130223 – The Wire: Newstart bad news for the income-managed [interview with Barbara Shaw]

* The Wire: Newstart bad news for the income-managed
[Annie Hastwell interviews Barbara Shaw]
* ‘concerned Australians’:
Murray Bridge launch of ‘A Decision to Discriminate’
* Background to ‘Stronger Futures’ new NT Intervention laws
* Background to the Northern Territory (NT) Intervention

* Let’s Talk’s Tiga Bayles interviews
Dr Norman Sheehan, a consultant with Link-Up

* Other articles

* THE WIRE: NEWSTART BAD NEWS FOR THE INCOME-MANAGED
[ANNIE HASTWELL INTERVIEWS BARBARA SHAW]:

– Audio Interview

The Wire: Newstart bad news for the income-managed
Produced by Annie Hastwell
http://www.thewire.org.au/storyDetail.aspx?ID=10056
21 Feb 13: “Newstart allowance changes aren’t popular with
single mums generally but it’s evn worse for Aboriginal
single mums in the NT. Income management already reduces
their payments. The changes to Newstart reduce them even
further.
Featured in story: Barbara Shaw, Alice Springs single mother”

* ‘CONCERNED AUSTRALIANS’:
MURRAY BRIDGE LAUNCH OF ‘A DECISION TO DISCRIMINATE’

– Report and Photo

‘concerned Australians’: A Decision to Discriminate
– Speeches and pictures from the book launches:
Murray Bridge launch: Report from the launch
[scroll down page] http://www.concernedaustralians.com.au/ADTD_launchspeeches.html
http://www.concernedaustralians.com.au/media/ADTD_launch_Murray_Bridge_report.pdf
“Ngoppon Together Inc., the Murray Bridge SA Reconciliation
Group incorporated the local launch … Uncle Marshall
Carter Ngarrindjeri Elder launched ‘A Decision to Discriminate
… to a packed roomful of people – Aboriginal and non-
Aboriginal – at Ninkowar on November 16, 2012. … In his
presentation, Uncle Marshall noted in particular the
paragraph from the Introduction:
The blanket measures approach of one- size -fits- all has
resulted in the termination of many well designed and well
managed community owned programms. These are perhaps the
unintended consequences of decisions made far away and
without the input of local leaders.
This policy it was pointed out, continues to have a
devastating effect on communities elsewhere throughout
the nation.”

– Upcoming Related 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

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

Last updated: 20 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: 20 February 2013

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

* LET’S TALK’S TIGA BAYLES INTERVIEWS
DR NORMAN SHEEHAN, A CONSULTANT WITH LINK-UP:

– Audio Interview

Indigenous radio station 98.9FM Brisbane:
Let’s Talk – Dr Norman Sheehan
http://www.989fm.com.au/category/podcasts/lets-talk/
10 Dec 12: “Tiga Bayles interviews Dr Norman Sheehan
“Dr Norman Sheehan is a consultant with Link-Up
Speaking about Social Violence and Social Healing.
Also about the journey the Stolen Generation are on now.
Links:
http://www.link-upqld.org.au/
http://www.link-upqld.org.au/education/
Listen to this interview on-line:
http://www.989fm.com.au/podcasts/lets-talk/dr-norman-sheehan/

See:

WGAR News: Let’s Talk: Highlights of Link-Up’s
5th Anniversary Apology Event (20 Feb 13)
http://indymedia.org.au/2013/02/20/wgar-news-blackett-western-sydney-launch-of-the-book-a-decision-to-discriminate

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

* OTHER ARTICLES:

– News

newsTracker: Discrimination bill ‘needs redrafting’: inquiry
http://tracker.org.au/2013/02/discrimination-bill-needs-redrafting-inquiry/
22 Feb 13: “The federal government’s proposed reform of
anti-discrimination law needs substantial redrafting to
remove a number of flaws, a parliament committee has found.
Labor wants to consolidate five anti-discrimination
statutes into one single act, to fulfil a 2010 election
promise. The proposal affects age, disability, race, sex
and other forms of discrimination, including sexual
orientation and gender identity. But in a majority report,
Labor members of the legal and constitutional legislation
committee said the plan to make five statues simpler for
Australians to understand was not an easy one.”

newsTracker: Aborginal man did not assault police: cop
http://tracker.org.au/2013/02/aborginal-man-did-not-assault-police-cop/
22 Feb 13: “A policeman who admits he wrongly accused an
Aboriginal man of assault says he and other officers shared
their accounts of the incident before he prepared his
official statement. The young officer said he was taught
the practice by his field training officer. Constable Luke
Mewing was giving evidence on Thursday before the Police
Integrity Commission (PIC) in Sydney, which is inquiring
into the arrest and prosecution of 24-year-old Corey
Barker.”

National Indigenous Radio Service:
Social Justice Commissioner wants people to speak up about
inadequate services
http://www.nirs.org.au/news/latest-news/7873-social-justice-commissioner-wants-people-to-speak-up-about-inadequate-services
21 Feb 13: “The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
Social Justice Commissioner is calling for Indigenous
Australians to speak up about discrimination in health and
other public services. Mick Gooda told 98.9fm there’ve been
numerous complaints made to the Australian Human Rights
Commission about discrimination against disability, gender
equality in the workplace and racial vilification. Mr Gooda
says Indigenous Australians must formalise complaints for
action to be taken against organisations providing
inadequate services.”

NT News: Job project employs no indigenous
http://www.ntnews.com.au/article/2013/02/21/317851_nt-business.html
21 Feb 13: “AN INDIGENOUS investment group that bought a 50
per cent stake in two Darwin hotels in order to secure jobs
for Aboriginal people has no indigenous employees on the
books. Indigenous Business Australia (IBA), which is funded
by the Federal Government, invested $12.86 million in the
Medina Grand and Vibe hotels at the Darwin waterfront but
no indigenous people are employed.”

– Videos

SBS World News: NSW cop admits punch was never thrown
Source: AAP
http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/1739618/NSW-cop-admits-punch-was-never-thrown
21 Feb 13: “A police officer has admitted a young
Aboriginal man accused of assaulting police never threw a
punch, reversing his earlier claim. Constable Luke Mewing
took the witness stand on Thursday at the Police Integrity
Commission (PIC), which is looking into the alleged
assault of Corey Barker, 24, by five officers and
accusations that he assaulted one of them. Mr Barker was
charged with punching Senior Constable David Hill while in
custody at Ballina police station, on the NSW north coast,
in January 2011. “That evidence was just wrong, wasn’t it?”
… ”

SBS World News: Ballina cop ‘vowed to smash phone’, PIC hears
Source: Brooke Boney, NITV News
http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/1739122/Ballina-cop-vowed-to-smash-phone-PIC-hears
20 Feb 13: “The third day of the inquiry into the alleged
bashing of an Indigenous man on the New South Wales north
coast continued, with Corey Barker being questioned. The
lawyers representing the policemen involved in the
altercation cross-examined Mr Barker for most of the day.
Brett Eurell, the lawyer for Constable Mewings, questioned
Corey Barker about his previous drug use and temper.
Footage was shown to display what Mr Barker is capable of
when he gets angry.”

– Audio

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

22 Feb 13: “The Shadow Minister for Indigenous Affairs has
flagged changes to funding for programs for Aboriginal and
Islander Australians under a coalition government claiming
that Labor is wasting too much money.”

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