30/11/2011 “Ramingining Elders say no to the second Intervention!”

Contents:
* “Ramingining Elders say no to the second Intervention!”
* MAPW Fact Sheet: Transport of radioactive waste to Muckaty
* Socialist Alliance: ‘Intervention mark II’ a new whitewash
* What’s Working: Mapuru Enterprises
* Other Northern Territory (NT) Intervention articles
* Background to the Northern Territory (NT) Intervention
* Other articles
* Upcoming Aboriginal rights events around Australia

* “RAMINGINING ELDERS SAY NO TO THE SECOND INTERVENTION!”:

– Statement

“Ramingining Elders say no to the second Intervention”
http://rollbacktheintervention.wordpress.com/media/
[scroll down page] http://michaelbrull.wordpress.com/2011/11/28/my-response-to-cis-criticisms-elders-on-the-intervention/
28 Nov 11: “Today, Elders of the remote NT Aboriginal
community of Ramingining are shocked and angered by last
week’s announcement that the fundamentally destructive
measures of the intervention will be extended for another
10 years.
“We don’t want another decade of discrimination here in
Ramingining. The government is extending and strengthening
laws designed to assimilate Aboriginal people. We will not
sit back and watch these attacks on our lives, our future,
our culture and our law,” said Mathew Dhulumburrk, a 67
year old Gupapuyngu man.
“After 5 years, it feels like the water level has climbed
up to our neck. Another ten years will bring it way over
our heads. The government is drowning us slowly and wonders
why twice as many of our young people are attempting
suicide. There is no valid reason to discriminate against
Yolngu in this way.”
[Click on the above link to read the many more points made,
and to read the names of the 17 Elders backing the statement.]

– Audio

Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association:
CAAMA Radio News 29-11-2011
http://caama.com.au/caama-radio-news-29-11-2011
29 Nov 11: “Aboriginal elders from the Top End community of
Ramingingying have lashed out at the continuation of the
Northern Territory intervention claiming “Many of their
people are feeling stigmatised by the blanket policy that
brands them as alcoholics, irresponsible parents and child
molesters.””

– News

ABC: New legislation shocks remote community elders
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2011-11-29/20111129-intervention/3701070?section=nt
29 Nov 11: “Elder Matthew Dhulumburrk says the Government
has failed to properly consult Indigenous people and taken
away their right to control their futures. “We don’t see in
this community any changes with the intervention,” Mr
Dhulumburrk said. “There is no change that has taken place
in our lives, our community. “It’s like going backwards. We
are questioning ourselves, what are we going to do, what
will happen, what will be our future like.” Mr Dhulumburrk
says there are fears the revised legislation will continue
to do damage.”

Australian: Northern Territory intervention has brought hatred,
says Arnhem elder
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/indigenous/northern-territory-intervention-has-brought-hatred-says-arnhem-elder/story-fn9hm1pm-1226208631701
29 Nov 11: “CLAN leaders in the community of Ramingining,
in East Arnhem, have issued a statement declaring the
Northern Territory intervention has brought hatred and
discrimination and is slowly drowning Aboriginal culture.
Speaking on behalf of six clan groups, senior lawman Mathew
Dhulumburrk, 67, said elders in the remote community were
shocked and angered by last week’s announcement that “the
fundamentally destructive” intervention measures would be
extended for another 10 years. “We don’t want another
decade of discrimination here in Ramingining,” he said.”

9 News: We’re not all boozers, NT elders say
http://news.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=8381164
28 Nov 11: “Federal MPs began debating the Stronger Futures
in the Northern Territory Bill and amendments to social
security laws last week. … On Monday a group of 17 elders
of the Yolngu people from Ramingining, a small community
about 550km east of Darwin, lashed out at the policy. “Many
people are feeling stigmatised by this blanket policy that
brands all Aboriginal people as alcoholics, irresponsible
parents and child molesters,” they said. “The government is
drowning us slowly and wonders why twice as many of our
young people are attempting suicide.””

See also these related statements:

– Joint Statement from ACOSS, APO NT and many others

Cooperation not intervention:
a call for a new direction in the Northern Territory
ACOSS: http://www.acoss.org.au/media/release/cooperation_not_intervention_a_call_for_a_new_direction_in_policies_affecti
ANTaR: http://www.antar.org.au/cooperation_not_intervention_a_call_for_a_new_direction_in_the_northern_territory
23 Nov 11: “Aboriginal peak bodies, community welfare and
public health groups from around the country are calling
for a new direction in policies affecting Aboriginal
Australians based on cooperation, not ‘intervention’.
The groups support new investment in secure jobs for
Indigenous Territorians but raise concerns about the
proposed extension of a program that withdraws social
security payments from parents whose children don’t attend
school regularly. …
The groups concluded that instead of extending the punitive
approach the Government should take a new road. … ”
[Click on the above link to read the many more points made,
and also to read the names of organisations and individuals
who support the call.]

– Joint Statement from IRAG, DARC and STICS

Stand against Macklin’s decade of discrimination
– No second Intervention!
IRAG: http://rollbacktheintervention.wordpress.com/media/
STICS: http://stoptheintervention.org/uploads/files_to_download/Consultations/Joint-Statmt-IRAG-DARC-STICS-25-11-11.pdf
25 Nov 11: “Joint statement from Intervention Rollback
Action Group (Central Australia), Darwin Aboriginal Rights
Coalition and Stop the Intervention Collective Sydney …
The Labor government has introduced Stronger Futures in the
Northern Territory legislation that extends the racist NT
Intervention for a further ten years.
Intergenerational trauma caused by past policies of
assimilation and dispossession is at the root of many
problems facing Aboriginal communities across Australia
today.
Now under Labor’s plans, NT Aboriginal children turning
fifteen in 2022 will have lived their entire life as second
class citizens under Australian law.
The persecution of Aboriginal people under the Intervention
has had horrendous consequences. Reported rates of
attempted suicide and self-harm have more than doubled
(Closing the Gap Monitoring Report). Indigenous
incarceration has increased by 40 per cent. Large numbers of
people are drifting away from their homelands as resources
and opportunity are withdrawn from the bush. … ”
[Click on the above link to read the many more points made.]

* MAPW FACT SHEET: TRANSPORT OF RADIOACTIVE WASTE TO MUCKATY:

– Fact Sheet

Medical Association for Prevention of War (Australia):
MAPW Fact Sheet: Transport of radioactive waste to Muckaty
http://www.mapw.org.au/download/mapw-fact-sheet-transport-radioactive-waste-muckaty-november-2011
November 2011: “Outlines the risks to humans and the
environment, of transporting radioactive waste by truck, to
remote outback Northern Territory, where it is proposed
that there should be a nuclear waste dump at Muckaty
Station. Fact sheet prepared by MAPW’s Northern Territory
Branch.”

– News

NT News: Fear of unsafe waste
http://www.ntnews.com.au/article/2011/11/29/275131_ntnews.html
29 Nov 11: “CENTRAL Australian doctors do not want
radioactive waste to be dumped at Muckaty station because
safe transport through the NT would not be “fail-safe”.
Medical Association for Prevention of War member Tom Keaney
said radioactive waste could be transported through Alice
Springs and other rural towns if the material was dumped at
Muckaty. … Dr Keaney and an Alice Springs-based team of
doctors has completed a study into the potential risks of
transporting the waste. They found it would be safer for
the waste to be processed where it was produced.”

7 News: Don’t send waste to Muckaty, doctors say
http://au.news.yahoo.com/latest/a/-/latest/12133180/dont-send-waste-to-muckaty-doctors-say/
28 Nov 11: “A study into the risk of transporting
radioactive material to a proposed dump in Central
Australia has found the waste should instead be dealt with
where it’s produced. A team of Alice Springs doctors
looked at the dangers of transporting low-level nuclear
waste to Muckaty, near Tennant Creek. The proposed dump at
Muckaty could result in large-scale transport of
radioactive materials through Alice Springs and other
locations, said a co-author of the report, Dr Tom Keaney.
Dr Keaney, also a member of the Medical Association for the
Prevention of War, said … ”

See:

Medical Association for Prevention of War (Australia):
http://www.mapw.org.au/

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

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

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

Proposed Radioactive Waste Dump at Muckaty, NT
Briefing Paper – February 2011
Jim Green B.Med.Sci.(Hons.), PhD
National nuclear campaigner – Friends of the Earth, Australia
Friends of the Earth: http://www.foe.org.au/anti-nuclear/issues/oz/nontdump/Dump%20briefing%20Feb%202011.pdf

* SOCIALIST ALLIANCE: ‘INTERVENTION MARK II’ A NEW WHITEWASH:

– Statement

Green Left: ‘Intervention mark II’ a new whitewash
http://www.greenleft.org.au/node/49604
26 Nov 11: “The Socialist Alliance released the statement
below on November 25. * * *
The federal government, through its “Stronger Futures” bill
and associated legislation, seeks to lock in “intervention
mark II” – for 10 years. Far from being the end of the
Northern Territory Emergency Response (as the NT
intervention legislation, due to expire in June next year,
is officially known), the government plans to force
paternalistic, controlling and assimilationist policies on
to NT Aboriginal people for a decade – twice as long as the
original intervention introduced by the Howard Coalition
government in 2007. Again and again the Labor government is
whitewashing Aboriginal voices, riding roughshod over
communities and ignoring evidence. … ”

* WHAT’S WORKING: MAPURU ENTERPRISES:

What’s Working: Mapuru Enterprises
http://www.whatsworking.com.au/whats-working/mapuru-enterprises/
“The Mapuru Food Cooperative program provides nutritious
food for a remote Eastern Arnhemland community. The
Cooperative has been operating since 2002, when a local
woman provided funds to establish a food co-op (small shop)
in the school so children could learn about real money,
using English and ICT for ordering and bookkeeping. Three
years later this food co-op was awarded the National Heart
Foundation award for a Small Community Initiative. giving
the local population control of the food supply. … ”

* OTHER NORTHERN TERRITORY (NT) INTERVENTION ARTICLES:

– Analysis / Opinion

ABC The Drum Opinion:
The Government’s new case for the intervention
http://www.abc.net.au/unleashed/3684604.html
22 Nov 11: ” … on November 10, the Government began
crowing once again about the “evidence” it had for the
intervention. They claimed that an “independent” evaluation
found that “Aboriginal people living in remote communities
in the Northern Territory feel safer and receive better
levels of government services than they did four years
ago”. … I will briefly examine the evidence that is
provided for the intervention in these reports, examine the
housing program that Macklin now finds encouraging, and
then look at some more evidence that may be considered
relevant in examining the intervention.”
Michael Brulle, involved in Stop The Intervention Collective
Sydney, writer for Independent Australian Jewish Voices
and newmatilda.com

ABC The Drum Opinion:
NT intervention: action better than apathy
http://www.abc.net.au/unleashed/3699188.html
28 Nov 11: “Michael Brull in his 3,000 word diatribe
against the Northern Territory intervention had few
suggestions for reforming remote Indigenous communities. It
is easy to throw stones but it is much harder to come up
with solutions. Does Brull really think things would be
better if the Government closed down the 18 new police
stations in the Northern Territory and got rid of the
additional police and teachers that the Northern Territory
Emergency Response has provided funding for?” Sara Hudson,
a policy analyst in the Indigenous Affairs Research Program
at the Centre for Independent Studies

See:

Stop the Intervention:
Rebuilding from the Ground up
– An alternative to the NT Intervention
http://stoptheintervention.org/alternatives-to-the-intervention/rebuilding-from-the-ground-up-an-alternative-to-the-nt-intervention

See:

Jumbunna UTS:
“Rebuilding from the Ground up”
– An alternative to the NT Intervention
http://www.jumbunna.uts.edu.au/researchareas/alternatives.html

Michael Brull: My response to CIS criticisms
http://michaelbrull.wordpress.com/2011/11/28/my-response-to-cis-criticisms-elders-on-the-intervention/
28 Nov 11: “So Sara Hudson criticises me at the Drum today.
I think it’s pretty insubstantial. Also note her tone
“Michael Brull in his 3,000 word diatribe” … ”
Michael Brull, writer for Independent Australian Jewish
Voices and newmatilda.com

Australian: The intervention: a reckoning after four years
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/the-intervention-a-reckoning-after-four-years/story-fn59niix-1226206442938
26 Nov 11: “NO turning back! When Indigenous Affairs
Minister Jenny Macklin announced the federal government’s
decision to extend the Northern Territory intervention
beyond the expiry of its first five-year phase in the
middle of next year, she was unequivocal. There had been
gains from the “emergency response”, clear if modest.”
Nicolas Rothwell

– News

National Indigenous Radio Service:
NT Government onside with ‘Stronger Futures’
http://www.nirs.org.au/news/latest-news/6648-nt-government-onside-with-stronger-futures
29 Nov 11: “Intervention Rollback Group spokesperson Lauren
Mellor says they’re deeply disappointed in the Territory
Government’s announcement of support.
Lauren Mellor: I think it’s a very backward step for the NT
Government because they’ve actually spent the last few
years talking about the lack of partnership with Aboriginal
people that’s gone on with the Intervention – the top-down
approach and the fact that it’s taking control away from
local communities. But the NT Government now has come
onside with what is largely a locking-in of the key
Intervention measures for the next ten years. … Voice ends.”

SBS World News: NT intervention sparked interstate exodus
http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/1608153/NT-intervention-sparked-interstate-exodus
28 Nov 11: “Local social services in South Australian towns
say they are struggling to cope with population pressures
as a result of the 2007 NT Intervention. Many Aboriginal
people have fled the territory seeking respite from Federal
restrictions on welfare and alcohol consumption. For towns
across the border like Coober Pedy, the population influx
has swamped local services, with numbers more than doubling
since 2007.”

* 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

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

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

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

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

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

Darwin Aboriginal Rights Coalition:
http://darwinaboriginalrights.wordpress.com/

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

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

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

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

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

– Media Release

ANTaR:
Government commits to act to reduce Aboriginal imprisonment
http://www.antar.org.au/government_commits_to_act_to_reduce_aboriginal_imprisonment
28 Nov 11: “ANTaR has today congratulated the Federal
Government on its positive response to the House of
Representatives Standing Committee on Aboriginal and Torres
Strait Islander Affairs report, Doing Time – A Time for
Doing.
“ANTaR congratulates the Federal Government for recognising
that the over- imprisonment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait
Islander young people is a national crisis and agreeing to
take urgent action in partnership with State and Territory
Governments”, said Ms Jacqueline Phillips, ANTaR National
Director.
“By accepting all of the reports recommendations in whole,
part of principle, the Government has shown a willingness to
do things differently to spare the next generation of
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people from a
life behind bars.””

– News

ABC Indigenous: Palm Island rioter claims cover-up
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2011-11-29/palm-island-rioter-claims-cover-up/3700798/?site=indigenous&topic=latest
29 Nov 11: “The man convicted of inciting the 2004 Palm
Island riots off Townsville in north Queensland, Lex
Wotton, says he is relieved to explain his version of
events at a conference. Mr Wotton was sentenced to six
years in jail in 2008, but was released after serving two
years. He is speaking at the First Nations Conference in
Townsville this week, after a court-ordered media gag was
temporarily lifted, allowing him to speak at the event.
“The first thoughts and the first words that came out of my
mouth was, ‘they’re going to cover this up’,” he said.”

Australian:
Removal of ‘racist sections’ in the Constitution a priority
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/indigenous/removal-of-racist-sections-in-the-constitution-a-priority/story-fn9hm1pm-1226206567299
26 Nov 11: “THE removal of sections of the Constitution
that are racially discriminatory has emerged as one of the
leading proposals to the expert panel examining indigenous
recognition in the nation’s guiding document. But
Australians may not be asked to include a new preamble in
the Constitution, according to the head of the panel, Mark
Leibler.”

* UPCOMING ABORIGINAL RIGHTS EVENTS AROUND AUSTRALIA
– 19 EVENTS FROM 30 NOVEMBER 2011:

Click on the links for details of the events …

Event: 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: Cinema Release Date: Thu 17 November 2011: Paddington, Sydney, NSW
Documentary Film – The Tall Man
“… a vivid portrait of an Australian island enraged
by the death of an Aboriginal man while in custody
of the local, predominantly white-run police force.”
Event details, incl. film review and interview with the director: http://www.hopscotchfilms.com.au/films/coming-soon/thetallman-film/
Event details: http://www.palacecinemas.com.au/movies/thetallman/

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/
Rachel Siewert: Greens: Saving the Kimberley (17 Oct 11): http://rachel-siewert.greensmps.org.au/kimberley
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: Wed 30 November  2011: Bankstown, Sydney, NSW
The Bush to Bankstown
The fight against Government Income Management
Special Guest Speaker:
Randa Kattan, Exec Dir, Arab Council of Australia
“Randa … will report on the impacts of Income
Management that she witnessed during a recent
visit to Aboriginal communities in the Northern
Territory.”
Organised by:
Stop the Intervention Collective Sydney
Event details: [scroll down page] http://stoptheintervention.org/
Poster: http://stoptheintervention.org/uploads/files_to_download/Past%20Events/Bush2Bankstown-30-11-11.pdf

Event: 2 December 2011: Adelaide, SA
133rd 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/2011/10/candlelight-walk-2/

Events: Sat 3 December  2011: Sydney, NSW
Two events highlighting struggles for Aboriginal rights in the NT

* 5:45pm – The case against the NT Intervention
Speakers include:
Rev. Dr. Djiniyini Gondarra OAM,
Senior Elder from Elcho Island
Hosted by the CFMEU Indigenous Committee
Event details: [scroll down page] http://stoptheintervention.org/
Event details: http://indymedia.org.au/the-case-against-the-nt-intervention
Event details: http://www.greenleft.org.au/events/49553
Poster: http://stoptheintervention.org/uploads/files_to_download/Past%20Events/CFMEU_Intervention_Dr_Gondarra-3-12-11.jpg

* 7pm – Forum and Photo Exhibition
Hot Politics – Radioactive Waste Management in Australia
“Against a background of heightened awareness of
nuclear issues, key stakeholders will examine the
plan to develop a national radioactive waste dump
in the Northern Territory.”
Speakers Include:
Matthew Gardiner, United Voice NT Secretary
Dianne Stokes, Muckaty Traditional Owner
Dave Sweeney, Australian Conservation Foundation
George Newhouse, Human Rights lawyer
Hosted by Jeff McMullen
“Includes premiere of
“Manuwangku-Under the Nuclear Cloud”
photo exhibition by Jagath Dheerasekera.”
Event details: [scroll down page] http://stoptheintervention.org/
Event details: http://indymedia.org.au/hot-politics-radioactive-waste-management-in-australia
Event details: http://www.greenleft.org.au/events/49554
Poster: http://stoptheintervention.org/uploads/files_to_download/Past%20Events/ALP-invite-Muckaty-3-12-11%20.jpg

Event: Mon 5 December 2011: Belgrave, Melbourne, Vic
Our Generation Film Screening
Cameo Cinemas
Event details: http://www.amnesty.org.au/vic/event/27340/
Film info: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/about-2/
See bottom of this page for Our Generation film reviews

Event: Tue 6 December 2011: Balmain, Sydney, NSW
Our Generation Film Screening
Q & A with Jacqui Phillips, National Director of ANTaR
(Australians for Native Title and Reconciliation)
Hosted by the Balmain Uniting Church
Event details: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/events/
Event details: [scroll down page] http://stoptheintervention.org/
Poster: http://stoptheintervention.org/uploads/files_to_download/Facts-Info-Our-Generation/Our-Gen-Balmain-6-12-11.pdf
Film info: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/about-2/
See bottom of this page for Our Generation film reviews

Event: Sat 10 December  2011: Alice Springs, NT
International Human Rights Day
5-10pm – ‘No second intervention – human rights for all’
Live Bands, BBQ, speakers
Launch of the short film ‘Yuendumu Voices’
Event details: http://rollbacktheintervention.wordpress.com/
Flyer: http://rollbacktheintervention.files.wordpress.com/2011/11/edited-ihrd-flyer2.pdf

Event: Sat 10 December  2011: Alice Springs, NT
International Human Rights Day
1-3pm – Alice Springs planning meeting for the
“Ending the Intervention” Campaign in 2012
“We need to work together to plan the
next stage in our fight. Come along to
this planning meeting and talk with other
community people about the struggle
for Aboriginal rights.”
Event details: http://rollbacktheintervention.wordpress.com/
Flyer: http://rollbacktheintervention.files.wordpress.com/2011/11/edited-ihrd-flyer2.pdf

Event: Sat 10 December  2011: Paddington, Sydney, NSW
Our Generation Film Screening
The Chauvel Cinema
Hosted by Eastern Suburbs Amnesty International Australia
“The screening is held in support of
Amnesty International Australia’s
Homelands report released in August.”
Event details: http://www.amnesty.org.au/nsw/event/27271/
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: 10 December 2011: Adelaide, SA
Kimberley Cultural Festival
“Kimberley Cultural Festival is a community event to raise
awareness of the cultural and environmental significance of
the Kimberley region, which is under threat from proposed
gas and industrial development.”
Event details: http://www.savethekimberley.com/wp/2011/07/13/upcoming-events/
Event details: http://www.amnesty.org.au/sa/event/27331/
Event details: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=270070339699908

Event: Wed 14 December 2011: Newcastle, NSW
Our Generation Film Screening
Greater Union Cinemas
Event details: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/events/
Film info: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/about-2/
See bottom of this page for Our Generation film reviews

Event: Thu 15 December 2011: Tuggerah, NSW
Our Generation Film Screening
Greater Union Cinemas
Event details: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/events/
Film info: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/about-2/
See bottom of this page for Our Generation film reviews

Event: Fri 20 January 2012: RMIT entrance, Melbourne, Vic
Indigenous freedom-fighters commemoration:
Tunnerminnerwait and Maulboyheenner
“To commemorate the execution of the indigenous
freedom fighters Tunnerminnerwait and Maulboyheenner”
Event details: http://www.greenleft.org.au/events/49054

Event: Thu 26 January 2012: Parkes, Canberra, ACT
40th anniversary of the Aboriginal Tent Embassy Canberra
Sovereignty Never Ceded: a key theme of the 40th Anniversary
“Indigenous elders invite all Aboriginal people, supporters
and other members of the general public, to come together
at the ‘Aboriginal Tent Embassy’ site, on Thursday 26th
January 2012, to celebrate “SOVEREIGNTY DAY” and be part of
the Sacred Fire Ceremonial Gathering that will marks 40
years since the first protest on the site.”
Event details: http://treatyrepublic.net/content/invitation-aboriginal-tent-embassy-january-2012
Event details: http://www.aboriginaltentembassy.net/
Event details: http://indymedia.org.au/aboriginal-tent-embassy-40th-anniversary-canberra
Event details: http://indymedia.org.au/40th-anniversary-of-the-tent-embassy-canberra
Event summary: http://www.greenleft.org.au/events/49413
Aboriginal Embassy Elder Tribute song: http://www.reverbnation.com/artist/artist_songs/2079567

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/

Event: Sat 11 February 2012: Melbourne, Vic
Our Generation Film Screening
as part of the inaugural Melbourne Indigenous Arts Festival
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

– ‘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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