Background to the National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples

Last updated: 8 May 2014

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National Congress of Australia's First Peoples
https://nationalcongress.com.au/

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WGAR News: ... (25 Feb 14)
http://indymedia.org.au/2014/02/24/wgar-news-closing-the-gap-we-know-wha...
"Contents: ...
* CAAMA Radio: Arm-twisting the Abbott Government not to be the chief protectors [Featuring Congress co-chair Les Malezer]
* Dan Harrison, The Canberra Times: Lack of funding for First People's congress 'disappointing', says Tom Calma
* Background to National Congress of Australia's First Peoples"
[Congress: National Congress of Australia's First Peoples]
[CAAMA: Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association]

WGAR News: ... (15 Feb 14)
http://indymedia.org.au/2014/02/14/wgar-news-how-to-win-aboriginal-justi...
"Contents: ...
* National Congress of Australia's First Peoples: Support Congress as Our Voice
* Gerry Georgatos, The Stringer: National Congress fighting for survival"

WGAR News: Urgent Congress meetings to be held over next few days in major Australian cities (27 Jan 14)
http://indymedia.org.au/2014/01/27/wgar-news-urgent-congress-meetings-to...
"Contents:
* Anthony Stewart, ABC Indigenous: Indigenous congress vows to go on despite funding cuts
* SNAICC News: Congress to hold urgent meetings with members and supporters
* Background to National Congress of Australia's First Peoples"
[Congress: National Congress of Australia's First Peoples]
[SNAICC: Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care]

WGAR News: Congress to hold urgent meetings with members and supporters [around Australia]: SNAICC News (20 Jan 14)
http://indymedia.org.au/2014/01/19/wgar-news-congress-to-hold-urgent-mee...
"Contents:
* National Congress of Australia's First Peoples - A National Voice
* Congress: Message from Co-Chairs Les Malezer and Kirstie Parker
* SNAICC News: Defunding of NATSILS and Congress raises major concerns
* SNAICC News: Congress to hold urgent meetings with members and supporters
* Congress Events: Unite & Support Strong Black Voices
* Brooke Boney, NITV News: Audit chief: No guarantee Indigenous spending will be immune from cuts
* Background to National Congress of Australia's First Peoples"
[Congress: National Congress of Australia's First Peoples]
[SNAICC: Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care]
[NATSILS: National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Legal Services]

WGAR News: First Peoples Voice will not be Silenced: Statement from Congress National Board (23 Dec 13)
http://indymedia.org.au/2013/12/22/wgar-news-first-peoples-voice-will-no...
"Contents:
* National Congress of Australia's First Peoples: First Peoples Voice will not be Silenced - Statement from Congress National Board
* National Congress of Australia's First Peoples: Congress Condemns Cuts
* NATSILS - National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Services: Government cuts support for National Congress
* Dan Harrison, SMH: Indigenous organisation to defy Tony Abbott funding cut
* Kaye Lee, The Australian Independent Media Network: Putting our First People last
* Mid North Coast Greens: The Government has proposed cuts to the funding for Aboriginal legal services and the National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples ... "

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- Compilations in chronological order
(Earliest articles first)

WGAR News: Proposed national Indigenous body (29 Aug 09)
[scroll down page] http://wgar.wordpress.com/2009/09/01/290809-un-expert-calls-nt-intervent...

WGAR News: More media responses to proposed national Indigenous body (31 Aug 09)
[scroll down page] http://wgar.wordpress.com/2009/09/01/310809-more-media-responses-to-un-e...

WGAR News: Still more media responses to proposed national Indigenous body (3 Sep 09)
[scroll down page] http://wgar.wordpress.com/2009/09/03/3-sep-2009-governments-review-of-ab...

WGAR News: Proposed National Indigenous Representative Body (22 Sep 09)
[scroll down page] http://wgar.wordpress.com/2009/09/23/22-sep-2009-ampilatwatja-anti-inter...

WGAR News: New Way Summit delegates unanimously reject government sponsored Rep body (31 Jan 10)
http://wgar.wordpress.com/2010/02/01/new-way-summit-delegates-unanimousl...

WGAR News: Proposed National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples (2 Feb 10)
[scroll down page] http://wgar.wordpress.com/2010/02/02/02022010-national-day-of-action-sat...

WGAR News: New National Congress of Australia's First Peoples (9 May 10)
http://www.indymedia.org.au/2010/05/08/wgar-news-new-national-congress-o...

WGAR News: Co-Chairs of National Congress of Australia's First Peoples elected (21 Apr 11)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2011/04/21/wgar-news-elders-speak-out-on-the-nor...

WGAR News: National Congress of Australia's First Peoples (24 Apr 11)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2011/04/24/wgar-news-two-urgent-petitions-on-the...

WGAR News: National Congress of Australia's First Peoples (29 Apr 11)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2011/04/29/darwin-gathering-for-aboriginal-peopl...

WGAR News: Les Malezer defends National Congress of Australia's First Peoples (30 Apr 11)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2011/04/30/wgar-news-keep-the-poison-out-of-muck...

WGAR News: Speech by Les Malezer, Co-chair of the National Congress of Australia's First Peoples (7 May 11)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2011/05/07/wgar-news-interviews-with-barb-shaw-a...

WGAR News: Interview with National Congress Co-Chair, Jody Broun (18 May 11)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2011/05/18/wgar-news-amnesty-international-repor...
[National Congress: National Congress of Australia's First Peoples]

WGAR News: Official Launch of the National Congress Meeting (11 Jun 11)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2011/06/11/wgar-news-nt-traditional-land-owners-...
[National Congress: National Congress of Australia's First Peoples]

WGAR News: Nicola Butler, The Stringer: National Congress membership soars (25 Apr 13)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2013/04/24/wgar-news-gallipoli-inc-helps-the-den...
[National Congress: National Congress of Australia's First Peoples]

WGAR News: CAAMA Radio: Interview with Rod Little, a Director of the National Congress of Australia's First People (22 May 13)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2013/05/22/wgar-news-naccho-praises-release-of-f...
[CAAMA: Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association]

WGAR News: Gerry Georgatos, The Stringer: National Congress elects Kirstie Parker and Les Malezer (21 Jul 13)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2013/07/20/wgar-news-treaty-sovereignty-empowerm...
[National Congress: National Congress of Australia's First Peoples]

WGAR News: Gerry Georgatos, The Stringer: Congress boss, but will work with Indigenous Advisory Board, said Malezer (10 Oct 13)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2013/10/09/wgar-news-should-australia-have-quota...
[Congress: National Congress of Australia's First Peoples]

WGAR News: CAAMA Radio interviews Congress co-chairs Kirstie Parker and Les Malezer (18 Oct 13)
http://indymedia.org.au/2013/10/18/wgar-news-caama-radio-interviews-cong...
[CAAMA: Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association]
[Congress: National Congress of Australia's First Peoples]

WGAR News: Michael Coggan, ABC News: Indigenous Affairs Minister reviewing future of National Congress of Australia's First Peoples (16 Dec 13)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2013/12/15/wgar-news-pleas-for-strong-and-effect...

WGAR News: First Peoples Voice will not be Silenced: Statement from Congress National Board (23 Dec 13)
http://indymedia.org.au/2013/12/22/wgar-news-first-peoples-voice-will-no...
"Contents:
* National Congress of Australia's First Peoples: First Peoples Voice will not be Silenced - Statement from Congress National Board
* National Congress of Australia's First Peoples: Congress Condemns Cuts
* NATSILS - National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Services: Government cuts support for National Congress
* Dan Harrison, SMH: Indigenous organisation to defy Tony Abbott funding cut
* Kaye Lee, The Australian Independent Media Network: Putting our First People last
* Mid North Coast Greens: The Government has proposed cuts to the funding for Aboriginal legal services and the National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples ... "

WGAR News: ... (18 Jan 14)
http://indymedia.org.au/2014/01/17/wgar-news-anderson-cuts-to-aboriginal...
"Contents: ...
* SNAICC News: Defunding of NATSILS and Congress raises major concerns
* SNAICC News: Congress to hold urgent meetings with members and supporters
* Brooke Boney, NITV News: Audit chief: No guarantee Indigenous spending will be immune from cuts
* Background to National Congress of Australia's First Peoples"
[SNAICC: Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care]

WGAR News: Congress to hold urgent meetings with members and supporters [around Australia]: SNAICC News (20 Jan 14)
http://indymedia.org.au/2014/01/19/wgar-news-congress-to-hold-urgent-mee...
"Contents:
* National Congress of Australia's First Peoples - A National Voice
* Congress: Message from Co-Chairs Les Malezer and Kirstie Parker
* SNAICC News: Defunding of NATSILS and Congress raises major concerns
* SNAICC News: Congress to hold urgent meetings with members and supporters
* Congress Events: Unite & Support Strong Black Voices
* Brooke Boney, NITV News: Audit chief: No guarantee Indigenous spending will be immune from cuts
* Background to National Congress of Australia's First Peoples"
[Congress: National Congress of Australia's First Peoples]
[SNAICC: Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care]
[NATSILS: National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Legal Services]

WGAR News: Urgent Congress meetings to be held over next few days in major Australian cities (27 Jan 14)
http://indymedia.org.au/2014/01/27/wgar-news-urgent-congress-meetings-to...
"Contents:
* Anthony Stewart, ABC Indigenous: Indigenous congress vows to go on despite funding cuts
* SNAICC News: Congress to hold urgent meetings with members and supporters
* Background to National Congress of Australia's First Peoples"
[Congress: National Congress of Australia's First Peoples]
[SNAICC: Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care]

WGAR News: ... (15 Feb 14)
http://indymedia.org.au/2014/02/14/wgar-news-how-to-win-aboriginal-justi...
"Contents: ...
* National Congress of Australia's First Peoples: Support Congress as Our Voice
* Gerry Georgatos, The Stringer: National Congress fighting for survival"

WGAR News: ... (25 Feb 14)
http://indymedia.org.au/2014/02/24/wgar-news-closing-the-gap-we-know-wha...
"Contents: ...
* CAAMA Radio: Arm-twisting the Abbott Government not to be the chief protectors [Featuring Congress co-chair Les Malezer]
* Dan Harrison, The Canberra Times: Lack of funding for First People's congress 'disappointing', says Tom Calma
* Background to National Congress of Australia's First Peoples"
[Congress: National Congress of Australia's First Peoples]
[CAAMA: Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association]

WGAR News: Congress Calls for Conscience Vote on Racism: National Congress of Australia's First Peoples (19 Apr 14)
http://indymedia.org.au/2014/04/18/wgar-news-congress-calls-for-conscien...
"Contents:
* National Congress of Australia's First Peoples: Congress Calls for Conscience Vote on Racism
* The Australian: Indigenous call for racism conscience vote
* National Congress of Australia's First Peoples: Close the Gap warns of impact of RDA changes
* National Congress of Australia's First Peoples: Proposed changes to the RDA threaten racial cohesion
* National Congress of Australia's First Peoples: Joint Statement: Leaders reject proposed RDA changes
* National Congress of Australia's First Peoples: Joint Statement: Coalition MP breaks ranks on Sect 18C
* Background to National Congress of Australia's First Peoples ... "

WGAR News: CommunityRun Petition: 'Stop the changes to the Racial Discrimination Act: Don't remove Section 18c'. (3 May 14)
http://indymedia.org.au/2014/05/03/wgar-news-communityrun-petition-stop-...
"Contents: ...
* National Congress of Australia's First Peoples: Changes to the Racial Discrimination Act (RDA)
* National Congress of Australia's First Peoples: No Case for Change to the RDA, a fundamental racial protection
* Michelle Lovegrove, Living Black Radio: Uniting Over Racial Discrimination [Les Malezer speaks with Joanna Lester]
* Greg Dyett, SBS World News Radio: Community groups await result of RDA campaign ... "

WGAR News: Congress Urges Caution on Commission of Audit: National Congress of Australia's First Peoples (8 May 14)
http://indymedia.org.au/2014/05/07/wgar-news-congress-urges-caution-on-c...

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