130222 – SBS Living Black’s Michelle Lovegrove interviews Michael Anderson on Act of Recognition

* SBS Living Black’s Michelle Lovegrove interviews
Michael Anderson on Act of Recognition
* Background to the Aboriginal sovereignty movement

* NIRS:
Noongars to protest detention of juveniles in Perth adult jail
* Background to Aboriginal imprisonment and Deaths in Custody

* SBS Living Black’s Michelle Lovegrove interviews
SNAICC CEO Frank Hytten

* Other articles

* SBS LIVING BLACK’S MICHELLE LOVEGROVE INTERVIEWS
MICHAEL ANDERSON ON ACT OF RECOGNITION:

– Audio Interview

SBS Living Black: Voices on Constitutional Reform
By Michelle Lovegrove
http://www.sbs.com.au/yourlanguage/aboriginal/highlight/page/id/254936/t/Voices-on-Constitutional-Reform/in/english
20 Feb 13: “Euahlayi elder Michael Anderson questions the
wording and intent of the Act of Recognition. The Euahlayi
elder and Convenor of the Sovereign Union of First Nations
and Peoples in Australia says the wording of the Act of
Recognition is of serious concern. Mr Anderson says, while
people support the intent of change, no-one has dealt with
the particular wording used, and the implications of that,
in the future. He’s speaking with Michelle Lovegrove.”

– Related Audio Interview

SBS Living Black:
Voices on Consitutional Reform – Jackie Huggins
By Michelle Lovegrove
http://www.sbs.com.au/yourlanguage/aboriginal/highlight/page/id/254938/t/Voices-on-Consitutional-Reform—Jackie-Huggins/in/english
20 Feb 13: “Bidjara elder Jackie Huggins says it’s time to
be recognised. Bidjara elder, academic and human rights
campaigner Doctor Jackie Huggins says for her, there is no
question about the changes needed in the Australian
Constitution. Doctor Huggins has become a spokesperson for
Recongise, the organisation tasked with bringing the issue
of Consitutional Reform, to the Australian public. She
tells Michelle Lovegrove, the Act of Recognition is just
the beginning of two years of very hard work.”

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

* BACKGROUND TO THE ABORIGINAL SOVEREIGNTY MOVEMENT:

Last updated: 18 February 2013

http://indymedia.org.au/2012/04/22/background-to-the-aboriginal-sovereignty-movement-and-the-aboriginal-tent-embassies

* NIRS:
NOONGARS TO PROTEST DETENTION OF JUVENILES IN PERTH ADULT JAIL

– News

National Indigenous Radio Service:
Noongars to protest detention of juveniles in Perth adult jail
http://www.nirs.org.au/news/latest-news/7870-noongars-to-protest-detention-of-juveniles-in-perth-adult-jail
20 Feb 13: “NIRS/Bumma Bippera Media: Noongar rights
campaigners say a gathering will be held outside the Hakea
Prison in Perth on Friday against the alleged detention of
juvenile Aboriginal people in the adult jail. Spokesperson
Marianne McKay says nearly 100 underage boys are locked up
in the prison despite efforts to get them out, including
emailing the WA Premier Colin Barnett. Ms. McKay told
Bumma Bippera Media the young detainees have also
complained about being mistreated in the prison.”

* BACKGROUND TO ABORIGINAL IMPRISONMENT AND DEATHS IN CUSTODY:

Last updated: 21 February 2013

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

* SBS LIVING BLACK’S MICHELLE LOVEGROVE INTERVIEWS
SNAICC CEO FRANK HYTTEN:

– Audio Interview

SBS Living Black: Money Needed To Close the Gap For Children
By Michelle
http://www.sbs.com.au/yourlanguage/aboriginal/highlight/page/id/254932/t/Money-Needed-To-Close-the-Gap-For-Children/in/english
20 Feb 13: “Government goodwill, empty pocketc. Australia’s
largest national First Nations advocacy organisation for
children – SNAICC – has called on all governments to make
good their funding promises to Close The Gap. The
Secretariat for National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care
says that while community controlled services – have
played a central role in improving access to early
childhood education – their funding has remained stagnant
for many years. SNAICC CEO Frank Hytten says it is critical
that our early childhood services are recognised and
supported to meet the needs of families and communities in
raising healthy children. He tells Michelle Lovegrove,
despite obvious goodwill from government – funding is
stagnant and fast drying up.”

See:

SNAICC Home Page
http://www.snaicc.org.au/

* OTHER ARTICLES:

– Audio

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

21 Feb 13: “A fifty million dollar Government investment to
create jobs for Aboriginal people in the Top Ends luxury
accommodation market has failed to deliver and less than
three years on not one Aboriginal or Islander Australian is
currently employed under the scheme.”

– News

Australian: Territory call to reform land rights mining veto
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/territory-call-to-reform-land-rights-mining-veto/story-fn59niix-1226581473301
20 Feb 13: “THE Northern Territory government is demanding
reforms to a law giving Aborigines rights to their
traditional lands and allowing them to veto mining,
claiming that it is holding up vital exploration in the
resource-rich region. The Territory government says there
is a backlog of 815 applications by mining companies
wanting to explore on Aboriginal freehold land governed by
the 1976 federal Aboriginal Land Rights Act — almost half
the Territory — compared to 212 for non-Aboriginal areas.”

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