WGAR News: [Michael] Mansell says role of Attorney General is to protect standards for everyone: CAAMA Radio

Newsletter date: 8 April 2014

Contents:

* CAAMA Radio: Mansell says role of Attorney General is to protect standards for everyone [Michael Mansell on changes to Racial vilification]
* CAAMA Radio: Chairman of NACCHO talks on CAAMA Radio [about changing the federal race discrimination laws]
* ABC News: Aboriginal health group warns against changes to Racial Discrimination Act [Featuring NACCHO]
* SNAICC News: Changes to Racial Discrimination Act will harm society, say leading community agencies and figures
* Human Rights Law Centre: The racial vilification provisions of the Racial Discrimination Act explained
* Amnesty International Australia: Watering down Racial Vilification laws will weaken remedies for those in need
* Annie Hastwell, The Wire: Removing legal protection a step back to the dark past [Featuring Lovette Williams and Steve Goldsmith]
* Background: Opposition to proposed Racial Discrimination Act (RDA) changes

* Gabrielle Easter, The Vine: Top 5 acts of racial discrimination in Australia
* Defender of the Faith, The Stringer: But You Don't Look Aboriginal

* CAAMA Radio: Former Labor Minister for Central Australia says he is sick of race profiling under grog law [Featuring Karl Hampton]
* CAAMA Radio: The people have spoken... but who is listening!
* Rollback the Intervention: Awesome March and Rally Mbantua-Alice Springs 27th March 2014
* Corey Sinclair, Centralian Advocate: Protest against racial profiling in Alice Springs

* CAAMA RADIO: MANSELL SAYS ROLE OF ATTORNEY GENERAL IS TO PROTECT STANDARDS FOR EVERYONE [MICHAEL MANSELL ON CHANGES TO RACIAL VILIFICATION]

- Audio Interview

CAAMA Radio: Mansell says role of Attorney General is to protect standards for everyone.
Michael Mansell on changes to Racial vilification
[CAAMA: Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association]
http://caama.com.au/mansell-says-role-of-attorney-general-is-to-protect-...
http://caama.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/Michael-Mansell-on-change...
1 Apr 14: "Tasmanian Aboriginal lawyer and veteran rights campaigner Michael Mansell says amendments to the Racial discrimination Act as proposed by the Federal Attorney General George Brandis will make it virtually impossible to contain racial vilification within reasonable limits. Michael Mansell on changes to Racial vilification"

* CAAMA RADIO: CHAIRMAN OF NACCHO TALKS ON CAAMA RADIO [ABOUT CHANGING THE FEDERAL RACE DISCRIMINATION LAWS]

- Audio Interview

CAAMA Radio: Chairman of NACCHO talks on CAAMA Radio
[CAAMA: Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association]
http://caama.com.au/chairman-of-naccho-talks-on-caama-radio
3 Apr 14: "Justin Mohamed the Chairman of the National Aboriginal Community controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO) thinks the Government should re-think changing the federal race discrimination laws."

- Related Audio Interviews

National Indigenous Radio Service 'Weekly News In Review'
Please click on the drop box link below to access the latest edition:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/tvyy5p9q9mm3q4j/Master%20April%204%202014.wav
https://www.dropbox.com/s/sni69z08qgryef9/Master%20April%204%202014.mp3
4 Apr 14: "This week’s episode features interviews with:
* Anthony Beven;
* Trevor Sanders;
* Terah Guymala;
* Dr Tom Calma on the proposed changes to the Racial Discrimination Act."

National Indigenous Radio Service 'Weekly News In Review'
Please click on the drop box link below to access WNIR:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/yliv39frywpb0ql/MASTER%20WNIR%2028%20MARCH%202...
28 Mar 14: "* Prof Mick Dodson who has described comments by Senator George Brandis as stupid on the 50th anniversary celebrations for AIATSIS;
* Prof John Maynard;
* Dr Dawn Casey."

Ed Note: Please note these NIRS WNIR may expire within a week.
To avoid disappointment, you may wish to download the programme soon.

* ABC NEWS: ABORIGINAL HEALTH GROUP WARNS AGAINST CHANGES TO RACIAL DISCRIMINATION ACT [FEATURING NACCHO]

- News

ABC News: Aboriginal health group warns against changes to Racial Discrimination Act
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-04-02/naccho-wants-medical-services-quar...
2 Apr 14: "Indigenous health groups have levelled a warning at the Federal Government that planned changes to federal race discrimination laws could impact on the health of Aboriginal patients. ... In a speech at the National Press Club in Canberra, Justin Mohamed, the chairman of the National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO), called for the Government to re-think the changes. "Racism does contribute to poor health outcomes for our people," he said, arguing it particularly impacted on mental health." By Anna Henderson, a reporter with the ABC's Parliament House bureau

If you missed the speech you can watch it here: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-04-02/national-press-club-justin-mohamed...
or read a transcript here: http://nacchocommunique.files.wordpress.com/2014/04/naccho_14_national-p...

Anna Henderson - ABC News
http://www.abc.net.au/news/4787636
"Anna Henderson is a reporter with the ABC's Parliament House bureau. She started her career at a regional newspaper in New South Wales. She was an ABC news cadet in Darwin in 2008 and went on to spend four years working in the Northern Territory as a radio and television reporter in Darwin and Alice Springs. She moved to the parliamentary bureau early last year."

* SNAICC NEWS: CHANGES TO RACIAL DISCRIMINATION ACT WILL HARM SOCIETY, SAY LEADING COMMUNITY AGENCIES AND FIGURES

- News

SNAICC News: Changes to Racial Discrimination Act will harm society, say leading community agencies and figures
[SNAICC: Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care]
http://www.snaicc.org.au/news-events/fx-view-article.cfm?loadref=32&id=1398
2 Apr 14: "A number of human rights, multicultural and Indigenous organisations - as well as the chair of the Prime Minister’s Indigenous Advisory Council, Warren Mundine and Aboriginal Liberal MP Ken Wyatt - have voiced strong opposition to the Australian Government’s proposed changes to the Racial Discrimination Act. ... The National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples (Congress) has pursued a vigorous campaign with a number of ethnic communities to dissuade federal parliamentarians from watering down the nation’s racial discrimination laws, ... Tom Calma, co-chair of Reconciliation Australia and former Racial Discrimination Commissioner, also believes the proposed changes would undermine the reconciliation process. ... "

* HUMAN RIGHTS LAW CENTRE: THE RACIAL VILIFICATION PROVISIONS OF THE RACIAL DISCRIMINATION ACT EXPLAINED

- Compilation

Human Rights Law Centre: Resources, publications and submissions: The racial vilification provisions of the Racial Discrimination Act explained
http://hrlc.org.au/racial-vilification-protections/
26 Mar 14: "On 25 March 2014, Attorney-General George Brandis released an Exposure Draft of proposed changes to racial vilification protections contained in the Racial Discrimination Act. A public consultation process on the proposed changes has also been announced, with submissions due by 30 April 2014. ... This page contains materials and background information on Australia’s racial vilification laws, as well as link to further materials."

* AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL AUSTRALIA: WATERING DOWN RACIAL VILIFICATION LAWS WILL WEAKEN REMEDIES FOR THOSE IN NEED

- Analysis / Opinion

Amnesty International Australia: Watering down Racial Vilification laws will weaken remedies for those in need
http://www.amnesty.org.au/news/comments/34191/
26 Mar 14: "Amnesty International strongly opposes any watering down of Australia’s Racial Discrimination Act, as proposed by Attorney-General George Brandis. "It is deeply concerning that only 3 days after Australians marked National Harmony Day, the country’s top lawmaker has introduced a Bill to amend the Racial Discrimination Act, targeting laws that provide essential recourse to individuals and communities against racial hatred," said Amnesty International Australia’s newly appointed Indigenous Rights’ Manager, Tammy Solonec."

* ANNIE HASTWELL, THE WIRE: REMOVING LEGAL PROTECTION A STEP BACK TO THE DARK PAST [FEATURING LOVETTE WILLIAMS AND STEVE GOLDSMITH]

- Audio

The Wire: Removing legal protection a step back to the dark past
Produced by Annie Hastwell
http://www.thewire.org.au/storyDetail.aspx?ID=11379
27 Mar 14: "African immigrant Lovette Williams and South Australian aboriginal man Steve Goldsmith say laws are necessary to protect rights. Both have experienced racism and they say even if they're not often used legal rights give people confidence to retaliate in sitautions where they are being subjected to racist abuse, and generally keep the 'redneck' element in society under some control.
Featured in story:
* Lovette Williams, student
* Steve Goldsmith, dancer and Kaurna cultural consultant"

* BACKGROUND: OPPOSITION TO PROPOSED RACIAL DISCRIMINATION ACT (RDA) CHANGES

Last updated: 6 April 2014

http://indymedia.org.au/2014/03/27/background-opposition-to-proposed-rac...

* GABRIELLE EASTER, THE VINE: TOP 5 ACTS OF RACIAL DISCRIMINATION IN AUSTRALIA

- Analysis / Opinion

The Vine: Top 5 acts of racial discrimination in Australia
The Vine: http://www.thevine.com.au/life/thoughts/top-5-acts-of-racial-discriminat...
Sovereign Union: http://nationalunitygovernment.org/node/863
2 Apr 14: "Bigotry, lying somewhere between ‘bigmouth’ and ‘big shot’ in the dictionary and filled with definitions of intolerance and obstinacy, is something we can now sidle into Australia’s identity along with mateship and having a fair go. In light of the proposed changes to the Racial Discrimination Act by Attorney-General George ‘people have the right to be bigots’ Brandis, here’s the top five acts of racial discrimination in Australian history that we all can reflect on with pride, in chronological order no less." Gabrielle Easter

* DEFENDER OF THE FAITH, THE STRINGER: BUT YOU DON'T LOOK ABORIGINAL

- Analysis / Opinion

The Stringer: But You Don't Look Aboriginal
http://thestringer.com.au/but-you-dont-look-aboriginal/
1 Apr 14: "When you tell me ‘you don’t look Aboriginal’, you are denying that I am Aboriginal. To deny that I am Aboriginal is to deny that my grandmother was taken by welfare because she was Aboriginal, by the dictates of past government policies. To deny that she was taken because she was Aboriginal is to deny that past policies attempted genocide of Aboriginal people. To deny that the government’s objective was genocide is to deny that the government is responsible for the widespread decimation of Aboriginal language, traditions, land rights and intact family trees today." By Defender of the Faith

* CAAMA RADIO: FORMER LABOR MINISTER FOR CENTRAL AUSTRALIA SAYS HE IS SICK OF RACE PROFILING UNDER GROG LAW [FEATURING KARL HAMPTON]

- Audio Interview

CAAMA Radio: Former Labor Minister for Central Australia says he is sick of race profiling under grog law !
[CAAMA: Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association]
http://caama.com.au/former-labor-minister-for-central-australia-says-he-...
4 Apr 14: "A former NT Aboriginal Labor Minister for Central Australia says Chief Minister Adam Giles, as the Minister for Police, is ultimately responsible for the current grog policy which led to last weeks protest march and rally in Alice Springs. Karl Hampton…. who held a number of portfolio’s in the previous Labor Government before loosing his seat to the CLP’s Bess Price …. told CAAMA radio that he is sick of the policy. which is breeding discontent and unhappiness in the town."

* CAAMA RADIO: THE PEOPLE HAVE SPOKEN... BUT WHO IS LISTENING!

- Audio

CAAMA Radio: The people have spoken…… but who is listening !
[CAAMA: Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association]
http://caama.com.au/the-people-have-spoken-but-who-is-listening
3 Apr 14

* ROLLBACK THE INTERVENTION: AWESOME MARCH AND RALLY MBANTUA-ALICE SPRINGS 27TH MARCH 2014

- News

Rollback the Intervention: Awesome March and Rally Mbantua-Alice Springs 27th March 2014
http://rollbacktheintervention.wordpress.com/
http://rollbacktheintervention.wordpress.com/2014/03/30/awesome-march-an...
30 Mar 14: "Over 400 people attended a march and rally in Mbantua-Alice Springs to protest the racist laws and racial profiling that is happening at bottle shops and supermarkets in the town. Barbara Shaw from Mt Nancy led the many speakers who spoke of their experiences and their anger at how Aboriginal people are being targetted. CAAMA Radio broadcast the event around the country."

* COREY SINCLAIR, CENTRALIAN ADVOCATE: PROTEST AGAINST RACIAL PROFILING IN ALICE SPRINGS

- News

Centralian Advocate: Protest against racial profiling in Alice Springs
http://www.ntnews.com.au/news/centralian-advocate/protest-against-racial...
28 Mar 14: "HUNDREDS of protesters turned out for a demonstration against racial profiling in Alice Springs on Thursday morning. One of the event organisers Stacia Chester (Furber) said the demonstration was not just about police being stationed outside of bottleshops. "It’s the whole Interevention/Stronger Futures situation going on here in Alice Springs," she said. "We’re feeling the punches from the Northern Territory and Federal Government so we’re coming together to stand up to say this is not right and we’re not going to take it anymore."" Corey Sinclair, Indigenous Affairs

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