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By Gerry Georgatos - courtesy of The Stringer - http://thestringer.com.au/ - Last year I founded a campaign to urge of the implementation of the Custody Notification Service (CNS) across the nation but without delay in Western Australia and the Northern Territory. In meeting Federal Ministers and State Governments I implored the wisdom of this move – in reference to the saving of lives. In NSW, the CNS has led to zero lives lost of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islanders detained in police watch houses – since 1998.
By Gerry Georgatos - courtesy of The Stringer - http://thestringer.com.au/ - Despite the standout work of various individuals, our Governments have failed to respond to the catastrophic humanitarian crisis sweeping this nation, that is taking the lives of children, young adults, of human beings denied the sense of hope that the majority of Australians enjoy. The statistical narrative is startling and indicts the nation but there continues an effective silence.
By Gerry Georgatos - courtesy of The Stringer - http://thestringer.com.au/ - 18 years young, Phillinka died on October 18 last year. At the time, at her anguished mother’s request I wrote of the loss of Phillinka and of so many others in the Kimberley. I am once again in the Kimberley – surrounded by the most pristine nature and by the loss of so many young lives.
By Gerry Georgatos - courtesy of The Stringer - http://thestringer.com.au/ - Globally, the impacts of colonialism have seen a widening divide between the First Peoples of lands they once inhabited effectively uninterrupted for tens of thousands of years and the new dominant populations who at most are only hundreds of years old. The dominance of these new populations, whether they are the majority or the minority, has been delivered on the back of ruthless oppressor/oppressed dichotomies.
By Gerry Georgatos - courtesy of The Stringer - http://thestringer.com.au/ - The presumption that Australia’s modernist racist past is being whittled away has long been a fallacy and every once and a while shows its hand. The modern Australian nation arrived on the back of invasion, apartheid, genocidal policies – justified by the worst forms of racisms. The invaders continued on as oppressors and wrapped racist narratives around the dispossessed and oppressed.
The following was written by the now deceased <predator> back in 2001. Most of the URLs are now broken and the technology referred to may seem old and out of date but the issues he describes and solutions proposed are still worth considering today, now more than ever.
By Louise Tan - 15.7.2015 - The homeless are increasing according to every homeless advocacy organisation. All these organisations whether the Salvation Army, Mission Australia and the Council of Social Services are stating It is getting harder to provide for them. They do not have enough to go around. Australia is in the grip of increasing hardships. The poor are getting poorer. The homeless have no chance. But I have been heartened by a campaign by that veteran social justice fighter, Gerry Georgatos – a campaign for homeless friendly precincts.
At 8am members of the Melbourne Palestine Action Coalition (MPAC) shut down the headquarters of Israeli arms manufacturer, ELBIT SYSTEMS, at 235 Ingles St Port Melbourne to mark the first anniversary of the 2014 Israeli ‘Protective Edge’ assault on Gaza. The group have blockaded access to the building and currently have two people locked on to the entrance gate, who state that they are prepared to remain there as long as possible.
MEDIA RELEASE 17 June 2015
Ghillar, Michael Anderson, Convenor of the Sovereign Union, co-founder of the Aboriginal Embassy and Head of State of the Euahlayi Peoples Republic said today from Geneva, where he is attending the 1979 and 1981 UN First Delegates Symposium, with topics including 'Decolonisation' and 'Permanent Sovereignty over Natural Resources':
Re government's establishment of First Nations Assembly at Native Title Conference