120912 – “Labor Government is set to introduce income management in APY Lands” CAAMA

Contents:
* CAAMA: Labor Government is set to introduce
income management in APY Lands
* The Hon Jenny Macklin MP: Income management for APY Lands
* Background to Income management for APY Lands
* NIT: United Nations letter reveals Intervention concerns remain
* Emma Murphy: Assimilation lies at the heart of NT intervention
* Maggie Knight: Driving In The NT
* Interview with Rollo Manning on pharmacies in remote
NT communities
* Stop the NT Intervention Videos
– Sorry means you won’t do it again
* More ‘Stronger Futures’ Legislation related articles
* Background to ‘Stronger Futures’ new NT Intervention laws
* Background to the Northern Territory (NT) Intervention

* CAAMA:
LABOR GOVERNMENT IS SET TO INTRODUCE
INCOME MANAGEMENT IN APY LANDS

– Audio

Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association:

http://caama.com.au/radio#tabs-6
10 Sep 12: “* The Gillard Labor Government is set to
introduce income management in the Anangu Pitjantjatjara
Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands in October following claims
that there was strong support for the system at community
consultations held in May.
* Sydney based researcher says all of the areas across
Australia targeted for income management are places that
have been neglected by government and instead of looking at
the needs of the community and why there are social
problems Government wasn’t to blame the people themselves
for their disadvantage.”

– Related News

Koori Mail: Income management for APY Lands
[scroll down page] http://www.koorimail.com/
7 Sep 12: “THE Federal Government is planning to introduce
income management in the Anangu Pitjantjatjara
Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands of South Australia from
October. Federal Indigenous Affairs Minister Jenny Macklin
said income management would help families ensure their
welfare payments were spent in the best interests of
children.”

* THE HON JENNY MACKLIN MP: INCOME MANAGEMENT FOR APY LANDS

– Media Release

The Hon Jenny Macklin MP: Income management for APY Lands
http://www.jennymacklin.fahcsia.gov.au/node/2074
7 Sep 12: “The Australian Government will introduce income
management in the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara
(APY) Lands to help families ensure their welfare payments
are spent in the best interests of children.
Income management ensures that money is available for life
essentials, and provides a tool to stabilise people’s
circumstances and ease immediate financial stress.
Consultations in May this year with APY Lands communities
clearly showed strong support for income management on the
Lands.”

* BACKGROUND TO INCOME MANAGEMENT FOR APY LANDS:

WGAR News:
Tracker’s Brian Johnston: Reality in APY Lands different
from media agenda campaigns (9 Oct 11)
http://indymedia.org.au/2011/10/09/wgar-news-trackers-brian-johnston-reality-in-apy-lands-different-from-media-agenda-campai

WGAR News: CAAMA: Senior APY leader rejects claims that
communities want income management (1 Aug 12)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2012/08/01/wgar-news-representatives-of-more-than-30-nations-see-aboriginal-affairs-at-an-all-time-l

WGAR News: More on APY Lands (16 Oct 11)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2011/10/16/wgar-news-advocates-brief-un-committee-on-the-rights-of-the-child-re-australias-performan

WGAR News: More on APY Lands (26 Oct 11)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2011/10/26/wgar-news-rosalie-kunoth-monks-on-q-and-a-interviews-with-djiniyini-gondarra-and-michael-

* NIT:
UNITED NATIONS LETTER REVEALS INTERVENTION CONCERNS REMAIN

– News

National Indigenous Times:
United Nations letter reveals Intervention concerns remain
http://www.nit.com.au/news/1806-united-nations-letter-reveals-intervention-concerns-remain.html
6 Sep 12: “Discrimination and stigmatisation of Aboriginal
people could be exacerbated under the continuation the
Northern Territory Intervention program, United Nations
experts have warned. A joint letter, released under Freedom
of Information laws, from UN special Rapporteur on poverty,
Magdalena Sepulveda Carmona and James Anaya the special
Rapporteur on Indigenous rights, raises… ”

– Related News

Govt dismissed UN concerns on Stronger Futures
newsTracker: http://tracker.org.au/2012/09/govt-dismissed-un-concerns-on-stronger-futures/
Perth Now: http://www.perthnow.com.au/news/national/australian-government-dismisses-united-nations-concerns-on-northern-territory-intervention/story-fndo6ejf-1226465679108
5 Sep 12: “THE Australian Government did not formally
respond to United Nations concerns about its plans to
extend a Northern Territory intervention program until the
legislation had passed parliament, new documents show. …
Last week, it was revealed UN special rapporteur on
poverty, Magdalena Sepulveda Carmona, and James Anaya. the
special rapporteur on indigenous rights, had raised
concerns about Australia’s human rights obligations. …
the rapporteurs expressed concerns that discrimination and
stigmatisation of Aboriginal people could be exacerbated
under the Stronger Futures laws.”

UN warns Aust govt against Stronger Futures… again
newsTracker: http://tracker.org.au/2012/08/un-warns-aust-govt-against-stronger-futures-again/
SMH: http://news.smh.com.au/breaking-news-national/un-concerned-about-nt-intervention-20120829-250kk.html
30 Aug 12: “NATIONAL: Discrimination and stigmatisation of
Aboriginal people could be exacerbated under the
continuation the Northern Territory intervention program,
United Nations experts have warned. A joint letter,
released under freedom of information laws, from UN Special
Rapporteur on Poverty, Magdalena Sepulveda Carmona, and
James Anaya the Special Rapporteur on Indigenous Rights,
raises concerns about Australia’s human rights obligations.
The Labor government rebranded the intervention “Stronger
Futures” and passed legislation in late June, extending it
for another decade.”

* EMMA MURPHY:
ASSIMILATION LIES AT THE HEART OF NT INTERVENTION

– Analysis / Opinion

Green Left: Assimilation lies at the heart of NT intervention
http://www.greenleft.org.au/node/52187
8 Sep 12: “… there are two points on that I’d like to make.
First, the people I’ve lived and worked with are among the
oldest continuing cultures, speaking some of the oldest
languages, in the world. I think all of Australia benefits
from their ongoing strength and survival. In particular,
urban and southern Aboriginal populations, and left
activists fighting for a sustainable alternative to
capitalism, benefit from this.
Second, what is happening in the Northern Territory, with
the recently passed Stronger Futures laws and the
government’s “Closing the Gap” campaign, is the pointy end
of the neoliberal approach to “the Aboriginal issue”. The
approach manifests itself differently in urban and regional
areas. But assimilation is the ultimate aim of these
government policies.” By Emma Murphy

* MAGGIE KNIGHT: DRIVING IN THE NT

– Analysis / Opinion

Arena: Driving In The NT
http://www.arena.org.au/2012/09/driving-in-the-nt/
Sep 2012: “Following the Intervention, police were under
pressure to make more prosecutions, and targeting driving
offences needed minimal investigation and reliance on
witnesses. Overall, offending charges increased by 250 per
cent between 2002–06 and 2006–10. In 2006 the Howard
government’s highly publicised denunciation of the alleged
moral backwardness of Aboriginal communities in the
Northern Territory led to a dramatic increase in police
presence and infrastructure.” By Maggie Knight

* INTERVIEW WITH ROLLO MANNING ON
PHARMACIES IN REMOTE NT COMMUNITIES:

– Audio Interview

ABC Rural:
Pharmacies should be built in communities says consultant
http://www.abc.net.au/rural/nt/content/201209/s3584627.htm
6 Sep 12: “Rollo Manning wants to see pharmacies
established in communities. … An Aboriginal health
consultant is calling on local business to build pharmacies
in remote Territory communities to create jobs and economic
growth. Currently the supply of pharmaceutical drugs for
communities is contracted through businesses in Darwin and
Alice Springs. Consultant Rollo Manning says a different
system could offer the local residents more support “If
there was a pharmacy in say Maningrida or Wadeye, then
that’s the place they could be getting their medicines
from and would be making their money so in terms of actual
capital it needs to be put forward. “It doesn’t need to be
much more than the infrastructure to make it happen.”
You can listen to the entire interview on this page.”

– Related Media Release

Pharmacies in Remote Towns – an opportunity too good to miss
[Under heading “Pharmacies should be built in communities says consultant”]
Remote living Aboriginals in Australia: [scroll down page] http://remoteaboriginals.blogspot.com.au/
3 Sep 12: “Pharmacy businesses in remote Aboriginal
communities are a “natural” and must be supported to
provide income to the local economy, real jobs, and career
prospects for local people, a Consultant in pharmacy
services to Aboriginal health facilities is telling the new
CLP Government in the Northern Territory.”

– Related News

Remote living Aboriginals in Australia:
Chief Minister supports pharmacies in the bush
http://remoteaboriginals.blogspot.com.au/2012/09/chief-minister-supports-pharmacies-in.html
6 Sep 12: “CALLER: An interview today with Rollo Manning
encouraged the Government to provide pharmacies in remote
communities …. what is your notion on that to get
pharmacies in communities ….so there is the provision of
quality use of medicines….
TERRY MILLS MLA, Chief Minister of the NT: Yes certainly –
I have been at Ampilatwatja today …and had a very sobering
briefing on the health issues …I heard this report from
Rollo Manning and it does make a lot of sense. I will be
talking to my new Health Minister to pursue this. … ”

See:

Remote living Aboriginals in Australia
http://remoteaboriginals.blogspot.com.au/

* STOP THE NT INTERVENTION VIDEOS
– SORRY MEANS YOU WON’T DO IT AGAIN

– Videos

Australian Aboriginal On-line Television:
Stop the NT Intervention – Sorry means you won’t do it again
http://aatv.atsiphj.com.au/index.php/component/videoflow/?Itemid=59&add=1&id=612&layout=listview&tab=one&task=play
“On Saturday, February 13, 2010 was a national day of
action against the NT Intervention and for Aboriginal
rights. STICS (Stop the Intervention Collective Sydney)
organized a protest march from LaPerouse to Redfern and a
rally at The Block in Redfern (Sydney). This video series
presents the main speakers from the rally in Redfern.”

Features:
Jeff McMullen,
Jean – STICS,
Irene Fisher,
Mal Tulloch – CFMEU,
Reverend Ray Minniecon,
Lee Rhiannon – The Greens.

* MORE ‘STRONGER FUTURES’ LEGISLATION RELATED ARTICLES:

– News

Australian:
Commonwealth told to get out of town as intervention anger rises
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/indigenous/commonwealth-told-to-get-out-of-town-as-intervention-anger-rises/story-fn9hm1pm-1226468527441
10 Sep 12: “A SECOND remote Northern Territory community
has called for the government to leave town after the
commonwealth failed to negotiate long-term leases before
those imposed under the Howard government expired.”

National Indigenous Times:
Central Land Council calls for return of land entry permits
http://www.nit.com.au/news/1802-central-land-council-calls-for-return-of-land-entry-permits.html
6 Sep 12: “The Central Land Council (CLC) has called on
the Northern Territory and Federal governments to bring
back mandatory permits to enter remote Aboriginal
communities. Under the Federal Government’s Intervention
in the Northern Territory, entering an Aboriginal
community no longer requires a permit. The CLC said the
decision had left the door open for scammers to target
remote areas.”

National Indigenous Times:
Another 30 reasons why Mal Brough should stay out of
Indigenous affairs
http://www.nit.com.au/news/1797-another-30-reasons-why-mal-brough-should-stay-out-of-indigenous-affairs.html
6 Sep 12: “Mal Brough, the man who brought us the Northern
Territory Intervention, has responded to concerns raised by
30 Indigenous leaders throughout Australia by declaring it
doesn’t matter because they do not represent the views of
Indigenous Australia. The 30 leaders were approached by the
National Indigenous Times to comment on what they thought
about the suggestion Mal Brough might return as Indigenous
Affairs… ”

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

Last updated: 7 September 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: 1 August 2012

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

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