WGAR News: Sydney, Melbourne & Canberra book launches: 'In the Absence of Treaty' by 'cA'

Newsletter date: 30 December 2013

Contents:

* 'concerned Australians' Sydney Book launch: 'In the Absence of Treaty' [Launched by Rosalie Kunoth-Monks & Jeff McMullen]
* 'concerned Australians' Melbourne Book launch: 'In the Absence of Treaty' & Screening of John Pilger's Film 'Utopia' [Speakers: Alastair Nicholson & Richard Frankland]
* 'concerned Australians' Canberra Book launch: 'In the Absence of Treaty' [Speakers: Graeme Mundine & John Falzon]
* Mick Estens, The Stringer: Northern Territory Intervention = injustice, prejudice, inequality
* Background to the Northern Territory (NT) Intervention
* Background to 'Stronger Futures' new NT Intervention laws

* Marc Tong, SBS Living Black Radio: Palawa Activist Honoured with State Award [Featuring Rodney Dillon]

* Marc Tong, SBS Living Black Radio: Funding Cut Fears [Featuring Andrew Jackomos]
* WGAR News: First Peoples Voice will not be Silenced: Statement from Congress National Board (23 Dec 13)
* WGAR News: NATSILS Factsheet: funding cuts to Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Legal Services (22 Dec 13)

* 'CONCERNED AUSTRALIANS' SYDNEY BOOK LAUNCH: 'IN THE ABSENCE OF TREATY' [LAUNCHED BY ROSALIE KUNOTH-MONKS & JEFF MCMULLEN]

- Upcoming Event

Event: Tue 28 January 2014: Glebe, Sydney, NSW
Book launch: 'concerned Australians' - In the Absence of Treaty
Edited by Michele Harris
To be launched by Rosalie Kunoth-Monks OAM Elder from Utopia and Jeff McMullen AM
Gleebooks
"This is the fifth in a series of books that voice the concerns
of many Aboriginal peoples of the Northern Territory living
under the Intervention and Stronger Futures legislation."
"In the Absence of Treaty defines how, through changes to
legislation and by engaging Aboriginal peoples in
decision-making without access to independent advice,
control is slipping away from them."
Event details: http://www.gleebooks.com.au/BookingRetrieve.aspx?ID=128394
Event details: http://www.concernedaustralians.com.au/ITAT_booklaunches.html#Sydney
Event details: http://www.concernedaustralians.com.au/#ITAT
To pre-order the 'In the Absence of Treaty' book please click here: http://www.concernedaustralians.com.au/media/ITAT_order_form.doc
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...

* 'CONCERNED AUSTRALIANS' MELBOURNE BOOK LAUNCH: 'IN THE ABSENCE OF TREATY' & SCREENING OF JOHN PILGER'S FILM 'UTOPIA' [SPEAKERS: ALASTAIR NICHOLSON & RICHARD FRANKLAND]

- Upcoming Event

Event: Tue 4 February 2014: Melbourne CBD, Vic
Book launch: 'concerned Australians' - In the Absence of Treaty
Edited by Michele Harris
In conjunction with the screening of Utopia, http://utopiajohnpilger.co.uk/
John Pilger’s film on Aboriginal Australia (entry free)
Speakers: Hon. Alastair Nicholson AO (book); Richard Frankland (film)
Venue: Storey Hall
'In the Absence of Treaty':
"This book explores the current inadequacy of
the process used in engaging with Aboriginal
people, which results in control slipping away
from them. It provides concise but incisive account
from recent reports about the reasons for the
ongoing and growing frustration of many
Aboriginal people in the NT. In doing so it
hints at possibly the only solution - treaties."
'Utopia':
"One of the world's best kept secrets is revealed
against a background of the greatest boom in
mineral wealth. Has the 'lucky country' inherited
South African apartheid? Utopia tells a universal
story of power and resistance in the media age
driven by old imperatives and presented as
liberalism." Official Utopia website
'In the Absence of Treaty' Event details: http://www.concernedaustralians.com.au/ITAT_booklaunches.html#Melbourne
'In the Absence of Treaty' Event details: http://www.concernedaustralians.com.au/#ITAT
To pre-order the 'In the Absence of Treaty' book please click here: http://www.concernedaustralians.com.au/media/ITAT_order_form.doc
'Utopia' Event details: http://utopiajohnpilger.co.uk/
'Utopia' Event details: http://johnpilger.com/
'Utopia' film reviews: http://utopiajohnpilger.co.uk/reviews & http://johnpilger.com/articles/utopia-reviews
All screenings of 'Utopia': http://utopiajohnpilger.co.uk/showings
WGAR Background to 'Utopia' film: http://indymedia.org.au/2013/11/23/wgar-news-interview-john-pilger-expos...
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...

* 'CONCERNED AUSTRALIANS' CANBERRA BOOK LAUNCH: 'IN THE ABSENCE OF TREATY' [SPEAKERS: GRAEME MUNDINE & JOHN FALZON]

- Upcoming Event

Event: Thu 6 February 2014: ANU, Canberra, ACT
Book launch: 'concerned Australians' - In the Absence of Treaty
Edited by Michele Harris
Speakers: Graeme Mundine & John Falzon
The Co-op Bookshop ANU
"This book explores the current inadequacy of
the process used in engaging with Aboriginal
people, which results in control slipping away
from them. It provides concise but incisive account
from recent reports about the reasons for the
ongoing and growing frustration of many
Aboriginal people in the NT. In doing so it
hints at possibly the only solution - treaties."
Event details: http://www.concernedaustralians.com.au/ITAT_booklaunches.html#Canberra
Event details: http://www.concernedaustralians.com.au/#ITAT
To pre-order the 'In the Absence of Treaty' book please click here: http://www.concernedaustralians.com.au/media/ITAT_order_form.doc
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...

* MICK ESTENS, THE STRINGER: NORTHERN TERRITORY INTERVENTION = INJUSTICE, PREJUDICE, INEQUALITY

- Analysis / Opinion

The Stringer: Northern Territory Intervention = injustice, prejudice, inequality
http://thestringer.com.au/northern-territory-intervention-injustice-prej...
27 Dec 13: "Christmas Day 2013 and I am celebrating it with an Aboriginal family in a remote Arnhem community. ... Does Australia really need this apartheid like Intervention in the Territory, what legacy will we pay for it? Does Australia really need to have a bloody good look at itself and stop segregating a group of people based on their race?" By Mick Estens

- Contributer Bio

The Stringer: Mick Estens
http://thestringer.com.au/mick-estens/
" ... Mick Estens is an uncle to three Kamilaroi nephews from NSW and this family connection has given him exposure to problems and racism that other people in this country do not experience. He writes that he "hates the fact that the colour of one’s skin can have a bearing on their future". ... "

* BACKGROUND TO THE NORTHERN TERRITORY (NT) INTERVENTION:

Last updated: 26 December 2013

http://indymedia.org.au/2012/04/22/background-to-the-northern-territory-...

* BACKGROUND TO 'STRONGER FUTURES' NEW NT INTERVENTION LAWS:

Last updated: 26 December 2013

http://indymedia.org.au/2012/04/22/background-to-stronger-futures-new-nt...

* MARC TONG, SBS LIVING BLACK RADIO: PALAWA ACTIVIST HONOURED WITH STATE AWARD [FEATURING RODNEY DILLON]

- Audio Interview

SBS Living Black Radio: Palawa Activist Honoured with State Award
By Marc Tong
http://www.sbs.com.au/yourlanguage/aboriginal/highlight/page/id/308690/t...
27 Dec 13: "Indigenous campaigner Rodney Dillon recognised for his work in human rights. ... Having campaigned for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander rights since he was 14 years old, Palawa man Rodney Dillon has been honoured with a major state human rights award. The 57 year old Tasmanian man has seen many ups and downs in his fight to restore Tasmania's Aboriginal culture, which was once thought to be extinct. ... He also tells Marc Tong of the validation the award brings to a culture that is now very much alive." By Marc Tong

See:

WGAR News: Amnesty International Australia: Recognition for a tireless Indigenous Rights Campaigner [Featuring Rodney Dillon] (27 Dec 13)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2013/12/27/wgar-news-yirrkala-celebrates-40-year...

* MARC TONG, SBS LIVING BLACK RADIO: FUNDING CUT FEARS [FEATURING ANDREW JACKOMOS]

- Audio Interview

SBS Living Black Radio: Funding Cut Fears
By Marc Tong
http://www.sbs.com.au/yourlanguage/aboriginal/highlight/page/id/308688/t...
27 Dec 13: "Victoria's Commissioner for Aboriginal Children and Young People expects a rise in juvenile incarceration. ... Concerns are growing from an expected increase in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children coming into the justice system as a result of the Federal Government's funding cuts Aboriginal organisations and services. The nation's only state-based Commissioner for Aboriginal Children and Young People says the budget cuts are short sighted." By Marc Tong

* WGAR NEWS: FIRST PEOPLES VOICE WILL NOT BE SILENCED: STATEMENT FROM CONGRESS NATIONAL BOARD (23 DEC 13)

- Compilation

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 ... "

- Related Compilation

WGAR News: ... (27 Dec 13)
http://indymedia.org.au/2013/12/27/wgar-news-yirrkala-celebrates-40-year...
"Contents: ...
* SBS Living Black Radio: Federal Budget Cuts to Aboriginal Affairs
* Greens Senator Rachel Siewert: Government avoids scrutiny by cutting Coordinator-General for Remote Indigenous Services ... "

* WGAR NEWS: NATSILS FACTSHEET: FUNDING CUTS TO ABORIGINAL & TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER LEGAL SERVICES (22 DEC 13)

- Compilation

WGAR News: NATSILS Factsheet: funding cuts to Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Legal Services (22 Dec 13)
http://indymedia.org.au/2013/12/22/wgar-news-first-peoples-voice-will-no...
"Contents:
* NATSILS - National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Services: Government to defund Aboriginal Legal Services Peak Body and all Law Reform and Policy Positions
* NATSILS Factsheet: funding cuts to Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Legal Services
* CAALAS - Central Australian Aboriginal Legal Aid Service: Cuts to Aboriginal legal aid will silence Aboriginal communities
* NACCHO political health news: Abbott Government cuts to impact on Aboriginal health
* SNAICC News: Media Release 18 December 2013 - Cuts to Aboriginal Legal Services
* ANTaR: Cuts to Aboriginal Legal Services will undermine action on Aboriginal jobs and education
* ANTaR: Take Action: Abbott Government delivers a blow to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Justice ... "
[NACCHO: National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation]
[SNAICC: Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care]
[ANTaR: a grassroots movement of Australians in support of justice, rights and respect for Australia’s First Peoples]

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