130225 – Opportunity Lost by Boris Frankel – Marcia Langton’s Boyer Lectures: arena

* arena: Opportunity Lost by Boris Frankel:
Marcia Langton’s Boyer Lectures
* Andrew Crook, Crikey:
Marcia Langton defends non-disclosure on mining cash before Boyers
* ABC Radio National: 2012 Boyer Lectures

* NIT: Native Title win
* Background to the Yindjibarndi Aboriginal Corporation (YAC)

* The Wire:
Little steps towards closing the gap in tertiary education
* The Wire: Taking books out bush

* ARENA:
OPPORTUNITY LOST BY BORIS FRANKEL
– MARCIA LANGTON’S BOYER LECTURES

– Analysis / Opinion

arena: Opportunity Lost by Boris Frankel
– Marcia Langton’s Boyer Lectures
http://www.arena.org.au/2013/02/opportunity-lost/
February 2013: “It is possible that Langton’s five lectures
will rank as a particularly shameful episode in the ABC’s
history. For five weeks, audiences were subjected to the
kind of vitriol and empirically unfounded claims against
the Left and environmentalists usually confined to Andrew
Bolt’s columns or Alan Jones’ broadcasts. Where was the
so-called ‘balance’ that ABC management invokes usually to
placate the Right, but never the Left?” By Boris Frankel

* ANDREW CROOK, CRIKEY:
MARCIA LANGTON DEFENDS NON-DISCLOSURE ON MINING CASH BEFORE BOYERS

– Analysis / Opinion

Crikey:
Marcia Langton defends non-disclosure on mining cash before Boyers
http://www.crikey.com.au/2013/02/22/marcia-langton-defends-mining-money-for-boyer-lectures/
22 Feb 13: “The academic background to last year’s Boyer
Lectures was funded by global miners Rio Tinto and
Woodside. But the audience was none the wiser. Should she
and the ABC have disclosed? Indigenous leader Marcia
Langton and the ABC have defended a lack of disclosure
over last year’s Boyer Lectures, despite tens of thousands
of dollars in cash for Langton’s academic research being
sourced from resources giants Rio Tinto, Woodside and
Santos. The series of five Boyers, titled “The Quiet
Revolution: Indigenous People and the Resources Boom”, … ”
Andrew Crook

* ABC RADIO NATIONAL: 2012 BOYER LECTURES

– Analysis / Opinion

ABC Radio National: 2012 Boyer Lectures
The Quiet Revolution: Indigenous People and the Resources Boom
http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/boyerlectures/
2012: “The 53rd Boyer Lectures will be presented by
Professor Marcia Langton AM, Chair of Australian Indigenous
Studies at The University of Melbourne. The lectures’
subject will be The Quiet Revolution: Indigenous People and
the Resources Boom. Prof Langton will look at the
dependency of Aboriginal businesses and not-for-profit
corporations on the resources industry and their resultant
vulnerability to economic downturns.”

* NIT: NATIVE TITLE WIN

– Analysis / Opinion

National Indigenous Times: Native Title win
http://www.nit.com.au/your-say.html
http://www.nit.com.au/news/2515-native-title-win.html
23 Feb 13: “The Yindjibarndi Aboriginal Corporation (YAC)
are the federally prescribed body (2005) authorised to
negotiate with mining companies over Yindjibarndi Country.
Last week, Federal Court Justice Neil Kerracher ruled in
favour of YAC’s application for a new suite of Native Title
claimants. This follows the long endurance of failed
negotiations between mining giant Fortescue Metals Group
(FMG) and the Yindjibarndi. The new claimants will speak
for a claim area which includes the vacant Crown land where
Fortescue Metals Group is developing the Firetail mine
site.”

* BACKGROUND TO THE YINDJIBARNDI ABORIGINAL CORPORATION (YAC):

Last updated: 17 February 2013

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

* THE WIRE:
LITTLE STEPS TOWARDS CLOSING THE GAP IN TERTIARY EDUCATION

– Audio Interview

The Wire:
Little steps towards closing the gap in tertiary education
Produced by Daria Dolgova
http://www.thewire.org.au/storyDetail.aspx?ID=10059
22 Feb 13: “An organisation is helping to close the gap in
a very real way. With a tiny budget and some very dedicated
staff, they are giving indigenous kids the opportunity to
pursue tertiary education. The Mary MacKillop Foundation is
working towards closing the gap between indigenous and
non-indigenous university students. The Foundation has
funded more than 460 life-changing projects since 1995, and
their indigenous scholarships program funded 10 new
graduates last year. …
Featured in story:
Sam Hardjono – CEO,Mary MacKillop Foundation”

* THE WIRE: TAKING BOOKS OUT BUSH

– Audio Interview

The Wire: Taking books out bush
Produced by Graham Backhaus
http://www.thewire.org.au/storyDetail.aspx?ID=10062
22 Feb 13: “An innovative program organised by the
Indigenous Literacy Foundation (ILF) is providing
experience with books for very young children in remote
indigenous communities. Book Buzz provides kits of quality
and culturally appropriate books selected in consultation
with the community in which they are to be placed. The
Indigenous Literacy Foundation (ILF) aims to raise literacy
levels and improve the lives and opportunities of
Indigenous children living in remote and isolated regions.

Featured in story:
Tina Raye – Program Manager, Indigenous Literacy Foundation”

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