Newsletter date: 11 March 2013
* Ada Lee, South Sydney Herald: Stronger Futures 'fundamentally racist'
* Background to 'Stronger Futures' new NT Intervention laws
* Background to the Northern Territory (NT) Intervention
* YouTube: Letters Patent Protest, South Australia - MAV Media
* PShift: Traditional owner - james bonner - supports tent embassy in Musgrave Park
* YouTube: Sovereignty is an Australian question - SovereignEmbassy
* Brisbane City Council Heritage Citation: Musgrave Park
* NITV Footage: Michael Anderson, Nicole Watson and Dianna Murray - A discussion of Sovereignty and Treaty
* Background to the Aboriginal tent embassies
* NIRS: Efforts for more Indigenous doctors praised
* Debra Jopson, The Guardian UK: Australian uranium discovery threatens ancient indigenous cave art
* Malarndirri McCarthy, NITV News: Mercedes-Benz apologises over Wave Rock video
* Songlines: Government answers to Greens questions regarding Muckaty radioactive sites matters
* Background to the proposed Muckaty nuclear waste dump
* Other articles
* ADA LEE, SOUTH SYDNEY HERALD: STRONGER FUTURES 'FUNDAMENTALLY RACIST'
South Sydney Herald: Stronger Futures 'fundamentally racist'
South Sydney Herald: http://www.southsydneyherald.com.au/stronger-futures-fundamentally-racist/
Ada A. Lee: http://adaalee.wordpress.com/2013/03/05/stronger-futures-fundamentally-r...
4 Mar 13: "On March 21, Stop the Intervention Collective Sydney (STICS) plans to rally outside Tanya Plibersek’s office in protest against Labor’s Stronger Futures legislation and the expansion of income management. ... the detrimental effects of the controversial Northern Territory Intervention and now Stronger Futures legislation are felt by thousands of Aboriginal people. ... President of the Amoonguna community near Alice Springs, Marie Ellis, has called Stronger Futures merely a "fancy new name". "All the racist policies are still in place," she said in a STICS press release." Ada Lee
- Upcoming Event
Event: Thu 21 March 2013: Broadway, Sydney, NSW
Rally Against Racism
On the International Day for Elimination of Racial Discrimination
and 'National Close the Gap Day'
STOP 'Stronger Futures' - NO to 10 more years of Intervention
STOP the expansion of income management:
Not in the NT, not in Bankstown not anywhere
STOP Black Deaths in Custody
- Justice for Kwementyaye Briscoe and all victims
* Rosealee Pearson, Yirrkala, NT
* Sue Gillett, Bankstown Aboriginal activist and STICS member
* Ray Jackson, Indigenous Social Justice Association
Event details: [scroll down page] http://stoptheintervention.org/
Event details: http://nsw.greens.org.au/content/march-21-rally-against-racism
Event details: https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=10151391541035141&id=1...
Event details: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Stop-the-Intervention-Collective-Sydney/10...
Event details: https://www.facebook.com/events/355507234562134/#!/events/355507234562134/
STICS Statement: http://www.greenleft.org.au/node/53557
STICS info: http://stoptheintervention.org/
ISJA info: http://www.isja-msg.com/index.htm
WGAR Background to the Northern Territory (NT) Intervention: http://indymedia.org.au/2012/04/22/background-to-the-northern-territory-...
WGAR Background to 'Stronger Futures' new NT Intervention laws: http://indymedia.org.au/2012/04/22/background-to-stronger-futures-new-nt...
WGAR Background to Aboriginal imprisonment and Deaths in Custody: http://indymedia.org.au/2012/12/17/background-to-aboriginal-imprisonment...
WGAR Background to the justice for Kumentjaye Briscoe campaign: http://indymedia.org.au/2012/12/17/background-to-the-justice-for-kumentj...
* BACKGROUND TO 'STRONGER FUTURES' NEW NT INTERVENTION LAWS:
Last updated: 20 February 2013
* BACKGROUND TO THE NORTHERN TERRITORY (NT) INTERVENTION:
Last updated: 20 February 2013
* YOUTUBE: LETTERS PATENT PROTEST, SOUTH AUSTRALIA - MAV MEDIA
YouTube: Letters Patent Protest, South Australia - MAV Media
4 Mar 13: "South Australian Aboriginal Descendants on the steps of Parliament in Adelaide, 19th Feb 2013, Protesting for recognition of their rights in the "Letters Patent". In 1836 King William IV and the British Parliament enshrined into law the "Letters Patent", the founding document that established the state of South Australia. The "Letters Patent": Ordered by King William IV in 1836 and Sealed and Enshrined in law for always - included a specific guarantee to protect and legally secure land rights for all of South Australia's Aboriginal people and Descendants ... MAV Media Pty Ltd www.mavmedia.com.au "
* PSHIFT: TRADITIONAL OWNER - JAMES BONNER - SUPPORTS TENT EMBASSY IN MUSGROVE PARK
- Audio Interview
PShift: Traditional owner - james bonner - supports tent embassy in Musgrave Park
Workers Bush Telegraph: http://workersbushtelegraph.com.au/2013/03/01/traditional-owner-supports...
1 Mar 13: "Interview with Jagera man, James Bonner, about tent embassy in Musgrave Park. Broadcast on PShift 4zzz fm 102.1 noon on fridays."
YOUTUBE: SOVEREIGNTY IS AN AUSTRALIAN QUESTION - SOVEREIGNEMBASSY
YouTube: Sovereignty is an Australian question - SovereignEmbassy
25 Feb 13: "Brisbane Aboriginal Sovereign Embassy - one year strong!
Stand up and be counted: March 11-12 - Support the three Embassy warriors as they face court for defending the sacred fire. 9am at the Brisbane Magistrates Court, cnr George & Turbot Sts.
Lend a helping hand: Embassy meetings - every Wednesday at 6pm around the sacred fire.
Saturday March 24, 2013 - Corroroboree: 12 noon, Musgrave Park."
- Upcoming Event
Event: Sun 24 March 2013: South Brisbane, Qld
The Brisbane Aboriginal Sovereign Embassy - 1 Year Strong!
First Nations gathering: All welcome!
WGAR Background to the Aboriginal tent embassies: http://indymedia.org.au/2012/04/22/background-to-the-aboriginal-sovereig...
* BRISBANE CITY COUNCIL HERITAGE CITATION: MUSGRAVE PARK
Brisbane City Council Heritage Citation:
Musgrave Park (incl former South Brisbane Bowls Clubhouse)
"This is a place of local heritage significance and meets one or more of the criteria for entry in the Heritage Register of the Brisbane City Plan 2000. It is significant for the following reasons. ...
g) It has a strong or special association with the life or work of a particular community or cultural group for social, cultural or spiritual reasons as Musgrave Park has been a place of longstanding importance to the social, cultural and spiritual life of Aboriginal people from Brisbane and elsewhere."
* NITV FOOTAGE: MICHAEL ANDERSON, NICOLE WATSON AND DIANNA MURRAY - A DISCUSSION OF SOVEREIGNTY AND TREATY
Sovereignty - NITV Footage
Sovereign Union: [scroll down page] http://www.sovereignunion.mobi
2 Mar 13: "Michael Anderson, Nicole Watson and Dianna Murray - A very briefly discussion Sovereignty and Treaty"
"Michael Anderson, convener of Sovereign Union, First Nations Interim national unity government was interviewed on NITV."
* BACKGROUND TO THE ABORIGINAL TENT EMBASSIES:
Last updated: 9 March 2013
* NIRS: EFFORTS FOR MORE INDIGENOUS DOCTORS PRAISED
National Indigenous Radio Service: Efforts for more Indigenous doctors praised
9 Mar 13: "A Brisbane-based Aboriginal health professional has commended efforts to increase the number of Indigenous doctors, saying it’s important to provide choice for Indigenous patients. Advanced trainee ophthalmologist Kris Rallah-Baker is set to become the nation’s first Indigenous eye surgeon. Latest figures reveal there are 226 Indigenous Australians studying medicine and 175 medical practitioners. Dr. Rallah-Baker says when he finished studying medicine in 1997, there were less than 10 Indigenous doctors in Australia."
* DEBRA JOPSON, THE GUARDIAN UK: AUSTRALIAN URANIUM DISCOVERY THREATENS ANCIENT INDIGENOUS CAVE ART
The Guardian: Australian uranium discovery threatens ancient indigenous cave art
8 Mar 13: "A significant deposit has been found in a remote Australian mountain range near some of the oldest rock art on the planet ... One of the world's biggest uranium producers has found a significant deposit in a remote tropical Australian mountain range near sandstone galleries holding some of the oldest and most spectacular rock art on the planet. After years of drilling, Canadian-based mining company Cameco has reported the find in the Wellington Range, where the thousands of Aboriginal artworks adorning cliffs and caves ... " Debra Jopson at The Global Mail
* MALARNDIRRI MCCARTHY, NITV NEWS: MERCEDES-BENZ APOLOGISES OVER WAVE ROCK VIDEO
SBS World News: Mercedes-Benz apologises over Wave Rock video
Source: Malarndirri McCarthy, NITV News
8 Mar 13: "Mercedes-Benz Australia has apologised over an online video showing a BMX rider on Wave Rock in Western Australia. The video has been deemed inappropriate by the local Aboriginal Land Council, which has threatened legal action. Mercedes Benz Australia supplied the vehicle used by BMX rider Danny Campbell and the production crew to reach Wave Rock, about 340 kilometres east of Perth. Mercedes Benz Germany financed the video. South West Aboriginal Land & Sea Council said the ad was inappropriate."
WGAR News: NITV News: Wave Rock tourism video 'filmed on sacred site' [Noongar country, WA] (9 Mar 13)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2013/03/09/wgar-news-promising-news-for-kimberle...
* SONGLINES: GOVERNMENT ANSWERS TO GREENS QUESTIONS REGARDING MUCKATY RADIOACTIVE SITES MATTERS
- Senate questions and answers
Songlines: Government answers to Greens questions regarding Muckaty radioactive sites matters
5 Mar 13: "Songlines has spliced the Senate questions and answers together in order to make it easier to follow. All care taken during this process but refer to the originals for authoritative sources.
Muckaty Land Trust
26 Feb 2013 - Scott Ludlam
(Question No. 2556) ... "
* BACKGROUND TO THE PROPOSED MUCKATY NUCLEAR WASTE DUMP:
Last updated: 18 February 2013
* OTHER ARTICLES:
- Analysis / Opinion
Crikey: Alison Anderson's risky - and bold - NT homelands policy
7 Mar 13: "The NT government wants a mortgage-led development strategy for Aboriginal homelands. But can individualism and the free markets exist alongside Aboriginal kinship and land rights? ANU’s Jon Altman explains. Northern Territory Minister for Indigenous Advancement Alison Anderson’s new "Homelands and Outstations - A Shared Responsibility" policy embodies a dual approach: a view that individualism, the free market and other neoliberal ideas can sit comfortably alongside Aboriginal emphases on kinship, reciprocity and rights." Jon Altman
Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association:
8 Mar 13: "The Northern Territory’s most prominent Aboriginal politician says that she will not support any kind of dysfunction in her party and has accused fellow party members of acting like "spoilt brats "."
Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association:
7 Mar 13: "* Terry Mills will remain Chief Minister of the Northern Territory following a marathon meeting of more than six hours by the parliamentary wing of the Country Liberals.
* Western Australian Traditional owners group says a Federal court ruling that the Fortescue Metals Group is now obliged to negotiate in good faith with them means that under the Mining Act they now have the right to sue if they win full and exclusive rights from the determination."
National Indigenous Radio Service: Giles knocks back Deputy's job in NT Government
8 Mar 13: "Indigenous Advancement Minister Alison Anderson has confirmed that Transport Minister Adam Giles was initially offered the deputy leadership of the Northern Territory Government but knocked it back because he wanted to be Chief Minister. Ms Anderson had nominated Mr Giles for the job during an often stormy meeting of the Country Liberals parliamentary wing at parliament house in Darwin yesterday. She says he not only rejected the offer but then tried to make a bid for Chief Minister Terry Mills' job."
Boorowa News: Langton fires up at academic critics
10 Mar 13: "Professor Langton, foundation chair of indigenous studies at Melbourne University, rejected claims published on the Crikey website and in the left-wing magazine Arena that she should have revealed the sources of her research funding when delivering the ABC Boyer lectures. She said a full funding disclosure had already been provided to the Australian Research Council and the University of Melbourne. These had been ethically assessed." By Russell Skelton
National Indigenous Radio Service: Environmental groups upset over Uluru golf course plans
8 Mar 13: "A golf course planned for the Ayers Rock Resort near Uluru in central Australia is being criticised by environment groups. Federal Environment Minister Tony Burke has requested an assessment of the project before making a decision on whether or it goes ahead. A threatened species ecologist says four rare and endangered species, including a marsupial known as the mulgara, could be threatened by the development. ... He [Koos Klein] says traditional owners have been given the opportunity to voice any concerns."
National Indigenous Radio Service: South Australian Indigenous People to be recognised in the State's Constitution
7 Mar 13: "Members of the South Australian Aboriginal community have welcomed progress in formally recognising Aboriginal people in the State Constitution. Yesterday, the South Australian House of Assembly passed a bill to amend the constitution. ... Port Augusta resident and Adnyamathanha woman Denise Champion hopes it becomes legislation."
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