3/12/2011 Interviews with Dianne Stokes, Kylie Sambo and Barbara Shaw

Contents:
* Interview with Dianne Stokes and Kylie Sambo re
Muckaty nuclear waste dump
* MAPW: Risks of transporting radioactive waste to Muckaty
* Interview with Barbara Shaw, opponent of the NT intervention
* Michael Anderson: Aboriginal tribal leader off to Europe
to challenge Australian sovereignty
* Aboriginal Tent Embassy to mark 40th anniversary
* Michael Mansell: Why The Preamble Is A Hollow Gesture
* ANTaR: Govt commits to act to reduce Aboriginal imprisonment
* ‘concerned Australians’: Opinion – NTER Evaluation 2011
* Michael Brull: Destroying Indigenous communities and cultures
* What’s Working: Deadly Health Stories
* Submissions about Stronger Futures due 12 Jan 2012
* Submissions on role of languages and culture due 17 Feb 2012
* Other Northern Territory (NT) Intervention articles
* Background to the Northern Territory (NT) Intervention
* Upcoming Aboriginal rights events around Australia

* INTERVIEW WITH DIANNE STOKES AND KYLIE SAMBO
RE MUCKATY NUCLEAR WASTE DUMP:

– Audio Interview

Indigenous radio station 98.9FM Brisbane:
First Nations Pathways Conference
http://www.989fm.com.au/category/podcasts/
30 Nov 11: “Tiga Bayles broadcasting live from the final
day of the First Nations Pathways Conference in Townsville.
His guests include Dianne Stokes – Muckaty Station
traditional owner – and her sister Kylie Sambo who performs
her rap about her people’s concern about the nuclear waste
dump. … ”
Listen to this interview on-line:
http://www.989fm.com.au/podcasts/lets-talk/first-nations-pathways-conference-2/

See:

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

* MAPW: RISKS OF TRANSPORTING RADIOACTIVE WASTE TO MUCKATY:

– Media Release

Medical Association for Prevention of War (Australia):
MAPW media release:
Risks of transporting radioactive waste to Muckaty
http://www.mapw.org.au/download/mapw-media-release-risks-transporting-radioactive-waste-muckaty
28 Nov 11: “Media release announcing fact sheet and results
of study on the risks to humans and the environment, of
transporting radioactive waste to remote outback Northern
Territory, where it is proposed that there should be a
nuclear waste dump at Muckaty, near Tennant Creek.
Quotes Dr Tom Keaney from MAPW’s NT Branch.”

– 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

ABC: Doctors say transporting nuclear waste too risky
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2011-11-29/20111129-muckaty-nuclear/3701786?section=nt
29 Nov 11: “A study by a team of doctors from Alice Springs
says the potential risks of transporting low-level nuclear
waste through the Northern Territory are too high. A waste
dump is planned at Muckaty Station north of Tennant Creek
and the radioactive material would be transported on the
Stuart Highway. Doctor Tom Keaney says there is a real
danger of exposure to radioactive waste for people in Alice
Springs and other remote locations if there was an
accident.”

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

* INTERVIEW WITH BARBARA SHAW,
VOCAL OPPONENT OF THE NT INTERVENTION:

– Audio Interview

Indigenous radio station 98.9FM Brisbane:
First Nations Pathways Conference
http://www.989fm.com.au/category/podcasts/
29 Nov 11: “Let’s Talk broadcasts “live” from the First
Nations Pathways Conference at James Cook University in
Townsville. Tiga Bayles interviews Barbara Shaw, vocal
opponent of the NT intervention and brings you excerpts of
conference speakers including criminologist Chris Cuneen,
Debbie Kilroy from Sisters Inside and Chris Sarra from the
Stronger Smarter Institute.”
Listen to this interview on-line:
http://www.989fm.com.au/podcasts/lets-talk/first-nations-pathways-conference/

* MICHAEL ANDERSON:
ABORIGINAL TRIBAL LEADER OFF TO EUROPE
TO CHALLENGE AUSTRALIAN SOVEREIGNTY:

– Statement

Aboriginal tribal leader off to Europe
to challenge Australian sovereignty
http://indymedia.org.au/2011/12/01/aboriginal-tribal-leader-off-to-europe-to-challenge-australian-sovereignty
1 Dec 11: “A northwest NSW tribal leader will travel to
England from the 4th December and on to the Continent for
discussions on the liberation of his Euahlayi people “from
the tyrannical colonial rule that Aboriginal people have
been subjected to since the English invasion”.
Michael Anderson is the last survivor of the four young
Black Power men who set up the Aboriginal Embassy in
Canberra in 1972. …
As well as talks in Britain, Mr Anderson will also go to
the International Court of Justice in The Hague and have
discussions in the European Court of Human Rights.
He will base a lot of his case on Queen Victoria’s promise
to Aborigines that they would keep their lands and law,
which he says is still on the British statute books.”

* ABORIGINAL TENT EMBASSY TO MARK 40TH ANNIVERSARY:

– News

Koori Mail: Embassy to mark 40th anniversary
[scroll down page] http://www.koorimail.com/index.php?page=Current+Edition
30 Nov 11: “PREPARATIONS have begun in earnest for 40th
anniversary celebrations at the Aboriginal Tent Embassy in
Canberra on 26-28 January. A special song has been written
for the milestone, and an organising committee has begun
distributing invitations to a Corroboree for Sovereignty at
the iconic site.The single Tribute to the Elders was
created and performed by Kaiyu Bales, Jodi Haines, Alice
Haines and Michael Anderson, with guest performer Soni
Williams. Michael Anderson is the last survivor of four
Aboriginal men who founded the Tent Embassy in 1972, on the
lawns opposite what is now Old Parliament House.”

– Audio Interview

Indigenous radio station 98.9FM Brisbane:
Dr Janet Hunt and Jacqui Phillips
http://www.989fm.com.au/category/podcasts/
1 Dec 11: “Karen Dorante speaks to president of the ACT
ANTaR branch, Dr Janet Hunt about the approaching 40th
anniversary of the Aboriginal Tent Embassy and the ACT
government’s action on Aboriginal and Torres Strait
Islander affairs. ANTaR national director, Jacqui Phillips
also joins to discuss the Stronger Futures legislation,
their campaign to reduce incarceration rates of Indigenous
people in jail and constitutional reform.”
Listen to this interview on-line:
http://www.989fm.com.au/podcasts/lets-talk/dr-janet-hunt-and-jacqui-phillips/

– Upcoming event

Event: Thu 26 to Sun 29 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

* MICHAEL MANSELL: WHY THE PREAMBLE IS A HOLLOW GESTURE:

– Analysis / Opinion

New Matilda: Why The Preamble Is A Hollow Gesture
http://newmatilda.com/2011/12/01/preamble-hollow-gesture
1 Dec 11: “Constitutional recognition of indigenous peoples
should involve the right of self-determination – and we
must do much more than support a new preamble, writes
Michael Mansell … Australia’s reputation in the area of
human rights generally and relations with indigenous
peoples specifically, could do with a boost. Preamble
recognition of Aboriginals exists in the Queensland, NSW
and Victorian constitutions. These are hollow gestures that
create no rights or obligations.” Michael Mansell

* ANTaR: GOVT COMMITS TO ACT TO REDUCE ABORIGINAL IMPRISONMENT:

– Media Release

ANTaR – Australians for Native Title and Reconciliation:
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.””

– Related Statement

Greens: Time to act on Aboriginal imprisonment
http://greens.org.au/content/time-act-aboriginal-imprisonment-greens
30 Nov 11: “Australian Greens spokesperson for Legal
Affairs, Senator Penny Wright, has welcomed the Federal
Government’s commitment to tackling the overrepresentation
of Indigenous youth in the criminal justice system.
Senator Wright said the Government’s acceptance of all 40
recommendations of the House of Representatives Standing
Committee on Aboriginal and Torrens Islander Affairs
report, Doing Time – Time For Doing, in whole, in part or
in principle, was a strong step in the right direction.
“I am especially heartened by the justice reinvestment
approach of the Government’s response to the ‘Doing Time –
Time for Doing’ report,” Senator Wright said.
“The underlying principle of justice reinvestment is the
redirection of funds towards localised approaches which are
aimed at reducing offending and reoffending.””

– News

Koori Mail: Govt to act on youth prison report
[scroll down page] http://www.koorimail.com/index.php
25 Nov 11: “THE FEDERAL Government has accepted all 40
recommendations contained in a report dealing with the high
incarceration rates of Indigenous youth. The Doing Time –
Time for Doing: Indigenous Youth in the Criminal Justice
System was prepared by the House of Representatives
Standing Committee on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
Affairs. Attorney General Robert McClelland said the report
had once again ‘highlighted the national shame that is the
overrepresentation of Indigenous Australians in prisons
across this country’.”

– Audio Interview

Indigenous radio station 98.9FM Brisbane:
Dr Janet Hunt and Jacqui Phillips
http://www.989fm.com.au/category/podcasts/
1 Dec 11: “Karen Dorante speaks to president of the ACT
ANTaR branch, Dr Janet Hunt about the approaching 40th
anniversary of the Aboriginal Tent Embassy and the ACT
government’s action on Aboriginal and Torres Strait
Islander affairs. ANTaR national director, Jacqui Phillips
also joins to discuss the Stronger Futures legislation,
their campaign to reduce incarceration rates of Indigenous
people in jail and constitutional reform.”
Listen to this interview on-line:
http://www.989fm.com.au/podcasts/lets-talk/dr-janet-hunt-and-jacqui-phillips/

* MICHELE HARRIS, ‘CONCERNED AUSTRALIANS’:
OPINION – NTER EVALUATION 2011:

– Analysis / Opinion

Opinion: NTER Evaluation 2011
Prepared by: Michele Harris, ‘concerned Australians’
http://www.concernedaustralians.com.au/media/NTER-Evaluation-Opinion-2011.pdf
November 2011: “The Evaluation has filled in many of the
gaps in the story, while it has highlighted that many of
the claims of success made by the Federal Government, are
far from being evidence-based and are exaggerated. What is
not exaggerated, however, is that Aboriginal people and
Aboriginal culture have been sacrificed to a Canberra
planned imposition that may well have been of great benefit
if only it had been fairly negotiated with the people and
their leaders. Is it too late for rescue? That will depend
on the Federal Government’s preparedness to loosen its
control and to allow local strategies to be developed in
all communities through the inclusion of community
reference groups, while encouraging genuine and respectful
partnerships with due regard for cultural practices.”

See:

Cuts to Welfare Payments for School Non-Attendance:
Requested or Imposed?
Michele Harris and Rosa McKenna, ‘concerned Australians’
– October 2011
http://www.concernedaustralians.com.au/media/Welfare-Cuts-Requested-or-Imposed.pdf

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

* MICHAEL BRULL: DESTROYING INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES AND CULTURES:

– Analysis / Opinion

ABC The Drum Opinion:
Destroying Indigenous communities and cultures
http://www.abc.net.au/unleashed/3704796.html
1 Dec 11: “Jenny Macklin has just delivered her second
reading speech for the new intervention legislation. She
had sought to soften the ground for this by announcing the
new “evidence” which she claimed vindicated her measures,
in the absence of any evidence of improving socio-economic
conditions. … Michele Harris and Rosa McKenna prepared a
report, Cuts to Welfare Payments for School Non-Attendance:
Requested or Imposed?, on behalf of a group called
“Concerned Australians” on Macklin’s latest round of
alleged consultations. … They conclude that “There would
appear to be virtually no evidence of community support for
legislation in these transcripts that would introduce
welfare cuts for parents where children were not attending
school.”” Michael Brull,
writer for Independent Australian Jewish Voices, and is
involved in Stop The Intervention Collective Sydney (STICS)

See:

Cuts to Welfare Payments for School Non-Attendance:
Requested or Imposed?
Michele Harris and Rosa McKenna, ‘concerned Australians’
– October 2011
http://www.concernedaustralians.com.au/media/Welfare-Cuts-Requested-or-Imposed.pdf

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

* WHAT’S WORKING: DEADLY HEALTH STORIES:

What’s Working: Deadly Health Stories
http://www.whatsworking.com.au/whats-working/deadly-health-stories/
“10 out of 10 deadly health stories: nutrition and physical
activity … The Aboriginal Health and Medical Research
Council has compiled these stories from NSW Aboriginal
Community Controlled Health Services to demonstrate the
success and potential of these Aboriginal community
initiatives.”

* SUBMISSIONS ABOUT STRONGER FUTURES DUE 12 JAN 2012:

Parliament of Australia – Senate:
Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory Bill 2011
and two related bills:
Information about the Inquiry
http://www.aph.gov.au/senate/committee/clac_ctte/strong_future_nt_11/info.htm
“Submissions should be received by 12 January 2012. …
The Committee is seeking written submissions from
interested individuals and organisations”

* SUBMISSIONS ON ROLE OF LANGUAGES AND CULTURE DUE 17 FEB 2012:

United Nations Human Rights:
Study on languages and cultures
http://www.ohchr.org/EN/Issues/IPeoples/EMRIP/Pages/StudyLanguages.aspx
“Call for submissions from indigenous peoples and their
organisations
The Expert Mechanism is calling for submissions on the role
of languages and culture in the protection and promotion of
the rights and identity of indigenous peoples, its current
mandated study in accordance with Human Rights Council
resolution 18/8 …
Submissions will need to be submitted by 17 February 2012 … ”

* OTHER NORTHERN TERRITORY (NT) INTERVENTION ARTICLES:

– News

newsTracker: We’re not all boozers, NT elders say
http://tracker.org.au/2011/11/were-not-all-boozers-nt-elders-say/
30 Nov 11: “NORTHERN TERRITORY: A group of Aboriginal
elders says the federal government’s Northern Territory
intervention brands all Indigenous people as alcoholics and
child molesters. … 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.”

– Audio Interviews

Indigenous radio station 98.9FM Brisbane:
Dr Janet Hunt and Jacqui Phillips
http://www.989fm.com.au/category/podcasts/
1 Dec 11: “Karen Dorante speaks to president of the ACT
ANTaR branch, Dr Janet Hunt about the approaching 40th
anniversary of the Aboriginal Tent Embassy and the ACT
government’s action on Aboriginal and Torres Strait
Islander affairs. ANTaR national director, Jacqui Phillips
also joins to discuss the Stronger Futures legislation,
their campaign to reduce incarceration rates of Indigenous
people in jail and constitutional reform.”
Listen to this interview on-line:
http://www.989fm.com.au/podcasts/lets-talk/dr-janet-hunt-and-jacqui-phillips/

Indigenous radio station 98.9FM Brisbane:
Les Malezer
http://www.989fm.com.au/category/podcasts/
25 Nov 11: “Karen Dorante speaks to Les Malezer, co-chair
of the National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples,
about his childhood, public service career and involvement
in Aboriginal affairs.  He also discusses the government’s
Stronger Futures bill for the Northern Territory.”
Listen to this interview on-line:
http://www.989fm.com.au/podcasts/lets-talk/les-malezer-12/

– Media Release

Nigel Scullion – Senator for the NT,
Shadow Minister for Indigenous Affairs:
Labor divided on Indigenous Affairs
http://www.nigelscullion.com/media-hub/indigenous-affairs/labor-divided-indigenous-affairs
28 Nov 11: “The Gillard Labor Government looks set to let
down Aboriginal Australians again with revelations the
party is divided on the Stronger Futures Legislation, The
Shadow Minister for Indigenous Affairs Senator Nigel
Scullion said. Senator Scullion made the statement after
discovering the Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy
Union (CFMEU) is hosting an event protesting against the
Northern Territory intervention as part of the ALP National
Conference this weekend.”

– Audio

Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association:
CAAMA Radio News 01-12-2011
http://caama.com.au/caama-radio-news-01-12-2011
1 Dec 11: “The Aboriginals and Torres strait Islander
Social Justice Commissioner says his people can never
forget what happened to them in the early days of the
Northern Territory intervention but they must draw a line
in the sand and move on.”

* 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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/

* UPCOMING ABORIGINAL RIGHTS EVENTS AROUND AUSTRALIA
– 20 EVENTS FROM 3 DECEMBER 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: 3,4,5,6 and 7 December 2011: Brisbane, Qld
Documentary Film – The Tall Man
Palace Barracks Cinema, Brisbane
“… 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.”
Cinema Release Date: Thu 17 November 2011
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/

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:
* Yananymul Mununggurr,
CEO Laynhapuy Homelands Association
* Video message from 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: 5,6 and 7 December 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.”
Chauvel Cinema, Paddington
Cinema Release Date: Thu 17 November 2011
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: 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.amnesty.org.au/nsw/event/27369/
Event details: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/events/
Event details: [scroll down page] http://stoptheintervention.org/
Event details: http://indymedia.org.au/balmain-our-generation-screening-6-dec-11
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: Thu 8 December 2011: Redfern, Sydney, NSW
Stop black deaths in custody forum
Speakers include:
Ray Jackson, Indigenous Social Justice network
Daivd Shoebridge, Greens NSW MLC
Raul Bassi, union, Palestine and Aboriginal rights activist
Event details: http://www.greenleft.org.au/events/49634

Event: Thu 8 December 2011: Darwin, NT
Opening and Awards presentation
Rights on Show 2011
The 17th annual Human Rights Art Award and Exhibition
The theme for 2011 is Housing and Homelessness
Darwin Community Legal Service
Event details: http://www.dcls.org.au/rights-on-show.html

Event: Fri 9, Mon 12 to Fri 16 December 2011: Darwin, NT
Exhibition
Rights on Show 2011
The 17th annual Human Rights Art Award and Exhibition
The theme for 2011 is Housing and Homelessness
Darwin Community Legal Service
Event details: http://www.dcls.org.au/rights-on-show.html

Event Cancelled: Alice Springs, NT
“International Human Rights Day
Celebrations planned for Mparntwe-Alice Springs
on 10th December have been cancelled due to
musicians/speakers and key people being busy
elsewhere.
IRAG is looking at the possibility of visiting a
bush community on that day to discuss the
2nd intervention laws and receive feedback
from the people to be affected by these laws.”
Details: http://rollbacktheintervention.wordpress.com/

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: 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 to Sun 29 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
Interview with Dr Janet Hunt: http://www.989fm.com.au/podcasts/lets-talk/dr-janet-hunt-and-jacqui-phillips/
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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