WGAR News: Interviews with Dianne Stokes, Kylie Sambo and Barbara Shaw

Newsletter date: 3 December 2011

Contents:
* Interview with Dianne Stokes and Kylie Sambo re Muckaty nuclear waste dump
* MAPW: Risks of transporting radioactive waste to Muckaty
* Interview with Barbara Shaw, vocal opponent of the NT intervention
* Michael Anderson: Aboriginal tribal leader off to Europe to challenge Australian sovereignty
* Aboriginal Tent Embassy to mark 40th anniversary
* Michael Mansell: Why The Preamble Is A Hollow Gesture
* ANTaR: Govt commits to act to reduce Aboriginal imprisonment
* Michele Harris, 'concerned Australians': Opinion - NTER Evaluation 2011
* Michael Brull: Destroying Indigenous communities and cultures
* What's Working: Deadly Health Stories
* Submissions about Stronger Futures due 12 Jan 2012
* Submissions on the role of languages and culture due 17 Feb 2012
* Other Northern Territory (NT) Intervention articles
* Background to the Northern Territory (NT) Intervention
* Upcoming Aboriginal rights events around Australia - 20 events from 3 December 2011

* INTERVIEW WITH DIANNE STOKES AND KYLIE SAMBO RE MUCKATY NUCLEAR WASTE DUMP:

- Audio Interview

Indigenous radio station 98.9FM Brisbane:
First Nations Pathways Conference
http://www.989fm.com.au/category/podcasts/
30 Nov 11: "Tiga Bayles broadcasting live from the final day of the First Nations Pathways Conference in Townsville. His guests include Dianne Stokes - Muckaty Station traditional owner - and her sister Kylie Sambo who performs her rap about her people’s concern about the nuclear waste dump. ... "
Listen to this interview on-line:
http://www.989fm.com.au/podcasts/lets-talk/first-nations-pathways-confer...

See:

YouTube: Muckaty Voices-Australia's nuclear waste dump story
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xcuNpT84Ovo

Beyond Nuclear Initiative:
http://beyondnuclearinitiative.com/

Nuclear Territory News: Waste Dump News
http://ntne.ws/articles/article.php?section=waste

Proposed Radioactive Waste Dump at Muckaty, NT
Briefing Paper - February 2011
Jim Green B.Med.Sci.(Hons.), PhD
National nuclear campaigner - Friends of the Earth, Australia
Friends of the Earth: http://www.foe.org.au/anti-nuclear/issues/oz/nontdump/Dump%20briefing%20...

* MAPW: RISKS OF TRANSPORTING RADIOACTIVE WASTE TO MUCKATY:

- Media Release

Medical Association for Prevention of War (Australia):
MAPW media release: Risks of transporting radioactive waste to Muckaty
http://www.mapw.org.au/download/mapw-media-release-risks-transporting-ra...
28 Nov 11: "Media release announcing fact sheet and results of study on the risks to humans and the environment, of transporting radioactive waste to remote outback Northern Territory, where it is proposed that there should be a nuclear waste dump at Muckaty, near Tennant Creek. Quotes Dr Tom Keaney from MAPW's NT Branch."

- Fact Sheet

Medical Association for Prevention of War (Australia):
MAPW Fact Sheet: Transport of radioactive waste to Muckaty
http://www.mapw.org.au/download/mapw-fact-sheet-transport-radioactive-wa...
November 2011: "Outlines the risks to humans and the environment, of transporting radioactive waste by truck, to remote outback Northern Territory, where it is proposed that there should be a nuclear waste dump at Muckaty Station. Fact sheet prepared by MAPW's Northern Territory Branch."

- News

ABC: Doctors say transporting nuclear waste too risky
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2011-11-29/20111129-muckaty-nuclear/3701786?s...
29 Nov 11: "A study by a team of doctors from Alice Springs says the potential risks of transporting low-level nuclear waste through the Northern Territory are too high. A waste dump is planned at Muckaty Station north of Tennant Creek and the radioactive material would be transported on the Stuart Highway. Doctor Tom Keaney says there is a real danger of exposure to radioactive waste for people in Alice Springs and other remote locations if there was an accident."

NT News: Fear of unsafe waste
http://www.ntnews.com.au/article/2011/11/29/275131_ntnews.html
29 Nov 11: "CENTRAL Australian doctors do not want radioactive waste to be dumped at Muckaty station because safe transport through the NT would not be "fail-safe". Medical Association for Prevention of War member Tom Keaney said radioactive waste could be transported through Alice Springs and other rural towns if the material was dumped at Muckaty. ... Dr Keaney and an Alice Springs-based team of doctors has completed a study into the potential risks of transporting the waste. They found it would be safer for the waste to be processed where it was produced."

7 News: Don't send waste to Muckaty, doctors say
http://au.news.yahoo.com/latest/a/-/latest/12133180/dont-send-waste-to-m...
28 Nov 11: "A study into the risk of transporting radioactive material to a proposed dump in Central Australia has found the waste should instead be dealt with where it's produced. A team of Alice Springs doctors looked at the dangers of transporting low-level nuclear waste to Muckaty, near Tennant Creek. The proposed dump at Muckaty could result in large-scale transport of radioactive materials through Alice Springs and other locations, said a co-author of the report, Dr Tom Keaney. Dr Keaney, also a member of the Medical Association for the Prevention of War, said ... "

See:

Medical Association for Prevention of War (Australia):
http://www.mapw.org.au/

YouTube: Muckaty Voices-Australia's nuclear waste dump story
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xcuNpT84Ovo

Beyond Nuclear Initiative:
http://beyondnuclearinitiative.com/

Nuclear Territory News: Waste Dump News
http://ntne.ws/articles/article.php?section=waste

Proposed Radioactive Waste Dump at Muckaty, NT
Briefing Paper - February 2011
Jim Green B.Med.Sci.(Hons.), PhD
National nuclear campaigner - Friends of the Earth, Australia
Friends of the Earth: http://www.foe.org.au/anti-nuclear/issues/oz/nontdump/Dump%20briefing%20...

* INTERVIEW WITH BARBARA SHAW, VOCAL OPPONENT OF THE NT INTERVENTION:

- Audio Interview

Indigenous radio station 98.9FM Brisbane:
First Nations Pathways Conference
http://www.989fm.com.au/category/podcasts/
29 Nov 11: "Let’s Talk broadcasts "live" from the First Nations Pathways Conference at James Cook University in Townsville. Tiga Bayles interviews Barbara Shaw, vocal opponent of the NT intervention and brings you excerpts of conference speakers including criminologist Chris Cuneen, Debbie Kilroy from Sisters Inside and Chris Sarra from the Stronger Smarter Institute."
Listen to this interview on-line:
http://www.989fm.com.au/podcasts/lets-talk/first-nations-pathways-confer...

* MICHAEL ANDERSON: ABORIGINAL TRIBAL LEADER OFF TO EUROPE TO CHALLENGE AUSTRALIAN SOVEREIGNTY:

- Statement

Aboriginal tribal leader off to Europe to challenge Australian sovereignty
http://indymedia.org.au/2011/12/01/aboriginal-tribal-leader-off-to-europ...
1 Dec 11: "A northwest NSW tribal leader will travel to England from the 4th December and on to the Continent for discussions on the liberation of his Euahlayi people "from the tyrannical colonial rule that Aboriginal people have been subjected to since the English invasion".
Michael Anderson is the last survivor of the four young Black Power men who set up the Aboriginal Embassy in Canberra in 1972. ...
As well as talks in Britain, Mr Anderson will also go to the International Court of Justice in The Hague and have discussions in the European Court of Human Rights.
He will base a lot of his case on Queen Victoria’s promise to Aborigines that they would keep their lands and law, which he says is still on the British statute books."

* ABORIGINAL TENT EMBASSY TO MARK 40TH ANNIVERSARY:

- News

Koori Mail: Embassy to mark 40th anniversary
[scroll down page] http://www.koorimail.com/index.php?page=Current+Edition
30 Nov 11: "PREPARATIONS have begun in earnest for 40th anniversary celebrations at the Aboriginal Tent Embassy in Canberra on 26-28 January. A special song has been written for the milestone, and an organising committee has begun distributing invitations to a Corroboree for Sovereignty at the iconic site.The single Tribute to the Elders was created and performed by Kaiyu Bales, Jodi Haines, Alice Haines and Michael Anderson, with guest performer Soni Williams. Michael Anderson is the last survivor of four Aboriginal men who founded the Tent Embassy in 1972, on the lawns opposite what is now Old Parliament House."

- Audio Interview

Indigenous radio station 98.9FM Brisbane:
Dr Janet Hunt and Jacqui Phillips
http://www.989fm.com.au/category/podcasts/
1 Dec 11: "Karen Dorante speaks to president of the ACT ANTaR branch, Dr Janet Hunt about the approaching 40th anniversary of the Aboriginal Tent Embassy and the ACT government’s action on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander affairs. ANTaR national director, Jacqui Phillips also joins to discuss the Stronger Futures legislation, their campaign to reduce incarceration rates of Indigenous people in jail and constitutional reform."
Listen to this interview on-line:
http://www.989fm.com.au/podcasts/lets-talk/dr-janet-hunt-and-jacqui-phil...

- Upcoming event

Event: Thu 26 to Sun 29 January 2012: Parkes, Canberra, ACT
40th anniversary of the Aboriginal Tent Embassy Canberra
Sovereignty Never Ceded: a key theme of the 40th Anniversary
"Indigenous elders invite all Aboriginal people, supporters
and other members of the general public, to come together
at the 'Aboriginal Tent Embassy' site, on Thursday 26th
January 2012, to celebrate "SOVEREIGNTY DAY" and be part of
the Sacred Fire Ceremonial Gathering that will marks 40
years since the first protest on the site."
Event details: http://treatyrepublic.net/content/invitation-aboriginal-tent-embassy-jan...
Event details: http://www.aboriginaltentembassy.net/
Event details: http://indymedia.org.au/aboriginal-tent-embassy-40th-anniversary-canberra
Event details: http://indymedia.org.au/40th-anniversary-of-the-tent-embassy-canberra
Event summary: http://www.greenleft.org.au/events/49413
Aboriginal Embassy Elder Tribute song: http://www.reverbnation.com/artist/artist_songs/2079567

* MICHAEL MANSELL: WHY THE PREAMBLE IS A HOLLOW GESTURE:

- Analysis / Opinion

New Matilda: Why The Preamble Is A Hollow Gesture
http://newmatilda.com/2011/12/01/preamble-hollow-gesture
1 Dec 11: "Constitutional recognition of indigenous peoples should involve the right of self-determination - and we must do much more than support a new preamble, writes Michael Mansell ... Australia’s reputation in the area of human rights generally and relations with indigenous peoples specifically, could do with a boost. Preamble recognition of Aboriginals exists in the Queensland, NSW and Victorian constitutions. These are hollow gestures that create no rights or obligations." Michael Mansell

* ANTaR: GOVT COMMITS TO ACT TO REDUCE ABORIGINAL IMPRISONMENT:

- Media Release

ANTaR - Australians for Native Title and Reconciliation:
Government commits to act to reduce Aboriginal imprisonment
http://www.antar.org.au/government_commits_to_act_to_reduce_aboriginal_i...
28 Nov 11: "ANTaR has today congratulated the Federal Government on its positive response to the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs report, Doing Time - A Time for Doing.
"ANTaR congratulates the Federal Government for recognising that the over- imprisonment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people is a national crisis and agreeing to take urgent action in partnership with State and Territory Governments", said Ms Jacqueline Phillips, ANTaR National Director.
"By accepting all of the reports recommendations in whole, part of principle, the Government has shown a willingness to do things differently to spare the next generation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people from a life behind bars.""

- Related Statement

Greens: Time to act on Aboriginal imprisonment
http://greens.org.au/content/time-act-aboriginal-imprisonment-greens
30 Nov 11: "Australian Greens spokesperson for Legal Affairs, Senator Penny Wright, has welcomed the Federal Government’s commitment to tackling the overrepresentation of Indigenous youth in the criminal justice system.
Senator Wright said the Government’s acceptance of all 40 recommendations of the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Aboriginal and Torrens Islander Affairs report, Doing Time - Time For Doing, in whole, in part or in principle, was a strong step in the right direction.
"I am especially heartened by the justice reinvestment approach of the Government’s response to the 'Doing Time – Time for Doing' report," Senator Wright said.
"The underlying principle of justice reinvestment is the redirection of funds towards localised approaches which are aimed at reducing offending and reoffending.""

- News

Koori Mail: Govt to act on youth prison report
[scroll down page] http://www.koorimail.com/index.php
25 Nov 11: "THE FEDERAL Government has accepted all 40 recommendations contained in a report dealing with the high incarceration rates of Indigenous youth. The Doing Time - Time for Doing: Indigenous Youth in the Criminal Justice System was prepared by the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs. Attorney General Robert McClelland said the report had once again 'highlighted the national shame that is the overrepresentation of Indigenous Australians in prisons across this country'."

- Audio Interview

Indigenous radio station 98.9FM Brisbane:
Dr Janet Hunt and Jacqui Phillips
http://www.989fm.com.au/category/podcasts/
1 Dec 11: "Karen Dorante speaks to president of the ACT ANTaR branch, Dr Janet Hunt about the approaching 40th anniversary of the Aboriginal Tent Embassy and the ACT government’s action on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander affairs. ANTaR national director, Jacqui Phillips also joins to discuss the Stronger Futures legislation, their campaign to reduce incarceration rates of Indigenous people in jail and constitutional reform."
Listen to this interview on-line:
http://www.989fm.com.au/podcasts/lets-talk/dr-janet-hunt-and-jacqui-phil...

* MICHELE HARRIS, 'CONCERNED AUSTRALIANS': OPINION - NTER EVALUATION 2011:

- Analysis / Opinion

Opinion: NTER Evaluation 2011
Prepared by: Michele Harris, 'concerned Australians'
http://www.concernedaustralians.com.au/media/NTER-Evaluation-Opinion-201...
November 2011: "The Evaluation has filled in many of the gaps in the story, while it has highlighted that many of the claims of success made by the Federal Government, are far from being evidence-based and are exaggerated. What is not exaggerated, however, is that Aboriginal people and Aboriginal culture have been sacrificed to a Canberra planned imposition that may well have been of great benefit if only it had been fairly negotiated with the people and their leaders. Is it too late for rescue? That will depend on the Federal Government’s preparedness to loosen its control and to allow local strategies to be developed in all communities through the inclusion of community reference groups, while encouraging genuine and respectful partnerships with due regard for cultural practices."

See:

Cuts to Welfare Payments for School Non-Attendance: Requested or Imposed?
Michele Harris and Rosa McKenna, 'concerned Australians' - October 2011
http://www.concernedaustralians.com.au/media/Welfare-Cuts-Requested-or-I...

'concerned Australians':
Without Justice there can be no Reconciliation:
http://www.concernedaustralians.com.au/

* MICHAEL BRULL: DESTROYING INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES AND CULTURES:

- Analysis / Opinion

ABC The Drum Opinion: Destroying Indigenous communities and cultures
http://www.abc.net.au/unleashed/3704796.html
1 Dec 11: "Jenny Macklin has just delivered her second reading speech for the new intervention legislation. She had sought to soften the ground for this by announcing the new "evidence" which she claimed vindicated her measures, in the absence of any evidence of improving socio-economic conditions. ... Michele Harris and Rosa McKenna prepared a report, Cuts to Welfare Payments for School Non-Attendance: Requested or Imposed?, on behalf of a group called "Concerned Australians" on Macklin's latest round of alleged consultations. ... They conclude that "There would appear to be virtually no evidence of community support for legislation in these transcripts that would introduce welfare cuts for parents where children were not attending school."" Michael Brull, writer for Independent Australian Jewish Voices, and is involved in Stop The Intervention Collective Sydney (STICS)

See:

Cuts to Welfare Payments for School Non-Attendance: Requested or Imposed?
Michele Harris and Rosa McKenna, 'concerned Australians' - October 2011
http://www.concernedaustralians.com.au/media/Welfare-Cuts-Requested-or-I...

'concerned Australians':
Without Justice there can be no Reconciliation:
http://www.concernedaustralians.com.au/

* WHAT'S WORKING: DEADLY HEALTH STORIES:

What's Working: Deadly Health Stories
http://www.whatsworking.com.au/whats-working/deadly-health-stories/
"10 out of 10 deadly health stories: nutrition and physical activity ... The Aboriginal Health and Medical Research Council has compiled these stories from NSW Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services to demonstrate the success and potential of these Aboriginal community initiatives."

* SUBMISSIONS ABOUT STRONGER FUTURES DUE 12 JAN 2012:

Parliament of Australia - Senate:
Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory Bill 2011 and two related bills:
Information about the Inquiry
http://www.aph.gov.au/senate/committee/clac_ctte/strong_future_nt_11/inf...
"Submissions should be received by 12 January 2012. ... The Committee is seeking written submissions from interested individuals and organisations"

* SUBMISSIONS ON THE ROLE OF LANGUAGES AND CULTURE DUE 17 FEB 2012:

United Nations Human Rights:
Study on languages and cultures
http://www.ohchr.org/EN/Issues/IPeoples/EMRIP/Pages/StudyLanguages.aspx
"Call for submissions from indigenous peoples and their organisations
The Expert Mechanism is calling for submissions on the role of languages and culture in the protection and promotion of the rights and identity of indigenous peoples, its current mandated study in accordance with Human Rights Council resolution 18/8 ...
Submissions will need to be submitted by 17 February 2012 ... "

* OTHER NORTHERN TERRITORY (NT) INTERVENTION ARTICLES:

- News

newsTracker: We’re not all boozers, NT elders say
http://tracker.org.au/2011/11/were-not-all-boozers-nt-elders-say/
30 Nov 11: "NORTHERN TERRITORY: A group of Aboriginal elders says the federal government’s Northern Territory intervention brands all Indigenous people as alcoholics and child molesters. ... On Monday a group of 17 elders of the Yolngu people from Ramingining, a small community about 550km east of Darwin, lashed out at the policy. "Many people are feeling stigmatised by this blanket policy that brands all Aboriginal people as alcoholics, irresponsible parents and child molesters," they said."

- Audio Interviews

Indigenous radio station 98.9FM Brisbane:
Dr Janet Hunt and Jacqui Phillips
http://www.989fm.com.au/category/podcasts/
1 Dec 11: "Karen Dorante speaks to president of the ACT ANTaR branch, Dr Janet Hunt about the approaching 40th anniversary of the Aboriginal Tent Embassy and the ACT government’s action on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander affairs. ANTaR national director, Jacqui Phillips also joins to discuss the Stronger Futures legislation, their campaign to reduce incarceration rates of Indigenous people in jail and constitutional reform."
Listen to this interview on-line:
http://www.989fm.com.au/podcasts/lets-talk/dr-janet-hunt-and-jacqui-phil...

Indigenous radio station 98.9FM Brisbane:
Les Malezer
http://www.989fm.com.au/category/podcasts/
25 Nov 11: "Karen Dorante speaks to Les Malezer, co-chair of the National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples, about his childhood, public service career and involvement in Aboriginal affairs. He also discusses the government’s Stronger Futures bill for the Northern Territory."
Listen to this interview on-line:
http://www.989fm.com.au/podcasts/lets-talk/les-malezer-12/

- Media Release

Nigel Scullion - Senator for the NT, Shadow Minister for Indigenous Affairs:
Labor divided on Indigenous Affairs
http://www.nigelscullion.com/media-hub/indigenous-affairs/labor-divided-...
28 Nov 11: "The Gillard Labor Government looks set to let down Aboriginal Australians again with revelations the party is divided on the Stronger Futures Legislation, The Shadow Minister for Indigenous Affairs Senator Nigel Scullion said. Senator Scullion made the statement after discovering the Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union (CFMEU) is hosting an event protesting against the Northern Territory intervention as part of the ALP National Conference this weekend."

- Audio

Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association:
CAAMA Radio News 01-12-2011
http://caama.com.au/caama-radio-news-01-12-2011
1 Dec 11: "The Aboriginals and Torres strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner says his people can never forget what happened to them in the early days of the Northern Territory intervention but they must draw a line in the sand and move on."

* BACKGROUND TO THE NORTHERN TERRITORY (NT) INTERVENTION:

Creative Spirits: Northern Territory Emergence Response (NTER) - "The Intervention": http://www.creativespirits.info/aboriginalculture/politics/northern-terr...

CAAMA (Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association) - NT Intervention: http://caama.com.au/?s=NT+Intervention

'concerned Australians': Without Justice there can be no Reconciliation: http://www.concernedaustralians.com.au/

Tracker - NT Intervention: http://tracker.org.au/tag/nt-intervention/

Treaty Republic - NT Intervention: http://treatyrepublic.net/search/node/NT%20Intervention

IRAG (Intervention Rollback Action Group): Mparntwe - Alice Springs: http://rollbacktheintervention.wordpress.com/

The Greens: Rachel Siewert: Northern Territory Intervention: http://rachel-siewert.greensmps.org.au/category/issues/indigenous-rights...

STICS (Stop the Intervention Collective Sydney): http://stoptheintervention.org/

Darwin Aboriginal Rights Coalition: http://darwinaboriginalrights.wordpress.com/

Crikey - NT Intervention: http://www.crikey.com.au/topic/nt-intervention/

ANTaR (Australians for Native Title and Reconciliation) - NT intervention: http://www.antar.org.au/issues_and_campaigns/nt_intervention

MAIC (Melbourne Anti-Intervention Collective): http://maicollective.blogspot.com/

The Conversation - After the Intervention: http://theconversation.edu.au/pages/after-the-intervention

Jobs with Justice: http://jobswithjustice.wordpress.com/

New Matilda - northern territory intervention: http://newmatilda.com/tag/northern-territory-intervention

Amnesty International Australia: Looking back at the Northern Territory Intervention: http://www.amnesty.org.au/indigenous-rights/comments/24460/

Students For Indigenous Rights - UQ: The Northern Territory Intervention: http://uqsir.files.wordpress.com/2011/03/stir-uq-intervention-intro-fact...

Defending Indigenous Rights: http://defendingindigenousrights.wordpress.com/

Intervention walk-off's Blog: http://interventionwalkoff.wordpress.com/

Australian Human Rights Commission: Northern Territory ‘Emergency Response' intervention: http://www.hreoc.gov.au/social_justice/intervention/index.html

FAIRA; Human Rights Law Resource Centre; NACLC: Australia's compliance with CERD - Fact Sheet 2: Northern Territory Intervention: http://www.hrlrc.org.au/files/Fact-Sheet-2-NT-Intervention.pdf

Green Left: Northern Territory intervention: myths and facts: http://www.greenleft.org.au/node/39732

WGAR (Working Group for Aboriginal Rights): http://wgar.wordpress.com/

* UPCOMING ABORIGINAL RIGHTS EVENTS AROUND AUSTRALIA - 20 EVENTS FROM 3 DECEMBER 2011:

Click on the links for details of the events ...

Event: 4 November 2011 to February 2012: Townsville, Qld
Exhibition: From Little Things Big Things Grow
- Fighting for Indigenous Rights 1920-1970
Event description: http://www.nma.gov.au/exhibitions/from_little_things_big_things_grow/
Event location: http://www.nma.gov.au/exhibitions/from_little_things_big_things_grow/tra...

Event: 3,4,5,6 and 7 December 2011: Brisbane, Qld
Documentary Film - The Tall Man
Palace Barracks Cinema, Brisbane
"... a vivid portrait of an Australian island enraged
by the death of an Aboriginal man while in custody
of the local, predominantly white-run police force."
Cinema Release Date: Thu 17 November 2011
Event details, incl. film review and interview with the director: http://www.hopscotchfilms.com.au/films/coming-soon/thetallman-film/
Event details: http://www.palacecinemas.com.au/movies/thetallman/

Events: Sat 3 December 2011: Sydney, NSW
Two events highlighting struggles for Aboriginal rights in the NT

* 5:45pm - The case against the NT Intervention
Speakers include:
* Yananymul Mununggurr,
CEO Laynhapuy Homelands Association
* Video message from Rev. Dr. Djiniyini Gondarra OAM,
Senior Elder from Elcho Island
Hosted by the CFMEU Indigenous Committee
Event details: [scroll down page] http://stoptheintervention.org/
Event details: http://indymedia.org.au/the-case-against-the-nt-intervention
Event details: http://www.greenleft.org.au/events/49553
Poster: http://stoptheintervention.org/uploads/files_to_download/Past%20Events/C...

* 7pm - Forum and Photo Exhibition
Hot Politics - Radioactive Waste Management in Australia
"Against a background of heightened awareness of
nuclear issues, key stakeholders will examine the
plan to develop a national radioactive waste dump
in the Northern Territory."
Speakers Include:
Matthew Gardiner, United Voice NT Secretary
Dianne Stokes, Muckaty Traditional Owner
Dave Sweeney, Australian Conservation Foundation
George Newhouse, Human Rights lawyer
Hosted by Jeff McMullen
Includes premiere of
"Manuwangku-Under the Nuclear Cloud"
photo exhibition by Jagath Dheerasekera.
Event details: [scroll down page] http://stoptheintervention.org/
Event details: http://indymedia.org.au/hot-politics-radioactive-waste-management-in-aus...
Event details: http://www.greenleft.org.au/events/49554
Poster: http://stoptheintervention.org/uploads/files_to_download/Past%20Events/A...

Event: 5,6 and 7 December 2011: Paddington, Sydney, NSW
Documentary Film - The Tall Man
"... a vivid portrait of an Australian island enraged
by the death of an Aboriginal man while in custody
of the local, predominantly white-run police force."
Chauvel Cinema, Paddington
Cinema Release Date: Thu 17 November 2011
Event details, incl. film review and interview with the director: http://www.hopscotchfilms.com.au/films/coming-soon/thetallman-film/
Event details: http://www.palacecinemas.com.au/movies/thetallman/

Event: Mon 5 December 2011: Belgrave, Melbourne, Vic
Our Generation Film Screening
Cameo Cinemas
Event details: http://www.amnesty.org.au/vic/event/27340/
Film info: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/about-2/
See bottom of this page for Our Generation film reviews

Event: Tue 6 December 2011: Balmain, Sydney, NSW
Our Generation Film Screening
Q & A with Jacqui Phillips, National Director of ANTaR
(Australians for Native Title and Reconciliation)
Hosted by the Balmain Uniting Church
Event details: http://www.amnesty.org.au/nsw/event/27369/
Event details: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/events/
Event details: [scroll down page] http://stoptheintervention.org/
Event details: http://indymedia.org.au/balmain-our-generation-screening-6-dec-11
Poster: http://stoptheintervention.org/uploads/files_to_download/Facts-Info-Our-...
Film info: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/about-2/
See bottom of this page for Our Generation film reviews

Event: Thu 8 December 2011: Redfern, Sydney, NSW
Stop black deaths in custody forum
Speakers include:
Ray Jackson, Indigenous Social Justice network
Daivd Shoebridge, Greens NSW MLC
Raul Bassi, union, Palestine and Aboriginal rights activist
Event details: http://www.greenleft.org.au/events/49634

Event: Thu 8 December 2011: Darwin, NT
Opening and Awards presentation
Rights on Show 2011
The 17th annual Human Rights Art Award and Exhibition
The theme for 2011 is Housing and Homelessness
Darwin Community Legal Service
Event details: http://www.dcls.org.au/rights-on-show.html

Event: Fri 9, Mon 12 to Fri 16 December 2011: Darwin, NT
Exhibition
Rights on Show 2011
The 17th annual Human Rights Art Award and Exhibition
The theme for 2011 is Housing and Homelessness
Darwin Community Legal Service
Event details: http://www.dcls.org.au/rights-on-show.html

Event Cancelled: Alice Springs, NT
"International Human Rights Day
Celebrations planned for Mparntwe-Alice Springs
on 10th December have been cancelled due to
musicians/speakers and key people being busy
elsewhere.
IRAG is looking at the possibility of visiting a
bush community on that day to discuss the
2nd intervention laws and receive feedback
from the people to be affected by these laws."
Details: http://rollbacktheintervention.wordpress.com/

Event: Ongoing Protest: James Price Point, Kimberley, WA
Kimberley gas plant protest
Save the Kimberley info: http://www.savethekimberley.com/
Kimberley gas plant threatens Aboriginal culture: http://ccr.uws.edu.au/2011/06/22/kimberley-gas-plant-threatens-aborigina...
Aboriginal elder Elsta Foy at the protest camp: http://www.abc.net.au/am/content/2011/s3296152.htm
Protest updates: http://www.savethekimberley.com/wp/blog/
Environs Kimberley: http://www.environskimberley.org.au/
Kimberley info: http://handsoffcountry.blogspot.com/
Kimberley Country and Culture: http://www.savethekimberley.com/wp/whats-the-fuss/country-culture/
Rachel Siewert: Greens: Saving the Kimberley (17 Oct 11): http://rachel-siewert.greensmps.org.au/kimberley
WGAR News: Kimberley gas plant protest and blockade (28 Jun 11): http://indymedia.org.au/2011/06/28/wgar-news-kimberley-gas-plant-protest...
WGAR News: 25 protesters arrested at JPP blockade (9 Jul 11): http://indymedia.org.au/2011/07/09/wgar-news-25-protesters-arrested-at-j...

Event: Sat 10 December 2011: Paddington, Sydney, NSW
Our Generation Film Screening
The Chauvel Cinema
Hosted by Eastern Suburbs Amnesty International Australia
"The screening is held in support of
Amnesty International Australia’s
Homelands report released in August."
Event details: http://www.amnesty.org.au/nsw/event/27271/
Event details: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/events/
Film info: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/about-2/
See bottom of this page for Our Generation film reviews

Event: 10 December 2011: Adelaide, SA
Kimberley Cultural Festival
"Kimberley Cultural Festival is a community event to raise
awareness of the cultural and environmental significance of
the Kimberley region, which is under threat from proposed
gas and industrial development."
Event details: http://www.savethekimberley.com/wp/2011/07/13/upcoming-events/
Event details: http://www.amnesty.org.au/sa/event/27331/
Event details: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=270070339699908

Event: Wed 14 December 2011: Newcastle, NSW
Our Generation Film Screening
Greater Union Cinemas
Event details: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/events/
Film info: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/about-2/
See bottom of this page for Our Generation film reviews

Event: Thu 15 December 2011: Tuggerah, NSW
Our Generation Film Screening
Greater Union Cinemas
Event details: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/events/
Film info: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/about-2/
See bottom of this page for Our Generation film reviews

Event: Fri 20 January 2012: RMIT entrance, Melbourne, Vic
Indigenous freedom-fighters commemoration:
Tunnerminnerwait and Maulboyheenner
"To commemorate the execution of the indigenous
freedom fighters Tunnerminnerwait and Maulboyheenner"
Event details: http://www.greenleft.org.au/events/49054

Event: Thu 26 to Sun 29 January 2012: Parkes, Canberra, ACT
40th anniversary of the Aboriginal Tent Embassy Canberra
Sovereignty Never Ceded: a key theme of the 40th Anniversary
"Indigenous elders invite all Aboriginal people, supporters
and other members of the general public, to come together
at the 'Aboriginal Tent Embassy' site, on Thursday 26th
January 2012, to celebrate "SOVEREIGNTY DAY" and be part of
the Sacred Fire Ceremonial Gathering that will marks 40
years since the first protest on the site."
Event details: http://treatyrepublic.net/content/invitation-aboriginal-tent-embassy-jan...
Event details: http://www.aboriginaltentembassy.net/
Event details: http://indymedia.org.au/aboriginal-tent-embassy-40th-anniversary-canberra
Event details: http://indymedia.org.au/40th-anniversary-of-the-tent-embassy-canberra
Interview with Dr Janet Hunt: http://www.989fm.com.au/podcasts/lets-talk/dr-janet-hunt-and-jacqui-phil...
Event summary: http://www.greenleft.org.au/events/49413
Aboriginal Embassy Elder Tribute song: http://www.reverbnation.com/artist/artist_songs/2079567

Event: February 2012 to May 2012: Queensland Museum
Exhibition: From Little Things Big Things Grow
- Fighting for Indigenous Rights 1920-1970
Event description: http://www.nma.gov.au/exhibitions/from_little_things_big_things_grow/
Event location: http://www.nma.gov.au/exhibitions/from_little_things_big_things_grow/tra...

Event: Sat 11 February 2012: Melbourne, Vic
Our Generation Film Screening
as part of the inaugural Melbourne Indigenous Arts Festival
Event details: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/events/
Film info: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/about-2/
See bottom of this page for Our Generation film reviews

- 'Our Generation' Film Reviews

Elimatta:
Aboriginal Support Group - Manly Warringah Pittwater:
Our Generation - Showing in London - page 8
http://www.asgmwp.net/ElimattaWinter2011.pdf
Winter 2011: "The Intervention is yet another example of the appalling treatment the Aboriginal People of Australia have been subjected to in such a short period of time compared to thousands of years of survival. Sinem Saban and Rev. Dr Gondarra supported by the Yolngu people and cinematographer, Damien Curtis, have created a sensitive and realistic view of the plight of those who wish to live a more traditional life in their homelands and of those who appear to be dispossessed." Christine Waterer

Elimatta:
Aboriginal Support Group - Manly Warringah Pittwater:
ASG Information Night: Our Generation - page 6
http://www.asgmwp.net/ElimattaSummer2010.pdf
Summer 2010: "Local resident and journalist, Jeff McMullen introduced "Our Generation", the film by Sinem Saban and Damien Curtis which we were there to see. The film explored in depth the Federal Government Intervention into Aboriginal Communities in the Northern Territory. Jeff had told us that the film’s producers were not having any success in having the film shown on government or commercial media outlets and they were having to screen it in local community halls to show the community at large just what was involved in the Intervention. It is basically a war on Aboriginal culture. The dispossession of the Aboriginal people is simply continuing in a new guise." Carol Gerrard

See:

Our Generation: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/

Aboriginal Support Group - Manly Warringah Pittwater: http://www.asgmwp.net/index.htm

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