Archive for Barbara Shaw

Intervention Rollback Action Group – Urgent appeal for funds to travel to Darwin

Posted in EVENTS, FUND RAISING with tags , , on 09/06/2009 by D

URGENT, IT’S TIME…for the voices to be heard

Northern Territory intervention Prescribed Area People’s major gathering in Darwin, 18-20 June 2009

Request for support forwarded from IRAG …


PO Box 8488 Alice Springs NT 0871.


Barbara Shaw 0401 291 166

Marlene Hodder: 08 89525032



IT’S TIME…for the voices to be heard

IRAG is currently working to assist a group of Central Australian town camp and community residents to get to the major gathering of Prescribed Area People which is taking place in Darwin from 18-20 JUNE 2009.

The purpose of the gathering is to discuss the common issues concerning Aboriginal people and to put together, as one voice, a strong public statement.

We have booked a 22-seater bus which leaves Alice Springs on 16 June. Private vehicles from communities and from Alice Springs will also be making the journey, picking up people from Tennant Creek, Barrow Creek and Ali Curung along the way.

We estimate a shortfall in funds of $5,000 at this point in time which will be needed to cover accommodation and food costs, and contingencies (bus costs are covered).

Any donation you are able to make, no matter how small, would help greatly.

Cheques made out to “Intervention Rollback Action Group” should be sent to: PO Box 8488, Alice Springs, NT 0871

or direct debit to:

Bendigo Bank Alice Springs

BSB No: 633-000

A/c No: 134157049

Please visit our website

Check out our art sale while you are there.

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Source of request for support:

Marlene Hodder, IRAG <>

This request for support was posted by Working Group for Aboriginal Rights (WGAR) as a community service, with the kind permission of Marlene Hodder. Please note, WGAR is not the author of this request for support.

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WGAR: Working Group for Aboriginal Rights (Australia)

WGAR website:

Aboriginal women denied access to welfare payments

Posted in MEDIA RELEASES with tags , , on 31/03/2009 by D

IRAG:23 Mar 09:
“Aboriginal women traveling interstate from the
Northern Territory have been unable to access their money
due to the limitations imposed by the Northern Territory
Intervention. Barbara Shaw from Alice Springs and Valerie
Martin from Yuendumu have been in the Byron Bay Shire on a
speaking tour for the past week. During this time, they
have been unable to access their money held in quarantine
by Centrelink.”