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

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/

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