Background to support for the Yolngu statement and opposition to the 'Stronger Futures' laws

Last updated: 8 July 2013

Contents:

* Yolngu Nations Assembly Statements and Media Releases

* Compilations calling for:
support for the Yolngu statement of 24 April 2012 and
the abandonment of the Stronger Futures laws

* Supportive Statements, Media Releases and News (14 March 2012 - 8 July 2013)

* YOLNGU NATIONS ASSEMBLY STATEMENTS AND MEDIA RELEASES:

WGAR News: Yolngu Nations Assembly Statement concerning 'Stronger Futures' laws and NT policies (4 May 12)
http://indymedia.org.au/2012/05/04/wgar-news-yolngu-nations-assembly-sta...

WGAR News: A Day of Mourning: Yolngu Nations Assembly and the Alyawaar Nation media release (30 Jun 12)
http://indymedia.org.au/2012/06/30/wgar-news-a-day-of-mourning-yolngu-na...

WGAR News: Yolngu Nations Assembly: Statement from 2nd assembly, 11-13 Oct 2012
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2012/11/09/wgar-news-launch-of-a-decision-to-dis...

* COMPILATIONS CALLING FOR:
SUPPORT FOR THE YOLNGU STATEMENT OF 24 APRIL 2012 AND
THE ABANDONMENT OF THE STRONGER FUTURES LAWS:

'concerned Australians' compilation:
Churches, Religious, Organisations and Reconciliation Groups
http://concernedaustralians.com.au/Stronger_Futures_Yolngu_supporters.html
"Calls to Abandon the Stronger Futures Legislation, and Calls to Support the Yolngu Nations Assembly Statement"

Respect and Listen compilation:
http://www.respectandlisten.org/nt-intervention/stronger-futures.html
"Statements and Media Releases ... calling to abandon the Stronger Futures Legislation and supporting the Yolŋu Nations Assembly Statement"
[Includes Further Statements from 'Solidarity']

* SUPPORTIVE STATEMENTS, MEDIA RELEASES AND NEWS (14 MARCH 2012 - 8 JULY 2013):

WGAR News: NAIDOC Week: Still Supporting Yolngu in Their Fight for Rights: 'concerned Australians' (8 Jul 13)
http://indymedia.org.au/2013/07/08/wgar-news-naidoc-week-still-supportin...

WGAR News: Rev Dr Djiniyini Gondarra: Stronger Futures - We Are In Mourning (3 Jul 12)
http://indymedia.org.au/2012/07/03/wgar-news-rev-dr-djiniyini-gondarra-s...

WGAR News: A Day of Mourning: Yolngu Nations Assembly and the Alyawaar Nation media release (30 Jun 12)
http://indymedia.org.au/2012/06/30/wgar-news-a-day-of-mourning-yolngu-na...
[Includes a statement of support for the Yolngu Nations Assembly Statement.]

WGAR News: "Aboriginal and church leaders oppose the NT intervention extension legislation" Greens (21 Jun 12)
http://indymedia.org.au/2012/06/21/wgar-news-aboriginal-and-church-leade...
[Includes a few statements of support for the Yolngu Nations Assembly Statement.]

WGAR News: Women's Federation for World Peace Australia support the Statement by Yolnuw Makarr Dhuni (17 Jun 12)
http://indymedia.org.au/2012/06/17/wgar-news-womens-federation-for-world...
[Includes a few statements of support for the Yolngu Nations Assembly Statement.]

WGAR News: avaaz.org petition: Stop the next Indigenous Intervention ... (16 Jun 12)
http://indymedia.org.au/2012/06/15/wgar-news-avaazorg-petition-stop-the-...
[Includes a few statements of support for the Yolngu Nations Assembly Statement.]

WGAR News: Tangentyere CEO and the Gurindji People speak against extension of the NT Intervention (14 Jun 12)
http://indymedia.org.au/2012/06/14/wgar-news-tangentyere-ceo-and-the-gur...
[Includes several statements of support for the Yolngu Nations Assembly Statement.]

WGAR News: Even more organisations state support for the Yolngu Nations Assembly Statement (10 Jun 12)
http://indymedia.org.au/2012/06/10/wgar-news-even-more-organisations-sta...

WGAR News: Still more organisations express support for the Yolngu Nations Assembly Statement (7 Jun 12)
http://indymedia.org.au/2012/06/07/wgar-news-still-more-organisations-ex...

WGAR News: Stand for Freedom campaign calls for organisations to support the Yolngu Statement (2 Jun 12)
http://indymedia.org.au/2012/06/02/wgar-news-stand-for-freedom-campaign-...
[Includes a few statements of support for the Yolngu Nations Assembly Statement.]

WGAR News: Ampilatwatja Community Leaders give their full support to Yolngu Nations Assembly (30 May 12)
http://indymedia.org.au/2012/05/30/wgar-news-ampilatwatja-community-lead...

WGAR News: "Stronger Futures continues dark era for Aboriginal Peoples in the NT" Amnesty Int'l (25 May 12)
http://indymedia.org.au/2012/05/25/wgar-news-stronger-futures-continues-...

WGAR News: "NT intervention law must comply with Australia’s human rights obligations" M. Bogner (23 May 12)
http://indymedia.org.au/2012/05/23/wgar-news-nt-intervention-law-must-co...
"There is a path that the Government can take to reassure its critics that it wants the Stronger Futures legislation to comply with human rights standards."

WGAR News: "Australia challenged at United Nations over NT laws" Statement of delegations to UN (21 May 12)
http://indymedia.org.au/2012/05/21/wgar-news-australia-challenged-at-uni...
[Includes a few statements of support for the Yolngu Nations Assembly Statement.]

WGAR News: More organisations state support for the Yolngu Nations Assembly Statement (11 May 12)
http://indymedia.org.au/2012/05/11/wgar-news-more-organisations-state-su...

WGAR News: Several organisations express support for the Yolngu Nations Assembly Statement (10 May 12)
http://indymedia.org.au/2012/05/10/wgar-news-several-organisations-expre...

WGAR News: "Stronger futures or stolen futures - Bishops and Religious question legislation" ACBC (8 May 12)
http://indymedia.org.au/2012/05/08/wgar-news-stronger-futures-or-stolen-...

WGAR News: Stand For Freedom campaign delivers a petition to the Senate signed by 33,000 people (22 Mar 12)
http://indymedia.org.au/2012/03/22/wgar-news-stand-for-freedom-campaign-...
"ANTaR: 33,000 Australians Oppose Stronger Futures Bills"

WGAR News: 28 Leading Australians call on government to abandon the Stronger Futures legislation (14 Mar 12)
http://indymedia.org.au/2012/03/14/wgar-news-28-leading-australians-call...

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See also:

Background to the Northern Territory (NT) Intervention
http://indymedia.org.au/2012/04/22/background-to-the-northern-territory-...

Background to 'Stronger Futures' new NT Intervention laws
http://indymedia.org.au/2012/04/22/background-to-stronger-futures-new-nt...

Background to Aboriginal Community Living Area Land Reform in the Northern Territory (NT)
http://indymedia.org.au/2013/04/12/background-to-aboriginal-community-li...

Background: Calls for 'Stronger Futures' laws to be subject to Human Rights scrutiny
http://indymedia.org.au/2012/07/07/background-calls-for-stronger-futures...

Background to the Ampilatwatja Anti-Intervention Walk-off, Northern Territory (NT), Australia
http://indymedia.org.au/2012/06/21/background-to-the-ampilatwatja-anti-i...

Background to Income Management for APY Lands in South Australia
http://indymedia.org.au/2012/09/14/background-to-income-management-for-a...

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About WGAR News:

http://indymedia.org.au/2012/04/30/about-wgar-news-working-group-for-abo...

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WGAR: Working Group for Aboriginal Rights (Australia)

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