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UK social workers for Aboriginal communities?

Posted in OPINION with tags , , on 29/05/2009 by D

By Diet Simon

Sydney, 28 May 09 – – British social workers are being recruited to work in Aboriginal communities because Australian women would not agree to take children away from their families, a NSW Aboriginal heritage conference in Sydney has heard.

Because the federal government stipulated that women to be sent into the communities had to be ready to remove children from troubled families, it couldn’t get enough Aboriginal or white Australian applicants for the jobs, Aboriginal leader, Michael Anderson told me from the conference venue.

“Families would have to go to court to get their children back,” the leader of the Euahlayi of northwest NSW and southwest Queensland points out.

“How can anyone freshly recruited from the UK have the skills to deal with the cultural complexities of Aboriginal communities?” he asks angrily.

“This is another aspect of the Rudd government’s genocide. It is the second phase of removing children in the guise of protecting them – the same as in the 1930s.”

The Elders assembled at the conference appeal to Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Australians “not to believe the rhetoric that this is in the children’s interest”.

“That is a line the Rudd government can no longer use,” Mr Anderson says. “We have to stop this happening at all cost.”

He points out that it will cost taxpayers massive amounts of money to resettle the British social workers in this country to do jobs their Australian colleagues refused because of the child removal issue.

“Removing children from one ethnic group to assimilate them in another group is a crime against humanity,” Mr Anderson says.

“Our children are our greatest asset. They’re our real heritage. Talk to us, let’s work out solutions together. Don’t take our children away from us.”

Mr Anderson is the last remaining of the four 1972 founders of the Aboriginal Embassy. The 16 clans of the Gumilaroi nation have elected him their spokesman.

Contact Michael Anderson on mobile 0427 292 492, email ngurampaa@bigpond.com.


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Michael Anderson launches worldwide campaign against the Rudd government’s policy of genocide against Aboriginal Peoples. Press Conference 9:30am Tuesday 26 May 2009 at Aboriginal Embassy opposite Old Parliament House, Canberra

Posted in NEWS with tags , , on 25/05/2009 by D

Euahlayi leader and founder of the 1972 Aboriginal Embassy, Michael Anderson, will be in Canberra tomorrow to launch a worldwide campaign against the Rudd Labor government’s policy of genocide against Aboriginal Peoples.

During his visit to Canberra Michael Anderson will be meeting with a number of Ambassadors and High Commissioners seeking help to reverse the policy path being pursued by this Rudd Labor Government against Aboriginal Peoples.

He warns that the Closing the Gap program boasted by Kevin Rudd is nothing more than a smoke screen.

He asserts that this Federal government is illegally coercing and bludgeoning the people into relinquishing all their rights and signing over their lands to a central administration in a form of communistic rule.

Michael Anderson is the leader of the Euahlayi Nation in NW NSW and co- founder of the 1972 Aboriginal Embassy in Canberra.

Contact mobiles: 0427292492 or 0421795639

ngurampaa@bigpond.com