesty.org.au/qld/event/26673/
Event details: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/events/
Film info: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/about-2/
See bottom of this page for Our Generation film reviews

Event: Wed 12 October 2011: Sippy Downs, Qld
Our Generation Film Screening
“The University of the Sunshine Coast will
be hosting this screening as a part of
Amnesty International’s Homelands
campaign”
Event details: http://www.amnesty.org.au/qld/event/26672/
Film info: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/about-2/
See bottom of this page for Our Generation film reviews

Event: Thu 13 October 2011: Batemans Bay, NSW
Homelands campaign information session
“ACT/Southern NSW Community Campaigner
Bede Carmody is coming to Bateman’s Bay to
run an information session on the new
Homelands campaign. This provides an
opportunity to learn more about Amnesty’s new
campaign as well as a chance of meeting
members of the Bateman’s Bay Action Group.”
Event details: http://www.amnesty.org.au/actsnsw/event/25160/

Event: Thu 13 October 2011: Hobart, Tas
Public Homelands Training Session
Amnesty International Australia, Tasmania,
invites all interested members of the public
to attend a free Homelands Training Session.
This training session will be based on the
content of the Homelands Report, which
was released by AIA in September.”
Event details: http://www.amnesty.org.au/tas/event/26782/

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

Upcoming Event: ??? November 2011: 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
Event details: http://stoptheintervention.org/facts/films-and-literature/book-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
Book review: http://stoptheintervention.org/uploads/files_to_download/concerned-Australians/WWU-book-rev-short.pdf
Videos from the Sydney book launch: http://stoptheintervention.org/facts/films-and-literature/book-walk-with-us/videos-wwu
Article about the Sydney book launch: http://stoptheintervention.org/uploads/files_to_download/concerned-Australians/WWU-book-article-short.pdf

Event: Wed 2 to Sat 5 Nov 2011: South Bank, Brisbane, Qld
Theatre: Jane Harrison’s Stolen
Directed by Leah Purcell
Presented by: The Aboriginal Centre for the Performing Arts
(ACPA) and QPAC in association with Bungabura Productions
“a brilliant amalgam of the experiences of representatives
of the Stolen Generation. Immerse yourself in a yarn about
the importance of family, understanding and issues that
have impacted strongly on Aboriginal families.”
Event details: http://www.qpac.com.au/event/Stolen_11.aspx?showTab=Overview

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: Tue 8 November 2011: Hurstville, Sydney, NSW
Our Generation Film Screening
Hosted by Amnesty International Sutherland Shire Action Group
“Our group is hoping to engage more with AI members and
residents of the St George area and we hope that this will
be a launch event for the creation of a St George Action Group”
Event details: http://www.amnesty.org.au/nsw/event/26576/
Event details: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/events/
Film info: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/about-2/
See bottom of this page for Our Generation film reviews

Event: Sat 19 November 2011: Annandale, Sydney, NSW
Save the Kimberley: Cans for Country, Songs for change!
“A super sick show with super sick bands, to help raise
funds and awareness to aid in the fight against the WA
Government and Woodsides attempted destruction of the
Kimberley Coast”
Event details: http://www.savethekimberley.com/wp/2011/07/13/upcoming-events/

Event: Sun 20 November 2011: Mullumbimby, NSW
Our Generation Film Screening
With live music and Q&A with the filmmakers
More details to come
Event details: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/events/
Film info: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/about-2/
See bottom of this page for Our Generation film reviews

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

* 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/

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

Crikey – NT Intervention:
http://www.crikey.com.au/topic/nt-intervention/

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

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

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

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

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

Treaty Republic – NT Intervention:
http://treatyrepublic.net/search/node/NT%20Intervention

MAIC (Melbourne Anti-Intervention Collective):
http://maicollective.blogspot.com/

ANTaR (Australians for Native Title and Reconciliation)
– NT intervention:
http://www.antar.org.au/issues_and_campaigns/nt_intervention

Jobs with Justice:
http://jobswithjustice.wordpress.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/

18/09/2011 Sydney speaking tour of anti-intervention campaigner Barbara Shaw – 3-9 October 2011

Posted in NEWSLETTER on 18/09/2011 by D

Contents:
* Natalie Wasley and Paddy Gibson:
Report back from the Northern Territory – 19 Sep 2011
* Barbara Shaw’s Sydney speaking tour – 3-9 Oct 2011
* ‘Aboriginal anti-nuclear film to kick off Berlin festival’
* Upcoming Aboriginal rights events around Australia
* Other Northern Territory (NT) Intervention articles
* Background to the Northern Territory (NT) Intervention
* Other articles

* NATALIE WASLEY AND PADDY GIBSON:
REPORT BACK FROM THE NORTHERN TERRITORY – 19 SEP 2011:

– Upcoming event

Stop the Intervention:
Report back from The NT:
Gurindji Freedom Day and Muckaty waste dump tour
[scroll down page] http://stoptheintervention.org/
“Monday 19th September 6pm
Level 1, Federation House, 23-33 Mary Street Surry Hills
all welcome! At this special STICS meeting, activists
Natalie Wasley and Paddy Gibson will report back from a
recent month-long trip to the NT. They will show footage
and discuss activities in the Gurindji communities of
Kalkaringi and Daguragu to commemorate the 45th anniversary
of the famous Walk-Off from Wave Hill station. The
commemorations condemned the NT Intervention and were
followed by a strike by community workers over racist
treatment and deteriorating conditions. After a presentation
from anti-Intervention campaigners, a full council meeting
of the Central Land Council at Kalkaringi voted to support
‘Rebuilding from the Ground Up: An Alternative to the NT
Intervention’ and upcoming protest actions.
Nat and Paddy will also give an update on the fight against
the nuclear waste dump planned for Muckaty near Tennant
Creek. In August they accompanied a group of union
officials on a tour to see the proposed site and meet with
traditional owners fighting the dump proposal. The tour has
opened up good opportunities for strong campaign activity
with supportive unions. Come along to see new footage and
hear inspiring stories of communities resisting racism in
the NT!”

See:

WGAR News: 45th anniversary of Gurindji Wave Hill walk-off – Kalkarindji NT – 26-28 August 2011
http://indymedia.org.au/2011/08/28/wgar-news-45th-anniversary-of-gurindji-wave-hill-walk-off-kalkarindji-nt-26-28-august-201

YouTube: Muckaty Voices – Australia’s nuclear waste dump story
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xcuNpT84Ovo&feature=player_embedded
“”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.”

Nuclear Territory News: Waste Dump News
http://ntne.ws/articles/article.php?section=waste

Beyond Nuclear Initiative:
http://beyondnuclearinitiative.com/

About ‘Rebuilding from the Ground Up:
An Alternative to the NT Intervention’:

Alternatives doc with extra references: http://stoptheintervention.org/alternatives-to-the-intervention/rebuilding-from-the-ground-up-an-alternative-to-the-nt-intervention
Alternatives doc with overviews, videos and references: http://www.jumbunna.uts.edu.au/researchareas/alternatives.html
Endorsees of the Alternatives doc: http://stoptheintervention.org/alternatives-to-the-intervention
Endorsees of the Alternatives doc: http://rollbacktheintervention.wordpress.com/alternative-to-the-intervention/

* BARBARA SHAW’S SYDNEY SPEAKING TOUR – 3-9 OCT 2011:

– Upcoming events

Stop the Intervention:
Barb Shaw Sydney speaking tour October 3rd-9th:
[scroll down page] http://stoptheintervention.org/
“In early October long-time anti-intervention campaigner,
Greens candidate for the seat of Lingiari in the last
Federal Election, and Mount Nancy Town Camp resident
Barbara Shaw will be in Sydney speaking out against the
intervention. Please spread the word and try to come to
any of the events below:

* Tuesday 4th October – 6.30pm
Evening Meeting with Amnesty Demand Dignity Campaign.
The NSW (Amnesty International) Action Centre,
Level 1, 79 Myrtle Street, Chippendale,
More details to follow

* Wednesday 5th October 1pm
Ground Level UTS Tower
CB01.04.06
Launch and forum:
Rebuilding from the Ground Up: An Alternative to the NT
Intervention Public forum and new media launch with
Barbara Shaw from Mt Nancy town camp, Alice Springs
‘Rebuilding from the Ground Up’ is an 11 point alternative
program to the discriminatory NT Intervention. It has been
widely endorsed by Aboriginal leaders and rights groups
including the full council of the Central Land Council,
Tangentyere Council, the North Australian Aboriginal
Justice Agency (NAAJA) and Australian for Native Title and
Reconciliation (ANTaR). The Alternative program is based on
Aboriginal community control and sustainable investment in
all communities. Jumbunna Indigenous House of Learning
research unit is proud to launch a new media collaboration
supporting this program and showcasing the voices of
Aboriginal people directly affected by the Intervention.
Barbara Shaw, an Aboriginal leader from Mt Nancy town camp
in Alice Springs has been instrumental in putting together
Rebuilding from the Ground Up. Come along to this new media
launch and hear first hand about the destructive impact of
the Intervention and the struggle for an alternative. …

* Thursday 6th October:
Forum – No to income management in Bankstown
11am Bankstown
Speakers include:
– John Falzon, Chief Executive Officer of the St Vincent de
Paul Society’s National Council.
– Barbara Shaw, BasicsCard recipient and anti-intervention
campaigner
More details to follow

* October 8th
Rally against Income Management in Bankstown:
Rally against Income Management – not in Bankstown, not in
the NT, not ANYWHERE! Support the call for a moratorium!
Saturday 8 October
Meet 11.30am Paul Keating Park
Bankstown
Speakers include:
– Barbara Shaw – income managed anti-intervention campaigner”

About ‘Rebuilding from the Ground Up:
An Alternative to the NT Intervention’:

Alternatives doc with overviews, videos and references: http://www.jumbunna.uts.edu.au/researchareas/alternatives.html
Alternatives doc with extra references: http://stoptheintervention.org/alternatives-to-the-intervention/rebuilding-from-the-ground-up-an-alternative-to-the-nt-intervention
Endorsees of the Alternatives doc: http://rollbacktheintervention.wordpress.com/alternative-to-the-intervention/
Endorsees of the Alternatives doc: http://stoptheintervention.org/alternatives-to-the-intervention

See:

Welcome to the campaign website of
Say No to Government’s Income Management:
Not in Bankstown, Not Anywhere!
http://www.sayno2gim.info/

See more about Barbara Shaw:

Intervention Rollback Action Group (IRAG) Media Releases:
[scroll down page] http://rollbacktheintervention.wordpress.com/media/
[Barbara Shaw is often quoted in the media releases.]

Let’s Talk – Indigenous presented talkback: Tiga Bayles spoke with Barbara Shaw, NT Intervention Rollback Action Group (24 Aug 09)
http://www.989fm.com.au/podcasting/get.php?web=98fm-podcast-2009-08-24-70641.mp3

YouTube: Part 2 Speeches: Opening Protest House Ampilatwatja Walk-off, NT (5 Mar 10)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BSURYItC4xU&feature=related
[Speeches by Barbara Shaw and Paul Mcaleer]

Beyond Nuclear Initiative: No Muckaty nuclear dump: Community rally and march in Tennant Creek (3 Apr 10)
[scroll down page] http://beyondnuclearinitiative.wordpress.com/audio/
[Barbara Shaw (Intervention Rollback Action Group)]

Rollback the Intervention: Town camp leader outraged by Bess Price claims on Q and A (15 Apr 11)
[scroll down page] http://rollbacktheintervention.wordpress.com/media/

WGAR News: Darwin gathering for Aboriginal people living in prescribed areas under the NT Intervention (29 Apr 11)
http://indymedia.org.au/2011/04/29/darwin-gathering-for-aboriginal-people-living-in-prescribed-areas-under-the-nt-interventi

WGAR News: Interview with Barbara Shaw, of the Intervention Rollback Action Group, on the NT Intervention (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: Speech by Aboriginal activist Barbara Shaw on the NT Intervention (10 May 11)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2011/05/10/wgar-news-nt-nuclear-waste-dump-plans-contested

WGAR News: Barbara Shaw at the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (28 May 11)
[scroll down page] 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: Ngarla Kunoth-Monks, Richard Downs and Barbara Shaw at the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues in New York (2 Jun 11)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2011/06/02/wgar-news-global-call-to-action-petition-calling-on-pm-julia-gillard-to-end-the-nt-interv

WGAR News: Ngarla Kunoth-Monks, Barbara Shaw & Richard Downs speak about UN trip (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

WGAR News: Women delegates speak on UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (28 Jun 11)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2011/06/28/wgar-news-kimberley-gas-plant-protest-and-blockade-sydney-anti-nuclear-rally-29-june-2011

WGAR News: Interview with Barbara Shaw about the NT Intervention (10 Sep 11)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2011/09/10/wgar-news-listen-to-us-negotiate-with-us-central-land-council-statement-at-kalkaringi-nt

* ‘ABORIGINAL ANTI-NUCLEAR FILM TO KICK OFF BERLIN FESTIVAL’:

– News

Indymedia:
Aboriginal anti-nuclear film to kick off Berlin festival
http://indymedia.org.au/2011/09/16/aboriginal-anti-nuclear-film-to-kick-off-berlin-festival
16 Sep 11: ““Muckaty Voices”, a short film capturing
Aboriginal resistance to the Australian government plan to
dump radioactive waste in the Northern Territory, was due
to open the first exclusively Australian film festival in
Berlin today, Friday 16 September. Muckaty Station, 120
kilometres north of Tennant Creek, is being assessed by the
federal government for a low and long-lived intermediate
level radioactive waste facility, despite sustained
opposition from Aboriginal traditional owners, pastoralists
and the Territory government and community.” Diet Simon

See:

YouTube: Muckaty Voices – Australia’s nuclear waste dump story
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xcuNpT84Ovo&feature=player_embedded
“”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.”

Nuclear Territory News: Waste Dump News
http://ntne.ws/articles/article.php?section=waste

Beyond Nuclear Initiative:
http://beyondnuclearinitiative.com/

* UPCOMING ABORIGINAL RIGHTS EVENTS AROUND AUSTRALIA
– 34 EVENTS FROM 18 SEPTEMBER 2011:

Click on the links for details of the events …

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: Thu 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/

Event: Mon 19 September 2011: Surry Hills, Sydney, NSW
Report back from The NT: Gurindji Freedom Day and Muckaty waste dump tour
“all welcome! At this special STICS meeting, activists
Natalie Wasley and Paddy Gibson will report back from a
recent month-long trip to the NT. They will show footage
and discuss activities in the Gurindji communities of
Kalkaringi and Daguragu to commemorate the 45th anniversary
of the famous Walk-Off from Wave Hill station. … Nat and
Paddy will also give an update on the fight against the
nuclear waste dump planned for Muckaty near Tennant Creek.”
Hosted by STICS (Stop the Intervention Collective Sydney)
Event details: [scroll down page] http://stoptheintervention.org/

Event: Mon 19 September 2011: Cronulla, Sydney, NSW
Our Generation Film Screening
Hosted by Amnesty International Sutherland Shire Action Group
Event details: http://www.amnesty.org.au/nsw/event/26574/
Event details: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/events/
Film info: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/about-2/
See bottom of this page for Our Generation film reviews

Event: Mon 19 September 2011: Perth, WA
Justice Reinvestment – A conversation with Mick Gooda
Aboriginal and TSI Social Justice Commissioner
Australian Human Rights Commission
“A new approach to reducing Indigenous over-
representation in the criminal justice system.”
Organised by Deaths in Custody Watch Committee
Event details: [scroll down page] http://www.humanrights.gov.au/about/events/index.html
Event details: http://www.greenleft.org.au/events/48809
Registrations close 16 September, 2011
To register and purchase tickets visit: http://www.trybooking.com/UPE

Event: Tue 20 September 2011: Melbourne, Vic
Our Generation Film Screening
More details to come
Event details: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/events/
Film info: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/about-2/
See bottom of this page for Our Generation film reviews

Event: Tue 20 September 2011: Kensington, Sydney, NSW
Close the Gap Debate
– Is positive discrimination the only way to close the gap?
Hosted by Amnesty UNSW in collaboration with UNSW DebSoc
“A debate in recognition of Amnesty International
Australia’s focus on Indigenous rights and the Utopia
Homelands.”
Please RSVP
Event details: http://www.amnesty.org.au/nsw/event/26642/

Event: Sun 25 September 2011: Lyneham, Canberra, ACT
WGAR Variety Fund Raiser:
Yarns and Poetry by locals, BBQ, Music, Films and more
Organised by WGAR: Working Group for Aboriginal Rights (Canberra)
Event details: http://indymedia.org.au/wgar-variety-fund-raiser-yarns-and-poetry-by-locals-bbq-music-films-and-more
WGAR Website: https://wgar.wordpress.com/

Event: Tue 27 September 2011: Fitzroy, Melbourne, Vic
Melbourne Keep the Kimberley Info Night
“We thought it would be great to clarify all the
information surrounding James Price Point, the gas plant
and the rest of the Kimberley, … ”
Event details: http://indymedia.org.au/melbourne-keep-the-kimberley-info-night

Event: Wed 28 September 2011: Fortitude Valley, Brisbane, Qld
Homelands Campaign training session
Amnesty International Qld/ Northern NSW
“The training is designed for activists who
want to play an active role in the campaign,
within their local group or as a part of the
Homelands Action Group.”
Event details: http://www.amnesty.org.au/qld/event/26674/

Event: Thu 29 September 2011: Redfern, Sydney, NSW
Our Generation Film Screening
Q&A with Jeff McMullen
Hosted by Women’s Reconciliation Network
and Stop the Intervention Collective Sydney
Event details: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/events/
Event details: http://indymedia.org.au/redfern-screening-of-our-generation
Event details: [scroll down page] http://stoptheintervention.org/
Film info: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/about-2/
Poster: http://stoptheintervention.org/uploads/files_to_download/Facts-Info-Our-Generation/Our-Gen-RCC-29-9-11.pdf
See bottom of this page for Our Generation film reviews

Event: Fri 30 Sep – Mon 3 Oct 2011: Melbourne, Vic
World at a Crossroads:
Climate Change Social Change Conference
“Leading Muckaty (NT) and other Aboriginal activists, to
address Climate Change Social Change Conference.
Two dynamic NT Aboriginal activists battling against a
radioactive waste dump will travel to Melbourne to address
a Climate Change, Social Change Conference.
Kylie Sambo and Dianne Stokes, from the Muckaty NT
have been fighting off a nuclear waste dump proposal
for their traditional lands since September 2007.”
Other Aboriginal speakers:
Sam Watson, Qld Murri activist & Socialist Alliance rep.
Dotty Bamblett, Save Ballerrt Mooroop College campaign
Aboriginal Event details: http://climatechangesocialchange2011.wordpress.com/leading-muckaty-nt-and-other-aboriginal-activists-to-address-climate-change-social-change-conference/
Conference Homepage: http://climatechangesocialchange2011.wordpress.com/
About the conference: http://indymedia.org.au/world-at-a-crossroads-climate-change-social-change-conference
Preliminary Conference Agenda: http://climatechangesocialchange2011.files.wordpress.com/2011/08/ccsc-2011-preliminary-conference-agenda.pdf
Confirmed speakers: http://climatechangesocialchange2011.wordpress.com/confirmed-speakers/

Event: 3 October 2011: Adelaide, SA
131st 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/category/news/2011/09/hello-world/

Event: Tue 4 October 2011: Chippendale, Sydney, NSW
Sydney speaking tour of anti-intervention campaigner Barb Shaw
Evening Meeting with Amnesty Demand Dignity Campaign
Event details: [scroll down page] http://stoptheintervention.org/

Event: Wed 5 October 2011: Sydney, NSW
Sydney speaking tour of anti-intervention campaigner Barb Shaw
Launch and forum:
Rebuilding from the Ground Up: An Alternative to the NT
Intervention Public forum and new media launch with
Barbara Shaw from Mt Nancy town camp, Alice Springs
Jumbunna Indigenous House of Learning research unit
“‘Rebuilding from the Ground Up’ is an 11 point alternative
program to the discriminatory NT Intervention. It has been
widely endorsed by Aboriginal leaders and rights groups …
The Alternative program is based on Aboriginal community
control and sustainable investment in all communities.
Jumbunna Indigenous House of Learning research unit is proud
to launch a new media collaboration supporting this program
and showcasing the voices of Aboriginal people directly
affected by the Intervention. Barbara Shaw, an Aboriginal
leader from Mt Nancy town camp in Alice Springs has been
instrumental in putting together Rebuilding from the Ground
Up. Come along to this new media launch and hear first hand
about the destructive impact of the Intervention and the
struggle for an alternative.”
Event details: [scroll down page] http://stoptheintervention.org/
Alternatives doc with overviews, videos and references: http://www.jumbunna.uts.edu.au/researchareas/alternatives.html
Alternatives doc with extra references: http://stoptheintervention.org/alternatives-to-the-intervention/rebuilding-from-the-ground-up-an-alternative-to-the-nt-intervention
Endorsees of the Alternatives doc: http://stoptheintervention.org/alternatives-to-the-intervention
Endorsees of the Alternatives doc: http://rollbacktheintervention.wordpress.com/alternative-to-the-intervention/

Event: Wed 5 October 2011: Brisbane, Qld
One-day Conference:
Human rights and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples
Hosted by Amnesty International Qld/Northern NSW
“Hear how human rights instruments, including the United
Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples,
can be applied to governance, law enforcement and justice
for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples in
Queensland.”
RSVPS are essential
Event details: http://www.amnesty.org.au/qld/event/24476/
Event details: [scroll down page] http://www.antarqld.org.au/node/135

Event: Thu 6 October 2011: Bankstown, Sydney, NSW
Sydney speaking tour of anti-intervention campaigner Barb Shaw
Forum – No to income management in Bankstown
Speakers include:
* John Falzon, CEO, St Vincent de Paul Society’s Nat’l Council
* Barbara Shaw, BasicsCard recipient and anti-intervention
campaigner
Event details: [scroll down page] http://stoptheintervention.org/
Campaign website: http://www.sayno2gim.info/

Event: Fri 7 October 2011: Northcote, Melbourne, Vic
Fundraiser: Slam Generation: Poetry slam & variety night.
“This night is a fundraiser for the Glenroy
Indigenous School (Ballerrt Mooroop
College) that is at this very moment
threatened by bulldozers!”
Event details: http://www.greenleft.org.au/events/48770
Campaign updates: http://ballerrtmooroop.org/

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: Sat 8 October 2011: Bankstown, Sydney, NSW
Sydney speaking tour of anti-intervention campaigner Barb Shaw
Rally against Income Management in Bankstown
Event details: [scroll down page] http://stoptheintervention.org/
Campaign website: http://www.sayno2gim.info/

Event: Mon 10 & Tue 11 October 2011: Kelvin Grove, Brisbane, Qld
Brisbane Regional Forum 2011
“The Indigenous Human Rights Network Australia (IHRNA)
invites members and those interested in becoming members to
attend Regional Forums across Australia in 2011. Membership
is free and open to individuals who are actively working in
and/or are interested in Indigenous human rights.”
Event details: [scroll down page] http://ihrnaustralia.ning.com/?xg_source=msg_mes_network
Event details: http://api.ning.com/files/HUrjfeZtLuO*4zp-47mowJdDdWwYlFabaJWAEUVCYOtzGE-ZnrGmFy4wasQ7F6CVK8x*vBmB3aK2TLD6Yf3O0VWMLlPw8Ldp/IHRNA_RF_invite_QUT2.pdf

Event: Wed 12 October 2011: St Lucia, Brisbane, Qld
Our Generation Film Screening
“The University of Queensland group will be
hosting this screening as a part of Amnesty
International’s Homelands campaign”
Event details: http://www.amnesty.org.au/qld/event/26673/
Event details: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/events/
Film info: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/about-2/
See bottom of this page for Our Generation film reviews

Event: Wed 12 October 2011: Sippy Downs, Qld
Our Generation Film Screening
“The University of the Sunshine Coast will
be hosting this screening as a part of
Amnesty International’s Homelands
campaign”
Event details: http://www.amnesty.org.au/qld/event/26672/
Film info: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/about-2/
See bottom of this page for Our Generation film reviews

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

Upcoming Event: ??? November 2011: 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
Event details: http://stoptheintervention.org/facts/films-and-literature/book-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
Book info: http://stoptheintervention.org/uploads/files_to_download/concerned-Australians/WWU-Alert-for-All-Readers.pdf
Videos from the Sydney book launch: http://stoptheintervention.org/facts/films-and-literature/book-walk-with-us/videos-wwu

Event: Wed 2 to Sat 5 Nov 2011: South Bank, Brisbane, Qld
Theatre: Jane Harrison’s Stolen
Directed by Leah Purcell
Presented by: The Aboriginal Centre for the Performing Arts
(ACPA) and QPAC in association with Bungabura Productions
“a brilliant amalgam of the experiences of representatives
of the Stolen Generation. Immerse yourself in a yarn about
the importance of family, understanding and issues that
have impacted strongly on Aboriginal families.”
Event details: http://www.qpac.com.au/event/Stolen_11.aspx?showTab=Overview

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: Tue 8 November 2011: Hurstville, Sydney, NSW
Our Generation Film Screening
Hosted by Amnesty International Sutherland Shire Action Group
“Our group is hoping to engage more with AI members and
residents of the St George area and we hope that this will
be a launch event for the creation of a St George Action Group”
Event details: http://www.amnesty.org.au/nsw/event/26576/
Event details: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/events/
Film info: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/about-2/
See bottom of this page for Our Generation film reviews

Event: Sat 19 November 2011: Annandale, Sydney, NSW
Save the Kimberley: Cans for Country, Songs for change!
“A super sick show with super sick bands, to help raise
funds and awareness to aid in the fight against the WA
Government and Woodsides attempted destruction of the
Kimberley Coast”
Event details: http://www.savethekimberley.com/wp/2011/07/13/upcoming-events/

Event: Sun 20 November 2011: Mullumbimby, NSW
Our Generation Film Screening
With live music and Q&A with the filmmakers
More details to come
Event details: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/events/
Film info: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/about-2/
See bottom of this page for Our Generation film reviews

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

SBS Living Black: NT Intervention: what’s next?
http://www.sbs.com.au/shows/livingblack/blog/single/ID/124875/NT-Intervention-what-s-next-br
15 Sep 11: “Video journalist Richard Davis visited Central
Australia to hear from Aboriginal people on the ‘new
intervention’. The Northern Territory intervention is
running out of time. It’s due to expire mid next year and
the Gillard Government is trying to work out what to
replace it with. … Every person I interviewed had a
different take on the intervention. Some fiercely opposed
every aspect of it, while others could see some benefits.
… there’s almost unanimous agreement that this time
around people need to be properly consulted.”

National Indigenous Times:
Learn from mistakes of Intervention to improve outcomes
http://www.nit.com.au/news/story.aspx?id=22773
15 Sep 11: “National advocacy organisation, ANTaR has
called on both major political parties to learn from the
international development experience and work with
Aboriginal people to plan the transition from Intervention
to sustainable futures. The call comes in its submission
on the future of Northern Territory Aboriginal communities
released last week. ANTaR National Director, Jacqueline
Phillips, said with Government consultations on the future
of the Northern Territory Intervention drawing to a close
and key Intervention measures due to expire in June next
year, Australia was now at a critical policy and funding
juncture. Phillips said from this point on the language
and style of Intervention must be abandoned.”

* BACKGROUND TO THE NORTHERN TERRITORY (NT) INTERVENTION:

Creative Spirits:
Northern Territory Emergence Response (NTER)
– “The Intervention”:
http://www.creativespirits.info/aboriginalculture/politics/northern-territory-intervention.html

Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:
Northern Territory National Emergency Response:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northern_Territory_intervention

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Treaty Republic – NT Intervention:
http://treatyrepublic.net/search/node/NT%20Intervention

MAIC (Melbourne Anti-Intervention Collective):
http://maicollective.blogspot.com/

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/

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:

– News

National Indigenous Times: Sam Watson lets fly!
http://www.nit.com.au/news/story.aspx?id=22758
15 Sep 11: “The Federal Government’s Strategic Review of Indigenous Expenditure report highlighted the real issue facing Indigenous Australians was the failure of government to actively involve and listen to Indigenous Australians, Queensland activist, Sam Watson said.
Mr Watson said successive governments, both Federal, State
and Territory, had allowed an entire industry that
supported and sustained largely white Australian
bureaucrats at the expense of achieving real and meaningful
outcomes for Indigenous Australians.”

National Indigenous Times:
Saving native languages is key to Closing the Gap: Ombudsman
http://www.nit.com.au/news/story.aspx?id=22759
15 Sep 11: “Closing the gap programs to fix Aboriginal
disadvantage will be undermined if Indigenous languages
aren’t preserved, the Commonwealth Ombudsman has warned.
The man charged with overseeing the Northern Territory
emergency response and Closing the Gap programs, Allan
Asher, said government departments were not always using
Indigenous language interpreters when they should be. He
said these services can sometimes be difficult to obtain.”

National Indigenous Times: Don’t worry, development can
still happen in the Kimberley, says Land Council
http://www.nit.com.au/news/story.aspx?id=22765
15 Sep 11: “The decision by the Federal Government
Environment Minister to heritage list large tracts of the
West Kimberley would not stop development but it did cement
the region as a strong Aboriginal place, the Kimberley Land
Council said. Kimberley Land Council Chief Executive
Officer, Nolan Hunter attended the announcement of the
listing by Mr Burke near One Arm Point on the Dampier
Peninsula.”

10/09/2011 ‘Listen to us – negotiate with us.’ – Central Land Council statement at Kalkaringi NT

Posted in NEWS on 10/09/2011 by D

13 September 2011 – Fourth anniversary of the
United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
http://www.un.org/esa/socdev/unpfii/en/drip.html

Contents:
* Central Land Council statement, Kalkaringi, 26 August 2011
* Aboriginal Peak Organisations NT: ‘Response to Stronger Futures’
* Perth launch of book: “Walk With Us”
* Interview with Barbara Shaw about the NT Intervention
* Poems by Isobel Phillips, Muckaty Traditional Owner
* Paddy Dujack and Gus George at Wave Hill homestead
* ANTaR: ‘Support NT communities to shape their own development’
* Eva Cox: ‘Government ignores evidence of policy failure
on Aboriginal issues’
* ANTaR: ‘Practical action needed now to address
‘national shame’ of Aboriginal imprisonment’
* Video: An Aboriginal community from pre-colonial times to 1990s
* Upcoming Aboriginal rights events around Australia
* Other Northern Territory (NT) Intervention articles
* Background to the Northern Territory (NT) Intervention
* Other articles

* CENTRAL LAND COUNCIL STATEMENT, KALKARINGI, 26 AUGUST 2011

CLC Statement, Kalkaringi, 26 August 2011
‘concerned Australians’: http://www.concernedaustralians.com.au/media/Kalkarindji_statement_2011.pdf
Green Left: http://www.greenleft.org.au/node/48778
GL: “The Central Land Council released the statement below
on August 26. It was delivered by Ngarla Kunoth-Monks, CLC
executive member, and Rob Roy, CLC member, at the 45th
anniversary celebrations of the Wavehill walk-off at
Kalkaringi, the Northern Territory.
***
Kalkaringi, NT – We are the Central Land Council and we
have been elected to speak for our Land, our Law and our
Culture.
We demand that the government permits us to take the
future in our hands.
Let us be clear – we are not just asking for consultation
– we want to set the agenda for our future.
Listen to us – negotiate with us. … ”
[Click on one of the above links to read more of the
points made.]

See:

Central Land Council: http://www.clc.org.au/

WGAR News: 45th anniversary of Gurindji Wave Hill walk-off – Kalkarindji NT – 26-28 August 2011
http://indymedia.org.au/2011/08/28/wgar-news-45th-anniversary-of-gurindji-wave-hill-walk-off-kalkarindji-nt-26-28-august-201

See more about Ngarla Kunoth-Monks:

WGAR News: Ngarla Kunoth-Monks, Richard Downs and Barbara Shaw at the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues in New York (2 Jun 11)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2011/06/02/wgar-news-global-call-to-action-petition-calling-on-pm-julia-gillard-to-end-the-nt-interv

WGAR News: Ngarla Kunoth-Monks, Barbara Shaw & Richard Downs speak about UN trip (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

WGAR News: Women delegates speak on UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (28 Jun 11)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2011/06/28/wgar-news-kimberley-gas-plant-protest-and-blockade-sydney-anti-nuclear-rally-29-june-2011

WGAR News: Video of Richard Downs and Ngarla Kunoth-Monks at UN Indigenous Forum (6 Aug 11)
http://indymedia.org.au/2011/08/06/wgar-news-gurindji-walkoff-from-wave-hill-45th-anniversary-commemoration-in-kalkarindji-n

* ABORIGINAL PEAK ORGANISATIONS NT: ‘RESPONSE TO STRONGER FUTURES’:

Ed. note:
On 22 June 2011, the Australian Federal Government released
the Discussion Paper ‘Stronger Futures in the Northern
Territory’ as part of their announced Northern Territory
consultations.

– Submission to the Government

Response to Stronger Futures
Aboriginal Peak Organisations Northern Territory
An alliance of the CLC, NLC, CAALAS, NAAJA and AMSANT
NLC: http://www.nlc.org.au/html/files/20111608%20-%20APONT%20submission%20to%20Stronger%20Futures%20-%20Final.pdf
AMSANT: http://www.amsant.org.au/documents/article/154/111608%20-%20APONT%20submission%20to%20Stronger%20Futures%20-%20Final-2.pdf
August 2011: “1 Executive Summary
This submission identifies ways in which the Government can
make good its commitment to a new way of working in
partnership with Aboriginal people, leaders and communities
to address Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
disadvantage.
A vital first step in building stronger futures is
recognising that ‘intervention’ as an approach to
policy-making is fundamentally flawed. This is clear from
the Closing the Gap Clearing House report, What works to
overcome Indigenous disadvantage.
The report found that what doesn’t work includes ‘one size
fits all’ approaches and a lack of collaboration with
communities. What it found does work is community
involvement and engagement; adequate resourcing and
planned and comprehensive responses; respect for language
and culture; working together; development of social
capital; recognising underlying social determinants;
commitment to doing projects with, not for, Aboriginal
people; creative collaboration; and understanding that
issues are complex and contextual. … ”
[Click on the above link to read the many more points made in the submission.]

– About APO NT

Aboriginal Peak Organisations NT
http://www.amsant.org.au/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=154&Itemid=258
“Aboriginal Peak Organisations Northern Territory – APO NT
– is an alliance comprising the Central Land Council (CLC),
Northern Land Council (NLC), North Australian Aboriginal
Justice Agency (NAAJA), Central Australian Aboriginal Legal
Aid Service (CAALAS) and the Aboriginal Medical Services
Alliance of the NT (AMSANT). The alliance was created to
provide a more effective response to key issues of joint
interest and concern affecting Aboriginal people in the
Northern Territory, including through advocating practical
policy solutions to government. … ”

See:

indigenous.gov.au: Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory (28 Jun 11)
http://www.indigenous.gov.au/index.php/stronger-futures-in-the-northern-territory/
[Outline of Government Discussion Paper]

Government discussion paper will keep NT Intervention architecture in place (22 Jun 11)
http://indymedia.org.au/2011/06/22/government-discussion-paper-will-keep-nt-intervention-architecture-in-place

WGAR News: Reactions to government discussion paper: ‘Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory’ (24 Jun 11)
http://indymedia.org.au/2011/06/24/wgar-news-reactions-to-government-discussion-paper-stronger-futures-in-the-northern-terri

The Future of the Northern Territory ‘Intervention’ -Issues Paper-
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Services & Aboriginal Peak Organisations NT (Nov 10)
http://www.amsant.org.au/documents/article/154/101002-APO%20NT-NTER%20Issues%20Paper.pdf

Funding the Jobs Gap: A proposal for a new Community Employment and Enterprise Development Scheme (CEEDS) for regional and remote Indigenous Australia
Aboriginal Peak Organisations of the Northern Territory (APO(NT)) (Dec 10)
http://www.amsant.org.au/documents/article/154/101001-APO%20NT-CEEDS%20Paper.pdf

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

Click on the links for details of the event …

Event: Wed 14 September 2011: Crawley, Perth, WA
Book launch: “Walk With Us”
– Aboriginal views on the NT Intervention
Speaker: Violet Bacon, Aboriginal Social Work lecturer, UWA
Brought to you by ‘concerned Australians’: http://www.concernedaustralians.com.au/
Event summaries: http://www.concernedaustralians.com.au/WWU_booklaunches.html
Event details: http://www.concernedaustralians.com.au/media/Walk_with_Us_launch_Perth.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
Videos from the Sydney book launch: http://stoptheintervention.org/facts/films-and-literature/book-walk-with-us/videos-wwu

– Also in Perth

Event: Mon 19 September 2011: Perth, WA
Justice Reinvestment – A conversation with Mick Gooda
Aboriginal and TSI Social Justice Commissioner
Australian Human Rights Commission
“A new approach to reducing Indigenous over-representation
in the criminal justice system.”
Event details: [scroll down page] http://www.humanrights.gov.au/about/events/index.html
Registrations close 16 September, 2011
To register and purchase tickets visit: http://www.trybooking.com/UPE

See also:

Perth & WA Aboriginal Rights events for your diary
http://perth.indymedia.org/?action=newswire&parentview=155355

* INTERVIEW WITH BARBARA SHAW ABOUT THE NT INTERVENTION:

– Audio Interview

Indigenous radio station 98.9FM Brisbane
Let’s Talk – Indigenous presented talkback:
http://989fm.com.au/index.php?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=29
7 Sep 11: “Barbara Shaw: Karen Dorante spoke with Barbara
Shaw spokesperson for the Intervention Rollback Action
Group in Alice Springs and resident of Mt Nancy Town camp.
They spoke about The Northern Territory Intervention –
consultation processes, homes renovated, problems with rent,
not enough food security in homes.”
Listen to this interview on-line:
http://www.989fm.com.au/podcasting/audio/98fm-podcast-2011-09-07-75753.mp3

See more about Barbara Shaw:

Intervention Rollback Action Group (IRAG) Media Releases:
[scroll down page] http://rollbacktheintervention.wordpress.com/media/
[Barbara Shaw is often quoted in the media releases.]

Let’s Talk – Indigenous presented talkback: Tiga Bayles spoke with Barbara Shaw, NT Intervention Rollback Action Group (24 Aug 09)
http://www.989fm.com.au/podcasting/get.php?web=98fm-podcast-2009-08-24-70641.mp3

YouTube: Part 2 Speeches: Opening Protest House Ampilatwatja Walk-off, NT (5 Mar 10)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BSURYItC4xU&feature=related
[Speeches by Barbara Shaw and Paul Mcaleer]

Beyond Nuclear Initiative: No Muckaty nuclear dump: Community rally and march in Tennant Creek (3 Apr 10)
[scroll down page] http://beyondnuclearinitiative.wordpress.com/audio/
[Barbara Shaw (Intervention Rollback Action Group)]

Rollback the Intervention: Town camp leader outraged by Bess Price claims on Q and A (15 Apr 11)
[scroll down page] http://rollbacktheintervention.wordpress.com/media/

WGAR News: Darwin gathering for Aboriginal people living in prescribed areas under the NT Intervention (29 Apr 11)
http://indymedia.org.au/2011/04/29/darwin-gathering-for-aboriginal-people-living-in-prescribed-areas-under-the-nt-interventi

WGAR News: Interview with Barbara Shaw, of the Intervention Rollback Action Group, on the NT Intervention (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: Speech by Aboriginal activist Barbara Shaw on the NT Intervention (10 May 11)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2011/05/10/wgar-news-nt-nuclear-waste-dump-plans-contested

WGAR News: Barbara Shaw at the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (28 May 11)
[scroll down page] 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: Ngarla Kunoth-Monks, Richard Downs and Barbara Shaw at the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues in New York (2 Jun 11)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2011/06/02/wgar-news-global-call-to-action-petition-calling-on-pm-julia-gillard-to-end-the-nt-interv

WGAR News: Ngarla Kunoth-Monks, Barbara Shaw & Richard Downs speak about UN trip (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

WGAR News: Women delegates speak on UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (28 Jun 11)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2011/06/28/wgar-news-kimberley-gas-plant-protest-and-blockade-sydney-anti-nuclear-rally-29-june-2011

* POEMS BY ISOBEL PHILLIPS, MUCKATY TRADITIONAL OWNER:

– Audio Poetry

Beyond Nuclear Intitiative:
Poems by Isobel Phillips, Muckaty Traditional Owner
http://beyondnuclearinitiative.com/2011/08/31/isobel-phillips-poems/
31 Aug 11: “Caring for Country; On The Land”

– Related News

ABC: Elder’s death won’t affect nuclear waste dump case
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2011-09-07/20110907death-mackaty-nuclear-dump/2874942
7 Sep 11: “The Northern Land Council (NLC) says a Federal
Court case over a planned nuclear waste dump near Tennant
Creek in the Northern Territory has not been affected by
the death of the senior elder who nominated the site. …
Meanwhile, an anti-nuclear campaigner says he is concerned
the federal Government is not doing enough to dispel the
belief that the proposed nuclear waste dump will hold only
low-level waste. … Dr Green says some of the waste will
have a half-life of thousands of years.”

See:

WGAR News: Muckaty Voices and Our Generation screening at
‘Down Under Berlin – Australian Film Festival’
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2011/08/23/wgar-news-book-launch-walk-with-us-aboriginal-views-on-the-nt-intervention

Nuclear Territory News: Waste Dump News
http://ntne.ws/articles/article.php?section=waste

Beyond Nuclear Initiative:
http://beyondnuclearinitiative.com/

* PADDY DUJACK AND GUS GEORGE AT WAVE HILL HOMESTEAD:

– Feature

ABC Rural: Wave Hill homestead through the eyes of the
blokes who walked off
http://www.abc.net.au/rural/content/2011/s3311237.htm
6 Sep 11: “The Indigenous communities of Kalkarindji and
Daguragu in the Northern Territory held a festival recently
to celebrate the 45th anniversary of day the Gurindji
people walked off Wave Hill Station. It’s a fascinating
piece of Australian history. It’s a classic David and
Goliath tale. The Gurindji people, bereft of any political
or social support before the walk off, were tenacious and
patient in their nine year struggle for land rights.
Walking around the sight of the old Wave Hill homestead
with two old Gurindji fellas was an amazing way to recreate
the story.” Steven Schubert

– Related News

Gabi Hollows celebrates the birth of land rights
https://www.hollows.org.au/Page.aspx?ID=2664
September 2011: “Gabi was joined by Australians from all
over the country who came to mark the milestone at a
three-day celebration, the Freedom Festival. “The Wave Hill
strikers laid the groundwork for the modern Indigenous land
rights movement,” says Gabi. Many connections and old
friendships were rekindled by Gabi during her visit to
Kalkarindji. She reminisced about the time in 1981 that
Fred operated on the eyes of Vincent Lingiari, a Gurindji
elder and the leader of the walk-off, at Royal Prince
Alfred Hospital.”

See:

WGAR News: 45th anniversary of Gurindji Wave Hill walk-off – Kalkarindji NT – 26-28 August 2011
http://indymedia.org.au/2011/08/28/wgar-news-45th-anniversary-of-gurindji-wave-hill-walk-off-kalkarindji-nt-26-28-august-201

* ANTaR: ‘SUPPORT NT COMMUNITIES TO SHAPE THEIR OWN DEVELOPMENT’:

– Media Release

ANTaR: Australians for Native Title and Reconciliation:
Support NT communities to shape their own development
http://www.antar.org.au/support_nt_communities_to_shape_their_own_development
8 Sep 11: “Releasing its submission on the future of
Northern Territory Aboriginal communities today, ANTaR
calls on both major parties to learn from the international
development experience and work with Aboriginal people to
plan the transition from intervention to sustainable
futures.
“With Government consultations on the future of the Northern
Territory Intervention drawing to a close and key
Intervention measures due to expire in June next year, we
are now at a critical policy and funding juncture”, said
Jacqueline Phillips, ANTaR National Director.
“From this point on, the language and style of intervention
must be abandoned. Instead, the Government should seek
sustainable solutions that empower local people and support
economic development, informed by the international
development experience.
Specifically, governments should adopt a community
development approach based on partnership,
capacity-building and enterprise development.
Recent policy changes have reduced Aboriginal community
control and centralised decision-making. Governments must
now walk with Aboriginal people in planning the next
stage. … “”

– News

Pro Bono News: Aboriginal Advocacy Group calls for
Bipartisan Support on Post-Intervention Policy
http://www.probonoaustralia.com.au/news/2011/09/aboriginal-advocacy-group-calls-bipartisan-support-post-intervention-policy
8 Sep 11: “National advocacy organisation, ANTaR has called
on both major political parties to learn from the
international development experience and work with
Aboriginal people to plan the transition from intervention
to sustainable futures. The call comes in its submission on
the future of Northern Territory Aboriginal communities
released today.”

Koori Mail: Self-determination key in NT, says ANTaR
[scroll down page] http://www.koorimail.com/index.php
7 Sep 11: “ANTaR says governments should abandon the
‘language and style of intervention’ in order to transition
Aboriginal people to sustainable futures. In its submission
to Government consultations on the future of the NT
Intervention, the lobby group also says governments should
reform NT Intervention measures such as income management
and five-year leases, empower local people and support
economic development. ”

* EVA COX: ‘GOVERNMENT IGNORES EVIDENCE OF POLICY FAILURE ON ABORIGINAL ISSUES’:

– Opinion / Analysis

The Conversation:
Government ignores evidence of policy failure on
Aboriginal issues
http://theconversation.edu.au/government-ignores-evidence-of-policy-failure-on-aboriginal-issues-3118
6 Sep 11: “The government is ignoring evidence that income
management in Aboriginal communities isn’t working. Despite
a raft of studies showing it isn’t changing behaviour or
significantly improving people’s life chances, the
Commonwealth is determined to press on with expanding the
policy. Another disappointing Productivity Commission
biennial report on Overcoming Indigenous Disadvantage shows
limited improvement and, like the recent Finance Department
report, suggests much of the government’s Indigenous policy
is neither effective nor appropriately assessed.” Eva Cox

* ANTaR: ‘PRACTICAL ACTION NEEDED NOW TO ADDRESS ‘NATIONAL SHAME’ OF ABORIGINAL IMPRISONMENT’:

– Media Release

ANTaR: Australians for Native Title and Reconciliation:
Practical action needed now to address ‘national shame’ of
Aboriginal imprisonment
http://www.antar.org.au/practical_action_needed_now_to_address_national_shame_of_aboriginal_imprisonment
8 Sep 11: “Delivering the 25th Lionel Murphy lecture last
night, the Attorney-General Robert McClelland acknowledged
that over-imprisonment causes more crime than it prevents
and affirmed the need for all governments to work together
to address the social causes of crime.
“The statistics are stark and the evidence about what works
to break the cycle is compelling. There is no excuse for
governments to delay action to address the social causes of
over-imprisonment in Aboriginal communities,” said
Jacqueline Phillips, ANTaR National Director.
“ANTaR welcomes the Attorney-General’s recognition that
‘tough on crime’ approaches may do more harm than good.
It’s now time for practical action to right the ‘enduring
wrong’ of Aboriginal over-imprisonment.
We are encouraged by Mr McClelland’s interest in shifting
policy towards a justice reinvestment approach. We now call
on all governments to work together in developing a
framework to divert resources from prisons to disadvantaged
communities. Overseas experience demonstrates that this is
the most effective way to break the cycle.””

See:

JOINT NATIONAL CALL TO ACTION
To reduce the over-representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the criminal justice system (15 Apr 11)
http://www.antar.org.au/sites/default/files/Call%20to%20action%20to%20reduce%20Indigenous%20imprisonment%20final%20version.pdf

Aboriginal Legal Rights Movement: Incarceration of Aboriginal People (9 May 11)
http://www.alrm.org.au/mediareleases/2011/MR%20Excessive%20Incarceration%20Rates%20of%20Aboriginal%20People.pdf

ANTaR: Reducing Imprisonment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people (29 Jul 11)
http://www.antar.org.au/issues_and_campaigns/reducing_indigenous_incarceration

* VIDEO: AN ABORIGINAL COMMUNITY FROM PRE-COLONIAL TIMES TO THE 1990S:

– Video

EngageMedia: Exile and the Kingdom
http://www.engagemedia.org/Members/media-40juluwarlu/videos/exile-and-the-kingdom/view
5 Sep 11: “The first complete account in Australian film
history of the experiences of a community of Aboriginal
people from pre-colonial times to the 1990s. This film
makes the connection between Aboriginals in chains in the
19th century and Aboriginal people in prisons today, so
providing a deeper understanding of how the violence and
denials of the past inform the present. Ultimately, it
gives conviction that with their extraordinary resilience,
the Indigenous peoples of Australia will survive and
flourish.
… Produced by Frank Rijavec; Directed by Frank Rijavec”

* UPCOMING ABORIGINAL RIGHTS EVENTS AROUND AUSTRALIA
– 34 EVENTS FROM 10 SEPTEMBER 2011:

Click on the links for details of the events …

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: Thu 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
Event details: http://stoptheintervention.org/facts/films-and-literature/book-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
Book info: http://stoptheintervention.org/uploads/files_to_download/concerned-Australians/WWU-Alert-for-All-Readers.pdf
Videos from the Sydney book launch: http://stoptheintervention.org/facts/films-and-literature/book-walk-with-us/videos-wwu

Event: Sat 10 September 2011: Adelaide, SA
Adelaide Save the Kimberley Benefit Gig
Supported by SASEN (SA Student Enviro Network) &
The Wilderness Society
“A night of music, speakers and banner painting awaits you!!”
Event details: http://indymedia.org.au/adelaide-save-the-kimberley-benefit-gig

Event: Tue 13 September 2011: Acton, Canberra, ACT
Our Generation Film Screening
Q&A with special guests:
Dr. Helen Watchirs and Dianne Collins
Hosted by ACT Human Rights Commission and Community Partners
Event details: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/events/
Event details: http://www.amnesty.org.au/home/event/26585/
Film info: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/about-2/
See bottom of this page for Our Generation film reviews

Event: Tue 13 September 2011: CBD, Sydney, NSW
Our Generation Film Screening
With special guests Jeff McMullen and the filmmakers
Hosted by Amnesty International Pitt Street Action Group
Event details: http://www.amnesty.org.au/nsw/event/26461/
Event details: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/events/
Film info: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/about-2/
See bottom of this page for Our Generation film reviews

Event: Wed 14 September 2011: Crawley, Perth, WA
Book launch: “Walk With Us”
– Aboriginal views on the NT Intervention
Speaker: Violet Bacon, Aboriginal Social Work lecturer, UWA
Brought to you by ‘concerned Australians’: http://www.concernedaustralians.com.au/
Event summaries: http://www.concernedaustralians.com.au/WWU_booklaunches.html
Event summaries: http://indymedia.org.au/perth-launch-of-book-walk-with-us-aboriginal-views-on-the-nt-intervention
Event details: http://www.concernedaustralians.com.au/media/Walk_with_Us_launch_Perth.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
Videos from the Sydney book launch: http://stoptheintervention.org/facts/films-and-literature/book-walk-with-us/videos-wwu

Event: Thu 15 September 2011: Bundoora, Melbourne, Vic
Our Generation Film Screening
With special guest speaker:
Walpiri leader Valerie Martin Napaljari from Yunedumu
Hosted by ESP (Equality, Sustainability and Peace) group at
La Trobe University
Event details: http://indymedia.org.au/our-generation-documentary-screening-at-la-trobe-university-bundoora
Event details: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/events/
Film info: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/about-2/
See bottom of this page for Our Generation film reviews

Event: Fri 16 September 2011: Kelvin Grove, Brisbane, Qld
Our Generation Film Screening
Event details: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/events/
Film info: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/about-2/
See bottom of this page for Our Generation film reviews

Event: Fri 16 September 2011: Northcote, Melbourne, Vic
Ballerrt Mooroop Strong Spirit Festival – Fundraiser
Featuring: Uncle Kutcha Edwards
Johnny Mac and Meriki Hood
Jessie Llyod – Julia Mahatuwe
Mattrix – Squid Squad
Ballerrt Mooroop Dancing Troupe
“Join us for a very special night to celebrate
Indigenous culture and raise awareness of the
struggle to save Ballerrt Mooroop College,
Melbourne’s last Indigenous school.”
Event details: http://ballerrtmooroop.org/?q=content/ballerrt-mooroop-strong-spirit-festival-fundraiser
Event details: http://indymedia.org.au/ballert-mooroop-strong-spirit-festival
Campaign updates: http://ballerrtmooroop.org/

Event: Sat 17 September 2011: Brunswick, Melbourne, Vic
Media Skills Workshop for Activists
Organised by Radical Women &
Indigenous Social Justice Association – Melbourne
“Do you want to use the mainstream and community media more
effectively to promote social change? … ”
Register to attend
Event details: http://www.isja-msg.com/coming_events.htm
Event details: http://indymedia.org.au/media-skills-workshop-for-activists

Event: Sat 17 September 2011: Highgate Hill, Brisbane, Qld
Keep the Kimberley Benefit Gig
“Join us for an amazing night of music,
short films, wood fired pizza and tasty
beverages as some great acts from
around the country arrive at Turnstyle
to help Save the Kimberley!”
Event details: http://www.turnstyle.org.au/node/4456

Event: Mon 19 September 2011: Cronulla, Sydney, NSW
Our Generation Film Screening
Hosted by Amnesty International Sutherland Shire Action Group
Event details: http://www.amnesty.org.au/nsw/event/26574/
Event details: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/events/
Film info: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/about-2/
See bottom of this page for Our Generation film reviews

Event: Mon 19 September 2011: Perth, WA
Justice Reinvestment – A conversation with Mick Gooda
Aboriginal and TSI Social Justice Commissioner
Australian Human Rights Commission
“A new approach to reducing Indigenous over-representation
in the criminal justice system.”
Event details: [scroll down page] http://www.humanrights.gov.au/about/events/index.html
Registrations close 16 September, 2011
To register and purchase tickets visit: http://www.trybooking.com/UPE

Event: Tue 20 September 2011: Melbourne, Vic
Our Generation Film Screening
More details to come
Event details: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/events/
Film info: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/about-2/
See bottom of this page for Our Generation film reviews

Event: Tue 20 September 2011: Kensington, Sydney, NSW
Close the Gap Debate
– Is positive discrimination the only way to close the gap?
Hosted by Amnesty UNSW in collaboration with UNSW DebSoc
“A debate in recognition of Amnesty International
Australia’s focus on Indigenous rights and the Utopia
Homelands.”
Please RSVP
Event details: http://www.amnesty.org.au/nsw/event/26642/

Event: Sun 25 September 2011: Lyneham, Canberra, ACT
WGAR Variety Fund Raiser:
Yarns and Poetry by locals, BBQ, Music, Films and more
Organised by WGAR: Working Group for Aboriginal Rights (Canberra)
Event details: http://indymedia.org.au/wgar-variety-fund-raiser-yarns-and-poetry-by-locals-bbq-music-films-and-more
WGAR Website: https://wgar.wordpress.com/

Event: Wed 28 September 2011: Fortitude Valley, Brisbane, Qld
Homelands Campaign training session
Amnesty International Qld/ Northern NSW
“The training is designed for activists who
want to play an active role in the campaign,
within their local group or as a part of the
Homelands Action Group.”
Event details: http://www.amnesty.org.au/qld/event/26674/

Event: Thu 29 September 2011: Redfern, Sydney, NSW
Our Generation Film Screening
Q&A with Jeff McMullen
Hosted by Women’s Reconciliation Network
and Stop the Intervention Collective Sydney
Event details: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/events/
Event details: [scroll down page] http://stoptheintervention.org/
Film info: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/about-2/
Poster: http://stoptheintervention.org/uploads/files_to_download/Facts-Info-Our-Generation/Our-Gen-RCC-29-9-11.pdf
See bottom of this page for Our Generation film reviews

Event: 3 October 2011: Adelaide, SA
131st 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/category/news/2011/09/hello-world/

Event: Wed 5 October 2011: Brisbane, Qld
One-day Conference:
Human rights and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples
Hosted by Amnesty International Qld/Northern NSW
“Hear how human rights instruments, including the United
Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples,
can be applied to governance, law enforcement and justice
for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples in
Queensland.”
RSVPS are essential
Event details: http://www.amnesty.org.au/qld/event/24476/

Event: Fri 7 October 2011: Northcote, Melbourne, Vic
Fundraiser: Slam Generation: Poetry slam & variety night.
“This night is a fundraiser for the Glenroy
Indigenous School (Ballerrt Mooroop
College) that is at this very moment
threatened by bulldozers!”
Event details: http://www.greenleft.org.au/events/48770
Campaign updates: http://ballerrtmooroop.org/

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: Wed 12 October 2011: St Lucia, Brisbane, Qld
Our Generation Film Screening
“The University of Queensland group will be
hosting this screening as a part of Amnesty
International’s Homelands campaign”
Event details: http://www.amnesty.org.au/qld/event/26673/
Event details: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/events/
Film info: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/about-2/
See bottom of this page for Our Generation film reviews

Event: Wed 12 October 2011: Sippy Downs, Qld
Our Generation Film Screening
“The University of the Sunshine Coast will
be hosting this screening as a part of
Amnesty International’s Homelands
campaign”
Event details: http://www.amnesty.org.au/qld/event/26672/
Film info: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/about-2/
See bottom of this page for Our Generation film reviews

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: Tue 8 November 2011: Hurstville, Sydney, NSW
Our Generation Film Screening
Hosted by Amnesty International Sutherland Shire Action Group
“Our group is hoping to engage more with AI members and
residents of the St George area and we hope that this will
be a launch event for the creation of a St George Action
Group … ”
Event details: http://www.amnesty.org.au/nsw/event/26576/
Event details: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/events/
Film info: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/about-2/
See bottom of this page for Our Generation film reviews

Event: Sat 19 November 2011: Annandale, Sydney, NSW
Save the Kimberley: Cans for Country, Songs for change!
“A super sick show with super sick bands, to help raise
funds and awareness to aid in the fight against the WA
Government and Woodsides attempted destruction of the
Kimberley Coast”
Event details: http://www.savethekimberley.com/wp/2011/07/13/upcoming-events/

Event: Sun 20 November 2011: Mullumbimby, NSW
Our Generation Film Screening
With live music and Q&A with the filmmakers
More details to come
Event details: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/events/
Film info: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/about-2/
See bottom of this page for Our Generation film reviews

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:

– Opinion / Analysis

Tracker: BLACK CHAT: Don’t mess with the Warlpiri
http://tracker.org.au/2011/09/black-chat-don%E2%80%99t-mess-with-the-warlpiri/
7 Sep 11: “NATIONAL: The Warlpiri mob in Central Australia
have long been known as a resistant mob… as in they
resist attempts to assimilate them at every opportunity.
And there’s no greater policy of assimilation than the
Northern Territory intervention. Thus, the good folks of
Yuendumu have been kept busy defacing and destroying the
various NT intervention signs that governments have
constructed throughout the region to shame Aboriginal
communities. Last edition, we brought you a picture of a
sign on the outskirts of Yuendumu which read,
‘Welcome to Yuendumu. If you want porn, go to Canberra’. … ”

– News

National Indigenous Radio Service:
Anti-intervention group slams housing program
http://www.nirs.org.au/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=6269:anti-intervention-group-slams-housing-program&catid=2:news-broadcasts&Itemid=154
8 Sep 11: “An Indigenous group says the Federal and
Territory government’s Strategic Indigenous Housing and
Infrastructure Program (SIHIP) is failing to improve the
quality of housing in remote communities. $670 million have
been spent on SIHIP, however residents of the town camps
say that the money has been wasted as the construction of
the houses is not up to standard. Spokesperson for the
Intervention Rollback Action Group Barbara Shaw says that
the standard of living in the houses in the town camps is
different to the standards found in the suburbs.”

* 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/

ANTaR (Australians for Native Title and Reconciliation)
– NT intervention:
http://www.antar.org.au/issues_and_campaigns/nt_intervention

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

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

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

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

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

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

Treaty Republic – NT Intervention:
http://treatyrepublic.net/search/node/NT%20Intervention

MAIC (Melbourne Anti-Intervention Collective):
http://maicollective.blogspot.com/

Crikey – NT Intervention:
http://www.crikey.com.au/topic/nt-intervention/

Jobs with Justice:
http://jobswithjustice.wordpress.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

The Wire:
Indigenous Literacy Day highlights the need to close the gap
http://www.thewire.org.au/storyDetail.aspx?ID=8416
7 Sep 11: “Today’s Indigenous Literacy day highlights the
need to close the gap between literacy levels in Indigenous
students living in remote areas and non-Indigenous
students. In the Northern Territory, only one in five
children living in very remote Indigenous communities can
read at the minimum standard. By the time these children
reach year 7, only 15 per cent achieve this benchmark,
47 per cent behind urban indigenous students and 74 per
cent behind non-Indigenous children. …
Featured in story:
* Australian Education Union Northern Territory Branch
President Matthew Cranitch
* Chair of the Indigenous Literacy Foundation Board
Juliet Rogers
* Hawthorndene Primary Teacher and librarian Ruth Hutchinson
* Hawthorndene Primary Year 5 students Rebecca Crawley
and Ella Milne”

– Interview

Tracker: LEGENDS OF LAND RIGHTS: Caring for country
http://tracker.org.au/2011/09/legends-of-land-rights-caring-for-country/
7 Sep 11: “NATIONAL: As part of an ongoing project, the NSW
Aboriginal Land Council is producing a DVD series called
‘Legends of Land Rights’, honouring the hundreds of land
rights heroes who have dedicated their lives to the fight.
Each month, Tracker gives you a transcript of one of our
interviews. This edition CHRIS MUNRO yarns to Lionel Mongta,
an Aboriginal activist and land rights legend.”

– News

National Indigenous Radio Service:
Health suffers from lack of resources
http://www.nirs.org.au/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=6266:health-suffers-from-lack-of-resources&catid=2:news-broadcasts&Itemid=154
8 Sep 11: “An Aboriginal health organization in the
Northern Territory says the Aboriginal health profession is
collapsing due to a lack of resources for training. Board
Member of Aboriginal Medical Services NT (AMSANT) Paula
Arnoll made the comments at the launch of the Year of the
Aboriginal Health Worker in Katherine in the NT.”

news.com.au: Ernie Dingo blames whites for Aboriginal drinking
http://www.news.com.au/entertainment/movies/ernie-dingo-blames-whites-for-aboriginal-drinking/story-e6frfmvr-1225809776726
12 Dec 09: “INDIGENOUS icon Ernie Dingo has hit out at
hypocritical “white people” who lecture Aborigines about
alcohol consumption. “What you should be worrying about is
who is giving them access … who sells alcohol? Not black
people,” Dingo said. “We (indigenous people) don’t have a
problem. Our problem is to say ‘no’ to you blokes, to white
people … ‘no’ is not really part of our cultural
background. “There are more white alcoholics than there are
black people in this country, so don’t come at us with
restrictions and Aboriginal laws about alcohol.””

06/09/2011 Petition calling for a national moratorium on government’s Income Management

Posted in NEWS on 06/09/2011 by D

Contents:
* Indigenous groups challenge
‘Doctrine of Christian Discovery and Domination’
* Petition calling for a moratorium on Income Management
* Upcoming ‘Save the Kimberley’ events
* Environmentalists: Kimberley Heritage listing inadequate
* AMSANT: Year of the Aboriginal Health Worker
* Unions support Aboriginal opposition to nuclear waste dump
* Remembering Wave Hill Walk-Off
* Sydney activists celebrate Wave Hill Walk-Off
* “Walk With Us” presents views of NT Elders on Intervention
* Upcoming Aboriginal rights events around Australia
* Other Northern Territory (NT) Intervention articles
* Background to the Northern Territory (NT) Intervention
* Other articles

* INDIGENOUS GROUPS CHALLENGE
‘DOCTRINE OF CHRISTIAN DISCOVERY AND DOMINATION’:

– News Analysis

Truthout: Indigenous Groups Challenge Doctrine of Christian
Discovery and Domination
http://www.truth-out.org/indigenous-groups-challenge-doctrine-christian-discovery-and-domination/1310736050
22 Jul 11: “Romero was speaking at a side event about the
root of the problems affecting her people – the
dehumanization caused by the “Doctrine of Christian
Discovery.” The “doctrine,” which will be the theme of next
year’s highly anticipated UNPFII, would have sounded like
conspiracy not too long ago. Today, thanks to exhaustive
research by indigenous scholars and law researchers, the
doctrine has been brought front and center.” Jason Coppola

– Interview

Spiritual Space Magazine: Aboriginal Spirituality:
insights from an Australian Aboriginal senior man
http://spiritualspace.com.au/aboriginal-spirituality/
30 Aug 11: “What do you think is the biggest misconception
about Aboriginal spirituality?
[Michael Williams:] People try to make sense of it from
their own perspective [spiritual] and do not often open
themselves up to knowing it from the inside. … By the
time the British and others arrived on Australian shores
they had long-established behaviours relating to Indigenous
cultures. With this entrenched behaviour, coupled with
Christianity and Missionary zealousness, there was little
chance of Aboriginal spirituality being assessed from a
standpoint of respect and a desire to understand it on its
own terms.”

* PETITION CALLING FOR A MORATORIUM ON INCOME MANAGEMENT:

– Petition

Petition to call for a moratorium on Government’s Income
Management:
http://www.sayno2gim.info/index.php/2-uncategorised/10-petition

– Media Releases

Call for moratorium on Income Management following release
of damning study
http://www.sayno2gim.info/download/Media_Release_21_Aug_2011_Call_for_a_moratorium_on_Income_Management_following_release_of_damning_study.pdf
21 Aug 11: “The ‘Say No to Government’s Income Management:
Not in Bankstown, Not Anywhere’ campaign coalition has
joined with groups opposing the Northern Territory (NT)
Intervention to launch a petition calling for a national
moratorium on Income Management.
The call comes following the release of a report by the
Women’s Equality Rights Alliance last Friday examining the
experiences of more than 180 women on Income Management in
the NT. ‘The Women’s Experience of Income Management in
the Northern Territory’ report shows that the vast
majority of women surveyed wanted to exit Income
Management. The report also documents a disturbing range
of problems with the system.
The petition for a moratorium that is being launched calls
for the government to:
1. Abandon plans to expand Income Management to the five
‘trial sites’ in 2012, including Bankstown in south-west
Sydney;
2. Grant immediate amnesty to all people seeking to exit
Income Management in the NT, Western Australia and
Queensland;
3. Redirect spending planned for Income Management into
employment creation and social services. …”

Rachel Siewert:
Income management targets the vulnerable – Greens
http://rachel-siewert.greensmps.org.au/content/media-release/income-management-targets-vulnerable-greens
30 Aug 11: “The Australian Greens said today the Government
should abandon compulsory income management and plans to
expand it into other centres, such as Bankstown, in the
face of an ever-growing body of evidence highlighting the
detrimental effect of the policy. “The personal degradation
caused by this policy is clear in a recent study into women
and income management,” Senator Rachel Siewert, Australian
Greens community services spokesperson said today. “This
policy inherently targets the most vulnerable people in our
community,” Senator Siewert said. … “The Equality Rights
Alliance’s report Women’s Experience of Income Management
in the Northern Territory found the policy had, in many
cases, led to social exclusion, loss of self-respect, and
confusion and had little impact on women’s spending habits.”

– Audio

The Wire: ‘Discrimination by postcode’:
welfare quarantining to be rolled out in southwest Sydney
http://www.thewire.org.au/storyDetail.aspx?ID=8379
29 Aug 11: “Welfare groups and residents in the southwest
suburb of Bankstown have condemned a Federal Government
plan to roll out welfare quarantining beyond the Northern
Territory to five trial sites across Australia, including
Bankstown in NSW, from next July. The contentious policy,
also called ‘income management’, was a central part of the
government’s Northern Territory Intervention strategy
introduced in 2007. At a rally outside federal Minister for
Human Services and Social Inclusion, Tanya Plibersek’s
office in the Sydney CBD on Friday, members from a
coalition of 40 Bankstown community groups called for a
moratorium on income management. …
Featured in story:
* Metro Migrant Resource Centre chief executive
Violet Roumeliotis
* Jumbunna Indigenous House of Learning social policy
researcher Eva Cox
* Bankstown Aboriginal Elder Daphne Lake
* Bankstown residents”

– News Analysis

Solidarity: New evidence damns Income Management
http://www.solidarity.net.au/38/new-evidence-damns-income-management/
September 2011: “A NEW report has damned Labor’s income
management policy. The report is from the Equal Rights
Alliance (ERA), representing more than 50 groups advocating
for women’s rights. … More than 180 women with direct
experience of Income Management participated in surveys and
focus groups, making this the most extensive study of the
system. Seventy-nine per cent said they wanted to exit
Income Management immediately. … The campaign against the
NT Intervention has initiated a petition demanding a
moratorium on Income Management. The petition is also
sponsored by a new coalition in Bankstown, “Say No to
Government Income Management”, formed following the
announcement in May that Bankstown would be one of the five
new “trial sites” for Income Management. Their founding
statement, published in the local press, gained endorsement
from more than 40 organisations, including Unions NSW, the
Migrant Resource Centre, Catholic Care and Uniting Care.”
Paddy Gibson

See:

Welcome to the campaign website of Say No to Government’s Income Management, Not in Bankstown, Not Anywhere!
http://www.sayno2gim.info/

WGAR News: Interview with Randa Kattan about expansion of Income Management to Vic, NSW, Qld and SA (27 Jul 11)
http://indymedia.org.au/2011/07/28/wgar-news-interview-with-randa-kattan-about-expansion-of-income-management-to-vic-nsw-qld

Report: Equality Rights Alliance: Women’s Experience of Income Management in the Northern Territory
http://www.equalityrightsalliance.org.au/projects/womens-experience-income-management-northern-territory

WGAR News: Interview with Equality Rights Alliance’s Emma Davidson (23 Aug 11)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2011/08/23/wgar-news-book-launch-walk-with-us-aboriginal-views-on-the-nt-intervention

WGAR News: Interviews with Emma Davidson of Equality Rights Alliance (28 Aug 11)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2011/08/28/wgar-news-45th-anniversary-of-gurindji-wave-hill-walk-off-kalkarindji-nt-26-28-august-201

* UPCOMING ‘SAVE THE KIMBERLEY’ EVENTS:

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: Fri 9 September 2011: Manly, Sydney, NSW
A International Conference of Eco Ideas:
Home: http://mec.org.au/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&layout=item&id=6&Itemid=188
Program: http://mec.org.au/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=16:program&Itemid=190
12.30 pm: Campaigning with Indigenous Communities:
* Neil McKenzie – ‘Save the Kimberley’
* Dr Anne Poelina – ‘Save the Kimberley’

Event: Sat 10 September 2011: Manly, Sydney, NSW
A International Conference of Eco Ideas:
Home: http://mec.org.au/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&layout=item&id=6&Itemid=188
Program: http://mec.org.au/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=16:program&Itemid=190
11.00 am: The Wilderness Society ‘Save the Kimberley’ Launch:
* Lyndon Schneiders, National Campaign Director of The Wilderness
Society
* Neil McKenzie
* Dr Anne Poelina

Event: Sat 10 September 2011: Adelaide, SA
Adelaide Save the Kimberley Benefit Gig
Supported by SASEN (SA Student Enviro Network) &
The Wilderness Society
“A night of music, speakers and banner painting awaits you!!”
Event details: http://indymedia.org.au/adelaide-save-the-kimberley-benefit-gig

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: Sat 19 November 2011: Annandale, Sydney, NSW
Save the Kimberley: Cans for Country, Songs for change!
“A super sick show with super sick bands, to help raise
funds and awareness to aid in the fight against the WA
Government and Woodsides attempted destruction of the
Kimberley Coast”
Event details: http://www.savethekimberley.com/wp/2011/07/13/upcoming-events/

* ENVIRONMENTALISTS: KIMBERLEY HERITAGE LISTING INADEQUATE:

– Audio

The Wire: Kimberley protection no comfort to environmentalists
http://www.thewire.org.au/storyDetail.aspx?ID=8389
31 Aug 11: “Federal Environment Minister Tony Burke today
announced that 19 million hectares of the west Kimberly
will be given national heritage listing – with the
exception of the controversial area earmarked for gas
drilling. James Price Point, the site of Woodside’s
proposed 30 billion dollar gas hub, will be excised from
the listing. Environmentalists descibe the announcement as
‘greenwash’ and say they will push on with their campaign
to save the Kimberley from mining. …
Featured in story: Heidi Nore, manager of The Wilderness
Society’s Kimberley campaign”

– Media Release

Rachel Siewert: Greens:
Kimberley must not be surrendered for short term greed
http://rachel-siewert.greensmps.org.au/content/media-release/kimberley-must-not-be-surrendered-short-term-greed
31 Aug 11: “Senator Rachel Siewert, Australian Greens
spokesperson on the Kimberley says heritage listing
announcement for the West Kimberley demonstrates why the
area must not be given up to the short term greed of the
resource boom. … “It is unfortunate that today’s
announcement does nothing to protect the Kimberley from the
construction of the proposed LNG factory at James Price
Point.”

– News

National Indigenous Radio Service:
Heritage listing falls short: Environmentalists
http://www.nirs.org.au/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=6242:heritage-listing-falls-short-environmentalists&catid=2:news-broadcasts&Itemid=154
2 Sep 11: “Environmental groups say the federal
government’s Heritage listing of parts of the Kimberley
region of Western Australia doesn’t go far enough to
protect the outstanding natural values of the region.
Federal Environment Minister Tony Burke has announced that
more than 19 million hectares of the west Kimberley will be
given National Heritage listing. However, the listing
doesn’t include Woodside’s controversial proposed gas hub
project at James Price Point.”

Tracker: Kimberley heritage listing too weak: Green groups
http://tracker.org.au/2011/09/kimberley-heritage-listing-too-weak-green-groups/
1 Sep 11: “WESTERN AUSTRALIA: The heritage listing of parts
of the Kimberley doesn’t go far enough to protect the
outstanding natural values of the region in northern
Western Australia, environmental groups say. But they also
say federal recognition of the need to protect a dinosaur
track along the Dampier Peninsula coast could pose problems
for a proposed gas hub at James Price Point, 60km north of
Broome.”

SMH: ‘What’s the point?’:
tourism questions west Kimberley heritage listing
http://www.smh.com.au/environment/whats-the-point-tourism-questions-west-kimberley-heritage-listing-20110831-1jlxr.html
1 Sep 11: “Federal Environment Minister Tony Burke said his
decision to add almost 20 million hectares of the west
Kimberley to the National Heritage List – the largest area
to be listed in Australian history – would preserve
culturally and naturally significant sites but would not
automatically shut-down the area to development. However,
the decision was criticised from all sides, with
conservationists calling for the James Price Point project
near Broome to be included and industries and the state
government slamming the blanket approach.”

ABC: Kimberley heritage listing under fire
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2011-08-31/kimberley-heritage-listing-under-fire/2864656
1 Sep 11: “There has been swift criticism of the Federal
Government’s announcement of National Heritage Listing for
the west Kimberley region of Western Australia. Federal
Environment Minister Tony Burke announced on Wednesday more
than 19 million hectares of the Kimberley region would be
heritage listed. But environmentalists are unhappy the
listing will not stop development in the Kimberley region,
in particular, the gas hub proposal for James Price Point,
north of Broome, which was left out of the process.”

SMH: Minister confirms west Kimberley heritage listing
http://www.smh.com.au/environment/minister-confirms-west-kimberley-heritage-listing-20110831-1jl3v.html#ixzz1WbAITh1h
31 Aug 11: “Almost 20 million hectares of the west
Kimberley will be heritage listed, but the area around the
James Price Point gas processing hub has been excluded, in
a controversial decision confirmed this morning.”

– Related Audio

Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association:
CAAMA Radio News 29-08-2011
http://caama.com.au/caama-radio-news-29-08-2011
29 Aug 11: “protests over the proposed gas hub at james
price point near broom in WA escalated late last week when
police were called in to remove demonstrators who were
blocking a road preventing woodsides drilling rigs from
entering the site.”

– Related Media Release

Rachel Siewert: Greens:
Wikileaks cables cast doubt on LNG hub legitimacy
http://rachel-siewert.greensmps.org.au/content/media-release/wikileaks-cables-cast-doubt-lng-hub-legitimacy
1 Sep 11: “Australian Greens Senator Rachel Siewert says
Wikileaks cables about the development of a gas hub at
James Price Point cast increasing doubt over the legitimacy
of the development. In Broome today, Senator Siewert called
on the hub’s joint venture partners to reassess their
involvement in the project after cables indicated there was
Government pressure on them to accept Woodside’s choice of
development pathway.”

– Related News

National Indigenous Times:
Chains, blockades as the gas hub protest continues
http://www.nit.com.au/news/story.aspx?id=22723
1 Sep 11: “Protests and blockades resumed at the
controversial gas hub project site near Broome in Western
Australia last week as anger among the town’s residents
increased with claims Woodside was carrying out work on the
site that had yet to be approved by the Federal Government.
A series of protests took place with protestors chaining
themselves to machinery and equipment on several separate
occasions. Two women chained themselves to a concreted 44
gallon drum to block a convoy of Woodside trucks and
another woman was arrested earlier after she locked herself
onto a low-loader trailer.”

National Indigenous Radio Service:
Shock turn-around by Kimberley Land Council
http://www.nirs.org.au/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=6234:shock-turn-around-by-kimberley-land-council&catid=2:news-broadcasts&Itemid=154
1 Sep 11: “The man who spearheaded negotiations over a
controversial gas plant, north of Broome, has withdrawn his
support for the project. In June, Kimberley Land Council
director Wayne Bergmann helped traditional owners of the
site negotiate a $1.5 billion benefits package with
Woodside and the State Government. But, in a surprise
about-turn, Mr Bergmann said the plant at James Price Point
should not be given the go-ahead.”

West Australian:
Native title deal leader withdraws gas hub support
http://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/a/-/wa/10161359/native-title-deal-leader-withdraws-gas-hub-support/
1 Sep 11: “The architect of the native title deal that
paved the way for the James Price Point gas hub is
withdrawing his support for the project. Former Kimberley
Land Council boss Wayne Bergmann led the negotiations that
culminated in a deal struck in May when Premier Colin
Barnett praised him for his tireless work securing the
benefits for the Aboriginal community. … But in a shock
about-face, Mr Bergmann told the ABC yesterday the
liquefied natural gas project should not go ahead.”

National Indigenous Radio Service:
Police slam Kimberley protesters
http://www.nirs.org.au/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=6223:police-slam-kimberley-protesters&catid=2:news-broadcasts&Itemid=154
31 Aug 11: “Police have labelled protesters campaigning
against the Kimberley gas hub as “selfish” and recommended
Woodside take legal action to recoup costs. The protest
against the LNG precinct north of Broome flared up at the
weekend when four protesters chained themselves to
machinery and a drum of concrete on the road to James Price
Point.”

Koori Mail: No Gas campaign rumbles on
[scroll down page] http://www.koorimail.com/index.php
28 Aug 11: “PROTESTERS continue to stymie developer
Woodside’s efforts to undertake investigative works at the
site of a planned multi-billion gas hub at James Price
Point near Broome. Despite some of their number being
arrested, several women locked themselves on to company
machinery on Friday and yesterday to prevent Woodside
workers moving in. The gas proposal has in-principle
agreement from some native title claimants but Broome
Community No Gas Campaign spokesperson Nik Wevers says the
‘vast majority’ of the Broome community opposes it.”

Green Left: Bid to save Kimberley:
Locals, protesters defy Woodside and gov’t
http://www.greenleft.org.au/node/48645
27 Aug 11: “A convoy of 30 trucks and cars loaded with
drilling equipment and workers from energy company Woodside
set out from Broome in northern Western Australia at 2.30am
on August 26. It was heading for James Price Point. Two
protesters locked onto two vehicles when the convoy arrived
and another two locked onto a strong point on the road,
halting the convoy. The action was the latest drama in a
vibrant local campaign against a planned gas hub at James
Price Point. A community blockade at the site has been in
place for the past three months.”

* AMSANT: YEAR OF THE ABORIGINAL HEALTH WORKER:

– Media Releases

Aboriginal Medical Services Alliance Northern Territory:
Closing the Gap through caring for our people:
Year of the Aboriginal Health Worker launched
http://www.amsant.org.au/documents/article/83/110901-MR-JP-YAHW%20Launch.pdf
1 Sep 11: “That’s all we ask from of the year ahead:
* a recognition of the profession of Aboriginal Health
Workers, and the fundamentally important role they play in
improving the health of our people.
* equity in the treatment of Aboriginal Health Workers in
housing and benefits that accrue to other health
professions, such as nurses and GPs;
* the commitment and resources to grow the profession to
build on the successes we have in Aboriginal Comprehensive
Primary Health Care; and
* a recognition of the vital role our Aboriginal Health
Workers have in Closing the Gap in Aboriginal health
outcomes.”

Aboriginal Medical Services Alliance Northern Territory:
Health Worker veterans honoured as patrons of the
Year Of the Aboriginal Health Worker
http://amsant.org.au/documents/article/83/110901-MR-PA-YAHW%20Patrons.pdf
1 Sep 11: “”Two of the Northern Territory’s longest serving
Aboriginal Health Workers were honoured as co-patrons for
the Year of the Aboriginal Health Worker in Katherine,
Aboriginal Medical Services Alliance Northern Territory
[AMSANT] Board member Paula Arnol announced today. “Jack
Little was first recruited as an Aboriginal Health Worker
by the legendary Dr John Hargreaves,” said Ms Arnol. …
“Kathy Abbott is an Arrernte woman who was a trailblazer in
Aboriginal health in Central Australia, being recruited by
Trevor Cutter in the early 1970s.”

Aboriginal Medical Services Alliance Northern Territory:
We want action on Aboriginal Health Worker training
http://amsant.org.au/documents/article/83/110901-MR-PA-YAHW%20Launch.pdf
1 Sep 11: “Key opportunities to improve Aboriginal health
would be lost unless there is immediate action to improve
Aboriginal Health Worker training, Aboriginal Medical
Services Northern Territory Board Member Paula Arnol said
today. “We have a profession that is acknowledged as a key
to improving the health of our people that is collapsing
because no one will take responsibility for properly
resourcing the training of Aboriginal Health Workers,” said
Ms Arnol. “Over the past 20 years there have been endless
reports and studies telling us we need more Aboriginal
Health Workers. “Instead we face a profession critical to
the health of our people that seems to be in terminal
decline in the Northern Territory.”

* UNIONS SUPPORT ABORIGINAL OPPOSITION TO NUCLEAR WASTE DUMP:

– News

MUA: Unions Pledge Support To Oppose Nuclear Waste Dump
http://www.mua.org.au/news/unions-pledge-support-to-oppose-nuclear-waste-dump/
23 Aug 11: “Trade union officials have pledged support to
traditional owners who oppose the construction of a nuclear
waste dump on their land. The delegation met in Tennant
Creek last week where they were received by Muckaty
traditional owners and community members. … Aboriginal
women danced for the union officials who later spoke to the
crowd about their commitment to hindering the construction
and operation of the proposed nuclear storage facility. …
The Senate is yet to vote on legislation written
specifically to allow the nuclear dump to proceed at
Muckaty. … Meanwhile, a legal challenge to the Federal
Government’s waste dump plans at Muckaty will be heard in
October.”

See:

Unions NT Resolves to Fight Radioactive Waste Dump (12 Apr 11)
http://beyondnuclearinitiative.com/media-releases/

WGAR News: Muckaty Voices and Our Generation screening at ‘Down Under Berlin – Australian Film Festival’
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2011/08/23/wgar-news-book-launch-walk-with-us-aboriginal-views-on-the-nt-intervention

Nuclear Territory News: Waste Dump News
http://ntne.ws/articles/article.php?section=waste

Beyond Nuclear Initiative:
http://beyondnuclearinitiative.com/

– Related News

Green Left:
Aboriginal people battle radioactive waste dump plan
http://www.greenleft.org.au/node/48716
3 Sep 11: “The land around Muckaty Station, 120 kilometres
north of Tennant Creek in the Northern Territory, was
nominated as a possible site for a nuclear waste dump by
the Northern Land Council in May 2007. This was accepted by
the federal government in September 2007. … “If Muckaty
gets announced as the dump site, traditional owners are
asking people to travel to Tennant Creek (when they put the
call out) and help block the road to show they are serious
about not letting the waste travel through to the dump
site.””

LeftClick:
Derek Wall and Muckaty women to participate in CCSC conference
http://leftclickblog.blogspot.com/2011/08/derek-wall-and-muckaty-women-to.html
30 Aug 11: “Leading British ecosocialist Derek Wall
(pictured left) has confirmed that he will prepare a video
presentation especially for the World At A Crossroads:
Climate Change Social Change conference in Melbourne
September 30-October 3. … We also have confirmation that
two women traditional landowners from Muckaty (the site of
the planned nuclear waste dump opposed by the local
Aboriginal community and many others), Dianne Stokes
(pictured below left) and Kylie Sambo (who is also a hip hop
artist– pictured below right), will be travelling all the
way from Central Australia to the conference.”

– Related Analysis/Opinion

NT News Editorial: Nuke dump not all bad
http://www.ntnews.com.au/article/2011/08/23/255241_opinion.html
23 Aug 11: “TERRITORIANS have every right to feel angry
about the Federal Government’s decision to force the NT to
host a nuclear waste dump. … a federal scientific report
found that the best site was in South Australia. The SA
State Government – motivated by politics, not science or
environmental concerns – fought the decision and won. The
Territory has no such constitutional power and has no
choice but to accept the dump.”

* REMEMBERING WAVE HILL WALK-OFF:

– Audio

ABC Radio National – Awaye!: Remembering Wave Hill
27 Aug 11: “In the first part of our Wave Hill
commemoration series, we travel to the communities of
Kalkarindji and Daguragu south-west of Darwin where the
Gurindji stockmen led the famous walk-off in August 1966
and which galvanised the Aboriginal land rights movement.
We replay a feature produced by Matthew Leonard in 2006 on
the occasion of the 40th anniversary.”

– Reportbacks

Anita Heiss Blog:
45th Anniversary of the Gurindji Wave Hill Walk-Off
http://anitaheissblog.blogspot.com/2011/09/45th-anniversary-of-gurindji-wave-hill.html
3 Sep 11: “Last week I flew from Sydney to Darwin and then
drove 800km in a convoy via Katherine to Kalkarindji and
Dagaragu, the home of the Gurindji nation (and supported by
the associated nations of the Malgnin, Mudpurra, Bilinara,
Nyarinman and Warlpiri peoples). It was there that I felt
the strength and dignity of those who walked off Wave Hill
Station (then ‘officially’ owned by British Lord Vestey)
some 45 years previously. The protest was a demand for
rights to their traditional country, and to be treated
equally with other Australians employed on the land.”

Green Left: Celebration and protest mark Gurindji freedom day
http://www.greenleft.org.au/node/48717
3 Sep 11: ““It’s just a great honour to be here,” iconic
singer-songwriter Paul Kelly told Green Left Weekly. “What
happened here is a fascinating and amazing story.” Kev
Carmody, another legend of Australian music, added: “It’s
brought all these people together from diverse backgrounds
and from all across the country and it’s an honour to the
strength of Gurindji people.” … This event [the 45th
anniversary of the Gurindji walk off from Wave Hill
station], which gave birth to the land rights movement, was
commemorated with three days and nights of discussion, music
and protest.” Ruth Ratcliffe

– News

National Indigenous Times:
Emotions run high as call is renewed to end Intervention
http://www.nit.com.au/news/story.aspx?id=22724
1 Sep 11: “Aboriginal stockmen led more than 200 people
last weekend in re-enacting the 45th anniversary of the
famous Wave Hill Walk-off of 1966 at Kalkarindji, on the
Victoria River, 800km south of Darwin. The Walk-off
anniversary also presented traditional owners with the
opportunity to speak out about the current state of
Indigenous affairs in Australia and they left no-one in any
doubt about their anger and frustration, particularly with
the Northern Territory Intervention. The heat and emotions
ran high as the Northern Territory and Australian Federal
governments took a verbal beating over the Intervention in
particular as men and women told their stories from a stage.
The Federal Intervention in remote Territory communities
remains a great source of angst for many who attended the
anniversary of the 1966 Walk-off.”

National Indigenous Times: Walk-off anniversary
http://www.nit.com.au/story.aspx?id=22725
1 Sep 11: “They came from near and far – hundreds of people
last weekend to remember and pay their respects to the
Gurindji people and their actions back in 1966 in the now
famous Wave Hill Walk-off. Traditional owners, politicians,
unionists and even camp dogs made the 20 minute walk from
Kalkarindji community, 550 kilometres south of Darwin, to
the original meeting place where the Wave Hill Walk-off
began to commemorate what the Gurindji people did and
achieved 45 years ago. Australian musicians with ties to the
community, including Paul Kelly and Dan Sultan were there.
Especially significant was the attendance of Gabi Hollows
whose late husband, Fred Hollows restored Vincent Lingiari’s
sight. She proudly took part in the Walk-off re-enactment.”

Katherine Times: Historic walk off re-enacted to mark 45 years
http://www.katherinetimes.com.au/news/local/news/general/historic-walk-off-reenacted-to-mark-45-years/2276905.aspx
31 Aug 11: “More than 200 Indigenous stockmen – joined by
over 400 family members, politicians and unionists –
re-enacted the Wave Hill Walk Off on the weekend to
commemorate the strike that led to better working
conditions for Aboriginal stockmen 45 years ago. …
Gurindji elder Jimmy Wavehill, who joined the large group in
their 20-minute re-enactment of the walk, said he still had
a vivid memory of the walk-off. “I’m the eldest here and I
got a good knowledge,” he said. “I want to be with my people
and walk from here back to our old meeting place at the old
crossing.””

National Indigenous Radio Service:
Basics Card anger expressed at celebrations
http://www.nirs.org.au/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=6213:basics-card-anger-expressed-at-celebrations&catid=2:news-broadcasts&Itemid=154
30 Aug 11: “A three-day event to commemorate the 45th
anniversary of the Wave Hill walk-off has been held in the
Northern Territory. … SBS reporter Bill Code attended the
festival and says most people attending the event remain
very concerned about the impact of the intervention.
Bill Code: There continues to be a frustration and anger at
the use of the Basics Card. Many people are angry their
benefits money go on to the so-called Basics Card and people
are unable to buy certain items – those sort of everyday
groceries. … Voice ends.”

ABC Rural: Lingiari lecture attacks NT intervention
http://www.abc.net.au/rural/news/content/201108/s3304425.htm
29 Aug 11: “Speakers at the festival to mark the 45th
anniversary of the Wave Hill walk-off have strongly
condemned the Federal Government’s Northern Territory
intervention. The inaugural Vincent Lingiari Memorial
Lecture was heard by 200 people in the community of
Kalkarindji, 400 kilometres south-west of Katherine.
Gurindji woman Josie Crawshaw delivered the address, saying
the intervention had stripped away the rights won in the
famous Wave Hill Station strike.”

ABC Rural: Role of unions remembered in Wave Hill walk off
http://www.abc.net.au/rural/nt/content/201108/s3304816.htm?site=katherine&section=news
29 Aug 11: “The Gurindji strike from Wave Hill Station may
not have suceeded if it wasn’t for the support of unions
from Darwin and around the country. Brian Manning was part
of the Northern Territory Aboriginal Rights Council, and
was instrumental in convincing the Waterside Workers Union
to support the strike.”

ABC Rural: They treated us like dogs: Gurindji strikers
http://www.abc.net.au/rural/nt/content/201108/s3304833.htm?site=katherine&section=news
29 Aug 11: “Paddy Dujack and Gus George were both teenagers
when the Gurindji people walked off Wave Hill Station. They
showed the Country Hour aroudn the site that they left to
demand their own lands. “We had no water supply, no
electricity, they treated us like dogs.””

National Indigenous Radio Service:
Walk-Off celebrated over weekend
http://www.nirs.org.au/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=6205:walk-off-celebrated-over-weekend&catid=2:news-broadcasts&Itemid=154
29 Aug 11: “The Northern Territory Chief Minister says he
will not support using the word “intervention” to describe
new Federal Government programs in the Territory. …
Speakers at the event called on Aboriginal people to
remember the strength and courage of the Gurindji Wave Hill
strikers to fight against the federal government
intervention. One elder, Gus George, said the loss of
freedom Aboriginal people experienced at Wave Hill is being
repeated under the intervention.”

See:

WGAR News: 45th anniversary of Gurindji Wave Hill Walk-Off – Kalkarindji NT – 26-28 August 2011
http://indymedia.org.au/2011/08/28/wgar-news-45th-anniversary-of-gurindji-wave-hill-walk-off-kalkarindji-nt-26-28-august-201

* SYDNEY ACTIVISTS CELEBRATE WAVE HILL WALK-OFF:

– News

Alternative Media Group:
Activists celebrate historic Gurindji walk-off,
oppose ‘BasicsCard’
http://www.altmedia.net.au/activists-celebrate-historic-gurindji-walk-off-oppose-%E2%80%98basicscard%E2%80%99/41334
2 Sep 11: “On a bright Spring day last week, 100 people
gathered at the Broadway offices of Tanya Plibersek MP,
Minister for Social Inclusion. The crowd as celebrating the
45th anniversary of the historic struggle for wages and
land rights by the Gurindji people in the Northern
Territory. … They [the Gurindji people] pushed for both
equal pay and Aboriginal land rights, and made history in
1975, with the hand-back of land at Daguragu. … Dave
Suttle from the Stop the Intervention Collective, Sydney
(STICS) told the crowd that 45 years on the NT Intervention
has taken away many of these rights.”

* “WALK WITH US” PRESENTS VIEWS OF NT ELDERS ON INTERVENTION:

– Book launch

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: http://stoptheintervention.org/facts/films-and-literature/book-walk-with-us
Event details: http://www.isx.org.au/events/1313980450_5678.html
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
Videos from the Sydney book launch: http://stoptheintervention.org/facts/films-and-literature/book-walk-with-us/videos-wwu

– Media Release

“Walk With Us” Launched By ‘concerned Australians’
http://indigenouspeoplesissues.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=12009:australia-walk-with-us-launched-by-concerned-australians&catid=54:australia-indigenous-peoples&Itemid=76
28 Aug 11: “In all the discussion, debate, and commentary
generated on Indigenous issues, the virtual absence of the
voices of the people concerned is startling. The
opportunity to hear from people most affected by government
Indigenous policy does not come often for most of us. This
is why the launch this week of another slim volume by the
group ‘concerned Australians’ is cause for celebration”,
says Canberra writer, Michelle Fahy. …
“Walk With Us provides a useful starting point on the
current situation with the Intervention and recent
happenings in the Northern Territory. Topics covered include
government changes to the Racial Discrimination Act, the
visit of two Aboriginal Elders to the United Nations, and
the recent Australian visit of Navi Pillay, the UN Human
Rights High Commissioner. Most importantly, the impact of
the Intervention on the lives of the people who live under
it is explained by those people in their own words”.”

– News

ABC Melbourne:
Book captures views of NT elders on intervention
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2011-08-30/20110830intervention-book-launch/2862222/?site=melbourne
30 Aug 11: “Seven indigenous elders from the Northern
Territory have had their thoughts on the federal
intervention published in a book being launched in
Melbourne today. The book, Walk With Us, was compiled by a
group called Concerned Australians, which campaigns against
the federal government’s emergency response in remote
communities. It calls on Australians to campaign against
the intervention. Editor Michele Harris says the elders,
from areas such as Utopia, Wallaby Beach and the Daly
River, all spoke of feelings of helplessness arising from
the intervention.”

Sydney Archdiocese:
Aboriginal Elders Urge End to Intervention
http://www.sydney.catholic.org.au/news/latest_news/2011/2011830_1180.shtml
30 Aug 11: “The Northern Territory’s Aboriginal Elders have
long fought to have their voices heard and be consulted as
part of the Government’s controversial and painful
Intervention Policy, which was instigated by the Howard
Government and continues four years later under the present
Government. … The result is Walk With Us, a book compiled
from the words of seven Northern Territory Elders, giving
them a much-needed voice across the wider community about
the impact and failure of the Intervention, and why it must
be halted.”

– Analysis / Opinion

On Line Opinion:
Resetting our relationship with Aboriginal people
http://www.onlineopinion.com.au/view.asp?article=12535&page=0
29 Aug 11: “Walk With Us is the sequel to the remarkable
This Is What We Said, which was published in February 2010
and gave voice to the suffering of many Aboriginal people
under the Intervention. Walk With Us explores recent
happenings. It covers government changes to legislation,
the visit of two Elders to the UN, and the recent
Australian visit of Navi Pillay, the UN Human Rights High
Commissioner. Most importantly, we read of the ongoing
impact of the Intervention on the lives of Aboriginal
people in their own words.” Michelle Fahy

– Related Videos

Stop the Intervention: Videos from the booklaunch of
“Walk With Us” in Sydney at gleebooks on 1 Sept 2011
http://stoptheintervention.org/facts/films-and-literature/book-walk-with-us/videos-wwu
“Part 1 – Auntie Millie Ingram
Part 2 – Nicole Watson
Part 3 – Jeff McMullen
Part 4 – Q & A”

* UPCOMING ABORIGINAL RIGHTS EVENTS AROUND AUSTRALIA
– 33 EVENTS FROM 6 SEPTEMBER 2011:

Click on the links for details of the events …

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: Thu 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
Event details: http://stoptheintervention.org/facts/films-and-literature/book-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
Book info: http://stoptheintervention.org/uploads/files_to_download/concerned-Australians/WWU-Alert-for-All-Readers.pdf
Videos from the Sydney book launch: http://stoptheintervention.org/facts/films-and-literature/book-walk-with-us/videos-wwu

Event: Tue 6 September 2011: Fortitude Valley, Brisbane, Qld
Homelands campaign training session
Amnesty International Qld/Northern NSW
“The training is designed for activists who want to play an
active role in the campaign, within their local group or as
a part of the Homelands Action Group.”
Event details: http://www.amnesty.org.au/qld/event/26520/

Event: Wed 7 September 2011: Brunswick, Melbourne, Vic
Indigenous Social Justice Association:
Discussion of Justice Reinvestment
“On to 20th anniversary of the Royal Commission into
Aboriginal Deaths in Custody ANTAR issued a statement
criticising the lack of progress and putting forward a
range of strategies, including Justice Reinvestment,
a program being trialed in a number of U.S. States.
This meeting will discuss this program and evaluate its
usefulness in the Australian context”
Event details: http://www.isja-msg.com/coming_events.htm
Event details: http://indymedia.org.au/indigenous-social-justice-association-discussion-of-justice-reinvestment

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-2011-3
Course details: http://www.amnesty.org.au/nsw/event/26384/

Event: Thu 8 September 2011: Armidale, NSW
Our Generation Film Screening
Event details: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/events/
Film info: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/about-2/
See bottom of this page for Our Generation film reviews

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: http://stoptheintervention.org/facts/films-and-literature/book-walk-with-us
Event details: http://www.isx.org.au/events/1313980450_5678.html
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
Videos from the Sydney book launch: http://stoptheintervention.org/facts/films-and-literature/book-walk-with-us/videos-wwu

Event: Fri 9 September 2011: Manly, Sydney, NSW
A International Conference of Eco Ideas:
Home: http://mec.org.au/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&layout=item&id=6&Itemid=188
Program: http://mec.org.au/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=16:program&Itemid=190
12.30 pm: Campaigning with Indigenous Communities:
* Neil McKenzie – ‘Save the Kimberley’
* Dr Anne Poelina – ‘Save the Kimberley’

Event: Sat 10 September 2011: Manly, Sydney, NSW
A International Conference of Eco Ideas:
Home: http://mec.org.au/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&layout=item&id=6&Itemid=188
Program: http://mec.org.au/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=16:program&Itemid=190
11.00 am: The Wilderness Society ‘Save the Kimberley’ Launch:
* Lyndon Schneiders, National Campaign Director of The Wilderness Society
* Neil McKenzie
* Dr Anne Poelina

Event: Sat 10 September 2011: Adelaide, SA
Adelaide Save the Kimberley Benefit Gig
Supported by SASEN (SA Student Enviro Network) &
The Wilderness Society
“A night of music, speakers and banner painting awaits you!!”
Event details: http://indymedia.org.au/adelaide-save-the-kimberley-benefit-gig

Event: Tue 13 September 2011: Acton, Canberra, ACT
Our Generation Film Screening
Q&A with special guests:
Dr. Helen Watchirs and Dianne Collins
Hosted by ACT Human Rights Commission and Community Partners
Event details: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/events/
Film info: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/about-2/
See bottom of this page for Our Generation film reviews

Event: Tue 13 September 2011: CBD, Sydney, NSW
Our Generation Film Screening
With special guests Jeff McMullen and the filmmakers
Hosted by Amnesty International Pitt Street Action Group
Event details: http://www.amnesty.org.au/nsw/event/26461/
Event details: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/events/
Film info: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/about-2/
See bottom of this page for Our Generation film reviews

Event: Thu 15 September 2011: Bundoora, Melbourne, Vic
Our Generation Film Screening
With special guest speaker:
Walpiri leader Valerie Martin Napaljari from Yuendumu
Hosted by ESP (Equality, Sustainability and Peace) group at
La Trobe University
Event details: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/events/
Film info: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/about-2/
See bottom of this page for Our Generation film reviews

Event: Fri 16 September 2011: Kelvin Grove, Brisbane, Qld
Our Generation Film Screening
Event details: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/events/
Film info: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/about-2/
See bottom of this page for Our Generation film reviews

Event: Fri 16 September 2011: Northcote, Melbourne, Vic
Ballerrt Mooroop Strong Spirit Festival – Fundraiser
Featuring: Uncle Kutcha Edwards
Johnny Mac and Meriki Hood
Jessie Llyod – Julia Mahatuwe
Mattrix – Squid Squad
Ballerrt Mooroop Dancing Troupe
“Join us for a very special night to celebrate Indigenous
culture and raise awareness of the struggle to save
Ballerrt Mooroop College, Melbourne’s last Indigenous
school.”
Event details: http://ballerrtmooroop.org/?q=content/ballerrt-mooroop-strong-spirit-festival-fundraiser
Campaign updates: http://ballerrtmooroop.org/

Event: Sat 17 September 2011: Brunswick, Melbourne, Vic
Media Skills Workshop for Activists
Organised by Radical Women &
Indigenous Social Justice Association – Melbourne
“Do you want to use the mainstream and community media more
effectively to promote social change? … ”
Register to attend
Event details: http://www.isja-msg.com/coming_events.htm
Event details: http://indymedia.org.au/media-skills-workshop-for-activists

Event: Mon 19 September 2011: Cronulla, NSW
Our Generation Film Screening
Hosted by Amnesty International Sutherland Shire Action Group
Event details: http://www.amnesty.org.au/nsw/event/26574/
Event details: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/events/
Film info: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/about-2/
See bottom of this page for Our Generation film reviews

Event: Tue 20 September 2011: Melbourne, Vic
Our Generation Film Screening
More details to come
Event details: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/events/
Film info: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/about-2/
See bottom of this page for Our Generation film reviews

Event: Tue 20 September 2011: Kensington, Sydney, NSW
Close the Gap Debate
– Is positive discrimination the only way to close the gap?
Hosted by Amnesty UNSW in collaboration with UNSW DebSoc
“A debate in recognition of Amnesty International
Australia’s focus on Indigenous rights and the Utopia
Homelands.”
Please RSVP
Event details: http://www.amnesty.org.au/nsw/event/26642/

Event: Thu 29 September 2011: Redfern, Sydney, NSW
Our Generation Film Screening
Q&A with Jeff McMullen
Hosted by Women’s Reconciliation Network
and Stop the Intervention Collective Sydney
Event details: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/events/
Event details: [scroll down page] http://stoptheintervention.org/
Film info: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/about-2/
Poster: http://stoptheintervention.org/uploads/files_to_download/Facts-Info-Our-Generation/Our-Gen-RCC-29-9-11.pdf
See bottom of this page for Our Generation film reviews

Event: Wed 5 October 2011: Brisbane, Qld
One-day Conference:
Human rights and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples
Hosted by Amnesty International Qld/Northern NSW
“Hear how human rights instruments, including the United
Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples,
can be applied to governance, law enforcement and justice
for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples in
Queensland.”
RSVPS are essential
Event details: http://www.amnesty.org.au/qld/event/24476/

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: Wed 12 October 2011: St Lucia, Brisbane, Qld
Our Generation Film Screening
Event details: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/events/
Film info: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/about-2/
See bottom of this page for Our Generation film reviews

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: Tue 8 November 2011: Hurstville, Sydney, NSW
Our Generation Film Screening
Hosted by Amnesty International Sutherland Shire Action Group
“Our group is hoping to engage more with AI members and
residents of the St George area and we hope that this will
be a launch event for the creation of a St George Action
Group … ”
Event details: http://www.amnesty.org.au/nsw/event/26576/
Event details: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/events/
Film info: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/about-2/
See bottom of this page for Our Generation film reviews

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: Sat 19 November 2011: Annandale, Sydney, NSW
Save the Kimberley: Cans for Country, Songs for change!
“A super sick show with super sick bands, to help raise
funds and awareness to aid in the fight against the WA
Government and Woodsides attempted destruction of the
Kimberley Coast”
Event details: http://www.savethekimberley.com/wp/2011/07/13/upcoming-events/

Event: Sun 20 November 2011: Mullumbimby, NSW
Our Generation Film Screening
With live music and Q&A with the filmmakers
More details to come
Event details: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/events/
Film info: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/about-2/
See bottom of this page for Our Generation film reviews

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:

– Analysis / Opinion

On Line Opinion:
Resetting our relationship with Aboriginal people
http://www.onlineopinion.com.au/view.asp?article=12535&page=0
29 Aug 11: “‘The Intervention has brought the history of
welfare reform back today. We don’t want that. It hurts.
Today a lot of our people are committing suicide; today a
lot of our people can’t cope with the Intervention.’
George Gaymarani Pascoe, Milingimbi
‘We are the Australians. Don’t let…the First People of this
country be rejected!…We have lived in this country as a
foreigner! We invite you brothers and sisters, walk with us,
then fight a system that victimises people.’
Rev Dr Djiniyini Gondarra OAM, Galiwin’ku”

– News

ABC Radio Australia News:
China blows whistle on Australia’s human rights stance
http://www.radioaustralianews.net.au/stories/201109/3308910.htm?desktop
2 Sep 11: “A confidential cable posted on whistle-blowing
website Wikileaks says Chinese officials “sought answers”
on how the Australian Government had been handling human
rights issues. … The cable says Chinese delegates wanted
the Australian Government to explain its treatment of
Aborigines, specifically in regard to the Northern
Territory Intervention. … The document contains a comment
about the federal intervention in the Northern Territory
being a case of “one size does not fit all”. … ”

* BACKGROUND TO THE NORTHERN TERRITORY (NT) INTERVENTION:

Creative Spirits:
Northern Territory Emergence Response (NTER)
– “The Intervention”:
http://www.creativespirits.info/aboriginalculture/politics/northern-territory-intervention.html

Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:
Northern Territory National Emergency Response:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northern_Territory_intervention

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Treaty Republic – NT Intervention:
http://treatyrepublic.net/search/node/NT%20Intervention

MAIC (Melbourne Anti-Intervention Collective):
http://maicollective.blogspot.com/

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/

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:

– News

National Indigenous Radio Service:
Scrymgour language policy revised
http://www.nirs.org.au/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=6238:scrymgour-language-policy-revised&catid=2:news-broadcasts&Itemid=154
2 Sep 11: “Labor backbencher Marion Scrymgour says she is
pleased the Northern Territory Government has clarified the
policy she introduced on bilingual teaching in schools
while she was Education Minister. The government says a
draft framework on literacy has “revised and expanded” its
existing stance on bilingual education that ordered
teaching in English for the first four hours of school
days.”

National Indigenous Times:
Report shows why our people must be given a say: Congress
http://www.nit.com.au/news/story.aspx?id=22706
1 Sep 11: “Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
must have a greater say over and involvement in service
delivery to our communities, the National Congress of
Australia’s First Peoples has said. The Congress was
responding to the Federal Government report “Overcoming
Indigenous Disadvantage: Key indicators 2011”. “A common
theme throughout the report and the recent release of the
Department of Finance spending report, is that where the
small improvements have been made, they have been in
programs that are innovative and developed from the ground
up or by involving community at all levels,” Congress
Co-Chair, Les Malezer said.”

National Indigenous Times:
Hollows group questions report findings on food
http://www.nit.com.au/news/story.aspx?id=22713
1 Sep 11: “The Fred Hollows Foundation has called on the
Federal Government to address critical gaps in the food
security of remote Indigenous communities and questioned
the claimed outcomes of a report which suggested more
viable stores meant “more money was being spent on healthy
foods”. The Foundation’s Manager of Indigenous Programs,
Joy McLaughlin, said the Foundation was concerned that
statements about the recent ORIC report “Strong
Corporations, Strong Stores, Strong Communities” suggested
a link between an increase in the viability and
profitability of community stores and an actual increase in
the purchase of healthy food.”

National Indigenous Times: Dodson’s bond plan
http://www.nit.com.au/news/story.aspx?id=22714
1 Sep 11: “One of Australia’s most prominent and respected
leaders, Professor Patrick Dodson has called on the Federal
Government to adopt a bold new initiative that has worked
successfully overseas to achieve effective outcomes from
funding initiatives for Indigenous Australians. The
initiative, called Impact Bonds, would create incentives
for investors to become actively engaged in promoting
initiatives to assist Indigenous Australians and ease the
burden on governments to fully fund the programs.”

Koori Mail: Congress releases first report
[scroll down page] http://www.koorimail.com/index.php
31 Aug 11: “THE National Congress of Australia’s First
Peoples has released its report from the inaugural
delegates meeting in June. Co-chairs Les Malezer and Jody
Broun said the Building our Foundations: National Congress
Report 2011 was a ‘foundational document’ and the start of
a conversation between Congress members, communities,
organisations and governments. To see the report go to
http://nationalcongress.com.au/ ”

– Analysis / Opinion

Indigenous Peoples: Misleading? No Worries, It’s Aboriginal!
http://indigenouspeoplesissues.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=12041:australia-misleading-no-worries-its-aboriginal&catid=54:australia-indigenous-peoples&Itemid=76
30 Aug 11: “When will Aboriginal People in Australia get a
fair go? When will Aboriginal people in the Northern
Territory get a fair go? The Productivity Commission Report
on Aboriginal Disadvantage released last Thursday was
followed by screaming headlines of ‘Child Abuse’. Even some
of our very best papers were full on, ‘Spike in Child Abuse
Mars Indigenous Gains’, ‘Aboriginal Child Abuse Rates
Rise’, ‘Child Abuse Six Times Higher for Aboriginals’ But
just how accurate are these headlines and what did the
Productivity Commission Report actually say?”

– Audio

Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association:
NT Government rethinks delivery of teaching English to Aboriginal schoolchildren.
http://caama.com.au/nt-government-rethinks-delivery-of-teaching-english
1 Sep 11: “NT Training and Educatiion Minister Chris Burns
has released a draft policy which re examines the delivery
of teaching English in community schools. Dr Burns says the
draft policy follows a review of the teaching of English
literacy and numeracy in the first 4 hours of each school
day.”

Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association:
CAAMA Radio News 02-09-2011
2 Sep 11: “Northern Territory Education and Training
Minister Dr Chris Burns has defended the Territory
Governments move to re asses the teaching of English
numeracy and literature to aborignial children.”

Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association:
CAAMA Radio News 31-08-2011
http://caama.com.au/caama-radio-news-31-08-2011
31 Aug 11: “Calls for a fair go in the way Aboriginal
issues are reported in the mainstream media following last
week’s release of the Productivity Commission Report on
indigenous disadvantage.”

04/09/2011 Upcoming Aboriginal rights events around Australia – 30 events from 4 September 2011

Posted in NEWS on 04/09/2011 by D

Click on the links for details of the events …

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: Thu 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: Tue 6 September 2011: Fortitude Valley, Brisbane, Qld
Homelands campaign training session
Amnesty International Qld/Northern NSW
“The training is designed for activists who want to play an
active role in the campaign, within their local group or as
a part of the Homelands Action Group.”
Event details: http://www.amnesty.org.au/qld/event/26520/

Event: Wed 7 September 2011: Brunswick, Melbourne, Vic
Indigenous Social Justice Association:
Discussion of Justice Reinvestment
“On to 20th anniversary of the Royal Commission into
Aboriginal Deaths in Custody ANTAR issued a statement
criticising the lack of progress and putting forward a
range of strategies, including Justice Reinvestment,
a program being trialed in a number of U.S. States.
This meeting will discuss this program and evaluate its
usefulness in the Australian context”
Event details: http://www.isja-msg.com/coming_events.htm
Event details: http://indymedia.org.au/indigenous-social-justice-association-discussion-of-justice-reinvestment

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-2011-3
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: Sat 10 September 2011: Adelaide, SA
Adelaide Save the Kimberley Benefit Gig
Supported by SASEN (SA Student Enviro Network) &
The Wilderness Society
“A night of music, speakers and banner painting awaits you!!”
Event details: http://indymedia.org.au/adelaide-save-the-kimberley-benefit-gig

Event: Tue 13 September 2011: Acton, Canberra, ACT
Our Generation Film Screening
Q&A with special guests:
Dr. Helen Watchirs and Dianne Collins
Hosted by ACT Human Rights Commission and Community Partners
Event details: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/events/
Film info: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/about-2/
See bottom of this page for Our Generation film reviews

Event: Tue 13 September 2011: CBD, Sydney, NSW
Our Generation Film Screening
With special guests Jeff McMullen and the filmmakers
Hosted by Amnesty International Pitt Street Action Group
Event details: http://www.amnesty.org.au/nsw/event/26461/
Event details: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/events/
Film info: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/about-2/
See bottom of this page for Our Generation film reviews

Event: Fri 16 September 2011: Kelvin Grove, Brisbane, Qld
Our Generation Film Screening
Event details: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/events/
Film info: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/about-2/
See bottom of this page for Our Generation film reviews

Event: Fri 16 September 2011: Northcote, Melbourne, Vic
Ballerrt Mooroop College Campaign Fundraiser
Featuring: Uncle Kutcha Edwards &
the Ballerrt Mooroop College Dance Troupe
“The Local Indigenous Community is campaigning to keep the
Glenroy Koorie Pathway School on Wurundjeri Country at its
current Hilton Street Glenroy site.”
Event details: http://ballerrtmooroop.org/?q=content/ballerrt-mooroop-college-campaign-fundraiser
Campaign updates: http://ballerrtmooroop.org/

Event: Sat 17 September 2011: Brunswick, Melbourne, Vic
Media Skills Workshop for Activists
Organised by Radical Women &
Indigenous Social Justice Association – Melbourne
“Do you want to use the mainstream and community media more
effectively to promote social change? … ”
Register to attend
Event details: http://www.isja-msg.com/coming_events.htm
Event details: http://indymedia.org.au/media-skills-workshop-for-activists

Event: Mon 19 September 2011: Cronulla, NSW
Our Generation Film Screening
Hosted by Amnesty International Sutherland Shire Action Group
Event details: http://www.amnesty.org.au/nsw/event/26574/
Event details: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/events/
Film info: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/about-2/
See bottom of this page for Our Generation film reviews

Event: Tue 20 September 2011: Melbourne, Vic
Our Generation Film Screening
More details to come
Event details: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/events/
Film info: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/about-2/
See bottom of this page for Our Generation film reviews

Event: Tue 20 September 2011: Kensington, Sydney, NSW
Close the Gap Debate
– Is positive discrimination the only way to close the gap?
Hosted by Amnesty UNSW in collaboration with UNSW DebSoc
“A debate in recognition of Amnesty International
Australia’s focus on Indigenous rights and the Utopia
Homelands.”
Please RSVP
Event details: http://www.amnesty.org.au/nsw/event/26642/

Event: Thu 29 September 2011: Redfern, Sydney, NSW
Our Generation Film Screening
Q&A with Jeff McMullen
Hosted by Women’s Reconciliation Network
and Stop the Intervention Collective Sydney
Event details: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/events/
Film info: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/about-2/
See bottom of this page for Our Generation film reviews

Event: Wed 5 October 2011: Brisbane, Qld
One-day Conference:
Human rights and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples
Hosted by Amnesty International Qld/Northern NSW
“Hear how human rights instruments, including the United
Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples,
can be applied to governance, law enforcement and justice
for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples in
Queensland.”
RSVPS are essential
Event details: http://www.amnesty.org.au/qld/event/24476/

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: Wed 12 October 2011: St Lucia, Brisbane, Qld
Our Generation Film Screening
Event details: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/events/
Film info: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/about-2/
See bottom of this page for Our Generation film reviews

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: Tue 8 November 2011: Hurstville, Sydney, NSW
Our Generation Film Screening
Hosted by Amnesty International Sutherland Shire Action Group
“Our group is hoping to engage more with AI members and
residents of the St George area and we hope that this will
be a launch event for the creation of a St George Action
Group … ”
Event details: http://www.amnesty.org.au/nsw/event/26576/
Event details: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/events/
Film info: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/about-2/
See bottom of this page for Our Generation film reviews

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: Sat 19 November 2011: Annandale, Sydney, NSW
Save the Kimberley: Cans for Country, Songs for change!
“A super sick show with super sick bands, to help raise
funds and awareness to aid in the fight against the WA
Government and Woodsides attempted destruction of the
Kimberley Coast”
Event details: http://www.savethekimberley.com/wp/2011/07/13/upcoming-events/

Event: Sun 20 November 2011: Mullumbimby, NSW
Our Generation Film Screening
With live music and Q&A with the filmmakers
More details to come
Event details: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/events/
Film info: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/about-2/
See bottom of this page for Our Generation film reviews

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