06/10/2011 Public Forum launching a national campaign calling for a Moratorium on Income Management

Contents:
* Sydney public forum launching a national campaign calling
for a Moratorium on Income Management – 6 October 2011
* Alice Springs public forum: No Income Management
Women demand a Moratorium on Income Management – 13 Oct 2011
* Media Release by Aboriginal activist and trained lawyer
Michael Anderson
* Other Northern Territory (NT) Intervention articles
* Background to the Northern Territory (NT) Intervention
* Other articles
* Upcoming Aboriginal rights events around Australia

* SYDNEY PUBLIC FORUM LAUNCHING A NATIONAL CAMPAIGN CALLING
FOR A MORATORIUM ON INCOME MANAGEMENT – 6 OCTOBER 2011:

– Media Release

NT and Bankstown join forces in campaign for Moratorium on
Income Management.
IRAG: http://rollbacktheintervention.files.wordpress.com/2011/10/mr-income_management_moratorium_launch.pdf
STICS: http://stoptheintervention.org/uploads/files_to_download/Past%20Events/MR-IM_Moratorium_launch-4-10-11.pdf
4 Oct 11: “NT Aboriginal leader Barbara Shaw has arrived in
Sydney on a speaking tour to build support for the campaign
against income management and the NT Intervention.
Her full itinerary is listed below.
On Thursday 6 October, Ms Shaw will visit Bankstown in
south-west Sydney to speak at a public meeting launching a
national campaign calling for a moratorium on government’s
income management.
Bankstown is one of five trial sites across Australia
facing the introduction of income management from July 2012.
Randa Kattan, CEO of the Arab Council of Australia and
John Falzon, CEO of the St Vincent de Paul Society National
Council will also address the October 6 meeting.”

– Upcoming Public Forum and Rally

Event: Thu 6 October 2011: Bankstown, Sydney, NSW
Sydney speaking tour of anti-intervention campaigner Barb Shaw
Public Forum
Not In Bankstown, Not Anywhere!
Why we need a moratorium on Government’s Income Management
Speakers include:
* Barbara Shaw, BasicsCard recipient and anti-intervention
campaigner
* Randa Kattan, CEO of the Arab Council of Australia
* John Falzon, CEO, St Vincent de Paul Society’s Nat’l Council
Organised by the Campaign coalition of the
Say No to Governments Income Management:
Not In Bankstown Not Anywhere
Event details: http://www.stoptheintervention.org/#Barb
Event details: http://indymedia.org.au/2011/09/18/wgar-news-sydney-speaking-tour-of-anti-intervention-campaigner-barbara-shaw-3-9-october-2
Poster: http://stoptheintervention.org/uploads/files_to_download/Past%20Events/Bankstown-IM-Forum-6-10-11.pdf
Media Release: http://indymedia.org.au/2011/10/04/nt-and-bankstown-join-forces-in-campaign-for-moratorium-on-income-management-barbara-shaw
Campaign website: http://www.sayno2gim.info/

Event: Sat 8 October 2011: Bankstown, Sydney, NSW
Sydney speaking tour of anti-intervention campaigner Barb Shaw
Rally against Income Management
– not in Bankstown, not in the NT, not ANYWHERE!
Support the call for a moratorium!
Organised by the Stop the Intervention Collective Sydney
Event details: http://www.stoptheintervention.org/#Barb
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
Poster: http://stoptheintervention.org/uploads/files_to_download/Past%20Events/Bankstown-Protest-8-10-11.pdf
Media Release: http://indymedia.org.au/2011/10/04/nt-and-bankstown-join-forces-in-campaign-for-moratorium-on-income-management-barbara-shaw
STICS website: http://www.stoptheintervention.org/
Campaign website: http://www.sayno2gim.info/

– 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

– Audio

Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association:
CAAMA Radio News 04-10-11
http://caama.com.au/caama-radio-news-04-10-11
4 Oct 11: “A number of unions, religious groups and
community organisations around Sydney NSW are campaigning
against the trialed welfare quarantining in selected areas.”

– News

ABC: Camp leader slams income management scheme
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2011-10-05/20111005-welfare-quarantine-campaigner/3299658
5 Oct 11: “Alice Springs town camp leader Barbara Shaw is
in Sydney this week pushing for the Federal Government to
put a moratorium on income management. Introduced during
the Northern Territory Emergency Response, income
management quarantines a portion of Centrelink payments.
This money can only be used to buy priority or approved
items at government-approved stores. Ms Shaw says there is
no proof that life has improved under the system and people
should have the right to choose whether their income is
managed or not.”

* ALICE SPRINGS PUBLIC FORUM: NO INCOME MANAGEMENT
WOMEN DEMAND A MORATORIUM ON INCOME MANAGEMENT – 13 OCT 2011:

– Upcoming Public Forum

No Income Management:
Women demand a moratorium on Income Management
IRAG: http://rollbacktheintervention.files.wordpress.com/2011/10/community-forum-13-10-11.jpeg
Alice Springs Town Council: http://www.alicesprings.nt.gov.au/index/eventdetail/id/1126/date/2011-10-13
“From the Barkly to Bankstown – Basic rights not BasicsCards
A public forum hosted by the Intervention Rollback Action Group
5.30 – 7.30pm, Thursday October 13th.
Andy McNeill Room, Town Council Bldg, Alice Springs
Chaired by Barbara Shaw; Mt Nancy town camp resident and
UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues delegate
Speakers include:
* Randa Kattan, Executive Director of the Arab Council of
Australia
* Elaine Peckham, Central Australian Strong Women’s Alliance
… http://rollbacktheintervention.wordpress.com/ ”

See more about the Intervention Rollback Action Group (IRAG):

Rollback the Intervention: IRAG
http://rollbacktheintervention.wordpress.com/irag/

IRAG website: http://rollbacktheintervention.wordpress.com/

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

Media Release: Call for moratorium on Income Management following release of damning study (21 Aug 11)
http://www.sayno2gim.info/download/Media_Release_21_Aug_2011_Call_for_a_moratorium_on_Income_Management_following_release_of_damning_study.pdf
[Barbara Shaw is quoted in the media release]

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

WGAR News: Sydney speaking tour of anti-intervention campaigner Barbara Shaw – 3-9 October 2011
http://indymedia.org.au/2011/09/18/wgar-news-sydney-speaking-tour-of-anti-intervention-campaigner-barbara-shaw-3-9-october-2

See more about Randa Kattan:

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

Media Release: Forty organisations oppose government’s income management in Bankstown (27 Jul 11)
http://www.sayno2gim.info/download/Media_Release_27_Jul_2011_Forty_organisations_oppose_governments_income_management_in_Bankstown.pdf
[Randa Kattan is quoted in the media release]
“Spokesperson for the campaign coalition
Say No to Government’s Income Management,
Not in Bankstown, Not Anywhere and
Executive Director of Arab Council Australia Ms Randa Kattan”

Media Release: Call for moratorium on Income Management following release of damning study (21 Aug 11)
http://www.sayno2gim.info/download/Media_Release_21_Aug_2011_Call_for_a_moratorium_on_Income_Management_following_release_of_damning_study.pdf
[Randa Kattan is quoted in the media release]

See more about Elaine Peckham:

Elaine Peckham’s speech on Income Management and biography for the Northern Territory Council of Social Services (NTCOSS) Conference, April, Darwin 2011
http://www.ntcoss.org.au/sites/www.ntcoss.org.au/files/Elaine%20Peckham%20speech%20on%20Income%20Management%20for%20NTCOSS%20conference.pdf
“Elaine Peckham is a Central Arrente Mbantua woman.
She is the founder of the Central Australian Aboriginal
Strong Women’s Alliance (CAASWA).”

Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association:
Aboriginal Strong Women’s Alliance (23 Jun 11)
http://caama.com.au/aboriginal-strong-women%E2%80%99s-alliance
“The Central Australian Aboriginal Strong Women’s Alliance
group, based in Alice Springs provides a forum for strong
Aboriginal women to have a voice. Elaine Peckham, the
founder of the group and Project officer Deanella Mack
speak on Women’s Business. … ”

* MEDIA RELEASE BY ABORIGINAL ACTIVIST AND TRAINED LAWYER MICHAEL ANDERSON:

– Media Release

Court judgment questions jurisdiction over Aborigines
http://treatyrepublic.net/content/court-judgment-questions-jurisdiction-over-aborigines-0
2 Oct 11: ” … The District Court matter arose as a result
of an appeal in the Magistrate’s Court in Deniliquin by Ms
Nicholson-Kitchener. I prepared arguments in the original
Magistrate’s Court in this matter, arguing unceded
Aboriginal sovereignty and questioning jurisdiction.
In the written submission in the Magistrate’s Court I
argued that given Mabo judgement No. 2, which implied that
Aboriginal sovereignty is continuing, then this is a matter
for another jurisdiction, i.e. the International Court of
Justice (ICJ).
I contend that if we have a situation of contested
sovereignty, which is implied in the Mabo judgement No. 2,
then legal jurisdiction over Aboriginal people is in
question. … ”

See more about Michael Anderson:

New Way Sovereignty Summit, Canberra
22-25 April 2011 (Easter Weekend)
http://indymedia.org.au/new-way-sovereignty-summit-canberra-22-25-april-easter-weekend
[Michael Anderson is the Summit Convenor.
The above link includes links to several of Michael Anderson’s
media releases.]

WGAR News: Interview with Michael Anderson on the
New Way Sovereignty Summit, now concluded (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

* OTHER NORTHERN TERRITORY (NT) INTERVENTION ARTICLES:

– Analysis / Opinion

Ears to the Ground:
Constitutional Change Needs a Practical End
http://ears2theground.wordpress.com/2011/10/02/constitutional-change-needs-practical-outcomes/
2 Oct 11: “An expert panel set up by the Australian
Government to gage public support for the constitutional
recognition of Indigenous Australians, will spend the next
few months finalising its recommendations. Although 75
percent of Australians already support some kind of
constitutional reform, ideas on the practical effects that
constitutional change would bring to the human rights of
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are more
contested, with some commentators noting the disparity
between existing legislation and the realities of
government policies such as the Northern Territory
Intervention, … ”

– News

PressTV: Australian Aboriginals suffer from NTI
http://presstv.com/detail/202718.html
4 Oct 11: “Australian Aboriginal peoples are still
suffering from the ongoing Northern Territory Intervention
(NTI), an indigenous policy by the government which has
been heavily criticized by the UN. The NTI is a package of
legislation, targeted directly at Aboriginal peoples but
passed without adequate consultation with those people. The
legislation restricts and removes a range of human rights
with the purported aims of improving development outcomes
and protecting children from abuse.”

National Indigenous Radio Service:
Amnesty boss slams intervention
http://www.nirs.org.au/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=6373:amnesty-boss-slams-intervention&catid=2:news-broadcasts&Itemid=154
4 Oct 11: “The Chief of Amnesty International has called on
the Australian Government to lift its game on Indigenous
Affairs. Salil Shetty is currently visiting Australia and
has criticised the Federal Government’s Northern Territory
Intervention. Mr Shetty says the Intervention breaches
Australia’s Racial Discrimination Act and is a blemish on
Australia’s human rights record.”

* 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/

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/

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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:

– Campaign

Black Deaths In Custody – Justice Now –
A Campaign To Stop The Deaths In Custody Of Aborigines And
Torres Strait Islanders
http://indigenouspeoplesissues.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=12518:australia-black-deaths-in-custody-justice-now-a-campaign-to-stop-the-deaths-in-custody-of-aborigines-and-torres-strait-islanders&catid=54:australia-indigenous-peoples&Itemid=76
4 Oct 11: “Things Are Getting Worse!
In the 20 years since the Royal Commission’s Report, things
have not improved:
* Very few of the Royal Commission’s recommendations have
been fully implemented
* Almost 400 Indigenous people have died in custody
* Indigenous imprisonment rates have risen sharply so that
Indigenous adults are 14 times more likely to be imprisoned
than non-Indigenous adults and Indigenous juveniles are 23
times more likely to be in detention than non-Indigenous
juveniles …
What You Can Do …
Catholic Justice & Peace Commission of Brisbane”

– Research Paper

What Works To Overcome Indigenous Disadvantage
– Key Learnings And Gaps In The Evidence
Fadwa Al-Yaman, and Daryl Higgins, 2011
http://indigenouspeoplesissues.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=12530:australia-what-works-to-overcome-indigenous-disadvantage-key-learnings-and-gaps-in-the-evidence&catid=54:australia-indigenous-peoples&Itemid=76
4 Oct 11: “The Closing the Gap Clearinghouse was
established by the Council of Australian Governments (COAG)
to bring together evidence-based research on overcoming
disadvantage for Indigenous Australians. The Clearinghouse
provides access to a collection of information on what
works to improve Indigenous people’s lives across the
building blocks identified by COAG. The Clearinghouse not
only collects, but systematically analyses and synthesises
this evidence. This paper provides policy makers with key
findings about what works and assesses the gaps in the
evidence. It also sets out progress of the Clearinghouse
towards its objectives in its first year of operation.”

– Analysis / Opinion

SMH: BusinessDay:
Fight primed to explode as sparks fly over gas hub
http://www.smh.com.au/business/fight-primed-to-explode-as-sparks-fly-over-gas-hub-20110930-1l1ax.html#ixzz1ZZnaGRWs
1 Oct 11: “If Woodside, the Premier of Western Australia
Colin Barnett and the Minister for Resources and Energy
Martin Ferguson, wanted a fight over the Browse gas hub on
the Kimberley coast, they’ve got it. It shouldn’t have come
to this, given the commercial rationale behind the $30
billion project is decidedly shaky and Woodside, enough
analysts say, has plenty of balls in the air already amid
constant takeover speculation, cost blow-outs at Pluto and
delicate negotiations ahead over the Sunrise project in
East Timor.” Paddy Manning

– Audio

SBS Audio and Language: Aboriginal:
Child Doctors In Central Australia
http://www.sbs.com.au/yourlanguage/aboriginal/highlight/page/id/187249/t/Child-Doctors-In-Central-Australia/in/english
3 Oct 11: “A community approach to health, involving young
and old. … “Child Doctors in Central Australia” – the
statement conjures up all sorts of images. Instead of
dictating to communities how health care is delivered, The
Malpa Project, a not for profit organisation takes the
advice of elders in Aboriginal communities to formulate
solutions. … Malpa Project Chief Executive, Don Palmer
speaks with Garfield Samuels.”

Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association:
CAAMA Radio News 03-10-11
http://caama.com.au/caama-radio-news-03-10-11
3 Oct 11: “Recognition of Aboriginal people in the
Australian Constitution is now a step closer after an
expert panel received over 3400 submissions which were
mostly supportive of the move.”

– News

National Indigenous Times: Suicide ignorance
http://www.nit.com.au/story.aspx?id=22950
5 Oct 11: “The major Aboriginal Health Service in Mount Isa
has never been approached by government to assist in
addressing the high rate of suicides among Indigenous
Australians in the community. Gidgee Healing has operated
in Mount Isa for several years and is highly regarded
within the community. The suicide rate in the city, which
is located in north west Queensland, is at epidemic
proportions. At least 24 suicides have been reported in the
city over the last nine months and 20 of those have been
Indigenous Australians.”

National Indigenous Times: Tell kids the truth, say teachers
http://www.nit.com.au/News/story.aspx?id=22938
5 Oct 11: “The National Sorry Day Committee’s campaign to
stop the roll out of a new history curriculum for schools
has received a major boost with private school teachers
joining them in demanding the roll out be delayed. The
Independent Education Union, which represents Catholic and
independent school teachers, said the new curriculum should
include more about Aboriginal people and the Stolen
Generations,. The Education Union criticised the current
version being proposed saying it was wrong to teach
children a “watered-down” version of the past.”

National Indigenous Times: Slur was not from us
http://www.nit.com.au/News/story.aspx?id=22949
5 Oct 11: “The racial slur against West Australian MP,
Carol Martin and other Indigenous leaders was the work of
one person and it was not condoned by any of the
traditional owners or Indigenous Australians opposed to the
gas hub project planned for Broome. Ms Martin, Kimberley
Land Council leaders, Wayne Bergmann and Nolan Hunter and
former Australian of the Year, Professor Patrick Dodson
were racially vilified when they were labelled “coconuts”
in a newsletter that was distributed in Broome.”

National Indigenous Radio Service:
Land council slammed for gas hub
http://www.nirs.org.au/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=6380:land-council-slammed-for-gas-hub&catid=2:news-broadcasts&Itemid=154
4 Oct 11: “A protest leader of the proposed gas hub near
James Price Point in Western Australia says Woodside
Petroleum has not provided enough evidence of its benefits
to Indigenous communitie s. Mitch Torres is a Jabirr Jabirr
woman and freelance writer, actor and filmmaker. Ms Torres
says Woodside has not answered questions on the hub’s
environmental, social and cultural impacts. She says the
majority of the Goolarabooloo Jabirr Jabirr people is
against the hub, and criticizes the Kimberley Land Council
for not seeking the consent of a large number of local
people.”

National Indigenous Radio Service: Anti-gas hub signs removed
http://www.nirs.org.au/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=6361:anti-gas-signs-removed&catid=2:news-broadcasts&Itemid=154
3 Oct 11: “The Shire of Broome in Western Australia’s
Kimberley region has come under fire for ordering the
removal of anti-gas hub signs from people’s homes. Banners
condemning the State Government’s plan to build a 25 square
kilometre LNG precinct just north of the town have been
hung from porches, wheelie bins and boab trees in recent
months. The shire says, even though the banners are on
private property, they breach local laws.”

National Indigenous Radio Service:
Race Discrimination Commissioner calls for Constitution change
http://www.nirs.org.au/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=6367:race-discrimination-commissioner-calls-for-constitution-change&catid=2:news-broadcasts&Itemid=154
3 Oct 11: “Australia’s new Race Discrimination Commissioner
Dr Helen Szoke says that Australia’s Constitution allows
racial discrimination and it needs to be change d. She’s
just made her first public speech since the job was split
off from the old position which also included
discrimination against the disabled. The occasion was a
gathering of African-Australian women to mark the United
Nations declared year for people of African descent. She
says Australia’s Constitution is racist.”

* UPCOMING ABORIGINAL RIGHTS EVENTS AROUND AUSTRALIA – 26 EVENTS FROM 6 OCTOBER 2011:

Click on the links for details of the events …

Event: 27 May to Sun 9 October 2011: Kalgoorlie, WA
Exhibition: From Little Things Big Things Grow
– Fighting for Indigenous Rights 1920-1970
Event description: http://www.nma.gov.au/exhibitions/from_little_things_big_things_grow/
Event location: http://www.nma.gov.au/exhibitions/from_little_things_big_things_grow/travelling_details/

Event: 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
French NGO participation in walk: http://perth.indymedia.org/?action=newswire&parentview=155503
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
http://perth.indymedia.org/?action=newswire&parentview=155539
http://perth.indymedia.org/?action=newswire&parentview=155538
http://perth.indymedia.org/?action=newswire&parentview=155537
http://perth.indymedia.org/?action=newswire&parentview=155536
http://perth.indymedia.org/?action=newswire&parentview=155535
http://perth.indymedia.org/?action=newswire&parentview=155534
http://perth.indymedia.org/?action=newswire&parentview=155533
http://perth.indymedia.org/?action=newswire&parentview=155532

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

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: Thu 6 October 2011: Bankstown, Sydney, NSW
Sydney speaking tour of anti-intervention campaigner Barb Shaw
Public Forum
Not In Bankstown, Not Anywhere!
Why we need a moratorium on Government’s Income Management
Speakers include:
* Barbara Shaw, BasicsCard recipient and anti-intervention
campaigner
* Randa Kattan, CEO of the Arab Council of Australia
* John Falzon, CEO, St Vincent de Paul Society’s Nat’l Council
Organised by the Campaign coalition of the
‘Say No to Governments Income Management:
Not In Bankstown Not Anywhere’
Event details: http://www.stoptheintervention.org/#Barb
Event details: http://indymedia.org.au/2011/09/18/wgar-news-sydney-speaking-tour-of-anti-intervention-campaigner-barbara-shaw-3-9-october-2
Poster: http://stoptheintervention.org/uploads/files_to_download/Past%20Events/Bankstown-IM-Forum-6-10-11.pdf
Media Release: http://indymedia.org.au/2011/10/04/nt-and-bankstown-join-forces-in-campaign-for-moratorium-on-income-management-barbara-shaw
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 details: http://www.greenleft.org.au/events/48771

Event: Sat 8 October 2011: Bankstown, Sydney, NSW
Sydney speaking tour of anti-intervention campaigner Barb Shaw
Rally against Income Management
– not in Bankstown, not in the NT, not ANYWHERE!
Support the call for a moratorium!
Organised by the Stop the Intervention Collective Sydney
Event details: http://www.stoptheintervention.org/#Barb
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
Poster: http://stoptheintervention.org/uploads/files_to_download/Past%20Events/Bankstown-Protest-8-10-11.pdf
Media Release: http://indymedia.org.au/2011/10/04/nt-and-bankstown-join-forces-in-campaign-for-moratorium-on-income-management-barbara-shaw
STICS website: http://www.stoptheintervention.org/
Campaign website: http://www.sayno2gim.info/

Event: Mon 10 October 2011: ANU, Canberra, ACT
WONGEE OUR BARDIP – telling our story our way
A Tribute to Aboriginal Youth Suicide and Stolen Generations
Presented by DUMBARTUNG Aboriginal Corporation, WA
Presentation followed by open discussion
“The stories reflect the historical accounts of genocide
and the continued ingrained trauma associated with
dispossession and displacement. It is an account of past
attrocities of the killing fields, to contemporary issues
such as the impact of the industries of mining on culture
and the environment.”
Event details: https://wgar.wordpress.com/2011/09/30/wongee-or-bardip/
Event summary: http://www.indymedia.org.au/wongee-our-bardip-telling-our-story-our-way-10-october

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: Alice Springs, NT
A public forum hosted by the Intervention Rollback Action Group
No Income Management
Women demand a moratorium on Income Management
Chaired by:
* Barbara Shaw; Mt Nancy town camp resident and
UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues delegate
Speakers include:
* Randa Kattan, Executive Director, Arab Council of Australia
* Elaine Peckan, Central Australian Strong Women’s Alliance
Flyer (incl. event details): http://rollbacktheintervention.files.wordpress.com/2011/10/community-forum-13-10-11.jpeg
Event details: http://www.alicesprings.nt.gov.au/index/eventdetail/id/1126/date/2011-10-13
IRAG website: http://rollbacktheintervention.wordpress.com/

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 16 October 2011: Parramatta, Sydney, NSW
Rally: Down with racist police attacks!
Drop all charges against those arrested at Tisha’s 21st
“Stop persecuting the Aboriginal Hickey family!”
Event details: http://indymedia.org.au/rally-down-with-racist-police-attacks-drop-all-charges-against-those-arrested-at-tisha%E2%80%99s-21st
Background: http://indymedia.org.au/2011/01/13/campaign-builds-to-defend-persecuted-aboriginal-family-racist-police-harassment-in-wester

Event: Mon 17 October 2011: Avoca Beach, Central Coast, NSW
Our Generation Film Screening
Hosted by Amnesty International’s Central Coast Action Group
Event details: http://www.amnesty.org.au/nsw/event/26574/
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
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

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