120716 – “Labor’s extended NT Intervention sparks calls for indigenous communities to vote Green” ABC PM

Contents:
* ABC PM:
Labor’s extended NT Intervention sparks calls for
indigenous communities to vote Green
* ABC Lateline:
NT intervention shakes once popular Labor support
* ABC Radio Australia:
Indigenous leaders urge protest vote against Labor
* Tracker:
NSW Labor condemns federal party policy on income management
* Talk by Les Malezer at Arena NT Intervention forum
* Talk by Barbara Shaw at Arena NT Intervention forum
* Talk by Rosalie Kunoth-Monks at Arena NT Intervention forum
* Talk by Jon Altman at the Arena NT Intervention forum
* Emma Murphy: How ‘Closing the Gap’ is full of holes
* Background to ‘Stronger Futures’ new NT Intervention laws
* Background to the Northern Territory (NT) Intervention

* ABC PM:
LABOR’S EXTENDED NT INTERVENTION SPARKS CALLS FOR
INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES TO VOTE GREEN

– Audio

ABC PM:
Labor’s extended NT Intervention sparks calls for
indigenous communities to vote Green
http://www.abc.net.au/pm/content/2012/s3545677.htm?site=sydney
13 Jul 12: “More ructions in the Labor Party over the
Greens, with the Indigenous former party President Warren
Mundine calling on the Federal Government to dump any
alliance with the Greens on Aboriginal affairs. Mr Mundine
says Labor should ally with the Coalition instead on this
issue, and Tony Abbott has welcomed the call. But the
opposite message is resonating in some traditional
Aboriginal communities in the Northern Territory. There
many Indigenous leaders are angry at the Labor Party’s
recent 10 year extension of the Howard government’s
dramatic Intervention. As a result, some have urged
Aboriginal voters to abandon Labor in favour of the
Greens.”
[Includes comments by Harold Wilson.]

* ABC LATELINE:
NT INTERVENTION SHAKES ONCE POPULAR LABOR SUPPORT

– Video

ABC Lateline:
NT intervention shakes once popular Labor support
http://www.abc.net.au/lateline/content/2012/s3545863.htm
13 Jul 12: “There are signs the continuation of the NT
intervention is pushing some Indigenous communities to
abandon support for Labor. … Labor in the Northern
Territory has long relied on the support of Indigenous
voters. But its decision to extent by a decade the Howard
government’s intervention into Aboriginal community
throws that into doubt. The emergency response was meant
to boost the safety, health and education of indigenous
children, but a billion dollars later there’s evidence
conditions in some communities have worsened, and at
least one prominent Aboriginal leader is urging his people
to abandon Labor and vote Green.”
[Includes comments by Reverend Djiniyini Gondarra,
Ilana Eldridge and Harold Wilson.]

* ABC RADIO AUSTRALIA:
INDIGENOUS LEADERS URGE PROTEST VOTE AGAINST LABOR

– Video

ABC Radio Australia:
Indigenous leaders urge protest vote against Labor
http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/international/2012-07-13/indigenous-leaders-urge-protest-vote-against-labor/979840
14 Jul 12: “Federal Labor risks being reduced to a rump in
the Northern Territory over its continuing commitment to
the intervention, with Indigenous leaders urging Aboriginal
voters to back the Greens instead. And respected Arnhem
Land elder, traditional owner, former Uniting Church
moderator and chair of one of the Territory’s largest
retailers, Dr Djiniyini Gondarra, has launched a passionate
attack on the Government at another NAIDOC gathering in
Darwin. The Reverend Gondarra described the intervention as
deeply racist and urged his audience to abandon Labor in
favour of the Greens. The Reverend Gondarra is no radical,
nor is he alone in his anger. … ”

* TRACKER:
NSW LABOR CONDEMNS FEDERAL PARTY POLICY ON INCOME MANAGEMENT

– News

newsTracker:
NSW Labor condemns federal party policy on income management
http://tracker.org.au/2012/07/nsw-labor-condemns-federal-party-policy-on-income-management/
14 Jul 12: “NATIONAL: In a sign that the political cracks
are starting to appear, the NSW Labor Party’s annual state
conference has passed a resolution calling on federal Labor
to abandon compulsory income management across the nation,
and instead direct funding to boost social services and job
creation. The NSW branch of the Australian Labor Party is
holding is annual state conference at the Town Hall in
Sydney. … ” Chris Graham, Walkley Award and Human Rights
award winning writer, managing Editor of Tracker
[Includes text of the resolution.]

* TALK BY LES MALEZER
AT ARENA NT INTERVENTION FORUM, MELBOURNE:

– Video

arena: Project Space Gallery: NT Intervention forum:
Les Malezer
[scroll down page] http://www.arena.org.au/project-space/project-space-gallery/

* TALK BY BARBARA SHAW
AT ARENA NT INTERVENTION FORUM, MELBOURNE:

– Video

arena: Project Space Gallery: NT Intervention forum:
Barbara Shaw
[scroll down page] http://www.arena.org.au/project-space/project-space-gallery/

* TALK BY ROSALIE KUNOTH-MONKS
AT ARENA NT INTERVENTION FORUM, MELBOURNE:

– Video

arena: Project Space Gallery: NT Intervention forum:
Rosalie Kunoth-Monks
[scroll down page] http://www.arena.org.au/project-space/project-space-gallery/

– Audio

‘concerned Australians’:
A Public Forum on the Northern Territory Intervention into
Indigenous communities and the Stronger Futures legislation
http://www.concernedaustralians.com.au/
“Incorporating the launch of Arena Magazine’s special issue
on the NT Intervention
on 21 June 2012 in Fitzroy, Victoria
Talk by Rosalie Kunoth-Monks (audio) http://soundcloud.com/dantout/intervention-04-rosalie-kunoth-monks

SoundCloud: INTERVENTION – Part 04 – Rosalie Kunoth-Monks

“Rosalie Kunoth-Monks, Alyawarr/Anmatyerr Elder and
ex-mayor of Barkly Shire, from Utopia, now a prescribed
area under the NT Intervention”
“Event Description: On the five-year anniversary of the NT
Intervention and at the beginning of a decade of so-called
Stronger Futures, our speakers discussed the scope of the
Intervention, what has happened on the ground, and how the
Intervention relates to neo-liberal governance and
Australia’s settler colonial heritage. What are the ways
forward?”

* TALK BY JON ALTMAN
AT ARENA NT INTERVENTION FORUM, MELBOURNE:

– Video

arena: Project Space Gallery: NT Intervention forum:
Jon Altman
[scroll down page] http://www.arena.org.au/project-space/project-space-gallery/

– Speech

‘concerned Australians’:
A Public Forum on the Northern Territory Intervention into
Indigenous communities and the Stronger Futures legislation
http://www.concernedaustralians.com.au/
“Incorporating the launch of Arena Magazine’s special issue
on the NT Intervention
on 21 June 2012 in Fitzroy, Victoria
Speech by Jon Altman (PDF) http://concernedaustralians.com.au/media/Arena_Jon_Altman_2012_06_21.pdf

Talk at Arena on occasion of launch of
Arena Magazine 118 ‘Intervention’, Melbourne, 21 June 2012
Jon Altman, concerned Australian and research professor at
the Australian National University, Canberra
http://concernedaustralians.com.au/media/Arena_Jon_Altman_2012_06_21.pdf
“Today was to be ‘liberation’ day when prescribed
communities in the Northern Territory were to be exited.
Instead it is a day of shame, when Indigenous Australians
in the NT have to endure, yet again, another anniversary
of the NTNER intervention as demeaned peoples-marginalized,
disempowered, encapsulated in the Australian settler
colonial state. I am proud to be sharing this forum with
Barb Shaw, Rosalie Kunoth-Monks, Les Malezar and Gary
Foley, Indigenous people actively resisting attempts by
the hegemonic Australian state to demolish their ways of
being, seeking to convert them, via a draconian project
of moral restructuring into subservient normalized
citizens. … ”

* EMMA MURPHY: HOW ‘CLOSING THE GAP’ IS FULL OF HOLES

– Analysis / Opinion

Green Left: How ‘Closing the Gap’ is full of holes
http://www.greenleft.org.au/node/51620
14 Jul 12: “I have mixed feelings each time I see a “Close
the Gap” bumper sticker. The number of Australians
expressing outrage on the appalling gap in life expectancy
between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Australians – and
demanding government action – is certainly heartening. …
[The Closing the Gap policy] is the framework for many of
the governments’ “Aboriginal affairs” policies, and
informs funding agreements between federal, state and
territory governments. For example, the recently passed
Stronger Futures legislation (which continues the widely
hated NT intervention) comes under the Closing the Gap
umbrella.” By Emma Murphy

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

Last updated: 14 July 2012

http://indymedia.org.au/2012/04/22/background-to-stronger-futures-new-nt-intervention-laws

* BACKGROUND TO THE NORTHERN TERRITORY (NT) INTERVENTION:

Last updated: 4 July 2012

http://indymedia.org.au/2012/04/22/background-to-the-northern-territory-nt-intervention

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