121213 – “Government remains deaf to the data on income management”

* Eva Cox, The Conversation:
Government remains deaf to the data on income management
* Paddy Gibson, Overland literary journal:
Income management in the Northern Territory:
racism is still the issue
* Background to ‘Stronger Futures’ new NT Intervention laws
* Background to the Northern Territory (NT) Intervention

* Allyson Horn, ABC:
NT Labor draws line in sand on nuclear waste dump
* Background to the proposed Muckaty nuclear waste dump

* Robin Chapple MLC:
WA government bungles Browse land seizure again:
Grylls’ incompetence reaches new heights
* Senator Rachel Siewert:
Greens say Barnett should abandon compulsory acquisition
* Background to the Save The Kimberley Campaign:
James Price Point, north of Broome, WA

* Other Articles

* EVA COX, THE CONVERSATION:
GOVERNMENT REMAINS DEAF TO THE DATA ON INCOME MANAGEMENT

– Analysis / Opinion

The Conversation:
Government remains deaf to the data on income management
http://theconversation.edu.au/government-remains-deaf-to-the-data-on-income-management-11114
11 Dec 12: “If Finance Minister Penny Wong is serious about
delivering budget savings to Australians, perhaps she
should rethink the government’s commitment to its
contentious income management program. By cutting income
management, the government could save at least $100 million
a year for administering and possibly harming the
20,000-plus welfare beneficiaries who lose control over
half their payments. The New Income Management (NIM)
program in the Northern Territory has now been evaluated
by the Social Policy Research Centre. Its report raises
serious questions on whether it delivers any significant
benefits.” By Eva Cox, Professorial Fellow
Jumbunna IHL, University of Technology, Sydney

– Related Audio

Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association:
http://caama.com.au/radio#tabs-6

7 Dec 12: “Concern about the expansion of income management
following the release of damning Commonwealth data which
reveals the system is discriminatory and there is no strong
evidence that it improves lives when applied compulsorily.”

* PADDY GIBSON, OVERLAND LITERARY JOURNAL:
INCOME MANAGEMENT IN THE NORTHERN TERRITORY:
RACISM IS STILL THE ISSUE

– Analysis / Opinion

Overland literary journal:
Income management in the Northern Territory:
racism is still the issue
http://overland.org.au/blogs/loudspeaker/2012/12/income-management-in-the-northern-territory-racism-is-still-the-issue/
11 Dec 12: “The Evaluating New Income Management in the
Northern Territory: First Evaluation Report was publicly
released last week, four months after it was submitted to
the government. The report’s findings vindicate those who
have campaigned to stop compulsory income management. …
It surveyed 818 people subject to compulsory income
management. A clear majority believe that overall,
compulsory income management has not improved their lives
or has made things harder for them. Those surveyed who want
to stay on income management, or would ‘recommend income
management to others’ are in the minority … ”
By Paddy Gibson,
a senior researcher with the Jumbunna Indigeous House of Learning, UTS;
a founding member of the Stop the Intervention Collective Sydney;
co-editor of Solidarity magazine

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

Last updated: 9 December 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 December 2012

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

* ALLYSON HORN, ABC:
NT LABOR DRAWS LINE IN SAND ON NUCLEAR WASTE DUMP

– News

ABC: NT Labor draws line in sand on nuclear waste dump
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-12-10/nt-alp-on-nuclear-waste-dump/4418778?section=nt
10 Dec 12: “The Northern Territory branch of the Australian
Labor Party has passed a resolution against the
construction of a radioactive waste facility at Muckaty
Station near Tennant Creek. The Federal Labor Government is
planning to build Australia’s first nuclear waste dump and
has earmarked Muckaty as its preferred site. ALP NT
president Matthew Gardiner says members don’t support the
waste being stored in the Territory. “(We) also call on the
Federal Government to establish an independent and open
inquiry that looks into the long-term storage of nuclear
waste in Australia,” he said.” By Allyson Horn

* BACKGROUND TO THE PROPOSED MUCKATY NUCLEAR WASTE DUMP:

Last updated: 5 December 2012

http://indymedia.org.au/2012/04/22/background-to-the-proposed-muckaty-nuclear-waste-dump-in-nt-australia

* ROBIN CHAPPLE MLC:
WA GOVERNMENT BUNGLES LAND SEIZURE AGAIN:
GRYLLS’ INCOMPETENCE REACHES NEW HEIGHTS

– Media Release

Robin Chapple MLC:
WA government bungles Browse land seizure again:
Grylls’ incompetence reaches new heights
http://www.robinchapple.com/wa-government-bungles-browse-land-seizure-again-grylls%E2%80%99-incompetence-reaches-new-heights
10 Dec 12: “Greens WA Member for the Mining and Pastoral
Region Robin Chapple MLC has called for the Minister for
Lands Brendon Grylls to resign after revelations that the
Government has once again mishandled the compulsory
acquisition of land at James Price Point.
“This is the second time the Government has botched the
acquisition of land for the Browse LNG hub by failing to
carry out what should be a procedural matter,” Mr Chapple
said.
“Just a couple of weeks ago, on 19 November, the Premier
Colin Barnett issued a statement saying the agreement
reached with Traditional Owners had been in accordance with
the Commonwealth Native Title process under the supervision
of the Federal Court.
“Now we find this is not the case. This tops anything we
have previously seen from this government and I don’t think
it can be put down to incompetence alone. … “”

– Related News

newsTracker: Browse timelines ‘tight’ after land bungle
http://tracker.org.au/2012/12/browse-timelines-tight-after-land-bungle/
11 Dec 12: “WESTERN AUSTRALIA: Another mistake in acquiring
land for Woodside’s controversial Browse gas hub has made
targeted timeframes “tight”, Lands Minister Brendon Grylls
concedes. The West Australian government on Monday admitted
it had again bungled its applications to compulsorily
acquire land for the planned gas processing hub project in
the Kimberley. The original applications were ruled invalid
by the Supreme Court a year ago … On Monday, Mr Grylls
said the second mistake was a failure to notify the Native
Title Tribunal.”

newsTracker: WA govt bungles Browse land seizure again
http://tracker.org.au/2012/12/wa-govt-bungles-browse-land-seizure-again/
11 Dec 12: “WESTERN AUSTRALIA: The West Australian
government has again bungled its application to
compulsorily acquire land for Woodside’s controversial
Browse gas hub project in the Kimberley. The original
notices were ruled invalid by the Supreme Court a year ago
because they lacked clear descriptions of the land, as
required by the Land Administration Act. … Lands Minister
Brendon Grylls conceded the blunder – a failure to notify
the Native Title Tribunal – was personally embarrassing.”

* SENATOR RACHEL SIEWERT:
GREENS SAY BARNETT SHOULD ABANDON COMPULSORY ACQUISITION

– Media Release

Senator Rachel Siewert:
Greens say Barnett should abandon compulsory acquisition
http://rachel-siewert.greensmps.org.au/content/media-releases/greens-say-barnett-should-abandon-compulsory-acquisition
10 Dec 12: “The Australian Greens say the WA Government
should abandon any further attempts to compulsorily acquire
land at James Price Point.
“The threat to compulsorily acquire land has led division
amongst Aboriginal people and has undermined the concept of
free, prior and informed consent,” Senator Rachel Siewert
said today.
“Yet again we see another failure of due process, which
demonstrates the Government’s lack of concern or
consideration when it comes to James Price Point – they’re
much more interested in developing their industrial hub,
whatever the cost.
“The Government should work with Aboriginal people and the
joint venture partners to find a better resolution to this
issue- one which does not involve the location of this gas
hub at James Price Point.
“Any attempts to compulsorily acquire the land should be
immediately ended and alternative sites should be examined,”
Senator Siewert concluded.”

* BACKGROUND TO THE SAVE THE KIMBERLEY CAMPAIGN
– JAMES PRICE POINT, NORTH OF BROOME, WA

Last updated: 5 December 2012

http://indymedia.org.au/2012/11/22/wgar-news-background-to-the-save-the-kimberley-campaign-james-price-point-north-of-broome

* OTHER ARTICLES:

– Audio

Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association:
http://caama.com.au/radio#tabs-6

12 Dec 12: “Excitement is mounting for today’s launch of
National Indigenous Television which will be available free
to air for the first time through the SBS national network.”

The Wire: Indigenous stories recorded for future generations
Produced by Natalie Muller
http://www.thewire.org.au/storyDetail.aspx?ID=9958
11 Dec 12: “Aboriginal elders in Western Australia are
taking steps to document their communities’ heritage and
culture on film. The Indigenous Community Stories
initiative, set up by the Film and Television Institute, is
making its way around the state recording oral histories
for future generations. The footage will be stored in the
F-T-I’s archives in Fremantle, and at the Australian
Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies
in Canberra. So far, the team has filmed 27 stories, and
their hope is to eventually record 100.”

– News

Koori Mail: West: Bush stories ‘vital’ to NITV
[scroll down page] http://www.koorimail.com/index.php
12 Dec 12: “IT will be vital that stories from remote and
regional communities are seen on NITV, according to newly
appointed SBS board member and veteran Aboriginal
broadcaster Dot West. Speaking at today’s launch of the new
free-to-air service on SBS Channel 34, Ms West urged
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities
throughout Australia to be proactive in telling their
stories, demonstrating the diversity of Indigenous
cultures.”

Koori Mail: West: NITV free at last
[scroll down page] http://www.koorimail.com/index.php
12 Dec 12: “A NEW era has begun in Australian television
with the launch at midday (AEST) today of the national
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander channel NITV.
Previously, NITV had only been available through pay
television. However, it will now be broadcast free-to-air
24 hours a day on SBS Channel 34. Anangu traditional owners
performed inma at Uluru to mark the occasion, welcoming
government ministers and television industry
representatives.”

National Indigenous Radio Service:
‘Where’s the real action?’ asks Congress’ Malezer
http://www.nirs.org.au/news/latest-news/7684-wheres-the-real-action-asks-congress-malezer
11 Dec 12: “NIRS/Koori Radio
Les Malezer told Koori Radio’s Blackchat program it’s
important for Australia to celebrate milestones, but they
highlight disappointments in addressing Indigenous
marginalisation. “The big disappointment is we’re still
playing around with symbols and token gestures, but where’s
the real action that’s happening? “I think this is one of
the things that Congress has been trying to message, as we
talk about these anniversaries, is that it’s not good
enough. “Things should have happened by now and someone’s
got to explain why they haven’t happened. … ”

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