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

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.”

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