130208 – “Marie Sailor, an Aboriginal elder whose wages were stolen” Accent of Women, Radio 3CR

* Accent of Women, Radio 3CR:
“Marie Sailor, an Aboriginal elder whose wages were stolen”

* “Landmark Stolen Generations Test Case Begins in Perth”
Media Statement
* Tracker: Stolen Gen victims begin landmark compensation trial

* Let’s Talk’s Tiga Bayles interviews William Hayward of ATSILS
* Background: Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander responses
to Royal Commission into child sexual abuse

* NIRS: Health provider regrets lack of community control

* NIRS: Territorians continue to speak out against funding cuts

* SNAICC Newsletter January, hot off the press

* ALS News: Issues with DoCS or FaCS?

* Green Left TV: Socialist Alliance stands up for the Burrup

* Green Left TV: David Beniuk – January 26

* Other articles

* ACCENT OF WOMEN, RADIO 3CR:
“MARIE SAILOR, AN ABORIGINAL ELDER WHOSE WAGES WERE STOLEN”

– Audio Interview

3CR Community Radio 855 AM – Podcasts
Accent of Women – 6 Feb 2013
[scroll down page] http://www.3cr.org.au/podcast
Listen to this interview on-line: http://pod.3cr.org.au/pod/3CRCast-2013-02-05-81817.mp3
6 Feb 13: “This week on Accent of Women, we hear the story
of Marie Sailor, an Aboriginal elder whose wages were
stolen by the Queensland State Government under the
“Protection Act”.”

See:

3CR Community Radio 855 AM – Who we are
http://www.3cr.org.au/about_3CR
“The radio station was established in 1976 to provide a
voice for those denied access to the mass media,
particularly the working class, women, Indigenous people
and the many community groups and community issues
discriminated against in and by the mass media.”

* “LANDMARK STOLEN GENERATIONS TEST CASE BEGINS IN PERTH”
MEDIA STATEMENT

– Media Statement

Landmark Stolen Generations Test Case Begins in Perth
ALSWA: http://www.als.org.au/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=253:banksia-hill-solution-a-worst-case-scenario-says-alswa-as-children-are-moved-to-adult-prison&catid=13:media-releases&Itemid=46
4 Feb 13: “It’s been a long and emotional journey but today
marks the beginning of the landmark Stolen Generations test
case in the Supreme Court of Western Australia where it
will run for the next five weeks.
On Sorry Day in 2010 law firm Lavan Legal lodged a Writ on
behalf of nine members of the Collard family, including
parents Donald and Sylvia, whose children were removed
without consent and placed in state care between 1958 and
1961.
The Aboriginal Legal Service of Western Australia (ALSWA)
and law firm Lavan Legal have worked closely with family
members, acutely aware of the important significance of
this case, not only for the Collard family, but for the
thousands of Aboriginal people who were also stolen from
their families. … ”

See:

Our History
http://www.als.org.au/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=11&Itemid=3
“ALSWA is currently the largest community based Aboriginal
and Torres Strait Islander legal organization in Australia.
It provides legal aid services to Aboriginal and Torres
Strait Islander peoples throughout Western Australia in
accordance with grant conditions imposed by the
Commonwealth Department of the Attorney General.”

* TRACKER: STOLEN GEN VICTIMS BEGIN LANDMARK COMPENSATION TRIAL

– News

newsTracker:
Stolen Gen victims begin landmark compensation trial
http://tracker.org.au/2013/02/stolen-gen-victims-begin-landmark-compensation-trial/
5 Feb 13: “WESTERN AUSTRALIA: Members of the Stolen
Generations have begun a five-week trial in the West
Australian Supreme Court seeking compensation. The case
against the state has been brought by seven siblings and
their parents, Donald and Sylvia Collard. The children
were all removed from their parents and placed into state
care between 1958 and 1961. Aboriginal Legal Service of WA
chief executive Dennis Eggington said the effects of being
forcibly removed from their families had had heartbreaking
inter-generational effects on many people.”

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.”

* LET’S TALK’S TIGA BAYLES INTERVIEWS WILLIAM HAYWARD OF ATSILS

– Audio Interview

Indigenous radio station 98.9FM Brisbane:
Let’s Talk – William Hayward
http://www.989fm.com.au/category/podcasts/lets-talk/
1 Feb 13: Tiga Bayles interviews William Hayward
“Law and Justice Advocacy Developmental Officer at the
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Service (ATSILS)
William speaks about The Queensland Child Protection
Commission of Inquiry and the release of the Royal
Commission into Child Sexual Abuse Terms of Reference”
Listen to this interview on-line:
http://www.989fm.com.au/podcasts/lets-talk/william-hayward-2/

See:

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.”

* BACKGROUND: ABORIGINAL & TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER RESPONSES
TO ROYAL COMMISSION INTO CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE

Last updated: 26 January 2013

http://indymedia.org.au/2013/01/20/background-aboriginal-torres-strait-islander-responses-to-royal-commission-into-child-sex

* NIRS: HEALTH PROVIDER REGRETS LACK OF COMMUNITY CONTROL

– News

National Indigenous Radio Service:
Health provider regrets lack of community control
http://www.nirs.org.au/news/latest-news/7817-health-provider-regrets-lack-of-community-control
6 Feb 13: “The head of a key Darwin Aboriginal health
service says governments must be more willing to put
important programs in the hands of Indigenous people. Olga
Havnen is CEO of the Danila Dilba Health Service … Ms.
Havnen told Brisbane radio station 98.9fm a lack of
confidence in Aboriginal people to organise and run their
own programs isn’t helpful. “There’s a lot of language
around at the moment around partnerships and yet I see very
few examples of genuine partnerships, where the
decision-making may well be joint decision-making. … “”

See:

About the National Indigenous Radio Service
http://www.nirs.org.au/about-us
“NIRS provides what is arguably an essential service; a
two-way communication of radio and internet products and
services via a national radio network.”

* NIRS: TERRITORIANS CONTINUE TO SPEAK OUT AGAINST FUNDING CUTS

– News

National Indigenous Radio Service:
Territorians continue to speak out against funding cuts
http://www.nirs.org.au/news/latest-news/7808-territorians-continue-to-speak-out-against-funding-cuts
4 Feb 13: “A protest against the Northern Territory
Government’s decision to discontinue funding for a number
of Aboriginal programs was held in Darwin recently. Chief
Minister Terry Mills has been criticised for not extending
the funding of a wide range of social and health programs
for Indigenous people. These include Stronger Aboriginal
Families, Together, the Balunu Foundation and the Larrakia
Nation Aboriginal Corporation’s Night Patrol program. The
chief executive of Larrakia, Ilana Eldridge, says the NT
Government must invest in Aboriginal people.”

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.”

* SNAICC NEWSLETTER JANUARY, HOT OFF THE PRESS

– News

SNAICC Newsletter January, hot off the press
http://www.snaicc.org.au/news-events/fx-view-article.cfm?loadref=32&id=966
6 Feb 13: “In This Issue:
Prime Minister names Royal Commissioners, New centre at
Halls Creek looks to become a one-stop shop, Budget cuts a
major blow to children and families in NT, Victoria on the
way to Aboriginal guardianship, National campaign to
reduce number of children in child protection system,
SNAICC wins Indigenous Governance Award and more…. ”

“The Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child
Care (SNAICC). SNAICC is the national non-government peak
body in Australia representing the interests of Aboriginal
and Torres Strait Islander children and families.”

* ALS NEWS: ISSUES WITH DoCS OR FaCS?

– News and Fact Sheets

Aboriginal Legal Service (NSW/ACT):
ALS News: Issues with DoCS or FaCS?
http://www.alsnswact.org.au/news_items/77
6 Feb 13: “Two new Fact Sheets have been produced by ALS
Care and Protection Lawyers to help people who may be
having dealings with FaCS – Family and Community Services,
which used to be called DoCS. ALS Care and Protection
lawyers are currently building a suite of Fact Sheets to
help Aboriginal families who are dealing with FaCS. The new
Fact Sheets talk about what happens if FaCS comes to your
front door, and what happens if FaCS takes your children.
The Fact Sheets can be found on the ALS website … ”

See:

Aboriginal Legal Service (NSW/ACT) – About Us
http://www.alsnswact.org.au/pages/about-us
” The ALS is a proud Aboriginal organisation. We opened
our doors in 1970 in Redfern as the first Aboriginal Legal
Service in Australia – that makes us over 40 years old!
The ALS does legal work in Criminal law and Children’s
Care and Protection law. We assist Aboriginal and Torres
Strait Islander men, women and children through
representation in court, advice and information, and
referral to further support services.”

* GREEN LEFT TV: SOCIALIST ALLIANCE STANDS UP FOR THE BURRUP

– Video

Green Left TV: Socialist Alliance stands up for the Burrup
http://www.greenleft.org.au/node/53228
4 Feb 13: “Socialist Alliance national conference
supporting the campaign for UNESCO world heritage listing
for the oldest rock art in the world at the Burrup in
northern WA.”

See:

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.”

* GREEN LEFT TV: DAVID BENIUK – JANUARY 26

– Song

Green Left TV: David Beniuk – January 26
http://www.greenleft.org.au/node/53229
4 Feb 13: “Song by David Beniuk: January 26.
Video by Green Left TV”

See:

About GLW – the need for alternative media
http://www.greenleft.org.au/about
“By printing the news and ideas the mainstream media won’t,
Green Left Weekly exposes the lies and distortions of the
power brokers and helps us to better understand the world
around us.”

* OTHER ARTICLES:

– Audio

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

6 Feb 13: “West Australian Aboriginal academic Professor
Ted Wilkes says it is sad that Aboriginal people have had
to use a firm of internationally recognised financial
analysts to argue their case that massive savings can be
made by governments if they diverted Aboriginal offenders
into community rehabilitation programs.”

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