WGAR News: Health Impacts of Racism: Jenne Perlstein, ANTaR Victoria

Newsletter date: 18 March 2014

Contents:

* Michele Harris, 'concerned Australians': Justice (Without Justice there can be no Reconciliation)

* Ron Sutton, SBS World News Radio: PM advised against Race Discrimination Act changes

* Jenne Perlstein, ANTaR Victoria: Health Impacts of Racism

* Rollback the Intervention: 27 March 2014, Alice Springs: there will be a march against racist policing and racist laws

* The Wheeler Centre: Black and Proud: Racism in Sport [Panel including Gilbert McAdam, Dr Sean Gorman and host Angela Pippos]
* David Liddle, NITV News: Indigenous athletes, families condemn 'ugly racism' in sport

* Michelle Lovegrove, Living Black Radio: WA Pub Refuses Service to Aboriginal People
* Celeste Liddle, The Stringer: I'd love to have a drink with Duncan, provided bloody Duncan doesn't exclude me...
* Gerry Georgatos, The Stringer: "No Indigenous person will be served in this hotel"
* Rev Dr Chris Budden, Newcastle Herald: Opinion: Racism still dished out on a daily basis

* Marc Tong, Living Black Radio: Racial Assault on a Gold Coast Bus
* Tracker: Racist attackers likely to be charged

* MICHELE HARRIS, 'CONCERNED AUSTRALIANS': JUSTICE (WITHOUT JUSTICE THERE CAN BE NO RECONCILIATION)

- Analysis / Opinion

Michele Harris, 'concerned Australians': Justice
Without Justice there can be no Reconciliation
http://www.concernedaustralians.com.au/
http://www.concernedaustralians.com.au/media/Justice.pdf
"Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are." Benjamin Franklin
"In an excellent article (SMH 2 March 2014) by long-time Aboriginal advocate, Sol Bellear, he suggests that reconciliation has failed. This leads me to ask the question, "What is the basis on which reconciliation might be delivered?" While I regularly read of new opportunities that are being promoted for Aboriginal people under the banner of ‘reconciliation’ and I greatly applaud them, at the same time I wonder if we have confused the meaning of the word itself and whether this could be the root of Sol’s conclusion?" Michele Harris, 'concerned Australians'

* RON SUTTON, SBS WORLD NEWS RADIO: PM ADVISED AGAINST RACE DISCRIMINATION ACT CHANGES

- Audio Interview

SBS World News Radio: PM advised against Race Discrimination Act changes
By Ron Sutton
http://www.sbs.com.au/podcasts/Podcasts/radionews/episode/322034/PM-advi...
7 Mar 14: "The chairman of the Prime Minister's Indigenous Advisory Council has advised against his government's planned changes to a key part of the Race Discrimination Act. Warren Mundine's opposition follows closely behind similar opposition this week from Race Discrimination Commissioner Tim Soutphommasane. Leaders in the Chinese, Vietnamese, Lebanese, Islamic and Jewish communities have also advised the government against the changes." By Ron Sutton

- Related Audio Interview

National Indigenous Radio Service 'Weekly News In Review'
Please click on the drop box link below to access ‘Weekly News In Review’:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/ohfv7g8x7pls2jr/WNIR%20MASTER%2017%20March.mp3
17 Mar 14: "This week, WNIR features interviews with:
* Rev. Rronang Garrawurra ...
* Linda Burney ...
* Les Malezer, has taken the Federal Attorney General George Brandis to task, over comments he made on national television. Appearing as a panel member on the ABC’s Q&A program, Senator George Brandis said it was the Coalition government’s intention to repeal section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act. Congress Co-Chair, Les Malezer says in all the meeting that his organisation has had with Senator Brandis and his staff, this has not been the case."

[Please note that NIRS WNIR may expire within a week. So to avoid disappointment you may need to download it soon.]

* JENNE PERLSTEIN, ANTaR VICTORIA: HEALTH IMPACTS OF RACISM

- Analysis / Opinion

ANTaR Victoria: Health Impacts of Racism
http://antarvictoria.org.au/news/health-impacts-of-racism.php
"The Victorian Coalition for Aboriginal Health Equality (CAHEV), based at VACCHO, has released a highly researched and validated statement on racial discrimination and its health impacts. Key highlights are that racism directly contributes to poor Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people’s health outcomes, both physically and psychologically, and has contributed to intergenerational trauma. The discrimination comes from both individuals and organisations and is a complex system within our society originating from colonisation, genocide and removal policies." By Jenne Perlstein

* ROLLBACK THE INTERVENTION: 27 MARCH 2014, ALICE SPRINGS: THERE WILL BE A MARCH AGAINST RACIST POLICING AND RACIST LAWS

- Upcoming Event

Rollback the Intervention: March 27: there will be a march against racist policing and racist laws
http://rollbacktheintervention.wordpress.com/
13 Mar 14: "March 27: there will be a march against racist policing and racist laws. Meet at the southern end of todd mall at 11am, and we will march to the police station. There will be a BBQ and speakers at the court house lawns afterwards. ... No more racist policing! Aboriginal people are being racially profiled by the police. While the alcohol laws themselves allow racist targetting, the police are abusing even these powers. The banned drinkers register meant that it was problem drinkers who were identified. However now all Aboriginal people are being refused alcohol; it has become an alcohol apartheid town. ... "

* THE WHEELER CENTRE: BLACK AND PROUD: RACISM IN SPORT [PANEL INCLUDING GILBERT MCADAM, DR SEAN GORMAN AND HOST ANGELA PIPPOS]

- Video and Audio

The Wheeler Centre: Black and Proud: Racism in Sport
http://wheelercentre.com/videos/video/black-and-proud-racism-in-sport/
"On 17 April 1993, Indigenous AFL player Nicky Winmar raised his St Kilda jersey and pointed out the colour of his skin to the Collingwood fans that had taunted him throughout the match. That photograph, and his accompanying statement, ‘I’m black and I’m proud to be black,’ became an iconic moment in AFL history, forcing many in the sporting arena to analyse their attitude towards race. ... a panel including former St Kilda/Brisbane AFL player (and Magarey medal winner) Gilbert McAdam, Dr Sean Gorman from the Centre for Aboriginal Studies at Curtin University, and host Angela Pippos."

* DAVID LIDDLE, NITV NEWS: INDIGENOUS ATHLETES, FAMILIES CONDEMN 'UGLY RACISM' IN SPORT

- Video

NITV News: Indigenous athletes, families condemn 'ugly racism' in sport
By David Liddle; Source NITV News
http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2014/03/12/indigenous-athletes-famili...
12 Mar 14: "Indigenous sporting stars and their families have become the latest victims of racial abuse in Australia. ... The father of Brisbane Broncos centre, Justin Hodges, has become the latest victim of racial abuse on the sports field. Roy Hodges has spoken out following Ben Barba’s battle with racism in sport. ... "

* MICHELLE LOVEGROVE, LIVING BLACK RADIO: WA PUB REFUSES SERVICE TO ABORIGINAL PEOPLE

- Audio Interview

Living Black Radio: WA Pub Refuses Service to Aboriginal People
By Michelle Lovegrove
http://www.sbs.com.au/yourlanguage/aboriginal/highlight/page/id/321970/t...
7 Mar 14: "The Australian Hotel's Association has labelled as "ignorant", a publican who refused to serve Aboriginal people in her hotel in Western Australian. Publican Deborah Ovens place a notice up at her Denver City Hotel in Coolgardie, refusing service to any indigenous person until her stolen mobile phone was returned. The notice was photographed and within hours, was all over social media. ... But CEO of the Australian Hotel's Association in WA, Bradley Woods says there is no excuse for a publican to consider this appropriate action."

* CELESTE LIDDLE, THE STRINGER: I'D LOVE TO HAVE A DRINK WITH DUNCAN, PROVIDED BLOODY DUNCAN DOESN'T EXCLUDE ME...

- Analysis / Opinion

The Stringer: I'd love to have a drink with Duncan, provided bloody Duncan doesn't exclude me...
http://thestringer.com.au/id-love-to-have-a-drink-with-duncan-provided-b...
14 Mar 14: "Social media can be alternately a wondrous invention of the 21st century whilst also being a curse. ... Such it was last week when news spread rapidly that a publican in Coolgardie had banned Indigenous people from drinking in her pub because her phone was allegedly stolen. A sign, that was quickly photographed and circulated on social media attested to this racist ban. The story of an Aboriginal miner who was refused service and is now seeking legal advice was told. The pub’s page on Facebook was trolled with reviews being written about the regular KKK meetings and the archaic attitudes and decor. In short, some well-oiled internet activism sprung into action and let people know that this was not acceptable. ... " By Celeste Liddle

Celeste Liddle - The Stringer
http://thestringer.com.au/celeste-liddle/
"Celeste Liddle is the current National Indigenous Organiser at the NTEU and prior to that worked in Indigenous university student support for 8 years. She is also a freelance writer and has been published in Daily Life (Fairfax), The Guardian, Tracker and a few other places. She blogs personally at "Rantings of an Aboriginal Feminist"."

* GERRY GEORGATOS, THE STRINGER: "NO INDIGENOUS PERSON WILL BE SERVED IN THIS HOTEL"

- Analysis / Opinion

The Stringer: "No Indigenous person will be served in this hotel"
http://thestringer.com.au/no-indigenous-person-will-be-served-in-this-ho...
6 Mar 14: "There has been uproar among First Nations circles in Western Australia over a sign posted by the publican of the Denver City Hotel in regional Coolgaride barring service to First Nations people. The sign has been removed after a social media storm and complaints from prominent First Nations people. The sign is in breach of the Racial Discrimination Act. Publican Deborah Ovens put up the sign "No Indigenous person will be served in this hotel" after her Apple iPhone was stolen. The sign was removed a day later after an photo of the sign went viral on social media and was then reported in various media." By Gerry Georgatos, a life-long human rights and social justice campaigner, a multi-award winning investigative journalist

* REV DR CHRIS BUDDEN, NEWCASTLE HERALD: OPINION: RACISM STILL DISHED OUT ON A DAILY BASIS

- Analysis / Opinion

Newcastle Herald: Opinion: Racism still dished out on a daily basis
http://www.theherald.com.au/story/2146571/opinion-racism-still-dished-ou...
12 Mar 14: "THE outcry over the racist note posted by a publican in Coolgardie in Western Australia in response to her stolen phone has been something of a relief to me. Like so many others, I despaired that in 2014 someone could post a note saying that all Aboriginal people were denied service until the phone was returned. The strong public response that forced an apology was encouraging. ... The sad reality is that unfair and discriminatory treatment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples is not just something from our unenlightened past. They are still subjected to racism, often on a daily basis." By Rev Dr Chris Budden, the resource worker with the Uniting Aboriginal and Islander Christian Congress in the Uniting Church Synod of NSW and ACT

* MARC TONG, LIVING BLACK RADIO: RACIAL ASSAULT ON A GOLD COAST BUS

- Audio Interview

Living Black Radio: Racial Assault on a Gold Coast Bus
By Marc Tong
http://www.sbs.com.au/yourlanguage/aboriginal/highlight/page/id/321968/t...
7 Mar 14: "A Gold Coast Elder is calling for 100 hours of community services for the two women who assaulted the partially blind man. ... It was a case of mistaken identity, The now infamous Gold Coast bus attack that spread across social media like wildfire. The two young women who allegedly physically attacked and racially abused an elderly partially blind man have now been charged with serious assault and public nuisance. The women thought that 77-year-old was Aboriginal based on the colour of his skin, when they racially vilified him during their attack. However, the elderly man says he is in fact, of Maltese background, ... " By Marc Tong

* TRACKER: RACIST ATTACKERS LIKELY TO BE CHARGED

- News

newsTracker: Racist attackers likely to be charged
http://tracker.org.au/2014/02/distressing-footage-of-racial-attack-heats...
28 Feb 14: "NATIONAL: Police are expected to charge two young women who bashed and racially vilified a partially blind Aboriginal man on a Gold Coast bus. Last night, Channel Nine aired footage taken by a Gold Coast schoolgirl of the disturbing incident, where two drunk teenage girls threatened the 77-year-old Aboriginal man, punching, spitting and kicking him, before being forced off the bus by another passenger." By Tracker

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