130116 – Fears SA laws will cause higher Aboriginal incarceration rates: NITV News

* NITV News: 
Fears SA laws will cause higher Aboriginal incarceration rates
* CAAMA: 
Mundine calls for national summit to tackle incarceration rates
* Background to Aboriginal imprisonment and Deaths in Custody

* Tracker: Qld child protection inquiry resumes

* NIRS: 
Indigenous medical expert appointed as Royal Commissioner

* Other articles

* NITV NEWS: 
FEARS SA LAWS WILL CAUSE HIGHER ABORIGINAL INCARCERATION RATES

– Video

SBS World News: 
Fears SA laws will cause higher Aboriginal incarceration rates
Source: Jeremy Geia, NITV News
http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/1726838/Fears-SA-laws-will-cause-higher-Aboriginal-incarce
14 Jan 13: “While the rate of Indigenous incarceration is on 
the rise across Australia, South Australian community 
leaders are calling for a rethink on a new bill which could 
see more people going to jail for not paying fines, NITV 
News reports. … The Aboriginal Legal Rights Movement says 
it’s concerned the State’s proposed ‘Penalty Enforcement 
Bill’ could see people jailed for not meeting unpaid fines. 
Legal Aid’s Lawyer Christopher Charles says current 
legislation allows the magistrate to consider incidents 
case by case. But he says under the new laws, discretionary 
powers and other provisions that allow people to perform 
community service to pay off their debt will be removed.”

See: 

NITV News
http://www.sbs.com.au/ondemand/#Menu:News%20&%20Sport.children.6
http://www.sbs.com.au/news/specialcoverage/399/NITV-News

* CAAMA: 
MUNDINE CALLS FOR NATIONAL SUMMIT TO TACKLE INCARCERATION RATES

– News

Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association: 
Mundine calls for national summit to tackle incarceration rates.
http://caama.com.au/mundine-calls-for-national-summit-to-tackle-incarceration-rates
14 Jan 13: “Warren Mundine, prominent Australian Aboriginal 
leader is calling for a national summit to tackle the 
alarming rates of Indigenous incarceration. GenerationOne 
head, Warren Mundine, told reporters from the ABC that the 
rising incarceration levels for Aboriginal youth is a 
ticking time bomb for both the Aborignal community and the 
wider Australian community. Mr Mundine told reporters the 
Aboriginal population makes up 2 to 3 per cent of the 
Australian population… and yet it is over 53 per cent of 
the juvenile justice and prison rates.”

See: 

WGAR News: 
ABC: Indigenous leader urges action on jail ‘time bomb’ 
[call for a national summit] (12 Jan 13)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2013/01/11/wgar-news-briscoe-family-condemns-nt-prosecutor-decision-on-anniversary-of-briscoe-death-

See: 

About CAAMA
http://caama.com.au/
“The Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association (CAAMA) 
began operations in 1980 and was the first Aboriginal group 
to be allocated a broadcasting license. The Aboriginal 
people of Central Australia own CAAMA through an 
association regulated under the Incorporations Act, and its 
objectives focus on the social, cultural and economic 
advancement of Aboriginal peoples.”

* BACKGROUND TO ABORIGINAL IMPRISONMENT AND DEATHS IN CUSTODY: 

Last updated: 12 January 2013

http://indymedia.org.au/2012/12/17/background-to-aboriginal-imprisonment-and-deaths-in-custody

* TRACKER: QLD CHILD PROTECTION INQUIRY RESUMES

– News

newsTracker: Qld child protection inquiry resumes
http://tracker.org.au/2013/01/qld-child-protection-inquiry-resumes/
14 Jan 13: “QUEENSLAND: Queensland’s child protection 
inquiry will examine the over-representation of young 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in the state’s child 
protection system this week. … The Brisbane hearing has 
called on nine witnesses, including Indigenous elders, 
parents, academics and representatives from service and 
legal providers, to give evidence. Witnesses have already 
told the inquiry Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 
children are nine times more likely than other children to 
be subject to a protection order or an out of home care 
order in Queensland.”

– Event

Event: 14, 15 and 16 January 2013: Brisbane, Qld
Show your support at the 
Queensland Child Protection Commission of Inquiry
“Please come and support key Aboriginal and 
Torres Strait Islander child and family advocates 
calling for proficient Aboriginal and Torres Strait 
Islander child protection framework with greater 
responsibility, accountability and authority 
held by the community.”
Event details: http://www.989fm.com.au/events/
Event details: http://www.989fm.com.au/events/show-your-support-at-the-queensland-child-protection-commission-of-inquiry/

See: 

About Tracker
http://tracker.org.au/about-us/
“Tracker magazine is a publication of the NSW Aboriginal 
Land Council, Australia’s largest Aboriginal organisation.”

* NIRS: 
INDIGENOUS MEDICAL EXPERT APPOINTED AS ROYAL COMMISSIONER

– News

National Indigenous Radio Service: 
Indigenous medical expert appointed as Royal Commissioner
http://www.nirs.org.au/news/latest-news/7740-indigenous-medical-expert-appointed-as-royal-commissioner
14 Jan 13: “The Prime Minister Julia Gillard has announced 
Professor Helen Milroy as a Royal Commissioner into child 
sexual abuse in Australian institutions. Professor Milroy 
is currently the Director of the Centre for Aboriginal 
Medical and Dental Health at the University of Western 
Australia. “Professor Helen Milroy […] is a consultant 
psychiatrist with extensive experience in child and 
adolescent health, including the mental health impacts of 
child sexual assault,” said Ms. Gillard. The experienced 
Aboriginal health profession and Palkyu woman … “

Koori Mail: AIDA backs Milroy appointment
[scroll down page] http://www.koorimail.com/index.php
11 Jan 13: “THE Australian Indigenous Doctors’ Association 
(AIDA) has congratulated its former President Professor 
Helen Milroy on her appointment as one of six members of the 
Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual 
Abuse. Prof Milroy is a Palyku woman with family from the 
Pilbara region, Australia’s first Aboriginal doctor, first 
Aboriginal psychiatrist, and only Aboriginal child and 
adolescent psychiatrist. AIDA President Dr Tammy Kimpton 
said Prof Milroy was an obvious choice for the role and 
would ‘add critical understandings to shape the Royal 
Commission’s deliberations and recommendations to 
government’.”

See: 

WGAR News: Child abuse inquiry lacks Indigenous focus: Greens 
(SBS World News Video & newsTracker) (15 Jan 13)
http://indymedia.org.au/2013/01/15/wgar-news-child-abuse-inquiry-lacks-indigenous-focus-greens-sbs-world-news-video-newstrac

WGAR News: 
SNAICC News: Royal Commission must ensure the engagement of 
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples (8 Dec 12)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2012/12/08/wgar-news-act-of-recognition-is-an-absolute-insult-to-first-nations-peoples-michael-ander

WGAR News: 
SNAICC News: NATSILs and SNAICC joint submission on the 
Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to 
Child Sexual Abuse (3 Dec 12)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2012/12/03/wgar-news-a-decision-to-discriminate-brisbane-book-launch-darwin-introduction-to-the-book

WGAR News: The Wire: 
Call for indigenous commissioners to head up abuse investigation 
[Interview with Tjanara Goreng Goreng] (22 Nov 12)
http://indymedia.org.au/2012/11/21/wgar-news-the-wire-call-for-indigenous-commissioners-to-head-up-abuse-investigation

See: 

About the National Indigenous Radio Service
http://www.nirs.org.au/about-us
“The National Indigenous Radio Service Limited (NIRS) is a 
national service provided from a hub station residing in 
Brisbane. It networks material for Indigenous media 
organisations that don’t have the staffing or capital 
requirements to provide a 24-hour high quality broadcast to 
their audience.”

* OTHER ARTICLES: 

– Audio

Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association: 
http://caama.com.au/radio#tabs-6
http://caama.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/am-15-1.mp3
15 Jan 13: “Western Australian Premier Colin Barnett has 
announced that his Government would give ongoing funding 
for a new legal service to assist aboriginal families in 
the fight against violence and sexual assault.”

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