WGAR News: Pleas for strong and effective racial vilification laws: Santilla Chingaipe, SBS Radionews

Newsletter date: 16 December 2013

Contents:

* Santilla Chingaipe, SBS Radionews: Pleas for strong and effective racial vilification laws [Featuring The Law Centre's Hugh de Kreteser]
* Malarndirri McCarthy, NITV News: Over 150 groups rally against changes to racial discrimination laws

* Michael Coggan, ABC News: Indigenous Affairs Minister reviewing future of National Congress of Australia's First Peoples
* Brooke Boney, NITV News: Nova Peris questions Abbott's dedication to Indigenous affairs

* Karen Ashford, SBS Radionews: Commission reveals spike in racism reports
* The Wire: 2013 Social Justice and Native Title Report delivered [Featuring Gerry Georgatos]
* The Guardian: Five questions to Mick Gooda: on self-determination and human rights

* SANTILLA CHINGAIPE, SBS RADIONEWS: PLEAS FOR STRONG AND EFFECTIVE RACIAL VILIFICATION LAWS [FEATURING THE LAW CENTRE'S HUGH DE KRETESER]

- Audio Interview

SBS Radionews: Pleas for strong and effective racial vilification laws
By Santilla Chingaipe
http://www.sbs.com.au/podcasts/Podcasts/radionews/episode/305719/Pleas-f...
10 Dec 13: "There are renewed calls for the federal Attorney General not to change the federal racial vilification laws. ... At least 150 organisations from across Australia, including the Human Rights Law Centre and Oxfam Australia have jointly delivered a letter to Senator Brandis. The letter highlights the role that the Racial Discrimination Act has played in combating racial hatred and protecting individuals and groups against discrimination and hate speech. The Law Centre's Hugh de Kreteser told Santilla Chingaipe about the letter's contents." By Santilla Chingaipe

* MALARNDIRRI MCCARTHY, NITV NEWS: OVER 150 GROUPS RALLY AGAINST CHANGES TO RACIAL DISCRIMINATION LAWS

- Video

NITV News: Over 150 groups rally against changes to racial discrimination laws
By Malarndirri McCarthy; Source NITV News
http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2013/12/10/congress-will-oppose-chang...
10 Dec 13: "Organisations have used International Human Rights Day to highlight their growing campaign against the federal government's proposed changes to the Racial Discrimination Act. ... "These organisations have joined together because we are concerned about the potential for the repeal of this legislation or the watering down of this legislation," said Hugh de Kretser from the Human Rights Law Centre Australia. The National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples say the current law has worked well for the last 20 years and that there is no need to change it." By Malarndirri McCarthy

* MICHAEL COGGAN, ABC NEWS: INDIGENOUS AFFAIRS MINISTER REVIEWING FUTURE OF NATIONAL CONGRESS OF AUSTRALIA'S FIRST PEOPLES

- News

ABC News: Indigenous Affairs Minister reviewing future of National Congress of Australia's First Peoples
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-12-05/government-reviewing-future-of-nat...
5 Dec 13: "The future of the national body elected to represent the views of Indigenous people in Australia is under review by the Federal Government. Indigenous Affairs Minister Nigel Scullion has questioned the expenditure of $29 million on the establishment and operation of the National Congress of Australia's First Peoples. The body's elected Co-chair, Kirstie Parker, says that since Congress opened its doors in 2010, about 7,500 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have signed up as members, "representing many, many thousands of indigenous families around the country"." By National Reporting Team's Michael Coggan

* BROOKE BONEY, NITV NEWS: NOVA PERIS QUESTIONS ABBOTT'S DEDICATION TO INDIGENOUS AFFAIRS

- Video

NITV News: Nova Peris questions Abbott's dedication to Indigenous affairs
By Brooke Boney; Source NITV News
http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2013/12/12/nova-peris-questions-abbot...
12 Dec 13: "The parliamentary year has officially ended for Tony Abbott and the Coalition government, but questions still remain unanswered for Indigenous ministers. ... Northern Territory Senator Nova Peris revealed her distress following this announcement in Parliament today where she addressed the attorney general during question time. "I refer to Mr Abbott's pre-election promise that he would be the Prime Minister for Aboriginal Affairs. Why has the government cut $42 million from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander legal services?" said Ms Peris." By Brooke Boney

* KAREN ASHFORD, SBS RADIONEWS: COMMISSION REVEALS SPIKE IN RACISM REPORTS

- Audio Interview

SBS Radionews: Commission reveals spike in racism reports
By Karen Ashford
http://www.sbs.com.au/podcasts/Podcasts/radionews/episode/305687/Commiss...
10 Dec 13: "The Australian Human Rights Commission has revealed a substantial jump in reports of racism. ... The rise comes despite the Commission campaigning for the past 12 months to encourage Australians to take a personal stand against racism wherever they find it. South Australia has become the first state to sign up to the Commission's anti-racism strategy, titled "Racism.It stops with me". But as Karen Ashford reports, far from stopping, racism's surging." By Karen Ashford

* THE WIRE: 2013 SOCIAL JUSTICE AND NATIVE TITLE REPORT DELIVERED [FEATURING GERRY GEORGATOS]

- Audio Interview

The Wire: 2013 Social Justice and Native Title Report delivered
Produced by Alexander Tate
http://www.thewire.org.au/storyDetail.aspx?ID=11152
13 Dec 13: "Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner, Mick Gooda, handed down this year's report on behalf Of Australian Human Rights Commission, which addressed their rights and how issues had been tackled and their outcomes. ...
Featured in story: Gerry Georgatos: University Researcher and National Indigenous Times journalist"

* THE GUARDIAN: FIVE QUESTIONS TO MICK GOODA: ON SELF-DETERMINATION AND HUMAN RIGHTS

- Interview

The Guardian: Five questions to Mick Gooda: on self-determination and human rights
http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/dec/06/five-questions-to-m...
6 Dec 13: "Each week, a new guest hosts the @IndigenousX Twitter account to discuss topics of interest as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people. ...
What issue affecting Indigenous people do you think is most pressing?
Our communities need to exercise self-determination based on a new narrative that articulates human rights. An approach that is based on the declaration on the rights of Indigenous peoples can provide sustainable improvements in our communities and families. This approach involves rights and responsibilities standing side-by-side. ... "

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