Background to 'Keeping Them Home': Campaign against Forced Aboriginal Adoption in the NT, Australia

Last updated: 1 June 2014

Contents:
* Campaign
* Compilations
* Other media related to Aboriginal child welfare

* CAMPAIGN

Keeping Them Home Campaign:

'concerned Australians': [scroll down page] http://www.concernedaustralians.com.au/

Respect and Listen: [scroll down page] http://www.respectandlisten.org/

STICS (Stop the Intervention Collective Sydney): [scroll down page] http://stoptheintervention.org/

* COMPILATIONS

WGAR News: Robert Crawford, South Coast Register: Budget 2014: 'We risk a new stolen generation' (1 Jun 14)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2014/05/31/wgar-news-where-to-now-budget-reveals...

WGAR News: ... (31 May 14)
http://indymedia.org.au/2014/05/30/wgar-news-from-my-fathers-death-bed-t...
"Contents: ...
* Robert Crawford, South Coast Register: Budget 2014: 'We risk a new stolen generation'
* Gerry Georgatos, The Stringer: Australia - 14,000 stolen children - today
* Background to 'Keeping Them Home': Campaign against Forced Aboriginal Adoption in the NT ... "

WGAR News: Gomeroi Grandmothers warn of a new stolen generation: Emma Lancaster, The Wire; featuring Aunty Hazel (28 May 14)
http://indymedia.org.au/2014/05/28/wgar-news-gomeroi-grandmothers-warn-o...
"Contents:
* Mon 26 May 2014 - National Day of Action Marking National Sorry Day: Stop Ongoing Stolen Generations!
* Wed 28 May 2014 - Alice Springs Forum marking National Sorry Day: The NT Intervention & The New Stolen Generation
* Debra Swan, The Guardian: Why I chose to quit my job in Aboriginal child protection
* Michael Safi, The Guardian: Sorry Day rallies call for changes to state child-protection regimes
* Emma Lancaster, The Wire: Gomeroi Grandmothers warn of a new stolen generation
[Featuring Aunty Hazel - Grandmothers Against Removal Gunnedah]
* ABC News: Aboriginal children in care 'a new Stolen Generation', UTS Indigenous researcher says [Featuring Paddy Gibson] ...
* Alex Bainbridge, Green Left TV, YouTube: Police harass Sorry Day protest by mothers and grandmothers against the new stolen generation
* Gerry Georgatos, NIRS: Call for country-wide class action against removal of children
* Elke Nagy, Digital Journal: Sorry Day Protests: Stop taking our children ...
* Background to 'Keeping Them Home': Campaign against Forced Aboriginal Adoption in the NT"

WGAR News: Stolen Futures: Paddy Gibson, Overland Literary Journal (29 Sep 13)
http://indymedia.org.au/2013/09/28/wgar-news-stolen-futures-paddy-gibson...
"Contents:
* Paddy Gibson, Overland Literary Journal: Stolen Futures ...
* SNAICC News: Brisbane workshop to support healing for survivors of forcible removal"
[SNAICC: Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care]

WGAR News: National Aboriginal and Islander Children's Day (NAICD): Sunday 4 August 2013 (3 Aug 13)
http://indymedia.org.au/2013/08/03/wgar-news-national-aboriginal-and-isl...
"Contents:
* SNAICC News: Our children's rights must be a priority for governments
* Invite to the launch of the 2013 National Aboriginal & Islander Children's Day in Melbourne (Sun 4 August 2013)
* National Aboriginal and Islander Children's Day (NAICD): Right Here, Right Now. Our Rights Matter. (Sun 4 August 2013)
* Right Now Radio: Interview with Frank Hytten [CEO of SNAICC] on a better future for Indigenous children
* Sovereign Union: First Nations children are dramatically overrepresented in out-of-home or foster care
* Nicola Butler, The Stringer: Heather 'Kemarre' Shearer of the National Stolen Generations Alliance
* German Language: gesellschaft für bedrohte völker: Australien: Lasst den Aboriginal-Kindern ihr Zuhause!
* German Language: Artikel fuer Amnesty International Rundbrief: Keeping them home campaign - (Kampagne um Ureinwohnerkinder bei der Familie zu behalten)"
[SNAICC: Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care]

WGAR News: ... (1 Aug 13)
http://indymedia.org.au/2013/07/31/wgar-news-entrenching-the-nt-interven...
"Contents: ...
* CAAMA Radio interviews Frank Hytten, CEO of SNAICC: Peak body challenges media claims that culture is placing Aboriginal children at risk
* Statement by Sharron Williams, Chairperson of SNAICC: Poverty, not Aboriginal culture, is the real issue
* SNAICC News: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Placement Principle: Aims and Core Elements - Briefing Paper"
[CAAMA: Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association]
[SNAICC: Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care]

WGAR News: We have to stop the creation of another Stolen Generation: Paddy Gibson, The Guardian UK (13 Jun 13)
http://indymedia.org.au/2013/06/12/wgar-news-we-have-to-stop-the-creatio...
"Contents:
* Nicola Butler, The Stringer: National call to reduce high number of Aboriginal children removed
* Paddy Gibson, The Guardian UK: We have to stop the creation of another Stolen Generation
* The Wire: Are we on the brink of another Stolen Generation? [Interviews with Frank Hytten and Paddy Gibson]
* Melbourne event hosted by SNAICC: Stop the Creation of Another Stolen Generation! (14 June 13)"
[SNAICC: Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care]

WGAR News: "call for action to reduce high number of Aboriginal Children in out-of-home care" (9 Jun 13)
http://indymedia.org.au/2013/06/08/wgar-news-call-for-action-to-reduce-h...
"Contents:
* SNAICC News: Delegates call for action to reduce high number of Aboriginal Children in out-of-home care
* SBS Radionews: Remove harm, not children: Indigenous advocates ...
* Vimeo: Adam Giles, Child Protection from CAAMA"
[SNAICC: Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care]
[CAAMA: Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association]

WGAR News: Do forced adoptions mean forced assimilation?: Stop the Intervention Collective Sydney (5 Jun 13)
http://indymedia.org.au/2013/06/04/wgar-news-do-forced-adoptions-mean-fo...
"Contents:
* STICS: Do forced adoptions mean forced assimilation?
* SBS Living Black: Adopting Out Children in the NT [Interview with SNAICC CEO Frank Hytten]
* SBS Living Black: Adopting Children In the NT - Listen to the Elders [Interview with Graham Mundine, ACM]
* NITV: Indigenous kids need Indigenous carers: Expert
* CAAMA: Children's Commissioner calls on Government to commit to future of Territory
* NIRS: NT Government looking at child protection changes"
[STICS: Stop the Intervention Collective, Sydney]
[CAAMA: Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association]
[NIRS: National Indigenous Radio Service]

WGAR News: Keeping Them Home - Stop the forced removal of Aboriginal children from their families (Sorry Day - 26 May 13)
http://indymedia.org.au/2013/05/26/wgar-news-keeping-them-home-stop-the-...
"Contents: ...
* Let's Talk's Tiga Bayles interviews renowned journalist Jeff McMullen about child removals and the importance of families
* Jeff McMullen, Respect and Listen: The Future of the Family (giving context to the suicide and child removal issues)
* SNAICC News: Keeping Them Home - Elder Rev Dr Djiniyini Gondarra, calls for this trend to be reversed
* Peter Robson, Green Left: NT government risks new stolen generation
* ABC Indigenous: Chief magistrate says NT's child protection department is failing
* Northern Territory (NT) Forced Aboriginal Adoption Media Coverage
* Background to the Stolen Generations and the Bringing Them Home report
* Background to Child Protection and Out-of-home care"
[SNAICC: Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care]

WGAR News: Keeping them Home - What have we learnt from Bringing them Home?: ACM Sydney (23 May 13)
http://indymedia.org.au/2013/05/22/wgar-news-keeping-them-home-what-have...
"Contents:
* Australian Times: NT Indigenous leaders challenge Chief Minister's adoption claims
* 'concerned Australians' & Respect and Listen: Keeping Them Home
* 'concerned Australians' & Respect and Listen: Letter from Djiniyini Gondarra to Adam Giles
* 'concerned Australians' & Respect and Listen: What Did We Learn from "Bringing Them Home"?
* ACM Sydney: Keeping them Home - What have we learnt from Bringing them Home?
* 'concerned Australians' Media Release: Keeping Them Home
* ACM Sydney Media Statement: What have we learnt from Bringing them home?
* SNAICC Media Release: Chief Minister's solution on Aboriginal child protection short sighted, paternalistic - and wrong
* Northern Territory (NT) Forced Aboriginal Adoption Media Coverage
* Background to the Stolen Generations and the Bringing Them Home report"
[ACM Sydney: Aboriginal Catholic Ministry, Sydney]
[SNAICC: Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care]

WGAR News: Indigenous adoption push prompts Stolen Generation fears: ABC Radio Australia Video (18 May 13)
http://indymedia.org.au/2013/05/17/wgar-news-indigenous-adoption-push-pr...
"Contents:
* CAAMA: Anger over Giles' claim to "remove neglected Aboriginal children"
* CAAMA Video: Interview with Jackie Baxter of Stolen Generation and Families Aboriginal Corp re Mr Giles comments
* SBS Radionews Audio: Alarm over NT Indigenous adoption plan
* ABC Radio Australia Video: Indigenous adoption push prompts Stolen Generation fears
* SNAICC News: Chief Minister's solution on Aboriginal child protection short-sighted & wrong
* SBS World News Video: Alarm over NT plan on neglected Indigenous kids
* ABC Video: Adoptions 'only part of solution' for neglected Indigenous children
* Australian Times: Adoption an option for neglected Indigenous children
* NT News: I will remove neglected kids, says Chief
* Tracker: Aboriginal children are being left with neglectful parents: Giles
* Adelaide Now: Andrew Bolt: Listen to Giles on Aboriginal kids"
[CAAMA: Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association]
[SNAICC: Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care]

* OTHER MEDIA RELATED TO ABORIGINAL CHILD WELFARE

WGAR News: Robert Crawford, South Coast Register: Budget 2014: 'We risk a new stolen generation' (1 Jun 14)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2014/05/31/wgar-news-where-to-now-budget-reveals...

WGAR News: Is Australia creating ANOTHER Stolen Generation?: Paddy Gibson chats with Paul Wiles on CAAMA Radio (14 May 14)
http://indymedia.org.au/2014/05/13/wgar-news-is-australia-creating-anoth...

WGAR News: facebook event: Tue 29 April 2014, Sydney: Inner West Film Forum April Screening - Stop the New Stolen Generations! (29 Apr 14)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2014/04/28/wgar-news-gallipoli-not-the-only-war-...

WGAR News: ... (7 Apr 14)
http://indymedia.org.au/2014/04/06/wgar-news-economic-value-of-aborigina...
"Contents: ...
* SNAICC News: Aboriginal Children and Family Centres need funding certainty…now!
* SNAICC News: Adoption not an option for Aboriginal children in NSW"
[SNAICC: Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care]

WGAR News: ... (23 Mar 14)
http://indymedia.org.au/2014/03/22/wgar-news-sharing-culture-empowering-...
"Contents: ...
* SNAICC News: SNAICC congratulates Dala Yooro Children and Family Centre
* SNAICC News: The Training Team recently delivered 10 of these 2-day workshops across New South Wales
* SNAICC News: The children of Burringurrah Remote Aboriginal Community - The Boss of My Body!
* John Pilger, The Guardian: Another stolen generation: how Australia still wrecks Aboriginal families
* Ian Lloyd Neubauer, TIME: Australian Child Protection Accused of Repeating Sins of 'Stolen Generations'
* SoundCloud: Interview with Barbara Moore and Vanessa Culbong about DOCS taking Tiara from school in perth ... "
[SNAICC: Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care]

WGAR News: Campaign against $500,000 funding cut to [Aboriginal] education [in NSW]: Myles Morgan, NITV (4 Mar 14)
http://indymedia.org.au/2014/03/04/wgar-news-campaign-against-500000-fun...
"Contents:
* Myles Morgan, NITV: Campaign against $500,000 funding cut to education [in NSW]
* AECSL - Aboriginal Early Childhood Support & Learning, YouTube: AECSL Awareness Campaign: www.make.my/aecslcampaign
* CommunityRun Petition: Provide funding for AECSL to continue its support and advocacy work
* Padraic Gibson, The Guardian: Tony Abbott's cuts directly hurt Aboriginal children
* SNAICC News: Aboriginal community-controlled services need funding
* SNAICC News: Fact sheets on our early years services - what is the issue and what needs to happen?
* SNAICC News: SNAICC and partners host Parliamentary Breakfast to engage with federal Parliamentarians on early years issues
* SNAICC News: Lisa Thorpe speaks on proposed funding cuts to early years program on NITV
* Paul Wiles, CAAMA Radio: Tom Calma - school has to be appropriate for Aboriginal kids
* ANTaR: Justice Targets are needed for action on Aboriginal Jobs and Education
* Mel Barnes, Green Left: Abbott's Aboriginal policy: more police and truancy cops
* Greens Senator Rachel Siewert: School attendance issues need comprehensive solutions ... "
[SNAICC: Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care]
[CAAMA: Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association]

WGAR News: ... (24 Feb 14)
http://indymedia.org.au/2014/02/24/wgar-news-nt-govt-to-further-cut-bili...
"Contents: ...
* Padraic Gibson, The Guardian: Tony Abbott's cuts directly hurt Aboriginal children
* Clare Fester, Solidarity Online: Aboriginal grandmothers fight to stop new Stolen Generation
* Gerry Georgatos, The Stringer: Stolen Generations continues but worse than ever
* Background to 'Keeping Them Home': Campaign against Forced Aboriginal Adoption in the NT"

WGAR News: ... (14 Feb 14)
http://indymedia.org.au/2014/02/14/wgar-news-qa-with-robert-eggington-on...
"Contents: ...
* Malarndirri McCarthy, NITV: Gunnedah grandmothers rally against removal of Indigenous kids
* Anna Patty, The Canberra Times: Child protection: NSW spend per individual is the smallest in Australia
* Larissa Nicholson, The Canberra Times: Fears over rise in Canberra's indigenous children in care
* Background to 'Keeping Them Home': Campaign against Forced Aboriginal Adoption in the NT"

WGAR News: ... (25 Jan 14)
http://indymedia.org.au/2014/01/24/wgar-news-raising-funds-for-elders-re...
"Contents: ...
* Nicole Watson, Tracker: Little Black Duck: When reparations is the hardest word
* Kelly Briggs, The Guardian: Aboriginal mothers like me still fear that our children could be taken away
* SNAICC News: Aboriginal mothers live in a 'culture of fear' that their children will be taken away
* SNAICC News: Early intervention the key on child abuse, according to National Children’s Commissioner report
* Background to 'Keeping Them Home': Campaign against Forced Aboriginal Adoption in the NT ... "
[SNAICC: Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care]

WGAR News: Bid to reduce Indigenous child removal: Biwa Kwan, SBS Radionews (1 Dec 13)
http://indymedia.org.au/2013/11/30/wgar-news-bid-to-reduce-indigenous-ch...
"Contents:
* The Stringer: Stolen Generations continue
* Biwa Kwan, SBS Radionews: Bid to reduce Indigenous child removal
* Anna Patty, Canberra Times: New South Wales: Another stolen generation looms, warn protesters
* SNAICC News: Minister pledges his support for Aboriginal controlled services
* Background to 'Keeping Them Home': Campaign against Forced Aboriginal Adoption in the NT
* Gerry Georgatos, The Stringer: South Australia drawing closer with Stolen Generations reparations"
[SNAICC: Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care]

WGAR News: ... (9 Nov 13)
http://indymedia.org.au/2013/11/08/wgar-news-aboriginal-organisations-to...
"Contents: ...
* SNAICC News: Launch of Knowledge Circle - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child and Family Resources Portal
* SNAICC News: The challenges and benefits of kinship care"
[SNAICC: Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care]

WGAR News: CAAMA's Lorena Walker interviews Marianne Mackay about Aboriginal children who are in care of the state in WA (9 Oct 13)
http://indymedia.org.au/2013/10/08/wgar-news-caama-interviews-marianne-m...
[CAAMA: Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association]

WGAR News: ... (15 Sep 13)
http://indymedia.org.au/2013/09/12/wgar-news-world-suicide-prevention-da...
"Contents: ...
* SNAICC News: The voices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people must be allowed to count on child protection
* SNAICC News: Report looks at services for children subjected to trauma
* NACCHO News: Aboriginal health service in NT bringing all community together for mediation forum"
[SNAICC: Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care]
[NACCHO: National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation]

WGAR News: The Wire: Indigenous children dominate out-of-home care [Featuring Frank Hytten, CEO of SNAICC and Rachel Siewert, Greens Senator] (14 Aug 13)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2013/08/13/wgar-news-culture-is-life-campaign-pr...
[SNAICC: Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care]

WGAR News: Shane Green, The Age: Pulling down the gates - Andrew Jackomos has been appointed Victoria's first Commissioner for Aboriginal Children and Young People (14 Aug 13)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2013/08/13/wgar-news-culture-is-life-campaign-pr...

WGAR News: SNAICC welcomes appointment of first Commissioner for Aboriginal Children and Youth (24 Jul 13)
http://indymedia.org.au/2013/07/23/wgar-news-snaicc-welcomes-appointment...
[SNAICC: Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care]

WGAR News: SNAICC News: Our Children Our Dreaming: A call for a just approach for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families (30 Jun 13)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2013/06/29/wgar-news-apo-nt-calls-for-joint-terr...
[SNAICC: Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care]

WGAR News: UN wants more effort from Australia in Aboriginal child welfare: CAAMA audio interview (24 Jun 13)
http://indymedia.org.au/2013/06/23/wgar-news-un-wants-more-effort-from-a...
[CAAMA: Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association]

WGAR News: Vince Chadwick, The Age: Nation risks a new stolen generation, leaders warn (20 Jun 13)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2013/06/19/wgar-news-sixth-anniversary-of-the-in...

WGAR News: CAAMA: Removing Aboriginal children from their families and culture (20 Jun 13)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2013/06/19/wgar-news-sixth-anniversary-of-the-in...
[CAAMA: Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association]

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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 the NT Alcohol Mandatory Treatment Bill, Northern Territory Government, Australia
http://indymedia.org.au/2013/07/03/background-to-the-nt-alcohol-mandator...

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 support for the Yolngu statement and opposition to the 'Stronger Futures' laws
http://indymedia.org.au/2012/06/10/background-to-support-for-the-yolngu-...

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...

About WGAR News (Working Group for Aboriginal Rights - Australia)
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http://indymedia.org.au/2012/04/30/about-wgar-news-working-group-for-abo...

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