130216 – Let’s Talk: Live Broadcast 5th Anniversary of the Apology Link-Up Event

* Let’s Talk:
Live Broadcast 5th Anniversary of the Apology Link-Up Event
* Let’s Talk’s Tiga Bayles interviews Chris Graham
about the National Apology
* NIRS: Chris Graham slams lack of compensation and
change for Stolen Generations
* Shelter SA:
Mr Rudd, why aren’t you talking about self-determination
* Fiona Arney, The Conversation:
Making the national apology count for Indigenous children
* Greens MLC Tammy Franks:
Five or Fifteen Years After Saying Sorry is High Time to Make Amends
* NIRS: Unfinished business:
Call for compensation for NT Stolen Generations
* The Wire interviews Christine Jacques Doolan
of the Stolen Generations Alliance
* CAAMA: Stolen Gen in Centre say “The Apology” means little for them!
* NIRS: High incarceration rates amongst Stolen Generations a problem
* NITV: Five years on from apology to Stolen Generations

* News on Justice for TJ Hickey

* Other articles

* LET’S TALK:
LIVE BROADCAST 5TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE APOLOGY LINK-UP EVENT

– Audio

Indigenous radio station 98.9FM Brisbane:
Let’s Talk – Live Broadcast 5th Anniversary of the Apology Link-Up Event
http://www.989fm.com.au/category/podcasts/lets-talk/
15 Feb 13: “* Sheryl Sandy, CEO of Link-Up
* Sam Watson, Chair of Link-Up
* Uncle Des Sandy, Yuggera Tradition Owner
* Jack Munro, Stolen Generations member, Link-Up helped Jack
find his father in 2012.
* Dr Norman Sheehan, Associate Professor at the Centre for
Indigenous Knowledge and Design Anthropology at
Swinburne University”
Listen to this interview on-line:
http://www.989fm.com.au/podcasts/lets-talk/live-broadcast-5th-anniversary-of-the-apology-link-up-event/

* LET’S TALK’S TIGA BAYLES INTERVIEWS CHRIS GRAHAM ABOUT THE NATIONAL APOLOGY:

– Audio Interview

Indigenous radio station 98.9FM Brisbane:
Let’s Talk – Chris Graham
http://www.989fm.com.au/category/podcasts/lets-talk/
13 Feb 13: Tiga Bayles interviews Chris Graham
“Freelance Journalist and an editor for Tracker Magazine
Speaking about the National Apology, Gawad Kalinga,
Closing the Gap and Grog bans”
Listen to this interview on-line:
http://www.989fm.com.au/podcasts/lets-talk/chris-graham-66/

* NIRS:
CHRIS GRAHAM SLAMS LACK OF COMPENSATION AND
CHANGE FOR STOLEN GENERATIONS

– News

National Indigenous Radio Service:
Chris Graham slams lack of compensation and
change for Stolen Generations
http://www.nirs.org.au/news/latest-news/7851-chris-graham-slams-lack-of-compensation-and-change-for-stolen-generations
15 Feb 13: “NIRS/98.9fm: A leading journalist in Indigenous
affairs says little has come from Kevin Rudd’s apology to
the Stolen Generations after its fifth anniversary. In
2008, then-Prime Minister Rudd tabled a motion in
Parliament apologising to Indigenous Australians for past
government removal policies. Tracker Magazine’s Chris
Graham told 98.9fm Mr. Rudd’s apology was merely an act to
benefit himself and, if he was sincere, he would have
paved the way for compensation.”

* SHELTER SA:
MR RUDD, WHY AREN’T YOU TALKING ABOUT SELF-DETERMINATION

– Media Release

SHELTER SA Media Release
– Mr Rudd, why aren’t you talking about self-determination
Lateral Love Australia: http://lateralloveaustralia.com/2013/02/13/shelter-sa-media-release-mr-rudd-why-arent-you-talking-about-self-determination/
13 Feb 13: “More than 600 people showed their commitment to
the journey of healing for the Stolen Generations by
attending the Reconciliation SA Annual Anniversary of the
National Apology to the Stolen Generations Breakfast, held
in South Australia. The breakfast honoured members of the
Stolen Generations and informed the non-Aboriginal
community about their ongoing needs – it was great to see
many members of the Stolen Generations and their families
in attendance. …
Mr Rudd talked about the issues the Stolen Generations
continue to face, … Mr Rudd wants Aboriginal attendance
to proportionately match non-Aboriginal representation
amongst our university students. Dr. Alice Clark, Executive
Director of Shelter SA said “We can all appreciate this
sentiment on this important day of recognition but there
are glaring omissions in Mr. Rudd’s speech” and asked
“why isn’t anybody talking about self-determination or the
cultural safety and wellbeing of all Aboriginal and Islander
(including the Torres Strait) peoples within the university
system?”.
No-one, including Mr. Rudd, seems to be paying attention to
the particular housing needs of Aboriginal people … ”

– Event

Event: Wed 13 February 2013: North Terrace, Adelaide, SA
The Apology: 5 Years On
“Reconciliation SA is pleased to welcome the
Hon. Kevin Rudd as the Keynote speaker at the
Annual Anniversary of the National Apology
to the Stolen Generations Breakfast.
The breakfast is held to honour the members
of the Stolen Generation and continue to inform the
non-Aboriginal community about their ongoing needs.”
Event details: http://www.amnesty.org.au/sa/event/31026/
See Kevin Rudd’s 2008 Apology Speech: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b3TZOGpG6cM

See:

WGAR News: Sovereign Union:
The Apology is still an empty vessel (14 Feb 13)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2013/02/13/wgar-news-muckaty-northern-territory-exhibition-to-open-at-adelaide-fringe-festival-bni

* FIONA ARNEY, THE CONVERSATION:
MAKING THE NATIONAL APOLOGY COUNT FOR INDIGENOUS CHILDREN

– Analysis / Opinion

The Conversation:
Making the national apology count for Indigenous children
http://theconversation.edu.au/making-the-national-apology-count-for-indigenous-children-12190
13 Feb 13: “Five years ago, Kevin Rudd made an apology to
the Stolen Generations of this country for the wholesale
practice of removing Aboriginal children from their
families … Can we now as a nation say that we have
provided Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children the
promised future, “a future where this Parliament resolves
that the injustices of the past must never, never happen
again”? Unfortunately, the past is reflected in our current
care and protection systems for children and young people.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children are
over-represented in these systems at a rate eight to ten
times that of non-Aboriginal children.”
Fiona Arney, Chair and Director,
Australian Centre for Child Protection
at University of South Australia

* GREENS MLC TAMMY FRANKS:
FIVE OR FIFTEEN YEARS AFTER SAYING SORRY IS HIGH TIME TO MAKE AMENDS

– Media Release

Tammy Franks MLC:
Five or Fifteen Years After Saying Sorry is High Time to Make Amends
http://www.tammyfranks.org.au/2013/02/13/five-or-fifteen-years-after-saying-sorry-is-high-time-to-make-amends/
13 Feb 13: “On the fifth anniversary of the historic
federal apology to the Stolen Generations, or Sorry Day,
Greens’ Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation spokesperson
Tammy Franks MLC, has called on the Weatherill State
government to show commitment to active reconciliation by
making amends and supporting a reparations tribunal for
the victims and survivors of the Stolen Generations. …
“The time for words is now done and the time for action
has come. Real reparations, including compensation, are
urgently needed. It holds practical and symbolic meaning
to living members of the Stolen Generations and would also
assist in addressing the ongoing disadvantage faced by
their families and communities who were and are deeply
damaged by past policies of forced removal.
“On this special anniversary I call for all sides of
politics to take the apology a step further and turn the
words ‘I’m sorry’ into a genuine act of Reconciliation
and work together to provide reparations,” Ms Franks
concluded.”

See:

WGAR News: Sovereign Union:
The Apology is still an empty vessel (14 Feb 13)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2013/02/13/wgar-news-muckaty-northern-territory-exhibition-to-open-at-adelaide-fringe-festival-bni

* NIRS:
UNFINISHED BUSINESS:
CALL FOR COMPENSATION FOR NT STOLEN GENERATIONS

– News

National Indigenous Radio Service:
Unfinished business:
Call for compensation for NT Stolen Generations
http://www.nirs.org.au/news/latest-news/7842-unfinished-business-call-for-compensation-for-nt-stolen-generations
13 Feb 13: “Members of the Northern Territory Stolen
Generations are calling on the Federal Government to pay
compensation for past wrongs. Northern Territory Stolen
Generations Aboriginal Corporation Director Eileen
Cummings says it’s been five years since the National
Apology and now is the time to act. She says they
welcomed the National Apology but there is still
unfinished business.”

* THE WIRE INTERVIEWS CHRISTINE JACQUES DOOLAN
OF THE STOLEN GENERATIONS ALLIANCE:

– Audio

The Wire:
Kevin Rudd meets with Stolen Generations five years after Apology
Produced by Lisa Burns
http://www.thewire.org.au/storyDetail.aspx?ID=10017
13 Feb 13: “Today has been a historic day for Indigenous
Australians. The House of Representatives have passed an
Act of Recognition for Aboriginal and Torres Strait
Islander peoples, pre-empting a future Constitutional
Referendum. This coincides with with the 5th anniversary
of former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd’s apology.
Featured in story:
* Kevin Rudd, Former Prime Minister of Australia
* Christine Jacques Doolan,
South Australian Representative, Stolen Generations Alliance”

* CAAMA:
STOLEN GEN CENTRE SAY “THE APOLOGY” MEANS LITTLE FOR THEM!

– Photos

Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association:
Stolen Gen in Centre say “The Apology” means little for them!
http://caama.com.au/stolen-gen-in-centre-say-apology-means-little-for-them
14 Feb 13: “Central Australian members of the Stolen
Generations say nothing has changed for them since former
PM Kevin Rudd made the National Apology 5 years ago. Each
year fewer and fewer members gather at “The Bungalow” in
Alice Springs to remember their shared history ….but
the Commonwealth’s ongong failure to recognise and
compensate them ….continues to cause ongoing grief.”

– Audio

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

14 Feb 13: “Central Australian members of the stolen
generations say nothing has changed for them since the
National Apology made by Kevin Rudd five years ago.”

* NIRS:
HIGH INCARCERATION RATES AMONGST STOLEN GENERATIONS A PROBLEM

– News

National Indigenous Radio Service:
High incarceration rates amongst Stolen Generations a problem
http://www.nirs.org.au/news/latest-news/7838-high-incarceration-rates-amongst-stolen-generations-a-problem
13 Feb 13: “The convenor of a Stolen Generations issues
group says high Indigenous incarceration rates remain a
key issue to address amongst victims of government removal
policies. Five years since the national apology to the
Stolen Generations by former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd is
being marked today. Jim Morrison from Bringing Them Home
WA says a survey taken a year after the apology found a
third of Aboriginal prisoners in New South Wales were
victims of the Stolen Generations. Mr. Morrison says
addressing the impacts of the Stolen Generations needs to
be a holistic approach.”

See:

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

* NITV: FIVE YEARS ON FROM APOLOGY TO STOLEN GENERATIONS

– Videos

SBS World News:
Five years on from apology to Stolen Generations
Source: NITV News
http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/1733962/Five-years-on-from-apology-to-Stolen-Generations
14 Feb 13: “Today marks the fifth anniversary of Kevin
Rudd’s apology to the Stolen Generations. NITV News looks
back at the history of each state and territory’s apology.”

* NEWS ON JUSTICE FOR TJ HICKEY:

– News

newsTracker: Family want new TJ Hickey investigation
http://tracker.org.au/2013/02/family-want-new-tj-hickey-investigation/
15 Feb 13: “NEW SOUTH WALES: Supporters of Thomas “TJ”
Hickey have presented a petition to the NSW government
calling for a fresh investigation into the Aboriginal
youth’s death. Family and friends marched through central
Sydney to NSW Parliament on Thursday, exactly nine years
after the 17-year-old died while fleeing from police on a
bicycle on February 14, 2004. TJ was thrown off his bike
and impaled on a fence, sparking riots in the inner Sydney
suburb of Redfern. Protesters yelled, “We want justice!”
outside Parliament House … ”

National Indigenous Radio Service:
‘We believe we have a case against police involved in Hickey death’
http://www.nirs.org.au/news/latest-news/7852-we-believe-we-have-a-case-against-police-involved-in-hickey-death
15 Feb 13: “The Indigenous Social Justice Association
says it wants the reopening of the inquiry into the death
of TJ Hickey because there’s evidence that was never put
to it. A rally was held in Redfern in Sydney yesterday
marking nine years since the teenager’s passing. The
parents of the 17-year-old and the local community blamed
police for his death, but an inquest cleared police of
any role in the incident. ISJA spokesperson Ray Jackson
says a petition for the inquiry to reopen containing
fifteen hundred signatures has been presented to the New
South Wales Government.”

Socialist Alternative: “They say accident, we say murder!”
http://www.sa.org.au/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=7657:%E2%80%9Cthey-say-accident-we-say-murder%E2%80%9D&Itemid=454
14 Feb 13: “”They say accident, we say murder!” shouted
protesters during a march called to bring justice for TJ
Hickey, who died in Sydney at the hands of the cops on St
Valentine’s day nine years ago. … TJ’s mother Gail, his
Family, his Community, the Indigenous Social Justice
Association, and other supporters continue to call for
justice for TJ and his Family – and all those other
families affected by deaths in custody. The ninth
anniversary protest saw a petition demanding that TJ’s
case be reopened, that important evidence be examined and
that witnesses be heard.” By Petra Weber

– Event

Event: Thu 14 February 2013: Waterloo, Sydney, NSW
Rally 9th Anniversary of TJ Hickey’s death:
9 Years Too Long! Re open the TJ inquiry!
Demand justice for TJ and all other Deaths in Costody!
Organised by the Hickey family and the
Indigenous Social Justice Association: http://www.isja-msg.com/index.htm
Flyer: http://indymedia.org.au/files/flyer%20front%209th%20anniversary%20tj%20hickey%20rally%2014%20feb%202013%20raul%20+%20shelly%20with%20changes.pdf
Event details: http://indymedia.org.au/2012/12/17/9-years-too-long-re-open-the-tj-inquiry
Event summary: http://www.greenleft.org.au/events/53144
TJ Petition: https://www.change.org/en-AU/petitions/re-open-the-coronial-inquiry-into-t-j-hickeys-death-stop-aboriginal-deaths-in-custody-now
WGAR Background to Aboriginal imprisonment and Deaths in Custody: http://indymedia.org.au/2012/12/17/background-to-aboriginal-imprisonment-and-deaths-in-custody
WGAR Background to the justice for Kumentjaye Briscoe campaign: http://indymedia.org.au/2012/12/17/background-to-the-justice-for-kumentjaye-briscoe-campaign

* OTHER ARTICLES:

– Analysis / Opinion

Solidarity Online:
“Captain’s pick” Nova Peris will make NT Labor’s problems worse
http://www.solidarity.net.au/53/captain%E2%80%99s-pick-nova-peris-will-make-nt-labor%E2%80%99s-problems-worse/
Febrauary 2013: “Prime Minister Julia Gillard has appointed
Indigenous former-Olympian Nova Peris as the lead candidate
on the Labor Party’s Northern Territory (NT) Senate ticket
for the September federal election. This virtually
guarantees that Peris will be the first Indigenous Labor
representative in the federal parliament. This so-called
“captain’s pick”, however, is cynical tokenism that will
only add to Labor’s crisis. This turn to celebrity rides
rough-shod over the local committed Labor members and
branches and has increased the disillusionment with Labor.
Labor leaders’ use of “star power” candidates like
Peter Garrett, Maxine McKew and now Peris, is part of the
general, long-term deterioration of Labor, desperate to
find ways to try to maintain votes as it slides in the
polls but remains determined to continue along its
right-wing policy trajectory.” By Paddy Gibson

– News

SNAICC News: Justice reinvestment inquiry – have your say!
http://www.snaicc.org.au/news-events/fx-view-article.cfm?loadref=32&id=994
14 Feb 13: “Justice reinvestment approaches to criminal
justice have been gaining momentum within Australia over
the past few years – justice reinvestment looks for
alternatives for imprisonment. Currently the Legal and
Constitutional Affairs Committee is conducting an inquiry
into the “value of a justice reinvestment approach to
criminal justice in Australia.” The Committee will produce
a report on its recommendations by 16 May 2013.”

SNAICC News: Mixed progress in the latest Closing the Gap report
http://www.snaicc.org.au/news-events/fx-view-article.cfm?loadref=32&id=997
15 Feb 13: “SNAICC has welcomed the positive news contained
in the report – notably the improvements in child mortality
rates and enrolments in early childhood services. However,
SNAICC points out that enrolment is just the first step to
access. We need to ensure that the barriers to attendance
and engagement by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
children are removed so that we can measure real outcomes.
SNAICC has called on governments to guarantee funding and
other support for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
services … ”

SNAICC News: First Peoples Disability Network (Australia) website
http://www.snaicc.org.au/news-events/fx-view-article.cfm?loadref=32&id=995
14 Feb 13: “First Peoples Disability Network (Australia)
website has a number of publications on the site including
several that relate to the implementation of the National
Disability Insurance Scheme in Aboriginal and Torres Strait
Islander communities. The site was developed by Mark
Quinlan. First Peoples Disability Network (FPDN) is a
national peak organisation thatl represents 37% of
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Australia
who are living with a disability and also their families
and carers.”

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