Western Australia

Sorry Day - Western Australia - Are we sorry? May 26

Sorry Day today in WA - May 26

and The Apology February 13, 2008

http://www.abc.net.au/local/stories/2008/02/13/2162031.htm

http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/queensland/police-evict-protesters-from-...

http://www.nit.com.au/opinion.html
People are not the property of people

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-3_VZ-T5mZI

Prime Minister Kevin Rudd:
"Today we honour the Indigenous peoples of this land, the oldest continuing cultures in human history.

We reflect on their past mistreatment.

Forest Rescue heighten protest actions to save forests - however many arrests

Gerry Georgatos
Forest Rescue Australia (FRA) has heightened its protest actions halting Warrup logging on an almost daily basis - however at the price of arrests. A Forest Products Commission (FPC) spokeswoman confirmed that protestors had entered work areas on three separate days in the last ten days and on two occasions had locked themselves on to two logging machines while work continued in other parts of the operation.

On Monday 19, FRA protestors entered the Warrup logging area and one protestor managed to lock himself on to a logging machine for 15 hours.

"Pay the Rent" - say Nyoongars - "Stronger Futures can go straight to hell"

Gerry Georgatos
With the Stronger Futures debacle in the Australian Senate the following could not be more timely. Nyoongar rights advocate and CEO of Dumbartung Aboriginal Corporation, Robert Eggington has gathered together with several prominent Nyoongars, and a large number of the Nyoongar community, to announce their own Native Title proposals for the state government to consider.

Related: “Stronger Futures will kill us”   |    Government action of pure contempt towards Aboriginal peoples    |    "As if they were nothing" - Future government apology?      |    ANTaR concerned that community support has not been obtained    |    Stronger Futures or stronger policing    |    Uniting Church disappointed by Senate report    |    Aboriginal Catholic Ministry: Committee report ignores concerns    |    2010 World Council of Churches scrutiny of Intervention    |    INTERVIEWS AND DISCUSSION ON THE NORTHERN TERRITORY Sunday 10pm ABC    |    The Crown owns Aboriginal culture and heritage – petition to change that

The south west of WA is drying up - climate change everywhere

Gerry Georgatos

This summer the south west of Western Australia has experienced a record series of heatwaves - eight, and climate trends during the last four decades show a rise in temperatures and a drying climate. According too the Weather Bureau and CSIRO WA's south west is drying faster than other part of the country and scientists say it will have a transforming effect on agriculture and the habitats, and there will be an increased risk of bushfires.

Related: CSIRO - State of the Climate 2012 | Climate Commission - Climate change impacts for Western Australia and report (PDF) |
Warrup forest, UN Year of the Forests, climate change, Inter-governmental panel

From Dumbartung Aboriginal Corporation - Stolen Wages Rally - March 28

To all Media networks

There will be a large gathering of Aboriginal People on
28 MARCH, 2012
COMMENCING 11:00 AM
at the corner of Riverside Drive and Victoria Avenue
for a march to Parliament House .

The march route will be up St Georges Terrace,
stopping momentarily at the Office of Premier and Cabinet.

At Parliament House the speakers will address issues such as

STOLEN WAGES - RECENT EX GRATIA ANNOUNCEMENT

WA primary school in race row - Back to the 1950s!

Gerry Georgatos

A Western Australian primary school principal has taken the state back forty years with a race row after he targeted all the Aboriginal students in trying to address misbehaviour.

The northern Perth primary school of Neerabup was the talk of its local communities when on Friday, March 1, its principal Brett Lewis tried to address alleged discipline problems by ordering to a special meeting all Aboriginal children from Years 3 to 7 - all of them together.

Stronger but fewer cyclones for Australia says CSIRO scientist

New research by CSIRO scientists is showing a trend for fewer tropical cyclones forming off the Western Australian coast, but those that do form may become more intense and potentially destructive. The results apply across the Australian region according to CSIRO in an interview with Dr Debbie Abbs from CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research.

Death in custody should be explored before the criminal justice system and the buck should not be passed as happens. 2,300 Australian deaths in custody since 1980

In terms of culpability and liability the death of the Warburton Elder in the back of a prisoner transport typifies so many unwarranted deaths in custody in Australia including the Palm Island death in custody, the impaling death of the young man in Redfern, and so many thousands of other deaths. Australia has a long tragic history of deaths in custody, and is not limited to the horrific record during the last 31 years which has claimed in excess of 2,300 lives.

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