130121 – 200 Aboriginal Maralinga victims denied compensation: Gerry Georgatos, Indymedia

* Gerry Georgatos, Indymedia Australia:
200 Aboriginal Maralinga victims denied compensation
* Background to Justice for Aboriginal victims of
Maralinga nuclear tests

* Gerry Georgatos, Indymedia Australia:
Goolarabooloo Law Bosses lift the ante in
battle with Woodside over gas hub
* Background to Walmadan Tent Embassy,
James Price Point, north of Broome, Kimberley Region, WA

* Gerry Georgatos, Indymedia Australia:
Lobby restaurant incident – January 26, 2012
– Will Prime Minister Gillard finally admit the truth and apologise?
* Background to the Aboriginal Tent Embassy 40th Anniversary
* Background to the Aboriginal sovereignty movement

* Amnesty:
Plans to toughen mandatory sentencing in WA
a step in the wrong direction
* Background to Aboriginal imprisonment and Deaths in Custody

* Gerry Georgatos, Indymedia Australia:
Murujuga National Park at long last
– however the struggle is not over

* GERRY GEORGATOS, INDYMEDIA AUSTRALIA:
200 ABORIGINAL MARALINGA VICTIMS DENIED COMPENSATION

– Analysis / Opinion

Indymedia Australia:
200 Aboriginal Maralinga victims denied compensation
http://indymedia.org.au/2013/01/20/200-aboriginal-maralinga-victims-denied-compensation
20 Jan 13: “Maralinga’s and Emu Field’s long suffering
Aboriginal victims of the British atomic tests have been
told by lawyers that a class action for compensation would
fail and that the fight in the courts is over because
apparently it is impossible to adequately prove radiation
from the atomic blasts specifically caused their illnesses
and the premature deaths. Maralinga victim Yami Lester said
this is “rubbish” and that his blindness was caused by
nothing else other than the fallout from the blasts. He was a
young child at the time. Human rights lawyers and advocates
have called for both the Australian and British Governments
to finally take full responsibility and to make ex-gratia
payments or what are also known as grace payments to the
victims.” By Gerry Georgatos

See:

Gerry Georgatos – Indymedia Australia
http://indymedia.org.au/users/gerry-georgatos/track

About Indymedia Australia
http://indymedia.org.au/about
“Indymedia is a collective providing a platform for
grassroots media-makers to create radical, accurate, and
passionate coverage of struggles and movements working for
social, environmental and economic justice.
Everyone is a witness. Everyone is a journalist.”

* BACKGROUND TO JUSTICE FOR ABORIGINAL VICTIMS OF
MARALINGA NUCLEAR TESTS:

WGAR News: Greens Senator Scott Ludlam:
Greens call on British to deliver justice for
victims of Maralinga nuclear tests (20 Jan 13)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2013/01/19/wgar-news-alswa-calls-for-bipartisan-commitment-to-justice-reinvestment-aboriginal-legal-

WGAR News: SBS Audio: Maralinga compo hopes dashed (20 Jan 13)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2013/01/19/wgar-news-alswa-calls-for-bipartisan-commitment-to-justice-reinvestment-aboriginal-legal-

WGAR News: Government must do the right thing by Maralinga victims:
Greens Senator Scott Ludlam (13 Jan 13)
http://indymedia.org.au/2013/01/13/wgar-news-government-must-do-the-right-thing-by-maralinga-victims-greens-senator-scott-lu

WGAR News: ABC: No way forward for Maralinga victims (13 Jan 13)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2013/01/13/wgar-news-government-must-do-the-right-thing-by-maralinga-victims-greens-senator-scott-lu

* GERRY GEORGATOS, INDYMEDIA AUSTRALIA:
GOOLARABOOLOO LAW BOSSES LIFT THE ANTE IN
BATTLE WITH WOODSIDE OVER GAS HUB

– Analysis / Opinion

Indymedia Australia:
Goolarabooloo Law Bosses lift the ante in
battle with Woodside over gas hub
http://indymedia.org.au/2013/01/20/goolarabooloo-law-bosses-lift-the-ante-in-battle-with-woodside-over-gas-hub
20 Jan 13: “Traditional custodians, Goolarabooloo Law Bosses
Phillip Roe and Richard Hunter have responded to State
Government authorisation of sacred site trespass with anger
and the will to fight them in the Courts and at Walmandan
in standing their ground. Last week Department of Indigenous
Affairs Chief Heritage Officer Aaron Raynor said that the
State Minister for Indigenous Affairs Peter Collier
authorised Woodside access and the right to commence work on
sacred sites as part of its exploration and assessment at
the controversial James Price Point proposed gas hub site.
Mr Roe said Goolarabooloo Law Bosses had not been
forewarned of the Government’s decision and learned of it
from the news media.” By Gerry Georgatos

See:

Gerry Georgatos – Indymedia Australia
http://indymedia.org.au/users/gerry-georgatos/track

About Indymedia Australia
http://indymedia.org.au/about
“Indymedia is a collective providing a platform for
grassroots media-makers to create radical, accurate, and
passionate coverage of struggles and movements working for
social, environmental and economic justice.
Everyone is a witness. Everyone is a journalist.”

* BACKGROUND TO WALMADAN TENT EMBASSY,
JAMES PRICE POINT, NORTH OF BROOME, KIMBERLEY REGION, WA

Last updated: 18 January 2013

http://indymedia.org.au/2013/01/02/walmadan-tent-embassy-james-price-point-north-of-broome-kimberley-region-wa

* GERRY GEORGATOS, INDYMEDIA AUSTRALIA:
LOBBY RESTAURANT INCIDENT – JANUARY 26, 2012
– WILL PRIME MINISTER GILLARD FINALLY ADMIT THE TRUTH AND APOLOGISE?

– Analysis / Opinion

Indymedia Australia: Lobby restaurant incident – January 26, 2012
– Will Prime Minister Gillard finally admit the truth and apologise?
http://indymedia.org.au/2013/01/20/lobby-restaurant-incident-%E2%80%93-january-26-2012-%E2%80%93-will-prime-minister-gillard-finally-admit-t
20 Jan 13: “On the 26th of January last year headlines
rocketed around the world out of Canberra from the Lobby
restaurant incident where more than 200 protestors descended
from the nearby 40th Aboriginal Tent Embassy celebrations
and vigil. The Prime Minister’s Office, despite its public
denials, tried to stage manage a confrontation between
Federal Opposition leader Tony Abbott and some of Aboriginal
Tent Embassy’s high profile figures, including legendary
co-founder of the Embassy, Michael Anderson. To this day,
the Office of the Prime Minister, and the Prime Minister
herself continue to mislead the nation about the extent of
their involvement.” By Gerry Georgatos

See:

Gerry Georgatos – Indymedia Australia
http://indymedia.org.au/users/gerry-georgatos/track

About Indymedia Australia
http://indymedia.org.au/about
“Indymedia is a collective providing a platform for
grassroots media-makers to create radical, accurate, and
passionate coverage of struggles and movements working for
social, environmental and economic justice.
Everyone is a witness. Everyone is a journalist.”

* BACKGROUND TO THE ABORIGINAL TENT EMBASSY 40TH ANNIVERSARY,
CANBERRA, ACT

Last updated: 22 December 2012

http://indymedia.org.au/2013/01/02/aboriginal-tent-embassy-40th-anniversary-canberra-act

* BACKGROUND TO THE ABORIGINAL SOVEREIGNTY MOVEMENT:

Last updated: 18 January 2013

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

* AMNESTY:
PLANS TO TOUGHEN MANDATORY SENTENCING IN WA
A STEP IN THE WRONG DIRECTION

– News

Amnesty International Australia:
Plans to toughen mandatory sentencing in WA
a step in the wrong direction
http://www.amnesty.org.au/news/comments/30857/
18 Jan 13: “Amnesty International says comments by the West
Australian Attorney General, Michael Mischin, that he’d
like to toughen mandatory sentencing laws, are
disappointing for the state with the highest Indigenous
incarceration rate in Australia. The organisation believes
the Attorney General is inaccurate when he suggests his
plan to tighten existing WA mandatory sentencing laws will
reduce crime, rather, these laws will result in further
victimisation of Aboriginal children and effectively place
more young offenders in jail. Tightening mandatory
sentencing laws will compound the already discriminatory
impact the laws have on Aboriginal people in WA.”

See:

Amnesty International Australia: Indigenous Peoples’ Rights
http://www.amnesty.org.au/indigenous-rights/?
“Amnesty International is committed to ensuring the United
Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples’ is
implemented locally and nationally through legislation,
policies and programs.”

* BACKGROUND TO ABORIGINAL IMPRISONMENT AND DEATHS IN CUSTODY:

Last updated: 20 January 2013

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

* GERRY GEORGATOS, INDYMEDIA AUSTRALIA:
MURUJUGA NATIONAL PARK AT LONG LAST
– HOWEVER THE STRUGGLE IS NOT OVER

– Analysis / Opinion

Indymedia Australia:
Murujuga National Park at long last
– however the struggle is not over
http://indymedia.org.au/2013/01/20/murujuga-national-park-at-long-last-however-the-struggle-is-not-over
20 Jan 13: “The West Australian Government has approved the
creation of the Murujuga National Park on the Burrup
Peninsula, near Karratha, however with a caveat. The
National Indigenous Times has recently visited the site,
twice in the last couple of weeks and it is a historical
preserve that needed to be confirmed. Local Elder Wilfred
Hicks is pleased, however much of the surrounds need to be
preserved as petroglyphs, rock art and other historical
sites need to preserved. “World Heritage listing needs to
be the final outcome to protect our country and its history
for our people,” said campaigner, descendent of the
historical peoples who created the rock art and Elder,
Wilfred Hicks” By Gerry Georgatos

See:

Gerry Georgatos – Indymedia Australia
http://indymedia.org.au/users/gerry-georgatos/track

About Indymedia Australia
http://indymedia.org.au/about
“Indymedia is a collective providing a platform for
grassroots media-makers to create radical, accurate, and
passionate coverage of struggles and movements working for
social, environmental and economic justice.
Everyone is a witness. Everyone is a journalist.”

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