Archive for 20/02/2013

13022 – Blackett, Western Sydney launch of the book ‘A Decision to Discriminate’

Posted in NEWSLETTER on 20/02/2013 by D

* Blackett, Western Sydney launch of the book:
‘A Decision to Discriminate’
* New ‘A Decision to Discriminate’ book review
* Let’s Talk’s Tiga Bayles interviews Mick Gooda on Stronger Futures
* Background to ‘Stronger Futures’ new NT Intervention laws
* Background to the Northern Territory (NT) Intervention

* Cathy Eatock, One Billion Rising:
End violence against Aboriginal women

* NIRS:
Compensation test case hoped to shine light on removal conditions
* NIRS:
Stolen Generations victims deserve criminal compensation: Sam Watson
* Let’s Talk:
Highlights of Link-Up’s 5th Anniversary Apology Event

* The Wire:
‘Social emotional support’: the missing link in closing the gap

* Greg Dickson, Fully (sic):
Federal Government ready to “Recognise” Indigenous languages
(but it’s kinda old news)
* Background to the use of Aboriginal languages in NT schools

* Other articles

* BLACKETT, WESTERN SYDNEY LAUNCH OF THE BOOK
‘A DECISION TO DISCRIMINATE’:

– Event

Event: Mon 18 March 2013: Blackett, Western Sydney, NSW
Book Launch: A Decision to Discriminate
Aboriginal Disempowerment in the Northern Territory
To be launched by: Jeff McMullen AM
Organized by the Baabayn Aboriginal Corporation
“This new book is an important historical record
that focuses on the Senate Committee Inquiry
into the Stronger Futures legislation. It shows
how the Government decision-making process
chose to ignore the views and ideas expressed
by many Aboriginal people of the Northern Territory
communities in much the same way as has
happened since colonisation.”
A ‘concerned Australians’ publication
Order Form: http://www.concernedaustralians.com.au/media/ADTD_Order_Form.pdf
Flyer: http://www.respectandlisten.org/uploads/downloads/ca/ADTD-launch-Blackett-18-3-13.pdf
Event details: http://www.concernedaustralians.com.au/ADTD_booklaunches.html#Blackett
‘concerned Australians’ Homepage: http://www.concernedaustralians.com.au/#ADTD
Book reviews:
http://www.respectandlisten.org/uploads/downloads/ca/ADTD-book-review-2012.pdf
http://acmsydney.wordpress.com/2012/11/08/review-of-a-decision-to-discriminate-aboriginal-disempowerment-in-the-nt/
http://www.sydneycatholic.org/news/latest_news/2012/2012115_91.shtml
http://overland.org.au/blogs/loudspeaker/2012/10/stronger-futures-and-aboriginal-disempowerment/
Audio Interviews: http://www.thewire.org.au/storyDetail.aspx?ID=9818

* NEW ‘A DECISION TO DISCRIMINATE’ BOOK REVIEW:

– Book Review

“A Decision to Discriminate:
Aboriginal Disempowerment in the Northern Territory”
Published by ‘concerned Australians’
Respect and Listen: http://www.respectandlisten.org/uploads/downloads/ca/ADTD-book-review-2012.pdf
Elimatta, page 3: http://www.asgmwp.net/ElimattaAutumn2013.pdf
19 Feb 13: “”A Decision to Discriminate” demonstrates how
our democratic processes failed Aboriginal peoples of the
Northern Territory. It shows the process leading to
decisions which were deeply flawed; a process miserably
failing the people who provided evidence to its inquiries
by ignoring their clearly expressed views and instead
pushing the legislation through the House of
Representatives before the Senate Inquiry report had been
completed. The events described here took their origins in
2007, when the government introduced the “Northern
Territory Emergency Response” (NTER, commonly known as
“NT Intervention”). … ”

* LET’S TALK’S TIGA BAYLES INTERVIEWS MICK GOODA ON STRONGER FUTURES:

– Audio Interview

Indigenous radio station 98.9FM Brisbane:
Let’s Talk – Mick Gooda
http://www.989fm.com.au/category/podcasts/lets-talk/
18 Feb 13: Tiga Bayles interviews Mick Gooda
“Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice
Commissioner, Australian Human Rights Commission
Speaking about the recent Closing The Gap Report and
The Stronger Futures legislation in the Northern Territory
and Alcohol restrictions.”
Listen to this interview on-line:
http://www.989fm.com.au/podcasts/lets-talk/mick-gooda-7/

* BACKGROUND TO ‘STRONGER FUTURES’ NEW NT INTERVENTION LAWS:

Last updated: 4 February 2013

http://indymedia.org.au/2012/04/22/background-to-stronger-futures-new-nt-intervention-laws

* BACKGROUND TO THE NORTHERN TERRITORY (NT) INTERVENTION:

Last updated: 31 December 2012

http://indymedia.org.au/2012/04/22/background-to-the-northern-territory-nt-intervention

* CATHY EATOCK, ONE BILLION RISING:
END VIOLENCE AGAINST ABORIGINAL WOMEN

– Speech

Green Left: End violence against Aboriginal women
http://www.greenleft.org.au/node/53368
18 Feb 13: “This was a speech given to a One Billion Rising
event in Sydney on February 14. ***
Sexual assault for Aboriginal women is recorded at 6 times
the rate for the rest of the community. In a detailed study
of rape among Aboriginal women it found that 42% of the
perpetrators were in fact non- Aboriginal, 41% were
Aboriginal and 17% were both Aboriginal and non Aboriginal,
in instances of pack rapes.” By Cathy Eatock

* NIRS:
COMPENSATION TEST CASE HOPED TO SHINE LIGHT ON REMOVAL CONDITIONS

– News

National Indigenous Radio Service:
Compensation test case hoped to shine light on removal conditions
http://www.nirs.org.au/news/latest-news/7859-compensation-test-case-hoped-to-shine-light-on-removal-conditions
18 Feb 13: “A spokesperson for a Western Australian Stolen
Generations advocacy group says a case for compensation
currently in the Supreme Court in Perth will have
wide-ranging implications. Donald and Sylvia Collard are
seeking damages over the removals of their children between
1958 and 1961 in a case which is expected to set a
precedent in WA. Jim Morrison from Bringing Them Home WA
says although he doesn’t want to be drawn on the specifics
of the case, it does highlight the plight of Stolen
Generations victims.”

See:

WGAR News: “Landmark Stolen Generations Test Case Begins in Perth”
Media Statement (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-

* NIRS:
STOLEN GENERATIONS VICTIMS DESERVE CRIMINAL COMPENSATION:
SAM WATSON

– News

National Indigenous Radio Service:
Stolen Generations victims deserve criminal compensation:
Sam Watson
http://www.nirs.org.au/news/latest-news/7858-stolen-generations-victims-deserve-criminal-compensation-sam-watson
18 Feb 13: “NIRS/98.9fm: The Chair of Link-Up Queensland
Sam Watson says he supports calls for Australia governments
to award compensation to surviving members of the Stolen
Generations. Link-Up aims to reunite victims of past
government removal policies with their families and
communities. Mr. Watson told 98.9fm at fifth anniversary of
the national apology celebrations last week what’s needed
is more than an apology.”

See:

WGAR News: Let’s Talk:
Live Broadcast 5th Anniversary of the Apology Link-Up Event
(16 Feb 13)
http://indymedia.org.au/2013/02/15/wgar-news-lets-talk-live-broadcast-5th-anniversary-of-the-apology-link-up-event

* LET’S TALK:
HIGHLIGHTS OF LINK-UP’S 5TH ANNIVERSARY APOLOGY EVENT

– Video and Audio

Indigenous radio station 98.9FM Brisbane:
Let’s Talk
– Highlights of Link-Up’s 5th Anniversary Apology Event
http://www.989fm.com.au/category/podcasts/lets-talk/
18 Feb 13: “Includes a speech from Kevin Rudd and
a performance by Les Collins.”
Watch and listen to these programs on-line:
http://www.989fm.com.au/podcasts/lets-talk/highlights-of-link-ups-5th-anniversary-apology-event/

See:

WGAR News: Let’s Talk:
Live Broadcast 5th Anniversary of the Apology Link-Up Event
(16 Feb 13)
http://indymedia.org.au/2013/02/15/wgar-news-lets-talk-live-broadcast-5th-anniversary-of-the-apology-link-up-event

* THE WIRE:
‘SOCIAL EMOTIONAL SUPPORT’: THE MISSING LINK IN CLOSING THE GAP

– Audio

The Wire:
‘Social emotional support’: the missing link in closing the gap
Produced by Alexia Attwood
http://www.thewire.org.au/storyDetail.aspx?ID=10034
18 Feb 13: “Giving emotional and social support seems simple
enough, but it’s one of the missing ingredients in many
programs tailored towards Aboriginal and Torres Strait
Islander people. These are the conclusions from new reports
monitoring Australia’s progress in closing the gap,
evaluating successful programs across Australia. The mental
health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait
Islander people has been severely affected by the impact
of colonisation, the removal of children, racism and
continued socioeconomic disadvantage. …
Featured in story:
Lorraine Peeters, Managing Director of Murumali
Ashley Couzens, Head of Riverland Aboriginal Men’s Support Group”

* GREG DICKSON, FULLY (sic):
FEDERAL GOVERNMENT READY TO “RECOGNISE” INDIGENOUS LANGUAGES
(BUT IT’S KINDA OLD NEWS)

– Analysis / Opinion

Fully (sic) – Crikey’s language blog:
Federal Government ready to “Recognise” Indigenous languages
(but it’s kinda old news)
http://blogs.crikey.com.au/fullysic/2013/02/15/federal-government-ready-to-recognise-indigenous-languages-but-its-kinda-old-news/
15 Feb 13: “There was a bit of hoo-hah in Parliament House
this week when Julia, Tony and co. made a minor song and
dance about constitutional recognition for Aboriginal and
Torres Strait Islander people and their languages.
Greg Dickson writes that it’s good news but actually kinda
old news… with shiny branding. He explains the
recommendations and the clever work that was done by the
expert panel over twelve months ago.” wamut

* BACKGROUND TO THE USE OF ABORIGINAL LANGUAGES IN NT SCHOOLS:

Last updated: 5 January 2013

http://indymedia.org.au/2012/05/05/background-to-the-use-of-aboriginal-languages-in-nt-schools-bilingual-education

* OTHER ARTICLES:

– Audio

Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association:
New Office Caters for Women in the Centre
http://caama.com.au/new-office-caters-for-women-in-the-centre
18 Feb 13: “The Northern Territory Working Women’s Centre
was established in 1994. The NT Working Women’s Centre
provides free and confidential advice to women about work
related matters. The Centre particularly targets services
to those in a disadvantaged bargaining position, insecure
and low paid work. After many years of planning and
dreaming, the Alice Springs office is finally here and
currently have 1 staff member, Anne Hebert, working Monday
to Thursday. Another staff member will be joining Anne in
early March 2013.”

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

19 Feb 13: “* The Northern Territory Deputy Chief Minister
has rejected suggestions that the Mills Country Liberal
Government has abandoned the findings of a comprehensive
report into Aborignal child welfare and safety.
* The Shadow Indigenous Affairs Minister NT Senator Nigel
Scullion says that The Gillard Government doesn’t listen to
Aborignal people and it should leave it to them to
determine if they want a new Land Council in the Northern
Territory.”

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

18 Feb 13: “* The founder of one of Australia’s top one
hundred companies says those working with Aboriginal
contractors in the mining sector need to invest ongoing
training and development.
* The Shadow Indigenous Affairs Minister NT Senator Nigel
Scullion has accused the Gillard Labor government of
inappropriate behaviour in its handling of the
publicly-funded multi-million dollar Indigenous Land
corporation.
* The Northern Territory Parliament has passed laws which
will see Violent offenders serve guaranteed time in jail.”

– News

National Indigenous Radio Service:
New CSG regulations not strong enough: NSW land council head
http://www.nirs.org.au/news/latest-news/7865-new-csg-regulations-not-strong-enough-nsw-land-council-head
19 Feb 13: “A New South Wales land council boss has
criticised the State Government for not going far enough in
its plans to strengthen the regulations relating to coal
seam gas. Under a package approved by the cabinet on
Monday, a two kilometre exclusion zone will be imposed
around residential areas to prevent new exploration and
production activities above and below ground. But Illawarra
Local Aboriginal Land Council chair Roy Kennedy says
despite the buffer, the Government still hasn’t guaranteed
it won’t contaminate waterways.”

National Indigenous Radio Service:
Sovereignty an “elephant in the room”
http://www.nirs.org.au/news/latest-news/7862-sovereignty-an-elephant-in-the-room
18 Feb 13: “NIRS/98.9fm: A Brisbane elder says she’s tired
of the Australian Government overlooking the issue of
Indigenous sovereignty in favour of symbolic gestures. The
Federal Government took a significant step towards a
referendum to recognise Indigenous Australians in the
Constitution last week by passing the Act of Recognition
through the lower house. But Aunty Mary Graham told 98.9fm
the issue of sovereignty must but discussed by Indigenous
communities and governments.”

National Indigenous Radio Service:
Fed. Opposition: Macklin’s reappointment of top bureaucrat dodgy
http://www.nirs.org.au/news/latest-news/7855-fed-opposition-macklins-reappointment-of-top-bureaucrat-dodgy-
18 Feb 13: “The Federal Opposition Indigenous Affairs
spokesperson says the Government has acted improperly in
the reappointment of the head of the Indigenous Land
Corporation. Nigel Scullion says Minister Jenny Macklin
circumvented the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Act
by rehiring ILC chief executive Bruce Gemmel.”

National Indigenous Radio Service:
Macklin: No new land council for Territory
http://www.nirs.org.au/news/latest-news/7856-macklin-no-new-land-council-for-territory
18 Feb 13: “NIRS/ABC: The Federal Indigenous Affairs
Minister has rejected an application to establish a new
land council in the Northern Territory because she’s not
satisfied the applicants could do the job. A group of
traditional owners, led by the Jawoyn Association, applied
to establish a Katherine-based land council in 2011,
seeking to control over nearly 80 per cent of the territory
managed by the Northern Land Council.”

newsTracker: Macklin rejects new land council proposal
http://tracker.org.au/2013/02/macklin-rejects-new-land-council-proposal/
15 Feb 13: “NATIONAL: Federal Indigenous Affairs Minister
Jenny Macklin is rejecting an application from Aboriginal
groups seeking to create their own breakaway land council.
“I am not satisfied that the applicants could
satisfactorily perform land council functions,” Ms Macklin
said in a statement on Thursday. A group of 24 Aboriginal
clans from the NT’s Top End had argued that the Northern
Land Council (NLC) was failing to properly look after
their needs.”

ABC: MP says jail is good for young Aboriginal people
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-02-15/bess-price-jail-is-good-for-you-nt/4521152
15 Feb 13: “A Northern Territory Government politician says
some Aboriginal people support imprisonment because jail
gets the younger generations sober, fed and keeps them
safe. Overnight, the Legislative Assembly passed amendments
to the NT Sentencing Act, allowing for mandatory sentencing
of violent offenders. Labor opposed the bill and raised
concerns it would continue to see Indigenous people locked
up at an alarming rate. The member for Stuart, Bess Price,
told Parliament Labor did nothing to address the matter
when it was in power, and argued that incarceration had
some benefits.” By Penny Timms

ABC: Lawyers disappointed by Bess Price prison comments
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-02-18/lawyers-disappointed-by-bess-price-prison-comments/4524556
18 Feb 13: “The Central Australian Aboriginal Legal Aid
Service says comments from a local MP undermine work to
divert people from prison. The Member for Stuart, Bess
Price, told Parliament that some Aboriginal people like
prison because it helps them get sober and stay fed. But
CAALAS Principal Lawyer, Mark O’Reilly says Indigenous
incarceration rates in the Territory are a disgrace and the
government should be doing everything in its power to keep
people out of prison. “There are a lot of organisations
around that are doing a lot of good work to try and support
people in the community and improve conditions,” he said.”
By Anthony Stewart

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130218 – Who Gets To Develop James Price Point?: Deborah Ruiz Wall, New Matilda

Posted in NEWSLETTER on 20/02/2013 by D

* Deborah Ruiz Wall, New Matilda:
Who Gets To Develop James Price Point?
* ABC: Wilderness Society challenges gas hub approvals
* Kimberley Page: Rachel Siewert on gas hub emmisions
* The West: Govt defends axing of greenhouse gas controls
* Kimberley Campaign Events
* Background to the Save The Kimberley Campaign:
James Price Point, north of Broome, WA

* The Wire interviews Manawangu (Muckaty) Traditional Owners
Isobel Phillips & Doris Kelly
* Tennant & District Times:
Nuke waste in focus, Muckaty in the frame
* Background to the proposed Muckaty nuclear waste dump

* Other articles

* DEBORAH RUIZ WALL, NEW MATILDA:
WHO GETS TO DEVELOP JAMES PRICE POINT?

– Analysis / Opinion

New Matilda: Who Gets To Develop James Price Point?
http://newmatilda.com/2013/02/14/who-gets-develop-james-price-point
14 Feb 13: “As the push for economic development continues
in the Kimberley, conflicting definitions of ownership
remain at issue in the dispute over Woodside’s gas project
… Walmadany-James Price Point, the chosen LNG Precinct
site is subject to a joint native title claim by
Traditional Owners, Goolarabooloo and Jabirr Jabirr. The
fundamental principle for any economic development of
Aboriginal traditional lands is Indigenous Full Prior
Informed Consent (IFPIC), a policy that was adopted in the
Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People by the
United Nations … ” By Deborah Ruiz Wall

* ABC: WILDERNESS SOCIETY CHALLENGES GAS HUB APPROVALS

– News

ABC: Wilderness Society challenges gas hub approvals
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-02-12/wilderness-society-challenges-gas-hub-approvals/4514260
12 Feb 13: “The Supreme Court has begun hearing a challenge
by the Wilderness Society and a traditional landowner to
the environmental approvals granted for the $30 billion
Kimberley gas hub. The society, together with traditional
landowner Richard Hunter, launched the legal action against
the Environmental Protection Authority and the Environment
Minister Bill Marmion. They are applying to have the court
overturn an EPA report and subsequent ministerial decisions
to approve the project, alleging apparent bias and failure
to follow procedure.”

* KIMBERLEY PAGE: RACHEL SIEWERT ON GAS HUB EMMISIONS

– News

Kimberley Page: Rachel Siewert on gas hub emmisions
http://www.kimberleypage.com.au/2013/02/rachel-siewert-on-gas-hub-emmisions/
12 Feb 13: “Greens Senator Rachel Siewert says the WA
government is imposing no emmisions requirements on the
proposed gas hub. “The proposed LNG hub at James Price
Point represents a huge increase in greenhouse gas
emissions,” Senator Siewert said. “When I questioned the
Department of Climate Change, they said it was a matter for
WA and they would be taking no action over the WA
Government’s removal of emission requirements on the
project’s emissions.””

* THE WEST: GOVT DEFENDS AXING OF GREENHOUSE GAS CONTROLS

– News

The West: Govt defends axing of greenhouse gas controls
http://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/business/a/-/national/16117839/govt-defends-axing-of-greenhouse-gas-controls/
12 Feb 13: “A Government department overseen by Premier
Colin Barnett pushed for pollution restrictions on Woodside
Petroleum’s $40 billion gas hub to be lifted just weeks
before WA’s Environment Minister axed them. … Documents
obtained by Environs Kimberley under Freedom of
Information laws show the DSD appealed against an
Environmental Protection Authority report which
recommended Browse have stringent pollution controls.
These included keeping emissions below a minimum level and
having the performance of the companies involved
independently assessed and publicised.”
Daniel Mercer, The West Australian

* KIMBERLEY CAMPAIGN EVENTS:

– Events

Event: Fri 22 February 2013: Sydney CBD, NSW
The Wilderness Society Sydney:
Festival for the Kimberley
Guest speakers:
* Reverend Ray Minniecon
* Glen Klatovsky,
National Kimberley campaigner for the Wilderness Society
Includes:
* ‘Lurujarri Dreaming’ documentary – Sydney Sneak Preview
“Calling all Sydneysiders: This is your chance
join us for a fun-filled day to bring the stunning
beauty of the Kimberley region to Sydney,
and to stand in solidarity with the people of
Broome against industrialisation as a result of the
planned James Price Point gas hub.”
Event details including agenda: [scroll down page] http://www.respectandlisten.org/kimberley.html
Event details: http://www.wilderness.org.au/campaigns/kimberley/festival-for-the-kimberley
Event details: http://www.wilderness.org.au/campaigns/kimberley/kimberley-portal-page/2/1/kimberley-events
Event details: http://www.liveguide.com.au/Events/832301/Matty_Shields_Samantha_Hamilton_Paul_Greene_and_the_Other_Colours_Rhythm_Hunters_Gambirra_Pasko/Festival_for_the_Kimberley
Flyer: http://www.respectandlisten.org/uploads/downloads/Save-the-Kimberley/Fest4Kim_FLYER.pdf
Agenda: http://www.respectandlisten.org/uploads/downloads/Save-the-Kimberley/Fest4Kim-Agenda.pdf
WGAR Background to the Save The Kimberley Campaign: http://indymedia.org.au/2012/11/22/wgar-news-background-to-the-save-the-kimberley-campaign-james-price-point-north-of-broome

Event: Sun 24 February 2013: Fremantle, Perth, WA
Concert for the Kimberley:
A concert and march in the heart of Fremantle
The Wilderness Society WA
“Join us in Fremantle on Sunday 24 February 2013
for a free, open-air concert featuring the
John Butler Trio, Missy Higgins, Ball Park Music,
special guest Dr Bob Brown, and others.”
“This concert and rally is a call to arms for
all West Australians to stand up and protect
one of our finest national treasures,
The Kimberley,” says John Butler
Event details: http://www.wilderness.org.au/campaigns/kimberley/concert-for-the-kimberley-a-concert-and-march-in-the-heart-of-fremantle
Event details: http://www.savethekimberley.com/2013/02/12/concert-for-the-kimberley/
Event details: http://www.greenleft.org.au/events/53255
WGAR Background to the Save The Kimberley Campaign: http://indymedia.org.au/2012/11/22/wgar-news-background-to-the-save-the-kimberley-campaign-james-price-point-north-of-broome

Event: Wed 27 February 2013: Hyde Park, Perth CBD, WA
Kimberley Starlight Films – Hyde Park
The Wilderness Society WA
“Join us for an amazing collection of short films
produced of the last two years in the Kimberley.
Get a snap shot of the amazing culture, Heritage
and community campaign to protect the Kimberley.”
Event details: https://www.wilderness.org.au/campaigns/kimberley/kimberley-starlight-films-hyde-park
WGAR Background to the Save The Kimberley Campaign: http://indymedia.org.au/2012/11/22/wgar-news-background-to-the-save-the-kimberley-campaign-james-price-point-north-of-broome

Event: Sat 6 July to Sun 14 July 2013:
North of Broome on the Dampier Peninsula, Kimberley, WA
The Lurujarri Dreaming Trail
Walk the Trail with us in 2013
“In 1987, Paddy Roe initiated the Lurujarri Heritage
Trail as a trigger to encourage the members of the
Goolarabooloo community to be walking the Country
again, as had always been done; to conserve;
renew and stay connected with their heritage and
traditional skills and to keep the same alive for
generations to come. He also sought to wake up
non-Aboriginal people to a relationship with the land;
to foster trust; friendship and empathy between the
indigenous community and the wider Australian
and International communities.”
Event details: http://www.goolarabooloo.org.au/lurujarri.html
Event details: http://www.australiangeographic.com.au/journal/lurujarri-heritage-walking-trail-kimberley.htm
WGAR Background to the Walmadan Tent Embassy, WA: http://indymedia.org.au/2013/01/02/walmadan-tent-embassy-james-price-point-north-of-broome-kimberley-region-wa

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

Last updated: 10 February 2013

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

* THE WIRE INTERVIEWS MANAWANGU (MUCKATY) TRADITIONAL OWNERS
ISOBEL PHILLIPS & DORIS KELLY:

– Audio Interviews

The Wire: Muckaty owners spread message through photography
Produced by Annie Hastwell
http://www.thewire.org.au/storyDetail.aspx?ID=10023
14 Feb 13: “An exhibition of daily life in Manawangku
country, the area around Muckaty station currently slated
for a nuclear waste dump, opens in Adelaide tonight. The
exhibition “Manawangku-Under a Nuclear Cloud features
photographs by Jagath Dheerasekara. It is making its way
around the country.
Featured in story:
* Isobel Phillips, Manawangku traditional owner
* Doris Kelly, Manawangku traditional owner
* Natalie Wasley”

– Event

Event: 14 February – 22 March 2013: Marleston, Adelaide, SA
Manuwangku – Under the Nuclear Cloud
Exhibition by Human Rights Activist, Jagath Dheerrasekara
The Light Gallery: http://lightgallery.ccp.sa.edu.au/
Adelaide Fringe 2013: http://issuu.com/adelaidefringe
Opening: Thu 14 Feb 2013 6-8pm
Artist talk commenses 5pm before opening
“Muckaty, which traditional owners call Manuwangku,
is situated 120 km north of Tennant Creek,
Northern Territory and is slated for a federal radioactive
waste storage facility.”
“Manuwangku, Under the Nuclear Cloud is a photographic
narrative of the spirit, the connection to land and
the collective voice of the community that came through
by photographer Jagath Dheerasekara (www.jd.photoshelter.com)
living there and experiencing their socio-cultural life.”
“It is a testimony to the resilience of the community
and captures the determination of people bound
together through a common struggle to keep
their traditional land free from nuclear waste.”
“This traveling exhibition is a collaborative project
with the Manuwangku (Muckaty) Traditional Owners,
the Beyond Nuclear Initiative (BNI) and
the Amnesty International.”
Interviews with Manawangku traditional owners Isobel Phillips & Doris Kelly: http://www.thewire.org.au/storyDetail.aspx?ID=10023
Beyond Nuclear Initiative (BNI): http://beyondnuclearinitiative.com/2013/02/12/nuclear-waste-in-the-spotlight-muckaty-in-the-frame-northern-territory-exhibition-to-open-at-adelaide-fringe-festival/
Amnesty International Australia: http://www.amnesty.org.au/indigenous-rights
Event details: http://lightgallery.ccp.sa.edu.au/?event-items=fringe-2013-manuwangku-under-the-nuclear-cloud-by-jagath-dheerasekara
Event details: http://lightgallery.ccp.sa.edu.au/
Event details: http://www.amnesty.org.au/sa/event/31014/
Event details on page 121: http://issuu.com/adelaidefringe/docs/2013_adelaide_fringe_guide
Tennant & District Times: http://www.tennantcreektimes.com.au/story/1303825/nuke-waste-in-focus-muckaty-in-the-frame/
WGAR Background to the proposed Muckaty nuclear waste dump in NT: http://indymedia.org.au/2012/04/22/background-to-the-proposed-muckaty-nuclear-waste-dump-in-nt-australia

See:

WGAR News: Muckaty Northern Territory exhibition to open at
Adelaide Fringe festival: BNI (14 Feb 13)
http://indymedia.org.au/2013/02/13/wgar-news-muckaty-northern-territory-exhibition-to-open-at-adelaide-fringe-festival-bni

* TENNANT & DISTRICT TIMES:
NUKE WASTE IN FOCUS, MUCKATY IN THE FRAME

– News

Tennant & District Times:
Nuke waste in focus, Muckaty in the frame
http://www.tennantcreektimes.com.au/story/1303825/nuke-waste-in-focus-muckaty-in-the-frame/
15 Feb 13: “THE proposed nuclear waste dump at Muckaty is
back in the spotlight now an exhibition has opened at the
Adelaide Fringe Festival. Manuwangku, Under the Nuclear
Cloud opened at Adelaide’s Light Gallery in Marleston last
night. The series of photographs by Jagath Dheerasekara
profiles the people from Muckaty whose land has been
targeted by the deeply unpopular Federal Government plan.
Traditional owners, Isobel Phillips and Doris Kelly
attended the opening and spoke about the community
campaign opposing the dump.”

* BACKGROUND TO THE PROPOSED MUCKATY NUCLEAR WASTE DUMP:

Last updated: 14 February 2013

http://indymedia.org.au/2012/04/22/background-to-the-proposed-muckaty-nuclear-waste-dump-in-nt-australia

* OTHER ARTICLES:

– Audio Interview

Indigenous radio station 98.9FM Brisbane:
Let’s Talk – Aunty Lilla Watson & Aunty Mary Graham
http://www.989fm.com.au/category/podcasts/lets-talk/
14 Feb 13: Tiga Bayles interviews
Aunty Lilla Watson & Aunty Mary Graham
Listen to this interview on-line:
http://www.989fm.com.au/podcasts/lets-talk/aunty-lilla-watson-aunty-mary-graham-2/

– News

SNAICC News:
New resource aims to assist the healing of children and families
http://www.snaicc.org.au/news-events/fx-view-article.cfm?loadref=32&id=991
13 Feb 13: “SNAICC has published a new resource looking at
promising practices in the area of healing for Aboriginal
and Torres Strait Islander children and families. Healing
programs in Australia are at a new frontier. Prime
Minister Kevin Rudd’s National Apology in 2008 and the
establishment of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait
Islander Healing Foundation helped put healing at the
forefront of the national conversation for Aboriginal
and Torres Strait Islander people. Healing in Practice
documents programs that enhance Aboriginal and Torres
Strait Islander children and families capacity for
healing, … ”

– Media Release

Central Land Council:
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples Recognition Bill 2012
http://www.clc.org.au/media-releases/article/aboriginal-and-torres-strait-islander-peoples-recognition-bill-2012/
13 Feb 13: “The Central Land Council has welcomed the
passing of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
Peoples Recognition Bill 2012 in the Australian Parliament.
CLC Director David Ross said the bi-partisan support for
the Bill gave everybody hope that a referendum could
succeed and carry Australia into a more modern era of race
relations.
“I have been enormously heartened by the support in the
Australian Parliament today and the goodwill exhibited by
both parties for this recognition of Aboriginal people,”
Mr Ross said.”

See:

WGAR News: Sovereign Union serves the Crown with
formal objection to the Act of Recognition (15 Feb 13)
http://indymedia.org.au/2013/02/15/wgar-news-sovereign-union-serves-the-crown-with-formal-objection-to-the-act-of-recognitio

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