130213 – Michael Mansell continues call for community-driven rehabilitation programs: CAAMA

* CAAMA:
Michael Mansell continues call for community-driven
rehabilitation programs
* Carrie Fowlie, The Canberra Times:
Jail costly way to tackle scourge
* Background to Aboriginal imprisonment and Deaths in Custody

* The Wire interviews Liz Johnstone & Michael Mansell
on the Tarkine

* Amy McQuire, Tracker:
Greens call on NSW govt to get serious about culture and heritage

* Let’s Talk’s Tiga Bayles interviews Alf Lacey & Michael Woodley
* YAC:
WMYAC documents confirm Michael Gallagher is FMG’s inside-man
* Background to the Yindjibarndi Aboriginal Corporation (YAC)

* NIRS:
Evidence for Indigenous child protection control ‘undeniable’

* Let’s Talk’s Tiga Bayles interviews Professor Ted Wilkes
* Professor Jon Altman, Crikey:
Seeking truth from facts in indigenous employment data
* Callum Denness, Crikey:
Not closing the gap: indigenous lifespans remain too short

* SBS Radionews Audio:
The Stolen Generations apology, five years on

* Other articles

* CAAMA:
MICHAEL MANSELL CONTINUES CALL FOR
COMMUNITY-DRIVEN REHABILITATION PROGRAMS

– Audio Interview

Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association:
Michael Mansell continues call for
community-driven rehabilitation programs
http://caama.com.au/michael-mansell-continues-call-for-community-driven-rehabilitation-programs
12 Feb 13: “In Tasmania the calls continue for Governments
to invest in community driven rehabilitation programs,
rather than spending more money locking Aboriginal people
up. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people make up
14.2 per cent of the Tasmanian population, but are only
3.6 per cent of the state’s total population, according to
figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics.
Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre’s Michael Mansell joined
Nerida Currey on Strong Voices to share his views.”

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.”

* CARRIE FOWLIE, THE CANBERRA TIMES:
JAIL COSTLY WAY TO TACKLE SCOURGE

– Analysis / Opinion

The Canberra Times: Jail costly way to tackle scourge
http://www.canberratimes.com.au/opinion/jail-costly-way-to-tackle-scourge-20130211-2e8qp.html
12 Feb 13: “With nearly $3 billion spent each year in
Australia on building and operating prisons, the daily cost
borne by ACT taxpayers is nearly double that of the
national average. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
people are grossly over-represented in the cost-ineffective
Australian, and ACT, criminal justice system. … More than
50 per cent of juveniles in detention are indigenous. The
ACT’s youth indigenous incarceration rate is the third
highest in Australia.” Carrie Fowlie,
executive officer of Alcohol Tobacco and Other Drug
Association ACT,
member of Australian National Council on Drugs

* BACKGROUND TO ABORIGINAL IMPRISONMENT AND DEATHS IN CUSTODY:

Last updated: 7 February 2013

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

* THE WIRE INTERVIEWS
LIZ JOHNSTONE & MICHAEL MANSELL ON THE TARKINE:

– Audio Interview

The Wire:
Now that the Tarkine’s open for mining,
we take the local temperature
Produced by Hannah Sinclair
http://www.thewire.org.au/storyDetail.aspx?ID=10005
11 Feb 13: “The Tarkine region is now open for mining. But
how do the locals feel about it? A stretch of the coastline
will be included on the National Heritage List, due to its
Aboriginal value. While some members of the community have
welcomed the news, many say the Federal government should
have consulted them first. …
Featured in story:
* Liz Johnstone- The Wilderness Society
* Michael Mansell- Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre”

See:

About The Wire
http://www.thewire.org.au/about.aspx
“The Wire is a daily current affairs program broadcast
exclusively on Community and Indigenous radio stations
around Australia.”

* AMY MCQUIRE, TRACKER:
GREENS CALL ON NSW GOVT TO GET SERIOUS ABOUT CULTURE AND HERITAGE

– News

newsTracker:
Greens call on NSW govt to get serious about culture and heritage
http://tracker.org.au/2013/02/greens-call-on-nsw-govt-to-get-serious-about-culture-and-heritage/
11 Feb 13: “NEW SOUTH WALES: The NSW Greens have called on
the state government to publicly release a report into
Aboriginal culture and heritage, four months after it
committed to standalone legislation. The working party, set
up to consider standalone laws by Labor in 2010, has
provided its report to Environment minister Robyn Parker,
the Greens say. But it is yet to be released publicly, as
promised by Ms Parker in estimates in October. Currently,
New South Wales is the only state without separate
legislation for the protection of Aboriginal culture and
heritage.” By Amy McQuire

See:

Stories by Amy McQuire – Tracker
http://tracker.org.au/author/amy/
“Amy McQuire is a Darumbal and South Sea Islander woman
who hails from Rockhampton in Queensland.
She is editor of Tracker.”

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
ALF LACEY & MICHAEL WOODLEY:

– Audio Interview

Indigenous radio station 98.9FM Brisbane:
Let’s Talk – Alf Lacey & Michael Woodley
http://www.989fm.com.au/category/podcasts/lets-talk/
12 Feb 13: Tiga Bayles interviews Alf Lacey & Michael Woodley
“Alf Lacey, Mayor of Palm Island;
Michael Woodley, CEO of Yindjibarndi Aboriginal Corporation”
Listen to this interview on-line:
http://www.989fm.com.au/podcasts/lets-talk/alf-lacey-michael-woodley/

See:

Let’s Talk – 98.9FM
http://www.989fm.com.au/category/podcasts/lets-talk/
“Monday – Friday 9.00am – 10.00am:
Join Tiga Bayles and Karen Dorante (Fridays) focusing on
the issues relevant to First Nations people.”

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

* YAC:
WMYAC DOCUMENTS CONFIRM MICHAEL GALLAGHER IS FMG’S INSIDE-MAN

– Media Statement

Yindjibarndi Aboriginal Corporation:
WMYAC documents confirm Michael Gallagher is FMG’s inside-man
http://yindjibarndi.org.au/yindjibarndi/?p=3022
12 Feb 13: “Internal documents, including minutes, invoices
and correspondence from Wirlu-murra Yindjibarndi Aboriginal
Corporation (WMYAC)[1], covering a period from 14 June to 12
November 2012, which were provided to the Yindjibarndi
Aboriginal Corporation (YAC) [2] by WMYAC Chairman Bruce
Woodley, confirm Michael Gallagher’s effective role as
FMG’s paid agent and “puppet-master” inside the Wirlu-Murra
Yindjibarndi Aboriginal Corporation (WMYAC).”

See:

Yindjibarndi Aboriginal Corporation
http://yindjibarndi.org.au/yindjibarndi/

* BACKGROUND TO THE YINDJIBARNDI ABORIGINAL CORPORATION (YAC):

Last updated: 10 February 2013

http://indymedia.org.au/2012/11/27/background-to-the-yindjibarndi-aboriginal-corporation-yac

* NIRS:
EVIDENCE FOR INDIGENOUS CHILD PROTECTION CONTROL ‘UNDENIABLE’

– News

National Indigenous Radio Service:
Evidence for Indigenous child protection control ‘undeniable’
http://www.nirs.org.au/news/latest-news/7824-evidence-for-indigenous-child-protection-control-undeniable
11 Feb 13: “NIRS/98.9fm: An Aboriginal legal worker in
Queensland says it’s been made clear at an on-going inquiry
that Indigenous people must be in charge of Indigenous
child protection services. William Hayward is a
Developmental Officer at the Aboriginal and Torres Strait
Islander Legal Service and has submitted to the Queensland
inquiry into child protection. Mr. Hayward told 98.9fm
moving away from Aboriginal-community controlled child
protection towards mainstreaming of services would be
risky.”

See:

WGAR News:
Let’s Talk’s Tiga Bayles interviews William Hayward of ATSILS
(8 Feb 13)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2013/02/07/wgar-news-marie-sailor-an-aboriginal-elder-whose-wages-were-stolen-accent-of-women-radio-

About the National Indigenous Radio Service
http://www.nirs.org.au/about-us
“For over three decades, NIRS has provided a radio
programming and media marketing service for over 140
Indigenous community radio stations. We continue to deliver
24 hours of programming each day throughout all major
metropolitan, regional and, perhaps most importantly,
remote communities.”

* LET’S TALK’S TIGA BAYLES INTERVIEWS PROFESSOR TED WILKES:

– Audio Interview

Indigenous radio station 98.9FM Brisbane:
Let’s Talk – Professor Ted Wilkes
http://www.989fm.com.au/category/podcasts/lets-talk/
8 Feb 13: Tiga Bayles interviews Professor Ted Wilkes
“Associate Professor, National Drug Research Institute
Speaking about The Productivity Commission Report that
highlighted the life expectancy gap for First Nations men
is 23 years, and women is 26 years.
The most recent ‘Closing The Gap’ Report”
Listen to this interview on-line:
http://www.989fm.com.au/podcasts/lets-talk/professor-ted-wilkes/

See:

WGAR News: Sovereignty not constitutional recognition the
key to closing the gap: The Wire (9 Feb 13)
http://indymedia.org.au/2013/02/08/wgar-news-sovereignty-not-constitutional-recognition-the-key-to-closing-the-gap-the-wire

WGAR News: ANTaR: Reporting progress towards closing the
gap in life expectancy between Indigenous and
non-Indigenous Australians (12 Feb 13)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2013/02/11/wgar-news-let-aboriginal-people-manage-their-own-affairs-canberra-brisbane-tent-embassies

Let’s Talk – 98.9FM
http://www.989fm.com.au/category/podcasts/lets-talk/
“Monday – Friday 9.00am – 10.00am:
Join Tiga Bayles and Karen Dorante (Fridays) focusing on
the issues relevant to First Nations people.”

About 989fm
http://www.989fm.com.au/about-989fm/
“98.9FM is part of the National Indigenous Radio Service
(NIRS), a satellite network of over 120 community radio
stations reaching the length and breadth of Australia.
NIRS will be co-located with 98.9fm at its new premises
in West End.”

* PROFESSOR JON ALTMAN, CRIKEY:
SEEKING TRUTH FROM FACTS IN INDIGENOUS EMPLOYMENT DATA

– Analysis / Opinion

Crikey:
Seeking truth from facts in indigenous employment data
http://www.crikey.com.au/2013/02/11/seeking-truth-from-facts-in-indigenous-employment-data/
11 Feb 13: “There’s plenty of good news in the “closing the
gap” report on indigenous employment. But the program
outcomes are far from clear, writes ANU’s Professor Jon
Altman. The latest “closing the gap” report is full of the
usual glossy pictures of happy people and propaganda on how
much the government is doing for indigenous Australians 
- a list of programs and dollar inputs, little about
outcomes.” ANU’s Professor Jon Altman

See:

WGAR News: Sovereignty not constitutional recognition the
key to closing the gap: The Wire (9 Feb 13)
http://indymedia.org.au/2013/02/08/wgar-news-sovereignty-not-constitutional-recognition-the-key-to-closing-the-gap-the-wire

WGAR News: ANTaR: Reporting progress towards closing the
gap in life expectancy between Indigenous and
non-Indigenous Australians (12 Feb 13)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2013/02/11/wgar-news-let-aboriginal-people-manage-their-own-affairs-canberra-brisbane-tent-embassies

About Crikey
http://www.crikey.com.au/about/
“Crikey is Australian for independent journalism. There are
two arms to Crikey: our website and Crikey Insider, a daily
subscription email service.”

* CALLUM DENNESS, CRIKEY:
NOT CLOSING THE GAP: INDIGENOUS LIFESPANS REMAIN TOO SHORT

– Analysis / Opinion

Crikey:
Not closing the gap: indigenous lifespans remain too short
http://www.crikey.com.au/2013/02/08/not-closing-the-gap-indigenous-lifespans-remain-too-short/
8 Feb 13: “Aborigines are living for about a decade less
than non-Aboriginal people. Crikey intern Callum Denness
asks the experts what should be done about it. Raising
Aboriginal life expectancy to that of the general
population is a key part of the federal government’s
“closing the gap” crusade - but a report out this week
shows little if any progress is being made. Indigenous
health experts are sceptical of the efforts being taken to
close the gap in life expectancy between Aboriginal and
non-Aboriginal Australians - currently … ” Callum Denness

See:

WGAR News: Sovereignty not constitutional recognition the
key to closing the gap: The Wire (9 Feb 13)
http://indymedia.org.au/2013/02/08/wgar-news-sovereignty-not-constitutional-recognition-the-key-to-closing-the-gap-the-wire

WGAR News: ANTaR: Reporting progress towards closing the
gap in life expectancy between Indigenous and
non-Indigenous Australians (12 Feb 13)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2013/02/11/wgar-news-let-aboriginal-people-manage-their-own-affairs-canberra-brisbane-tent-embassies

About Crikey
http://www.crikey.com.au/about/
“The Crikey mission:
Crikey’s aim is very simple: to bring its readers the
inside word on what’s really going on in politics,
government, media, business, the arts, sport and other
aspects of public life in Australia. Crikey reveals how
the powerful operate behind the scenes, and it tackles
the stories insiders are talking about but other media
can’t or won’t cover.”

* SBS RADIONEWS AUDIO:
THE STOLEN GENERATIONS APOLOGY, FIVE YEARS ON

– Audio

SBS Radionews Podcasts:
The Stolen Generations apology, five years on
By Murray Silby
http://www.sbs.com.au/podcasts/Podcasts/radionews/episode/253744/The-Stolen-Generations-apology-five-years-on
12 Feb 13: ” Five years on from Kevin Rudd’s historic
apology to the Stolen Generations on February 13, 2008,
emotions still run strongly through the Indigenous people
it was directed towards. And in some cases, relief or joy
at the time of the apology have more recently been replaced
by frustration or anger at the lack of progress in relation
to compensation for victims of the policy. Murray Silby
reports.”

* OTHER ARTICLES:

– Audio Interview

Indigenous radio station 98.9FM Brisbane:
Let’s Talk – Les Malezer
http://www.989fm.com.au/category/podcasts/lets-talk/
11 Feb 13: Tiga Bayles interviews Les Malezer
“Co-Chair of National Congress
Speaking of the Bill of Recognition
being released 13th February”
Listen to this interview on-line:
http://www.989fm.com.au/podcasts/lets-talk/les-malezer-15/

– News

National Indigenous Radio Service:
National political movement needed,
Congress a step in right direction: Historian
http://www.nirs.org.au/news/latest-news/7826-national-political-movement-needed-congress-a-step-in-right-direction-historian
11 Feb 13: “An expert in Aboriginal political history says
the National Congress of Australia’s First People is a step
towards greater national Indigenous political
representation. The University of Newcastle’s John Maynard
says the 1938 Day of Mourning protest in Sydney was an
example of a collective Indigenous voice being able to
gain Australia-wide attention. The protest recently
celebrated its 75th anniversary. Professor Maynard says
national representation is important …
“I think we’ve suffered greatly with the loss of ATSIC. … “”

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