WGAR News: Let's Talk interviews Gerry Georgatos on Justice Reinvestment & Aboriginal imprisonment

Newsletter date: 31 August 2013


* Let's Talk's Tiga Bayles interviews Gerry Georgatos about Justice Reinvestment and Aboriginal imprisonment
* Greens WA spokesperson on Aboriginal issues, Robin Chapple MLC: Justice reinvestment or more prisons
* Gerry Georgatos, The Stringer: Prisoners Justice Day, not enough being done
* Gerry Georgatos, The Stringer: Magistrate laments mandatory sentencing laws

* ABC The World Today: Indigenous women the fastest-growing demographic among prisoners: report

WGAR News: Central Australian Grog Summit 2013: APO NT (Aboriginal Peak Organisations of the NT)

Newsletter date: 24 August 2013


* Aboriginal Peak Organisations of the Northern Territory (APO NT): Central Australian Grog Summit 2013
* CAAMA Video: Central Australian Grog Summit
* Aboriginal Peak Organisations of the Northern Territory (APO NT) Communiqué: Alice Springs Grog Summit: Outcomes
* NACCHO NT grog summit news: Four major outcomes on alcohol policy and its impact on Aboriginal people and communities
* "On 31 July 2013 at the Alice Springs Grog Summit representatives from Aboriginal organisations and communities endorse the call for a Board of Inquiry ... "


WGAR News: The Republic of Murrawarri and Indigenous Self-Determination: Intercontinental Cry

Newsletter date: 13 August 2013


* First Peoples Worldwide, Cultural Survival: Aboriginals Create the World's Newest Government [Featuring the Republic of Murrawarri]
* Curtis Kline, Intercontinental Cry Magazine: The Republic of Murrawarri and Indigenous Self-Determination
* Indian Country Today Media Network: World's Newest Sovereign Nation: Meet Murrawarri, From Down Under
* Background to the Murrawarri Republic

* Cathy Lawless, Socialist Alternative: The con of constitutional recognition

WGAR News: Australia's First Nations Political Party proudly announces pre-selection of candidates

Newsletter date: 12 August 2013

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WGAR News: Federal minister visits Muckaty Station: CAAMA interviews Penny Phillips & Lauren Mellor

Newsletter date: 5 August 2013


* CAAMA Radio interviews Penny Phillips and Lauren Mellor: Federal minister visits Muckaty Station
* Tennant & District Times: Federal Minister visits Muckaty
* Caddie Brain, ABC Rural: Federal Minister visits Muckaty Station
* Tracker: Abandon nuke dump proposal, NT elders urge
* 3CR interview with Dianne Stokes, Lizzie O'Shea and Nat Wasley: Same dump, different Minister. Keeping Muckaty nuclear free
* Dave Sweeney, The Guardian: Plan to use Aboriginal land as a nuclear waste dump is flawed and misguided

WGAR News: SNAICC welcomes appointment of first Commissioner for Aboriginal Children and Youth

Newsletter date: 24 July 2013


* SNAICC News: SNAICC welcomes appointment of Mr Andrew Jackomos [as first Commissioner for Aboriginal Children and Youth]
* Australian Human Rights Commission: Victorian appointment for Aboriginal children and young people
* Tracker: Vic gets commissioner for Koori youth
* SNAICC News: National Aboriginal and Islander Children's Day - 4 August 2013

* Human Rights Law Centre (HRLC) Submission - Alcohol Mandatory Treatment Bill 2013 (NT)
* Background to the NT Alcohol Mandatory Treatment Bill

WGAR News: MJA's first issue for July has a focus on Indigenous health: Medical Journal of Australia

Newsletter date: 17 July 2013


* Medical Journal of Australia (MJA): Volume 199, Issue 1 - 8 July, 2013
* Ruth Armstrong, MJA: A time and a place
* Tammy M Kimpton, MJA: Partnership and leadership: key to improving health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians
* Sandra J Eades and Fiona J Stanley, MJA: Improving the health of First Nations children in Australia
* Melissa A Sweet, MJA: Social media: new links for Indigenous health
* Sarah L Blunden and Danny Camfferman, MJA: Can sleep contribute to "closing the gap" for Indigenous children?


WGAR News: Walkatjurra Walkabout: 3CR: Featuring Scott Ludlam, Kado Muir, Mia Pepper & Dave Sweeney

Newsletter date: 12 July 2013


* Community Radio 3CR: Walkatjurra Walkabout. A new mine, an old fight. [Featuring Greens Senator Scott Ludlam, Kado Muir, Mia Pepper and Dave Sweeney]
* Background to the Walkatjurra Walkabout: Stepping out against uranium mining

* David T. Rowlands, Green Left: Australian atomic massacre still ignored
* Background to Justice for Aboriginal victims of Maralinga nuclear tests

* Brian Johnstone, Tracker: How Land Rights were won… and almost lost

* Tracker: Native title tax bill passes Senate
* Background to Mabo and Native Title

WGAR News: March and Music for Muckaty, Tennant Creek, May 25: BNI Beyond Nuclear Initiative Audio

Newsletter date: 26 June 2013


* BNI: Audio uploaded - March and Music for Muckaty, Tennant Creek, May 25
* Background to the proposed Muckaty nuclear waste dump

* ABC Video: Aboriginal group to challenge shale gas agreement
* Tracker: Native title challenge to Canning gas bill
* Hands off Country: Why does this government pretend that it does not need to speak to anybody?
* Background to Mabo and Native Title

* Jeff McMullen, Tracker: The Way Ahead: The new land grab
* Emma Murphy, Green Left: Traditional owners battle for a healthy river

WGAR News: Funding found for Aboriginal Legal Service (NSW/ACT) police custody crisis phone line

Newsletter date: 18 June 2013


* Aboriginal Legal Service (NSW/ACT): At the 11th hour, the CNS is funded
* The Stringer: Federal Government finally fronts up with funding for Custodial Notification Service
* Tracker: Essential lifeline secures funding for next two years
* NIRS: Funding finally found for legal advice phone line
* Background to Funding of the Custody Notification Service operated by the Aboriginal Legal Service

* Aboriginal Legal Service (NSW/ACT): Legal fraternity to meet Aboriginal elders [New Canberra office]