120801 – “Representatives of more than 30 nations see Aboriginal affairs at an all-time low” Michael Anderson

Contents:
* Michael Anderson: Representatives of more than 30 nations
see Aboriginal affairs at an all-time low
* Interview with Michael Anderson following
Moree Sovereign Union Interim Government Gathering
* Background to the Aboriginal sovereignty movement
* Congress: No apology needed for being proudly Aboriginal
* Background to National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples
* CAAMA: Senior APY leader rejects claims that
communities want income management
* Chris Graham: Bad Aunty: The truth about the NT intervention
and the case for an independent media
* Liz Conor: The anti-intervention movement
and violence in remote Aboriginal communities
* Andrew Dutney: The First Peoples are ‘us’:
Why the Uniting Church opposes Stronger Futures
* Darren Coyne: Intervention opponents say the fight will go on
* More ‘Stronger Futures’ Legislation related articles
* Background to ‘Stronger Futures’ new NT Intervention laws
* Background to the Northern Territory (NT) Intervention
* Ray Jackson: NSW Ombudsman response to questions from the
indigenous social justice association
* Other articles

* MICHAEL ANDERSON:
REPRESENTATIVES OF MORE THAN 30 NATIONS
SEE ABORIGINAL AFFAIRS AT AN ALL-TIMES LOW

– Media Release

Sovereign Union:
Representatives of more than 30 nations see
Aboriginal affairs at an all-time low
http://nationalunitygovernment.org/content/representatives-more-30-nations-see-aboriginal-affairs-all-time-low
Treaty Republic: http://treatyrepublic.net/content/representatives-more-30-nations-see-aboriginal-affairs-all-time-low
“Delegates attending the Sovereign Union gathering in Moree
28-29th that attracted representatives from more than 30
nations have agreed that Aboriginal affairs is at its
all-time low. …
This is further compounded by the forced government
programming of ‘closing the gap’, which is in effect
measuring their assimilation objectives, that is, how far
they are removing us from our culture and how successfully
we have been absorbed into the white one through their
reconciliation program.
The frustration in our communities is that little to no
resources are available for Aboriginal community based
initiatives to deal with community needs. Only we can
deal with our problems. …
The questions being asked are why are we not permitted to
run our own community based affairs? …
The Moree gathering has agreed that we must now go full
steam ahead. We must win back our rights, take
responsibilities for our development and wellbeing. … ”
By Michael Anderson, Convenor of the Sovereign Union and
the interim National Unity Government

* INTERVIEW WITH MICHAEL ANDERSON FOLLOWING
MOREE SOVEREIGN UNION INTERIM GOVERNMENT GATHERING:

– Audio Interview

Sovereign Union:
Michael Anderson Interview following Moree Gathering
http://audioboo.fm/boos/902453-michael-anderson-interview-following-moree-gathering
[scroll down page] http://nationalunitygovernment.org/content/representatives-more-30-nations-see-aboriginal-affairs-all-time-low
30 Jul 12: “Michael Anderson Interview following Moree
Sovereign Gathering. The gathering took place on 28th and
29th July, 2012.”

– Event

Event: Sat 28 and Sun 29 July 2012: Moree, NSW
Moree Sovereign Union Interim Government Gathering
Interim National Unity Government of the Sovereign Union
Photos: http://nationalunitygovernment.org/content/moree-gathering-28-29-july-2012
Agenda – Draft No 4 – Additional info – 21/07/12: http://nationalunitygovernment.org/node/222
Flyers:
Colour JPG: http://nationalunitygovernment.org/images/2012/gatherings/moree-meeting-a4.jpg
Black & White JPG: http://nationalunitygovernment.org/images/2012/gatherings/moree-meeting-a4-bw.jpg
Colour PDF: http://nationalunitygovernment.org/pdf/moree-meeting-a4-2.pdf
Black & White PDF: http://nationalunitygovernment.org/pdf/moree-meeting-a4-bw0001.pdf
Details on Sovereign Union website: http://nationalunitygovernment.org/

– Related News

Moree Champion: Goomeroi meeting hosted at Moree
http://www.moreechampion.com.au/news/local/news/general/goomeroi-meeting-hosted-at-moree/2640332.aspx
30 Jul 12: “A small gathering of Aboriginal rights
activists gathered at Moree’s Tent Embassy on Saturday
morning to discuss their claim to continuing sovereignty
and dominion over Aboriginal land. Among the activists was
Michael Anderson who is an Aboriginal activist with a long
career of defending people’s rights. … “In pursuing our
ambitions to achieving self-determination, we must now
commit ourselves to each other to create a national unity,
as this is the only way by which we can achieve our future
ambitions and free ourselves from the yoke of tyranny,”
Mr Anderson said.”

* BACKGROUND TO THE ABORIGINAL SOVEREIGNTY MOVEMENT:

Last updated: 29 July 2012

http://indymedia.org.au/2012/04/22/background-to-the-aboriginal-sovereignty-movement-and-the-aboriginal-tent-embassies

* CONGRESS: NO APOLOGY NEEDED FOR BEING PROUDLY ABORIGINAL

– News

National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples:
No apology needed for being proudly Aboriginal
http://nationalcongress.com.au/no-apology-needed-for-being-proudly-aboriginal/
31 Jul 12: “Boxer Damien Hooper has a right to show his
identity as an Aboriginal person in the Australian team.
He has nothing to apologise for being proud of who he is
and where he came from. Our peoples should be able to show
that they are both Aboriginal and Australian. The display
of flags by Aboriginal athletes is not new; images of Cathy
Freeman with the flag were beamed around the world in 2000.
Congress encourages the Australian Olympic Committee to
find a way through this bureaucratic insanity.”

– Related News

Age: Indigenous leaders want rules changed
http://www.theage.com.au/olympics/news-london-2012/indigenous-leaders-want-rules-changed-20120731-23d54.html
1 Aug 12: “INDIGENOUS leaders say the Olympic rules that
outlaw Aboriginal flags at the Games should change, and
have called on the Australian Olympic Committee to lobby
for the longstanding protocol to be overturned. Dual
Olympian 110-metre hurdler Kyle Vander Kuyp, former world
champion boxer Anthony Mundine, and former politician and
activist Phil Cleary – who said recognising both flags at
the Games would ”affirm our real history and be a major
act of reconciliation” – led the voices supporting boxer
Damien Hooper … ”

Australian: Aboriginal flag fine for Freeman, why not Hooper?
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/indigenous/aboriginal-flag-fine-for-freeman-why-not-hooper/story-fn9hm1pm-1226439843572
1 Aug 12: “THE National Congress of Australia’s First
Peoples has defended the right of Australian boxer Damien
Hooper to wear an Aboriginal flag on his shirt and urged
the Australian Olympic Committee “to find a way through
this bureaucratic insanity”. The congress is the peak
Aboriginal representative body in Australia and is partly
funded by the Gillard government.”

Koori Mail: Kafuffle over Olympic boxer’s flag t-shirt
[scroll down page] http://www.koorimail.com/index.php
31 Jul 12: “ABORIGINAL boxer Damien Hooper won his opening
London Olympic fight against American Marcus Brown (13-11)
yesterday but it’s his decision to wear an Aboriginal flag
t-shirt into the ring that has media and others aflutter.
AAP has quoted an Australian team official as saying Hooper
would be counselled for his stance, which could be against
the International Olympic charter preventing ‘political
statements’ at the Games. Hooper has been quoted as saying
he wore the shirt because he was representing not just his
country but also his Aboriginal culture, and was proud to
have done so.”

Hooper warned not to wear Aboriginal flag again
newsTracker: http://tracker.org.au/2012/07/hooper-warned-not-to-wear-aboriginal-flag-again/
Herald Sun: http://www.heraldsun.com.au/sport/london-olympics/damien-hooper-will-now-face-former-world-champion-egor-mekhontcev/story-fn9dheyx-1226439016876
31 Jul 12: “He did it for his people, but officials are
warning Australian boxer Damien Hooper not to repeat his
entry to the Olympic ring with the Aboriginal flag proudly
emblazoned across his chest. Hooper, an Indigenous
Australian from northern Queensland, marked his Games debut
by wearing a black T-shirt bearing the Aboriginal flag as
he arrived for his impressive opening fight win against
American Marcus Browne. It went against Australian team
rules, which state athletes must only wear the official
team uniform.”

– Related Audio

The Wire: Indigenous athlete could be sanctioned over t-shirt
Produced by Anthony Sonego
http://www.thewire.org.au/storyDetail.aspx?ID=9420
31 Jul 12: “Indigenous Australian boxer Damien Hooper has
found himself in the media spotlight moments before his
fight this morning after wearing a t-shirt with the
Aboriginal flag. The light-heavyweight boxer was cautioned
by the Australian Olympic Comittee for breaching the
Olympics uniform code. Rule 50 of the Olympic Charter
prohibits athletes from any form of publicity, propaganda
or making a political statement. But some observers say
despite Hooper’s violation of the Olympic dress code he
has helped raised more important issues. …
Featured in story:
* Kristine Toohey – Professor of Sports Management at
Griffiths University
* Emma Sherry – Senior Lecturer at the Centre for Sport and
Social Impact at La Trobe University”

– Related Analysis / Opinion

The Nation:
Damien Hooper: The Sanctioning of an Anti-Racist Olympic Rebel
http://www.thenation.com/blog/169178/damien-hooper-sanctioning-anti-racist-olympic-rebel#
31 Jul 12: “Today, it’s still the third rail of Australian
politics to claim pride and solidarity with the nation’s
indigenous people. Damien Hooper is finding this out the
hard way. Hooper is an Olympic boxer making major waves
both in and out of the ring. The light heavyweight is now a
threat to win gold after dispatching highly touted US boxer
Marcus Browne. He’s also a threat to be sent home by the
Australian Olympic Committee. Before fighting Browne, the
20-year-old’s ring attire included a black T-shirt
emblazoned with the Aboriginal Flag.” By Dave Zirin

* BACKGROUND TO NATIONAL CONGRESS OF AUSTRALIA’S FIRST PEOPLES:

Last updated: 5 May 2012

http://indymedia.org.au/2012/05/05/background-to-the-national-congress-of-australia%E2%80%99s-first-peoples

* CAAMA:
SENIOR APY LEADER REJECTS CLAIMS THAT
COMMUNITIES WANT INCOME MANAGEMENT

– Audio

Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association:
CAAMA News 31.07.2012
http://caama.com.au/caama-news-31-07-2012
31 Jul 12: “Senior APY leader rejects claims that
communities want income management.”

– Related News

newsTracker: APY Lands leader rejects income management
http://tracker.org.au/2012/07/apy-lands-leader-rejects-income-management/
31 Jul 12: ” … An Aboriginal leader from South
Australia’s Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Lands has
knocked back claims communities have called for the
introduction of income management in a series of consultation
meetings. Murray George, an executive member of the APY Lands
Council and chair for Law and Culture, released a statement
rejecting community support for the controversial welfare
quarantines. … Mr George attended all six community meetings
[consultations], and said a compulsory income management
scheme was overwhelmingly rejected by participants.”

Koori Mail: APY income management claims disputed
[scroll down page] http://www.koorimail.com/index.php
30 Jul 12: “A SENIOR member of the Anangu Pitjantjatjara
Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands Council in remote South
Australia has disputed suggestions that APY communities
called for income management during recent Federal
Government consultations. Mid-month, Indigenous Affairs
Minister Jenny Macklin said the communities had sent ‘a
very strong message’ that they thought income management
would help them look after their children but Lands Council
law and culture chairman Murray George says six meetings
that he attended overwhelmingly rejected the measure. Mr
George’s stance puts him at odds with the Ngaanyatjarra
Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (NPY) Women’s Council, which
has backed voluntary income management.”

Australian: Redmond slams Labor over APY ‘squalor’
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/indigenous/redmond-slams-labor-over-apy-squalor/story-fn9hm1pm-1226438927019
31 Jul 12: “ABORIGINES in South Australia’s remote
indigenous communities have been condemned to live in
“filth and squalor” by years of successive Labor government
failure, says state Opposition Leader Isobel Redmond. Ms
Redmond has just returned to Adelaide from her first visit
to the troubled Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Lands
in South Australia’s far north.”

Koori Mail: NPY women ask for income management
[scroll down page] http://www.koorimail.com/index.php?page=Current+Edition
25 Jul 12: “ABORIGINAL women in remote South Australia
and Western Australia are actively campaigning to be
included in the Federal Government’s income management
scheme, first introduced under the Northern Territory
Intervention. The influential Ngaanyatjarra, Pitjantjatjara
and Yankunytjatjara (NPY) Women’s Council says it has
surveyed its members and found they strongly believe income
management – which quarantines half of social security
payments for essentials like food, clothes and rent –
would help reduce alcohol abuse, violence, gambling, child
abuse and neglect in their communities.”

newsTracker: Redmond to visit APY lands
http://tracker.org.au/2012/07/redmond-to-visit-apy-lands/
23 Jul 12: “SOUTH AUSTRALIA: Opposition Leader Isobel
Redmond will visit the state’s Anangu Pitjantjatjara
Yankunytjatjara (APY) lands this week. Ms Redmond and
opposition aboriginal affairs spokesman Duncan McFetridge
will visit schools and hold talks with community leaders
in SA’s northwest. “We will be visiting schools and
talking with principals, teachers and students along with
community representatives in an effort to get a good
overview of the issues, opportunities and challenges
facing the many people who live there,” Ms Redmond said
in a statement on Monday.”

Australian: Workers left out of APY intervention
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/workers-left-out-of-apy-intervention/story-fn59niix-1226430406890
20 Jul 12: “SOUTH Australia’s remote Aboriginal lands will
be the site of the next wave of the federal intervention,
after the completion of consultation in the region. But
community groups say they are concerned the consultation
process on the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Lands
has not adequately heard concerns from wage-earners about
humbugging. As consultation on income quarantining began
in May, The Australian revealed that the region’s respected
Women’s Council was calling for a broader programto
encompass workers.”

– Related Audio

ABC PM: Aboriginal elders ask for income management
http://www.abc.net.au/pm/content/2012/s3547788.htm
17 Jul 12: “In the Northern Territory Intervention, now
called Stronger Futures, welfare payments are partially
quarantined for spending only on essentials like food and
rent. Many Indigenous leaders and human rights activists
across the nation have called the income management regime
racist. But one Aboriginal group in South Australia’s very
remote northwest is now pleading to be included. It’s a
move being led by the senior women of the APY lands, now
being supported by the local Lands Council.”

– Related Video

ABC 7.30:
Aboriginal group defies criticism with income management plea
http://www.abc.net.au/7.30/content/2012/s3547939.htm
17 Jul 12: “Despite income management being criticised by
Indigenous and human rights groups, the senior women of one
Aboriginal group are asking to be included. … The Federal
Government’s decision to extend the Northern Territory
Intervention has provoked furious debate. Critics say it’s
racist and violates Indigenous human rights and 43,000
Australians have signed a petition calling for it to end.
But in the remote APY lands of South Australia, female
Indigenous leaders are calling for a new intervention.”

* CHRIS GRAHAM:
BAD AUNTY:
THE TRUTH ABOUT THE NT INTERVENTION AND
THE CASE FOR AN INDEPENDENT MEDIA

– Analysis / Opinion

agendaTracker:
Bad Aunty: The truth about the NT intervention and
the case for an independent media
http://tracker.org.au/2012/07/bad-aunty/
30 Jul 12: ” … the Australian media has been in decline
for a very long time, argues CHRIS GRAHAM*. Social media
has simply has made it a lot more obvious. In this special
feature, we bring you the story of how the Northern
Territory intervention was extended last month by the
Gillard government for another decade with the support of
the Liberals and Nationals, despite the fact the policy is
failing badly. And it couldn’t have happened without the
support of the nation’s media, one institution in
particular. The ABC, also known as Aunty.” By Chris Graham,
Walkley Award and Human Rights award winning writer,
managing editor of Tracker magazine,
formerly editor of National Indigenous Times when the
Lateline reporting scandal was first broken

* LIZ CONOR:
THE ANTI-INTERVENTION MOVEMENT AND
VIOLENCE IN REMOTE ABORIGINAL COMMUNITIES

– Analysis / Opinion

Liz Conor:
The anti-intervention movement and
violence in remote Aboriginal communities
http://lizconorcomment.blogspot.com.au/2012/07/the-anti-intervention-movement-and.html
30 Jul 12: “There is no subject more inflammatory than
violence against children and sexual violence, the abuse
of innocence, universally sickens and abhors. … Before
the Intervention women in some remote communities were
working together in an attempt to deal with violence. They
are not passive victims waiting for whitefellas to rescue
them. We need to go back and look at what was already
working. We need to empower the Aunties for if they and
their men are disempowered, by top-down imposed
administrative regimes that humiliate and discredit them,
the violence can only worsen.” By Liz Conor

* ANDREW DUTNEY:
THE FIRST PEOPLES ARE ‘US’:
WHY THE UNITING CHURCH OPPOSES STRONGER FUTURES

– Analysis / Opinion

ABC Religion & Ethics:
The First Peoples are ‘us’:
Why the Uniting Church opposes Stronger Futures
http://www.abc.net.au/religion/articles/2012/07/30/3556672.htm
30 Jul 12: “It wasn’t on the schedule, but the thirteenth
triennial Assembly of the Uniting Church found itself on
the steps of the South Australian Parliament in July. …
During the lunch break on the fourth day, all the members
of the Assembly, many of the guests and some local Uniting
Church members (about 400 people in total) walked silently
from the Assembly venue to the Parliament House of South
Australia to hold a vigil in response to the passing of the
federal “Stronger Futures” legislation.” By Andrew Dutney

See:

WGAR News: Insights UCA: Prayer vigil called to mourn
passing of Stronger Futures legislation (24 Jul 12)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2012/07/24/wgar-news-leaders-outraged-as-indigenous-issues-sidelined-by-prime-minister-media-release

WGAR News: UnitingJustice: Pastoral Letter on
Action Against ‘Stronger Futures’ (26 Jul 12)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2012/07/26/wgar-news-a-mental-health-crisis-behind-bars-tracker

* DARREN COYNE: INTERVENTION OPPONENTS SAY FIGHT WILL GO ON

– Analysis / Opinion

The Guardian: Intervention opponents say the fight will go on
http://www.cpa.org.au/guardian/2012/1558/05-intervention-opponents.html
1 Aug 12: “Opponents of the federal government’s
intervention in Northern Territory Aboriginal communities
narrowly missed out being able to ask Prime Minister Julia
Gillard about why the new Stronger Futures legislation had
not been subjected to human rights scrutiny. The Stand For
Freedom campaign was hoping its question would be one of
three to be answered by Ms Gillard during an international,
live web broadcast the Saturday before last, organised by
Deakin University, Google+, Fairfax and OurSay. … Despite
the setback, Mr Curtis said the fight against the
legislation would continue.” By Darren Coyne

– Related News

National Indigenous Radio Service:
Group disappointed by PM’s avoidance of Intervention question
http://www.nirs.org.au/news/latest-news/7416-group-disappointed-by-pms-avoidance-of-intervention-question
27 Jul 12: “Anti-Northern Territory Intervention
campaigners say they’re outraged that the Prime Minister
ignored a question about the human rights legitimacy of the
Stronger Futures legislation. Julia Gillard was asked about
the issue during an online forum. Stand for Freedom’s
Damien Curtis says far less important questions were put
to the PM and it is clear the controversial topic was
deliberately ignored.”

See:

WGAR News: “Leaders outraged as Indigenous issues sidelined
by Prime Minister” Media Release (24 Jul 12)
http://indymedia.org.au/2012/07/24/wgar-news-leaders-outraged-as-indigenous-issues-sidelined-by-prime-minister-media-release

* MORE ‘STRONGER FUTURES’ LEGISLATION RELATED ARTICLES:

– News

newsTracker: Bringing back the Brough:
10 of the worst things Mad Mal did in office
http://tracker.org.au/2012/07/bringing-back-the-brough-10-of-the-worst-things-mad-mal-did-in-office/
31 Jul 12: “NATIONAL: The best predictor of someone’s
future behaviour is their past behaviour. Which means that
with Mal Brough winning pre-selection for the federal seat
of Fisher, parliament is in for a sideshow the likes of
which it hasn’t seen since… well, the last time Brough was
there. Brough’s win in the Liberal National Party’s
pre-selection for the seat of Fisher means he’ll almost
certainly be back in federal parliament by 2013. … He
[Mal Brough] began abolishing CDEP in remote regions,
despite the fact CDEP was the ONLY source of employment in
impoverished towns, not to mention the major funder of
basic services. … ” By Chris Graham,
Walkley Award and Human Rights award winning writer,
managing Editor of Tracker

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

Last updated: 24 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

* RAY JACKSON:
NSW OMBUDSMAN RESPONSE TO QUESTIONS FROM THE
INDIGENOUS SOCIAL JUSTICE ASSOCIATION

– Analysis / Opinion

Indymedia Australia:
NSW Ombudsman response to questions from the
indigenous social justice association
http://indymedia.org.au/2012/07/30/nsw-ombudsman-response-to-questions-from-the-indigenous-social-justice-association
30 Jul 12: “below is a reply to 30 questions the isja put
to the ombudsman, bruce barbour, that sought a wide-ranging
explanation of deaths in custody perpetrated by the nsw
police, the power of the ombudsman in relation to
monitoring and investigating such deaths, the misused power
of the nsw police relative to the abuse of tasers, and his
other justice responsibilities in other custodial
jurisdictions. the thirty questions were hand-delivered to
his office, but not to bruce personally, on 26 june 2012.
i have included the questions below for your convenience.”
by ray jackson, president, indigenous social justice association

* OTHER ARTICLES:

– Analysis / Opinion

agendaTracker:
Little Black Duck: What defines Aboriginal Australia?
http://tracker.org.au/2012/07/little-black-duck-what-defines-aboriginal-australia/
30 Jul 12: “NATIONAL: Australia often looks at Aboriginal
people through a negative lens. NICOLE WATSON* believes it
is time we celebrate our positive attributes. There have
been numerous attempts by mainstream commentators to define
us in recent years. Most portray Aboriginal people as
lacking some essential quality which makes us less worthy
than other Australians. Absent from such dialogue is any
genuine interest in discovering those positive attributes
that spread across Aboriginal Australia.” By Nicole Watson,
Murri lawyer, researcher with Jumbunna Indigenous House of
Learning, University of Technology Sydney

– News

Australian:
‘No legal barriers’ to Canberra forcing roadhouses to sell Opal
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/indigenous/no-legal-barriers-to-canberra-forcing-roadhouses-to-sell-opal/story-fn9hm1pm-1226438079519
30 Jul 12: “THERE are no barriers to the government
legislating to force roadhouses near Aboriginal communities
in the grip of petrol sniffing to sell Opal fuel, despite
claims to the contrary by a federal minister. About 10 such
retailers have been criticised for allowing petrol sniffing
to continue.”

Townsville Bulletin:
Petrol sniffing strategy needs to go further
http://www.townsvillebulletin.com.au/article/2012/07/30/350591_news.html
30 Jul 12: ” COMMUNITY leaders have warned a government
spending spree to fight petrol sniffing in indigenous youth
must target social problems leading to the deadly
addiction. The Federal Government will inject more than
$97 million into its Petrol Sniffing Strategy over the next
four years to target chroming and drug and alcohol
addiction in remote indigenous communities. Stakeholders
yesterday welcomed the funding, but said throwing money at
anti-chroming programs alone would not address deeper
community issues.”

National Indigenous Radio Service:
Mandatory Opal fuel an option: Senate committee
http://www.nirs.org.au/news/latest-news/7417-mandatory-opal-fuel-an-option-senate-committee
27 Jul 12: “The head of a Senate committee looking into the
pros and cons of Opal fuel says a lot of work has been done
over recent years to combat petrol sniffing. The Community
Affairs Legislation Committee has conducted hearings in
Alice Springs this week. The low aromatic fuel has been
rolled out in central Australia as a way of reducing petrol
sniffing among young Indigenous Australians. Committee
chair Claire Moore says the Commonwealth is looking at the
option of making that roll-out mandatory.”

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