130131 – The burning issue of deaths in custody: Gerry Georgatos, Indymedia Australia

* Gerry Georgatos, Indymedia Australia:
The burning issue of deaths in custody:
Aboriginal people die 5 times the rate of Apartheid South Africa
* Background to Aboriginal imprisonment and Deaths in Custody

* The West: Offshore Browse move hard to stop: EPA
* Background to the Save The Kimberley Campaign,
James Price Point, north of Broome, WA

* Tracker: Nova Peris wins NT Senate pre-selection
* ABC PM Audio: Nova Peris endorsed
* Tracker: Peris choice is ‘extremely positive’: Albo
* Tracker: Senate move could jeopardise Stolen Gen compo bid
* Canberra Times: Crossin calls for NT stolen generation payout

* Let’s Talk’s Tiga Bayles interviews
Amy McQuire, Editor of Tracker Magazine

* Emma Murphy, Green Left:
The struggle against racism in Australia

* Other articles

* GERRY GEORGATOS, INDYMEDIA AUSTRALIA:
THE BURNING ISSUE OF DEATHS IN CUSTODY
– ABORIGINAL PEOPLE DIE 5 TIMES THE RATE OF APARTHEID SOUTH AFRICA

– Analysis / Opinion

Indymedia Australia: The burning issue of deaths in custody
– Aboriginal people die 5 times the rate of Apartheid South Africa
http://indymedia.org.au/2013/01/29/the-burning-issue-of-deaths-in-custody-aboriginal-people-die-5-times-the-rate-of-aparthei
29 Jan 13: “Deaths in Custody continues and at the same
abominable rates since the Royal Commission into Aboriginal
Deaths in Custody (1987-1991). However the rates of
custodial deaths that led to the call for the Royal
Commission were actually less than since the end of the
Royal Commission. So what has gone wrong, why are deaths in
custody – proportion to prison populations and in terms of
crude totals – on the rise? Several years ago as part of my
PhD research into Australian Custodial Systems and
Australian Deaths in Custody I did the comparative sums on
deaths in custody in countries … ” 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 ABORIGINAL IMPRISONMENT AND DEATHS IN CUSTODY:

Last updated: 24 January 2013

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

* THE WEST: OFFSHORE BROWSE MOVE HARD TO STOP: EPA

– News

The West: Offshore Browse move hard to stop: EPA
http://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/a/-/wa/16011871/offshore-browse-move-hard-to-stop-epa/
30 Jan 13: “WA’s top environment defender says he could be
powerless to stop a bid to process gas offshore from
Woodside’s $40 billion Browse project, potentially
undermining Premier Colin Barnett’s campaign against the
plan. Environmental Protection Authority chairman Paul
Vogel made the comments as speculation swirls that Woodside
and its joint venture partners are preparing to jettison a
land-based plant at James Price Point as too costly. …
Royal Dutch Shell, has publicly stated it wants to use its
world-leading floating LNG technology, … to cut costs.”
Peter Kerr, The West Australian

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

Last updated: 30 January 2013

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

* TRACKER: NOVA PERIS WINS NT SENATE PRE-SELECTION

– News

newsTracker: Nova Peris wins NT Senate pre-selection
http://tracker.org.au/2013/01/nova-peris-wins-nt-senate-pre-selection/
29 Jan 13: “NATIONAL: Nova Peris has officially won
pre-selection to run as a Labor Senate candidate in the
Northern Territory. The ALP national executive confirmed
the Olympic athlete had been pre-selected on Tuesday,
prevailing over four other candidates. “It’s a vote of
confidence I am determined to live up to,” Ms Peris told
reporters in Darwin. Prime Minister Julia Gillard
personally drafted Ms Peris, causing tension in the party
because she effectively dumped sitting NT Labor senator
Trish Crossin.”

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.”

* ABC PM AUDIO: NOVA PERIS ENDORSED

– Audio

ABC PM: Nova Peris endorsed
http://www.abc.net.au/pm/content/2013/s3678845.htm
29 Jan 13: “Indigenous Olympic gold medallist Nova Peris
has been officially endorsed to run for the ultra-safe
Senate position in the Northern Territory. At the next
federal election, she’s expected to become Australia’s
first Indigenous woman in Federal Parliament. The Prime
Minister’s decision to bypass the normal pre-selection
process sparked a backlash in the Territory branch of the
ALP (Australian Labor Party). The woman who’s been forced
to make way for Nova Peris, the incumbent Labor Senator
Trish Crossin, has accepted today’s result. But she has
thrown down a fresh challenge to Nova Peris to show she’ll
stand up for Indigenous people. Sara Everingham reports
from Darwin.”

– Related Audio

SBS Radionews Podcasts: Peris officially pre-selected
http://www.sbs.com.au/podcasts/Podcasts/radionews/episode/251807/Peris-officially-pre-selected
29 Jan 13: “Nova Peris has officially won pre-selection to
run as a Labor Senate candidate for the Northern Territory.
… The ALP national executive has confirmed the Olympic
athlete has been pre-selected for Labor’s number one spot
on the Territory ticket. Peggy Giakoumelos reports.”

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

29 Jan 13: “Aboriginal members of the ALP in the Northern
Territory will flood Labor’s national executive with Senate
nominations to protest the expected preselection of Nova
Peris.”

– Related News

The Australian: Nova Peris lashes ‘failed’ intervention
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/indigenous/peris-lashes-failed-intervention/story-fn9hm1pm-1226564581181
30 Jan 13: “LABOR’S star recruit Nova Peris has attacked
the Northern Territory intervention in remote indigenous
communities as a “failed policy” after Labor’s national
executive endorsed her as the party’s Senate candidate. But
Ms Peris said she endorsed Labor’s replacement Stronger
Futures legislation to improve conditions in indigenous
communities.”

* TRACKER: PERIS CHOICE IS ‘EXTREMELY POSITIVE’: ALBO

– News

newsTracker: Peris choice is ‘extremely positive’: Albo
http://tracker.org.au/2013/01/peris-choice-is-extremely-positive-albo/
29 Jan 13: “NORTHERN TERRITORY: Indigenous ALP members in
the Northern Territory plan to flood Labor’s national
executive with Senate nominations in protest at the
expected preselection of Nova Peris, but government
frontbencher Anthony Albanese says the Olympic gold
medallist is a sound choice. NT Labor Senate preselection
candidate Marion Scrymgour says the nominations should be
seen as an objection to Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s
intervention in the preselection process last week.”

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.”

* TRACKER: SENATE MOVE COULD JEOPARDISE STOLEN GEN COMPO BID

– News

newsTracker:
Senate move could jeopardise Stolen Gen compo bid
http://tracker.org.au/2013/01/senate-move-could-jeopardise-stolen-gen-compo-bid/
29 Jan 13: “NORTHERN TERRITORY: The decision by Prime
Minister Julia Gillard to fast track Nova Peris into the
Senate at the next election could jeopardise a bid to have
the Commonwealth government compensate members of the
Stolen Generations in the Northern Territory. Dis-endorsed
NT Labor Senator Trish Crossin today revealed she had been
working for the past four years with NT members of the
Stolen Generations to ensure they received compensation.
Senator Crossin publicly challenged Ms Peris to acknowledge
the importance of compensation … ” By Brian Johnstone

See:

Stories by Brian Johnstone – Tracker
http://tracker.org.au/author/brian/
“Brian Johnstone is a Walkley and Human Rights award winning
journalist, and is employed by the NSW Aboriginal Land
Council.”

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

* CANBERRA TIMES:
CROSSIN CALLS FOR NT STOLEN GENERATION PAYOUT

– News

Canberra Times:
Crossin calls for NT stolen generation payout
http://www.canberratimes.com.au/opinion/political-news/crossin-calls-for-nt-stolen-generation-payout-20130129-2diwq.html
30 Jan 13: “Dumped Labor Senator Trish Crossin is calling
for Aboriginal people who were forcibly taken from their
parents in the Northern Territory to be given financial
compensation. Senator Crossin, who’s lost preselection for
Labor’s safe Northern Territory Senate seat, told ABC’s
7.30 that Prime Minister Julia Gillard should ensure
members of the stolen generation are compensated for what
they went through. She says other states already have
compensation programs in place, … ”

* LET’S TALK’S TIGA BAYLES INTERVIEWS
AMY MCQUIRE, EDITOR OF TRACKER MAGAZINE:

– Audio Interview

Indigenous radio station 98.9FM Brisbane:
Let’s Talk – Amy McQuire
http://www.989fm.com.au/category/podcasts/lets-talk/
10 Dec 12: Tiga Bayles interviews Amy McQuire,
Editor of Tracker Magazine
“Subscribe to get the Tracker Magazine monthly
http://tracker.org.au/
Listen to this interview on-line:
http://www.989fm.com.au/podcasts/lets-talk/amy-mcquire-3/

See:

98.9FM Brisbane – Let’s Talk
http://www.989fm.com.au/category/podcasts/lets-talk/

About 989fm
http://www.989fm.com.au/about-989fm/
“To be an appropriate media service for the cultural and
economic independence of Indigenous people.”

* EMMA MURPHY, GREEN LEFT:
THE STRUGGLE AGAINST RACISM IN AUSTRALIA

– Analysis / Opinion

Green Left: The struggle against racism in Australia
http://www.greenleft.org.au/node/53185
29 Jan 13: “But, while some may ignore or downplay the ugly
side of Australia’s history, there is no escaping the facts:
January 26 is the day Aboriginal dispossession began. It
marks the beginning of a process of genocide, of
land-grabbing, unpaid wages, and the smashing of
traditional cultures to replace them with what we now know
as Australia. Is that worth celebrating? If so, it reveals
something of the racism deeply embedded in Australia’s
history. … Dispossession did not end – January 26 is not
simply an historical anniversary, it is a painful and
sobering reminder of the racism entrenched in mainstream
Australian politics today.” By Emma Murphy

See:

Emma Murphy – Green Left Weekly
http://www.greenleft.org.au/taxonomy/term/653

About GLW – the need for alternative media
http://www.greenleft.org.au/about
“In these days of growing media concentration, Green Left
Weekly is a proudly independent voice committed to human
and civil rights, global peace and environmental
sustainability, democracy and equality.”

* OTHER ARTICLES:

– Audio

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

28 Jan 13: “The decision by a QLD magistrate to overturn
bail conditions which prevented three Aboriginal Sovereign
Tent Embassy campaigners returning to the site was
unexpected and will send ripples around the country.”

– News

National Indigenous Radio Service:
75 years of Day of Mourning protest celebrated
http://www.nirs.org.au/news/latest-news/7789-75-years-of-day-of-mourning-protest-celebrated
29 Jan 13: “The 75th anniversary of the historic Day of
Mourning protest for Aboriginal rights was celebrated at
the annual Yabun Festival in Sydney on the weekend. In
1938, the Aborigines Progressive Association and supporters
rallied at Sydney’s Australian Hall and presented a
10-point plan of action for gaining Indigenous rights. It’s
been documented as the first national protest for
Aboriginal rights in Australian history. Wes Patten,
grandson of the Association’s first President, Jack Patten,
re-read the speech to the Yabun audience.”

National Indigenous Radio Service:
Students ‘must see culture represented at school’
http://www.nirs.org.au/news/latest-news/7787-students-must-see-culture-represented-at-school
29 Jan 13: “An expert in Aboriginal education has called on
Australian schools to increase their engagement with
Indigenous families and communities to improve student
outcomes. Michael Williams was the head of the Aboriginal
and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit at the University
of Queensland for 19 years before retiring in 2010. Mr.
Williams says Indigenous students will feel more
comfortable if they see their people and culture
represented at their school.”

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