120403 – “Listening But Not Hearing” – Audio recordings from the launch of the report

Contents:
* “Listening But Not Hearing”
– Audio recordings from the launch of the report
* Full video recording of Senate Hearing at Maningrida 22 Feb 12
* Transcripts of the Senate Hearings on ‘Stronger Futures’
* ANTaR: Long term commitment to NT communities welcomed
* More ‘Stronger Futures’ Legislation related articles
* Background to ‘Stronger Futures’ new NT Intervention laws
* Background to the Northern Territory (NT) Intervention
* Other articles

* “LISTENING BUT NOT HEARING”
– AUDIO RECORDINGS FROM THE LAUNCH OF THE REPORT:

– Audio

‘concerned Australians’:
Launch of the report “Listening But Not Hearing”
by the Rt. Hon. Malcolm Fraser AC CK
http://www.concernedaustralians.com.au/
“The report, based on transcripts of the 2011 Consultations,
was prepared by Jumbunna Indigenous House of Learning and
the Hon. Alastair Nicholson AO RFD QC.
Audio recordings from the launch of the report on 8 March 2012
* The Hon. Alastair Nicholson AO RFD QC (excerpts) (MP3)
Former Chief Justice of the Family Court of Australia
* The Rt. Hon. Malcolm Fraser AC CK (MP3)
Former Prime Minister of Australia
* Nicole Watson (MP3)
Senior Researcher, Jumbunna Indigenous House of Learning,
co-author of the report
* The Hon Ian Viner AO QC (MP3)
Former Minister for Aboriginal Affairs
* The Hon. Frank Vincent AO QC (MP3)
Provost of the Sir Zelman Cowen Centre,
Former Chancellor, Victoria University”

See:

WGAR News: New report into ‘Stronger Futures’ consultations
by Jumbunna Indigenous House of Learning, UTS (9 Mar 12)
http://indymedia.org.au/2012/03/09/wgar-news-new-report-into-stronger-futures-consultations-by-jumbunna-indigenous-house-of-
[New university report entitled ‘Listening but not Hearing’]

* FULL VIDEO RECORDING OF SENATE HEARING AT MANINGRIDA 22 FEB 12:

– Videos

‘concerned Australians’:
Senate Hearing at Maningrida 22 February 2012 – full recording:
http://www.concernedaustralians.com.au/Maningrida_Senate_Hearing.html

* TRANSCRIPTS OF THE SENATE HEARINGS ON ‘STRONGER FUTURES’:

Public hearings:
Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory Bill 2011
and two related bills

‘concerned Australians’: Transcripts of the Senate Hearings
http://www.concernedaustralians.com.au/#Senate_Maningrida
“20/02/2012 Ntaria (Hermannsburg) (PDF)
21/02/2012 Alice Springs (PDF)
22/02/2012 Maningrida (PDF)
23/02/2012 Darwin (PDF)
24/02/2012 Darwin (PDF)
01/03/2012 Canberra (PDF)
01/03/2012 Canberra (PDF)”

Direct Government link to view all uploaded hearing info:
http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Committees/Senate_Committees?url=clac_ctte/strong_future_nt_11/hearings/index.htm

* ANTaR: LONG TERM COMMITMENT TO NT COMMUNITIES WELCOMED:

See:

WGAR News: Responses to Ten-Year Funding of
NT Aboriginal Communities (1 Apr 12)
http://indymedia.org.au/2012/04/01/wgar-news-responses-to-ten-year-funding-of-nt-aboriginal-communities

– Media Release

ANTaR – Australians for Native Title and Reconciliation:
Long term commitment to NT communities welcomed
http://www.antar.org.au/long_term_commitment_to_nt_communities_welcomed
“ANTaR has today welcomed the Federal Government’s
announcement of a 10 year commitment to fund health, child
and family services in Northern Territory Aboriginal
communities. This follows yesterday’s announcement of
funding for community safety initiatives and essential
services for people living on Aboriginal homelands. …
“While we welcome the Government’s commitment to ongoing
funding for Aboriginal homelands, we urge the Government
to commit resources for housing in these communities.”
“Today’s commitment to long-term funding will help
re-build trust in communities, but the Government must
also respond to community concerns and withdraw and
review the Stronger Futures bills if it is to truly reset
the releationship.””

* MORE ‘STRONGER FUTURES’ LEGISLATION RELATED ARTICLES:

– Analysis / Opinion

agendaTracker:
Evidently: Stronger Futures juggernaut hits a few potholes
http://tracker.org.au/2012/04/evidently-stronger-futures-juggernaut-hits-a-few-potholes/
2 Apr 12: “NATIONAL: The opportunity to shine a light on
the atrocious Stronger Futures legislation came about more
through good luck than good management, writes PROF JON
ALTMAN. A juggernaut is a force that is regarded as
mercilessly destructive and unstoppable. For many this is
an apt metaphor for the Stronger Futures in the Northern
Territory Bills which was scripted to be rubber stamped,
possibly with minor changes, by the Australian Senate on
March 22, 2012. Against extraordinary odds, passage of
these laws, … has been delayed at least until May.”
Jon Altman, research professor in economic anthropology,
Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research (CAEPR),
Australian National University

– Video

ABC Lateline: Community groups fight income management trial
http://www.abc.net.au/lateline/content/2012/s3469513.htm
2 Apr 12: “In Western Sydney more than 50 community groups
have formed a coalition to fight the Federal Government’s
income management trial, describing it as discriminatory.
Emma Alberici, Presenter: … Bankstown is one of five
locations nationally chosen for the five-year test. It
means for some people between 50 and 70 per cent of welfare
payments will be set aside to spend on essential items such
as food and clothing. But the Arab Council and Indigenous
elders say the policy is discriminatory.”
Reporter: Amy Bainbridge

– Audio

ABC The World Today:
Federal funding continues for NT Intervention (mark II)
http://www.abc.net.au/worldtoday/content/2012/s3468728.htm
2 Apr 12: “The Federal Government is investing half a
billion dollars in an education package for the next stage
of the Federal Intervention in the Northern Territory. The
package will enable funding for 200 teachers in remote
Territory schools to continue. It will also fund the
Government’s program to link welfare payments to school
attendance, as Sara Everingham reports.”

– News

National Indigenous Radio Service:
Northern Land Council lauds homelands funding
http://www.nirs.org.au/news/latest-news/7087-northern-land-council-lauds-homelands-funding
2 Apr 12: “An alliance of the Northern Territory’s peak
Aboriginal organisations says the Federal Government’s
announcement of funding for remote outstations is a
‘relief’. … Kim Hill, CEO of the Northern Land Council,
which is part of the Aboriginal Peak Organisations Northern
Territory alliance, says the cultural benefits of this
announcement are significant. “There was uncertainty after
August 18th if the Australian Government or the Territory
Government was going to continue funding homelands.
However, in regards to the amount, yes, it’s not a lot. … “”

newsTracker: Funds for NT Indigenous education
http://tracker.org.au/2012/04/funds-for-nt-indigenous-education/
2 Apr 12: “NATIONAL: The federal government will spend more
than half a billion dollars over the next 10 years to
improve Indigenous education in the Northern Territory.
Labor announced the $583 million package on Monday saying
it will pay for a range of programs including 200 extra
teachers and teaching assistants, a school nutrition
program and housing for teachers. The funding will be
included in the 2012/13 federal budget to be handed down on
May 8.”

Age: PM promises $583m for remote schools
http://www.theage.com.au/opinion/political-news/pm-promises-583m-for-remote-schools-20120401-1w6ls.html
2 Apr 12: “THE Gillard government will today announce more
than half a billion dollars in education funding as part of
the next phase of the federal intervention in the Northern
Territory. Indigenous Affairs Minister Jenny Macklin and
School Education Minister Peter Garrett will announce the
Commonwealth will provide $583 million over the next 10
years. The money will pay the wages of 200 teachers and for
the construction of up to 100 teacher houses in remote
communities.”

NT News: 100 new homes for NT teachers
http://www.ntnews.com.au/article/2012/04/02/297041_ntnews.html
2 Apr 12: “THE Federal Government will build up to 100
houses for remote teachers. It is part of $583 million
package to be announced today for indigenous education in
the Territory over the next decade. … The announcement –
by federal Indigenous Affairs Minister Jenny Macklin and
School Education Minister Peter Garrett, – will also
continue funding for 200 teacher positions that were funded
under the Northern Territory Intervention.”

* BACKGROUND TO ‘STRONGER FUTURES’ NEW NT INTERVENTION LAWS:

Human Rights Petition:
Australian Government: Stop Stronger Futures and
support Aboriginal self-determination in the NT
https://www.change.org/petitions/australian-government-stop-stronger-futures-and-support-aboriginal-self-determination-in-the-nt

Stand for Freedom:
There can be no reconciliation without justice:
http://standforfreedom.org.au/

Stop the Intervention: Stronger Futures Legislation
http://stoptheintervention.org/facts/stronger-futures-legislation

WGAR News: Responses to Ten-Year Funding of
NT Aboriginal Communities (1 Apr 12)
http://indymedia.org.au/2012/04/01/wgar-news-responses-to-ten-year-funding-of-nt-aboriginal-communities

WGAR News: STICS: Aunty of deaths in custody victim
speaks out against ‘Stronger Futures’ (24 Mar 12)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2012/03/24/wgar-news-call-for-delegates-to-interim-aboriginal-unity-government-assembly

WGAR News: Photograph your feet and ‘Stand For Freedom’ (24 Mar 12)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2012/03/24/wgar-news-call-for-delegates-to-interim-aboriginal-unity-government-assembly

WGAR News: Stand For Freedom campaign delivers a petition
to the Senate signed by 33,000 people (22 Mar 12)
http://indymedia.org.au/2012/03/22/wgar-news-stand-for-freedom-campaign-delivers-a-petition-to-the-senate-signed-by-33000-pe

WGAR News: Responses to Senate Committee report on
‘Stronger Futures’ New NT Intervention laws (18 Mar 12)
http://indymedia.org.au/2012/03/18/wgar-news-responses-to-senate-committee-report-on-stronger-futures-new-nt-intervention-la

WGAR News: Greens Senator Rachel Siewert provides an overview:
“Ending the NT Intervention” (15 Mar 12)
http://indymedia.org.au/2012/03/15/wgar-news-greens-senator-rachel-siewert-provides-an-overview-ending-the-nt-intervention

WGAR News: Senate Inquiry into Stronger Futures
releases it’s report (15 Mar 12)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2012/03/15/wgar-news-greens-senator-rachel-siewert-provides-an-overview-ending-the-nt-intervention

WGAR News: 28 Leading Australians call on Government
to abandon the Stronger Futures legislation (14 Mar 12)
http://indymedia.org.au/2012/03/14/wgar-news-28-leading-australians-call-on-government-to-abandon-the-stronger-futures-legis

WGAR News: “Hear the Voice of the People!”:
Video of Senate Hearing at Maningrida 22 February 2012 (13 Mar 12)
http://indymedia.org.au/2012/03/13/wgar-news-hear-the-voice-of-the-people-video-of-senate-hearing-at-maningrida-22-february-

WGAR News: New report into ‘Stronger Futures’ consultations
by Jumbunna Indigenous House of Learning, UTS (9 Mar 12)
http://indymedia.org.au/2012/03/09/wgar-news-new-report-into-stronger-futures-consultations-by-jumbunna-indigenous-house-of-
[New university report entitled ‘Listening but not Hearing’]

WGAR News: Former PM Malcolm Fraser launches
new report into consultations (9 Mar 12)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2012/03/09/wgar-news-new-report-into-stronger-futures-consultations-by-jumbunna-indigenous-house-of-

WGAR News: Our Generation and ANTaR have launched
a new video and campaign (8 Mar 12)
http://indymedia.org.au/2012/03/08/wgar-news-our-generation-and-antar-have-launched-a-new-video-and-campaign

WGAR News: NITV Current Affairs present the Stronger Futures
Forum shot on location in Maningrida (3 Mar 12)
http://indymedia.org.au/2012/03/03/wgar-news-nitv-current-affairs-present-the-stronger-futures-forum-shot-on-location-in-man

WGAR News: Press Conference on Stronger Futures legislation
by Hon. Alastair Nicholson AO RFD QC (1 Mar 12)
http://indymedia.org.au/2012/03/01/wgar-news-press-conference-on-stronger-futures-legislation-by-hon-alastair-nicholson-ao-r

WGAR News: “NT Aboriginal leaders reject Stronger Futures”
Tracker (23 Feb 12)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2012/02/23/wgar-news-nyoongar-tent-embassy-marches-to-government-house-in-protest

WGAR News: New Website for Stronger Futures
info and submissions (21 Feb 12)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2012/02/21/wgar-news-news-of-the-nyoongar-tent-embassy-on-heirisson-island-in-perth

WGAR News: Book report launched:
“NT Consultations Report 2011: By Quotations” (19 Feb 12)
http://indymedia.org.au/2012/02/19/wgar-news-book-report-launched-nt-consultations-report-2011-by-quotations
[Includes link to transcripts of consultations and book of quotations: http://www.concernedaustralians.com.au/ ]

WGAR News: More on the Stronger Futures in the
Northern Territory Bill (9 Feb 12)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2012/02/09/wgar-news-tent-embassy-protest-interviews-with-michael-anderson-jeff-mcmullen-chris-graha

WGAR News: Submissions received on Stronger Futures in the
Northern Territory Bill (8 Feb 12)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2012/02/08/wgar-news-four-actions-to-help-stop-the-proposed-nt-nuclear-dump-beyond-nuclear-initiativ

Stop the Intervention: Stronger Futures:
New compilation weblink -Petition -NITV Forum
http://www.stoptheintervention.org/uploads/files_to_download/Facts-Info/Stronger-Futures-update-11-3-12.pdf

Stop the Intervention: Stronger Futures Media Coverage
http://stoptheintervention.org/facts/stronger-futures-legislation/#Media-SF

Main Government page for Stronger Futures in the
Northern Territory Bill 2011 and two related bills:
http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Committees/Senate_Committees?url=clac_ctte/strong_future_nt_11/index.htm

Direct Government link to view all uploaded submissions
http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Committees/Senate_Committees?url=clac_ctte/strong_future_nt_11/submissions.htm

Direct Government link to view all uploaded hearing info
http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Committees/Senate_Committees?url=clac_ctte/strong_future_nt_11/hearings/index.htm

* BACKGROUND TO THE NORTHERN TERRITORY (NT) INTERVENTION:

Creative Spirits:
Northern Territory Emergence Response (NTER)
– “The Intervention”:
http://www.creativespirits.info/aboriginalculture/politics/northern-territory-intervention.html

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

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

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

Stand for Freedom:
There can be no reconciliation without justice:
http://standforfreedom.org.au/

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

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

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

The Greens: Rachel Siewert: Ending the NT Intervention:
http://rachel-siewert.greensmps.org.au/ntintervention
http://rachel-siewert.greensmps.org.au/portfolios/aboriginal-torres-strait-islander-issues

Our Generation:
http://ourgeneration.org.au/

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

New Matilda – northern territory intervention:
http://newmatilda.com/tag/northern-territory-intervention

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

Equality Rights Alliance:
Women’s Experience of Income Management in the Northern Territory:
http://www.equalityrightsalliance.org.au/projects/womens-experience-income-management-northern-territory

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

Australian Human Rights Commission:
Northern Territory ‘Emergency Response’ intervention:
http://www.hreoc.gov.au/social_justice/intervention/index.html

Jobs with Justice:
http://jobswithjustice.wordpress.com/

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/

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

Adelaide Stop the Intervention:
http://www.stoptheintervention.com.au/

Central Land Council:
The Australian Government Intervention 2007:
http://www.clc.org.au/Media/issues/intervention/intervention_intro.html

WGAR (Working Group for Aboriginal Rights):
https://wgar.wordpress.com/

* OTHER ARTICLES:

– Analysis / Opinion

SMH: Pitching camp for a cultural cause
http://www.smh.com.au/national/pitching-camp-for-a-cultural-cause-20120331-1w5p0.html#ixzz1qjsTXDt6
1 Apr 12: “NESTLED among the Bunya Nut trees in a place
where people have come together for centuries, sits a
small, neat camp site. A fire sits has been built in the
centre of the tent circle and the flames slowly warm a pot.
A short distance away, a toddler, watched by two women,
enthusiastically plays in a washing bucket filled with
water. The camp is clean and tidy with nothing out of
place. There is an area for sleeping, one for food
preparation and another for gathering. Nothing unusual.
Except that it is in one of Brisbane’s inner city parks and
its founders say it is there to stay. The Musgrave Park
tent embassy is in its third week, … ” Amy Remeikis

– News

National Indigenous Radio Service:
Muckaty Station ‘land will be poisoned’:
Anti-nuclear campaigner
http://www.nirs.org.au/news/latest-news/7086-muckaty-station-land-will-be-poisoned-anti-nuclear-campaigner
2 Apr 12: “The prospect of the Muckaty Station nuclear
waste dump in the Northern Territory looms closer as many
traditional owners express their anger. Arabunna man Peter
Watts of the Australian Nuclear Free Alliance says there
are frequent natural disasters in the area and this may
release radioactive waste, potentially affecting the
livelihood of people across the country. He says people
aren’t giving up the fight. “Once land becomes poisoned
like that, there’s going to be vast areas where people
won’t be able to enter at all. … “”

Australian: Compo ‘must come soon for Stolen Generations’
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/indigenous/compo-must-come-soon-for-stolen-generations/story-fn9hm1pm-1226315905824
2 Apr 12: “A COMPENSATION scheme for the Stolen Generations
must be enacted quickly to avoid victims dying before
receiving payment, the Aboriginal Legal Rights Movement
says. A Stolen Generations reparations tribunal is being
advanced by the Greens to compensate Aborigines forcibly
taken from their families as a result of government
policies. If the bill is successful, South Australia will
become the second state after Tasmania to compensate
victims of forced separation policies.”

Green Left:
Nyoongar Tent Embassy puts sovereignty on the agenda
http://www.greenleft.org.au/node/50562
31 Mar 12: “A movement for Aboriginal sovereignty has
galvanised around the February 12 formation of the
Nyoongar Tent Embassy in Perth. The embassy was directly
inspired by two developments: the 40th anniversary of the
Aboriginal Tent Embassy in Canberra, which promoted a
national push for Aboriginal sovereignty, and the February
8 report about negotiations between the state government
and the South West Aboriginal Land and Sea Council (SWALSC)
about Nyoongar native title.” Alex Bainbridge, Perth

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