Queensland

Pearson’s vision – ignore what works and attack those dole bludging welfare recipients

Dr Woolombi (Marcus) Waters - courtesy of the National Indigenous Times - http://nit.com.au/ - Courtesy of The National Indigenous Times - Noel Pearson said the Forrest report struck at the “roots of the passive-welfare predicament of Indigenous Australians”. He said the Forrest reforms did not displace the welfare safety-net system but rather built “a new opportunity staircase as an alternative pathway for individuals and families to climb out of disadvantage and into the advantages enjoyed by their fellow Australians”.

WGAR News: Upcoming Aboriginal rights events around Australia - 83 events from 2 June 2014

Newsletter date: 2 June 2014

WGAR events postings for each State and Territory: http://indymedia.org.au/2013/01/03/about-wgar-news-wgar-events-postings

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Event: Until at least 31 May 2014: Woden, Canberra, ACT
People are Legends:
Focusing on the literary works of Kevin Gilbert (1933-1993)
2014 Heritage Festival
Venue: ACT Heritage Library, first floor of Woden Library
"ACT Heritage Library can now confirm the
exhibition is up until at least the end of May"
"Follow the creative journey of local identity Kevin Gilbert

Queensland events: Food for thought! + Sorry Day Breakfast + Brisbane Aboriginal Sovereign Embassy meetings

Brisbane and Queensland Aboriginal rights events for your diary

WGAR events postings for each State and Territory: http://indymedia.org.au/2013/01/03/about-wgar-news-wgar-events-postings

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New Event: Sat 31 May 2014: West End, Brisbane, Qld
Food for thought!:
A celebration of one year of the BASE Community Food Program
Hosted by Brisbane Aboriginal-Sovereign Embassy
Venue: Kurilpa Hall
Featuring:
* Phil Monsour
* Dee Kay
* Rivermouth
* Tania Tulip
A fundraiser for the work of the BASE Community Food Program

WGAR News: Aboriginal controlled health services can close the gap in employment: NACCHO

Newsletter date: 30 May 2014

Contents:

* NACCHO: Aboriginal controlled health services can close the gap in employment
* Eduardo Jordan, The Wire: Are we really closing the gap? [Featuring Greg Craven and Justin Mohamed]
* NACCHO: Fears Tony Abbott will widen Indigenous health gap
* The Stringer: Who do we believe? Different findings, Reform Council & Close the Gap
* Marie McInerney, Croakey: Latest 'close the gap' update on Indigenous health underlines alarm over #Budget2014 cuts
* Michael McKenna, The Australian: Health overhaul closes the gap

WGAR News: Gomeroi Grandmothers warn of a new stolen generation: Emma Lancaster, The Wire; featuring Aunty Hazel

Newsletter date: 28 May 2014

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

WGAR News: Anderson: You cannot benefit from murder ... Time does not erase murder: Sovereign Union

Newsletter date: 25 May 2014

Contents:

* Sovereign Union: Anderson: You cannot benefit from murder ... Time does not erase murder
* Brisbane Aboriginal Sovereign Embassy: Mega-charities killing Aboriginal people
* Background to the Aboriginal sovereignty movement and the Aboriginal tent embassies

* Gerry Georgatos, The Stringer: The Loner - Black protest music to bring on the hope

* Nadine Schoen, The Stringer: Aboriginal issues, in the context of a capitalist system
* Nadine Schoen, Green Left: Way forward for Aboriginal struggle

WGAR News: Upcoming Aboriginal rights events around Australia - 87 events from 17 May 2014

Newsletter date: 17 May 2014

WGAR events postings for each State and Territory: http://indymedia.org.au/2013/01/03/about-wgar-news-wgar-events-postings

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New Event: Fri 16 May - Sun 25 May 2014: Enmore, NSW
Freedom Ride
"This powerful interactive play is set in the revolutionary '60s.
It investigates a pivotal event in Australia’s history:
the Australian Freedom Ride. This student action stirred up
key questions about racism and indigenous rights, and is
regarded as a turning point in race relations in Australia."

Queensland events: National Day of Action Marking National Sorry Day: Stop Ongoing Stolen Generations!

Brisbane and Queensland Aboriginal rights events for your diary

WGAR events postings for each State and Territory: http://indymedia.org.au/2013/01/03/about-wgar-news-wgar-events-postings

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Event: Sun 25 May 2014 (eve of Sorry Day): The Gap, Qld
Sorry Day Ceremony - Balaangala
Venue: In the Garden Space
"You are invited to join with the Balaangala Community Group
at their Sorry Day Ceremony to remember and pay respects
to the families and communities of the Stolen Generations"

WGAR News: Charter of the United Nations does not apply to Australia, claims Qld lawyer in Euahlayi 'rates case': SU

Newsletter date: 13 May 2014

Contents:

* Sovereign Union: Charter of the United Nations does not apply to Australia, claims Qld lawyer in Euahlayi 'rates case'

* Callum Clayton-Dixon, The Stringer: Treaties Are Agreements Between Equals
* Background to Treaties with Aboriginal Sovereign Nations of Australia

* Ray Jackson, Sovereign Union: ANZAC day: Black Diggers buck the given history of "white men's business"
* Annie Hastwell, The Wire: Tasmania's forgotten Black War [Featuring Dr Nicholas Clements]

Queensland events: Sorry Day Ceremony: Balaangala + The evolution of storytelling + Launch of Stolen Wages DVD

Brisbane and Queensland Aboriginal rights events for your diary

WGAR events postings for each State and Territory: http://indymedia.org.au/2013/01/03/about-wgar-news-wgar-events-postings

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New Event: Sun 25 May 2014 (eve of Sorry Day): The Gap, Qld
Sorry Day Ceremony - Balaangala
Venue: In the Garden Space
"You are invited to join with the Balaangala Community Group
at their Sorry Day Ceremony to remember and pay respects
to the families and communities of the Stolen Generations"

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