WGAR News: "Lest We Forget the Frontier Wars - Anzac Day 25th April 2012" Sovereign Union

Newsletter date: 13 April 2012

* Lest We Forget the Frontier Wars - Anzac Day 25 April 2012
* Greens back Aboriginal elder Kevin Buzzacott in legal challenge
* Muckaty Traditional Owners stall traffic on highway
* Statements from Moree Sovereign Embassy, NSW
* Statement from The Sovereign Embassy Brisbane, Qld
* Interview with Dennis Eggington on Nyoongar Tent Embassy, WA
* The Spec: Council plans to close Portland Aboriginal Tent Embassy, Vic
* 'Stronger Futures' Legislation related articles
* Background to 'Stronger Futures' new NT Intervention laws
* Background to the Northern Territory (NT) Intervention
* Other articles


- Media Release

Sovereign Union: Lest We Forget the Frontier Wars - Anzac Day 25th April 2012
5 Apr 12: "Michael Anderson said today: "Last year we started Lest We Forget the Frontier Wars by joining on behind the Anzac Day march in Canberra and we received enormous support from the public at this time. Now we need to keep it going.
We have commenced a process to highlight the wars fought on Australian soil since 1788, when our country was taken by superior force, at gunpoint, and those who stood in the way were shot.
What we need to do now is to keep identifying that there has been warfare; that blood has been spilt on the wattle; and there is an ongoing war of attrition against Aboriginal Peoples to this day.""

- Video

Vimeo: Lest We Forget the Frontier Wars: Re Imagining Anzac
by Eleanor Gilbert
"On Anzac Eve a vigil for peace, carrying paper lanterns, descends Mt Ainslie on which the Australian War Memorial stands in Canberra. The following day, ANZAC Day 2011, Michael Anderson negotiates with police to permit the inaugral march remembering Aboriginal Nations and Peoples who defended Country against the invading forces from Europe. Lead by Mick Thorpe and bearing signs respecting wars of resistance and massacres a diverse group respectfully falls in behind the Anzac Day march. Emotions rise as the crowd claps openly in respect for the courageous group, but at the end of the parade their progress is blocked by police, demonstrating that Australia is yet to attain a maturity."

- News

Brisbane Times: Aboriginal Anzac march plea
10 Apr 12: "Canberra tent embassy founder, Michael Anderson, wants Aboriginal people from across Australia to use the city’s Anzac Day march to protest against the massacres committed during the 'frontier wars'. ... Mr Anderson said a well supported "Lest We Forget The Frontier Wars March" had joined on behind the Anzac Day March in Canberra last year. "We received enormous support from the public at the time, now we intend to keep it growing."

Canberra Times: Aborigines to march in peace on Anzac Day
11 Apr 12: "There will not be a repeat of the rowdy Australia Day protest when Aboriginal activists walk behind the Anzac Day march in Canberra, a community leader says. Canberra Tent Embassy founder Michael Anderson has called on Aboriginal people from across Australia to converge on the city to protest past massacres, ''genocidal'' mistreatment and abuse. ... there are no plans to be disruptive or disrespectful. ''If we want people to respect us we've got to respect the occasion,'' Mr Anderson said. ''I would be very disappointed if this doesn't go off peacefully.''"

Koori Mail: Call to commemorate frontier wars
[scroll down page] http://www.koorimail.com/index.php
11 Apr 12: "NEW South Wales activist Michael Anderson has called on Aboriginal people throughout the country to march on Anzac Day in commemoration of frontier wars perpetrated by British invaders and 'the ongoing war of attrition against Aboriginal peoples'. Mr Anderson says some Aboriginal people joined in behind the Anzac Day march in Canberra last year and he hopes they'll do so again this year. He said it would not be a protest, rather 'a remembering of the wars and the losses of those who suffered'."

National Indigenous Radio Service: Give more recognition to Indigenous war heroes: Rights advocate
12 Apr 12: "Prominent Indigenous rights advocate Michael Anderson is calling for more recognition of the efforts of Indigenous soldiers in Australia's wars as ANZAC Day approaches. Mr. Anderson says Aboriginal and Torres Strait defence personnel who fought in conflicts such as World War One and Two and the Boer War were not afforded the same veterans' rights as non-Indigenous soldiers."

newsTracker: ANZAC Day march labeled "disrespectful"
12 Apr 12: "The ACT Liberals have attacked a planned Aboriginal march on ANZAC Day, stating it is "disrespectful". One of the four original founders of the Aboriginal Tent Embassy - Michael Anderson - is planning a peaceful march in Canberra to commemorate the history of past massacres and "genocidal" mistreatment of Aboriginal people, Fairfax newspapers reports. ... But Mr Anderson says it is not a protest. "That’s not a protest - it’s a march commemorating the dead and the people who died in defence of their land, on their land," Mr Anderson told the Canberra Times."

Canberra Times: Aboriginal march not respectful: ACT Libs
12 Apr 12: "The Canberra Liberals say a planned march by Aboriginal activists on Anzac Day is ''disrespectful'' and should be cancelled. ... tent embassy founder Michael Anderson, who is organising the demonstration, said the march would go ahead and was not a protest, but an alternative commemoration of battles fought on Australian soil."

NZ Herald: Protest to recall Aboriginal dead
13 Apr 12: "Indigenous activists plan to join the national Anzac Day parade in Canberra to remember the thousands of Aborigines who died in Australia's "frontier wars" that extended from the 18th century into the 1930s. Although condemned by veterans' groups as inappropriate, organisers are urging supporters to join the tail of the parade with banners naming battles and massacres, and protesting "the ongoing war of attrition against Aboriginal peoples". A similar march was held last year without incident, ... "


- News

WA Greens: Greens back David in fight against radioactive Goliath
3 Apr 12: "The Australian Greens have congratulated Aboriginal elder of the Arabunna Nation Kevin Buzzacott today as Mr Buzzacott began his legal challenge to the Olympic Dam expansion in South Australia. Greens spokesperson on nuclear policy Senator Scott Ludlam said the Greens stand "shoulder to shoulder" with Mr Buzzacott in his challenge to the Federal Environment Minister's approval of the massive expansion. "Mr Buzzacott is arguing that significant environmental impacts of this massive project, which includes uranium mining, were not properly considered. ... ""


WGAR News: Aboriginal elder challenges expansion of Olympic Dam mine (6 Apr 12)

WGAR News: The Lizard's Revenge over uranium mine - Festival protest against Olympic Dam expansion (31 Mar 12)


- News

aus. politics: Aborigine Nuclear Waste Disaster & Protests \ Muckaty
11 Apr 12: "Monday, the traditional owners of Muckaty, a sacred site, cut traffic on a highway near Tennant Creek in the Northern Territory, to protest against the proposed site of radioactive waste on their land. Traditional owners of Muckaty demonstrated Monday at the Northern Land Council. Aboriginal women, their bodies painted with traditional motifs, protesting against the proposed site of radioactive waste on their land Muckaty."

LNC: Non aux déchets nucléaires
11 avril 12: "Lundi, des propriétaires traditionnels de Muckaty, un site sacré, ont coupé la circulation sur une autoroute près de Tennant Creek, dans le Territoire du Nord, pour protester contre le projet de site de déchets radioactifs sur leur terre."

Tennant & District Times: Muckaty protest brings town’s traffic to a halt
5 Apr 12: "AN impromptu protest staged by Muckaty traditional owners on Monday brought highway traffic to a halt. The women, many in traditional body paint, rallied outside the Northern Land Council office in Paterson Street to reiterate the stand they have taken since their land was first nominated as a site for the Federal Government’s national radioactive waste dump. "We do not want a nuclear dump on our land," Bunny Nabarula said. "We have always said 'no' and we mean 'no.' ... ""

- Related Audio

3CR Community Radio 855 AM - Podcasts
[scroll down page] http://www.3cr.org.au/podcast
Radioactive Show - 8 Apr 2012
[download program] http://pod.3cr.org.au/pod/3CRCast-2012-04-07-92518.mp3
8 Apr 12: "The National Radioactive Waste Management bill has been passed through the Senate and is being forced on the community at Muckaty Station in the Northern Territory. We hear from senior traditional owners and activists who have been fiercely opposing this plan; as well as Lizzy O’Shea, a lawyer representing TOs in the court case against the Federal government and the northern land council."

- Related News

The Great Energy Challenge: Fight Continues Over Australia’s First National Nuclear Dump
6 Apr 12: "Plans for a radioactive waste dump in Australia, the first such facility of its kind in the country, are encountering trouble because of divisions within the indigenous community where it would be located. ... But other clans have disputed the right of that group to make such a nomination. "None of the Ministers have ever come to talk to us about the waste dump," some of Muckaty’s traditional land owners wrote in a petition last year. "We have invited [Resources Minister] Martin Ferguson to meet with us but he has never said yes. We have travelled a long way to see him ... ""

- Related Analysis / Opinion

National Indigenous Times: Dumping on Traditional Owners: the ugly face of Australian racism
12 Apr 12: "The nuclear industry has been responsible for some of the crudest racism in Australia's history. This racism dates from the British nuclear bomb tests in the 1950s but it can still be seen today. The British government conducted 12 nuclear bomb tests in Australia in the 1950s, most of them at Maralinga in South Australia. Permission was not sought from affected Aboriginal groups such... " by Jim Green

On Line Opinion: Warren Mundine's nuclear allegiances
11 Apr 12: "Warren Mundine, a member and former National President of the ALP, and co-convener of the Australian Uranium Association's Indigenous Dialogue Group, has been promoting the nuclear industry recently. Unfortunately he turns a blind eye to the industry's crude racism, a problem that ought to be core business for the Indigenous Dialogue Group." Dr Jim Green, national nuclear campaigner, Friends of the Earth


WGAR News: Interviews re Federal Court challenge over Muckaty (31 Mar 12)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2012/03/31/wgar-news-the-lizards-revenge-over-ur...

YouTube: Muckaty Voices-Australia's nuclear waste dump story

Proposed Radioactive Waste Dump at Muckaty, NT
Briefing Paper - February 2011
Jim Green B.Med.Sci.(Hons.), PhD
National nuclear campaigner - Friends of the Earth, Australia
Friends of the Earth: http://www.foe.org.au/anti-nuclear/issues/oz/nontdump/Dump%20briefing%20...

Beyond Nuclear Initiative:

Vimeo: Nuclear Medicine & the need for a Waste Dump?

Australian Conservation Foundation: Muckaty radioactive dump:

Nuclear Territory News: Waste Dump News


- Statements

Sovereign Union: Goomeroi Sovereignty at the Moree Tent Embassy
12 Apr 12: "As you know Aboriginal people continue to be disadvantaged by this introduced system of 'legal' controls, such as institutional police racism, cruel bans on with walking country, practices law and language, colonial policing, servant class employment scope and land ownership barriers.
The Moree Goomeroi Tent Embassy has been setup in response to community demand for a real change - right here - right now.
Our starting point is the unbroken and unbeaten Sovereignty of the Goomeroi people. We know our ancestors are all around us within our country, as truly as we feel the land that's under our feet.
We continue to defend and advance the human rights and social equalities won by earlier Aboriginal Human Rights defenders such as Billy Craigge (Moree), Michael Anderson (Goodooga), Arthur Murray (Wee Waa), Lyall Munroe Snr (Moree), and Madelaine McGrady (Toomelah). ...
Liz Munro, Gomeroi Dindama Inaar Yinaar, on behalf of the Goomeroi Soveriegn Tent Embassy"

Sovereign Union: Moree Tent Embassy is a Reality
3 Apr 12: "The local Aboriginal community have established the Goomeroi Sovereign Tent Embassy on the banks of the Mehi River in answer to the needs of their people.
A religious and spiritual ceremony will be conductwd on April 6th, 2012 in accordance with their age-old beliefs. The sacred fire will be lit to be continuously maintained as a protocol of faith and belief in the Embassy’s goals and functions.
The Moree Tent Embassy is open to the public and aims to function as a information centre and forum dealing with policing issues, education and children, housing, constitution reform, cultural expression, sovereign rights and the Moree region’s significant Aboriginal history.
Visitors to the Embassy are to inform themselves and to abide by Goomeroi protocols and law.
Organisers of the Tent Embassy"

- Related News

National Indigenous Times: Moree Tent Embassy attacked by racists
12 Apr 12: "Three car loads of hoons sprayed debris onto tents by doing burn-outs no more than 3 metres away from the Moree Goomeroi Tent Embassy campsite where a dozen women were making preparations for the day's festivities. There was palpable unease at the campsite at Lloyd Park off the main street of Moree's Central Business District as the National Indigenous Times arrived to cover cultural activities on the day of the official lighting of the sacred fire."

National Indigenous Times: Moree Goomeroi Tent Embassy was a long time in the making
12 Apr 12: "I think it's creating an Embassy where a large population of Aboriginal people, Moree, Walgett, Brewarrina, Bourke, all those little far away towns, coming together. I think it's really moving when you've got Aboriginal people doing this. People like myself, we won't be around very long and we've got to encourage these people and their kids to keep going."

Moree Champion: Tent Embassy set up in Moree
5 Apr 12: "About 15 people have taken up camp on the bank of the Mehi River near the skate park. Bronwyn Speraim said this establishment was a branch of the original Tent Embassy in Canberra. "We feel it’s time to make our movement and to honour and respect our history," Ms Speraim said. The group are fighting for sovereignty. They want self-governance, better law and order, health and education, and change - "right here, right now"." Greg Hoy said." Cady Anderson

- Related Analysis / Opinion

National Indigenous Times: When a protest for justice becomes the threat
12 Apr 12: "Walking into McDonalds in downtown Moree on Good Friday in my Tent Embassy protest T-shirt I felt a bit like Anna Bligh would've if she walked into Campbell Newman's victory celebrations at the Brisbane Hilton after the declaration of the polls. I'm glad there were security cameras aplenty to monitor any unsavoury behaviour of its customers in the iconic global restaurant chain as a... "


Facebook: Goomeroi Sovereign Tent Embassy


- Statement

Sovereign Union: The Sovereign Embassy Brisbane - Statement
25 Mar 12: "On the evening Tuesday 13th March 2012, Brisbane Aboriginal people have set up 'The Sovereign Embassy Brisbane' at Musgrave Park, South Brisbane. There are 3 other Embassies have been set up at Western Australia, Victoria and New South Wales as well.
The movement is to set up tents at the park, form a consultation station, for the Aborigines to talk about any problems they’ve faced as an Australia Aborigine.
The aim of The Sovereign Embassy is on a state-wide campaign, to order all state parliaments to recognise that Aboriginal community as tribes, to acknowledge all tribal nations to treaty with the local Yaggara people and with each other, also to protect Aboriginal people’s rights to Sovereignty possession and occupation and enjoyment of the lands and waters and everything associated with the Original Tribes. ... "

- Related News

Global United Ethnics: Tent Sovereign Embassy Established
"On the evening Tuesday 13th March 2012, Brisbane Aboriginal people have set up The Sovereign Embassy Brisbane at Musgrave Park, South Brisbane. Following the commemoration of the 40th anniversary of the original Aboriginal Tent Embassy in Canberra last February, the establishment of a Murri Tent Embassy in Musgrave Park is a symbol of defiance against our racist system. The movement is to set up tents at the park, form a consultation station, for the Aboriginal people to talk about any problems they’ve faced as an Australia Aboriginal."
[Includes Chinese text.]


facebook: Brisbane Sovereign Embassy, Musgrave Park

WGAR News: Brisbane Tent Embassy Interview (31 Mar 12)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2012/03/31/wgar-news-the-lizards-revenge-over-ur...


- Video Interview

Sovereign Union: Nyoongar Tent Embassy - Dennis Eggington Video
"Dennis Eggington, chief executive officer of the Aboriginal Legal Services of Western Australia answers questions and explains what the Nyoongar tent Embassy in Perth is about and it's association with Aboriginal peoples' sovereign rights."

- Related News

National Indigenous Times: Now they’re impounding the wheelchair of an Elder
12 Apr 12: "Perth's Nyoongar Tent Embassy confrontation has sunk to a new low with rangers from Perth City Council impounding the wheelchair of Swan Valley Elder, Herbert Bropho. Police and the council's rangers move in almost daily to confiscate and impound tents, food and equipment from the Tent Embassy supporters and as soon as they... "


Facebook: Nyoongar Tent Embassy

Welcome to our website... Nyoongar Tent Embassy

The Petition Site: No Deal Colin Barnett and SWALSC

CAAMA: Nyoongar Elder speaks on Perth protest and media coverage (3 Apr 12)

WGAR News: Nyoongar Tent Embassy Interviews (31 Mar 12)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2012/03/31/wgar-news-the-lizards-revenge-over-ur...

WGAR News: Force used to suppress the Aboriginal sovereignty movement: Michael Anderson (27 Mar 12)
[Includes several articles on the Nyoongar Tent Embassy in Perth.]

WGAR News: Perth police invade Nyoongar Tent Embassy (24 Mar 12)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2012/03/24/wgar-news-call-for-delegates-to-inter...

WGAR News: Welcome to our website: Nyoongar Tent Embassy (22 Mar 12)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2012/03/22/wgar-news-stand-for-freedom-campaign-...

WGAR News: More on the Nyoongar Tent Embassy at Matagarup (1 Mar 12)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2012/03/01/wgar-news-press-conference-on-stronge...

WGAR News: More on Nyoongar Tent Embassy in Perth (26 Feb 12)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2012/02/26/wgar-news-petition-stop-stronger-futu...

WGAR News: Nyoongar Tent Embassy marches to Government House in protest (23 Feb 12)

WGAR News: News of the Nyoongar Tent Embassy on Heirisson Island in Perth (21 Feb 12)


- News

The Spec: Council plans to close embassy
30 Mar 12: "THE Glenelg Shire Council is taking steps to remove the Portland Aboriginal tent embassy, but the occupiers of the Market Court site say they will fight the move. A report released at Tuesday’s council meeting said the Shire’s Aboriginal Advisory Committee recommended the enbassy should be removed on the basis that the people behind it were a minority group not representing the shire’s Indigenous community and its three main groups, ... "

- Past News

The Spec: Aboriginal tent embassy talks today
23 Mar 12: "GLENELG Shire councillors will meet with the Aboriginal Advisory Committee today to discuss the future of the growing Portland Aboriginal tent embassy. Glenelg mayor Gilbert Wilson said the two groups would discuss recommendations made to council regarding the embassy, but the details of the meeting would not be made public until April’s council meeting. Cr Wilson reiterated that the council’s position on the tent embassy was a neutral one and any actions taken would be based on the recommendations of the committee."


WGAR News: Tent Embassy set up in Portland’s Market Square, Vic (1 Mar 12)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2012/03/01/wgar-news-press-conference-on-stronge...


- Video

ABC: Protesters target NT Intervention
10 Apr 12: "Indigenous leaders have warned asylum seeker advocates in Darwin that the Federal Government's Stronger Futures initiative is an extension of the NT Intervention."

- Audio

Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association:
CAAMA NEWS 13-04-12
13 Apr 12: "The Australian Race Discrimination Commissioner says any positive aspects of the proposed Stronger Futures Legislation…may not be realised unless Aboriginal people can take ownership of their problems and own the solutions."

- Analysis / Opinion

New Matilda: Justice For A Land Apart
12 Apr 12: "Fighting the NT Intervention requires all our resources - legal, political and community - and a new mindset that places Indigenous self-determination at the heart of the battle, writes Patrick Dodson" By Patrick Dodson

Online Opinion: NT Intervention: self-evident need for outside intervention
10 Apr 12: "Criticisms have often been levelled at the N.T. emergency response, commonly called the Intervention. Critics have claimed that if the government intervenes, this sends the wrong message, namely, that "Aboriginal people are incapable of solving their own problems". Criticisms are fine and should be offered, along with better and more workable alternatives. However, the criticisms themselves need to be closely examined to ensure that they are not simply knee-jerk reactions based on long cherished but failing ideologies." Anthony Dillon


Human Rights Petition: Australian Government: Stop Stronger Futures and support Aboriginal self-determination in the NT

Stand for Freedom: There can be no reconciliation without justice:

Stop the Intervention: Stronger Futures Legislation

WGAR News: "Listening But Not Hearing" - Audio recordings from the launch of the report (3 Apr 12)

WGAR News: Responses to Ten-Year Funding of NT Aboriginal Communities (1 Apr 12)

WGAR News: STICS: Aunty of deaths in custody victim speaks out against 'Stronger Futures' (24 Mar 12)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2012/03/24/wgar-news-call-for-delegates-to-inter...

WGAR News: Photograph your feet and 'Stand For Freedom' (24 Mar 12)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2012/03/24/wgar-news-call-for-delegates-to-inter...

WGAR News: Stand For Freedom campaign delivers a petition to the Senate signed by 33,000 people (22 Mar 12)

WGAR News: Responses to Senate Committee report on 'Stronger Futures' New NT Intervention laws (18 Mar 12)

WGAR News: Greens Senator Rachel Siewert provides an overview: "Ending the NT Intervention" (15 Mar 12)

WGAR News: Senate Inquiry into Stronger Futures releases it's report (15 Mar 12)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2012/03/15/wgar-news-greens-senator-rachel-siewe...

WGAR News: 28 Leading Australians call on Government to abandon the Stronger Futures legislation (14 Mar 12)

WGAR News: "Hear the Voice of the People!": Video of Senate Hearing at Maningrida 22 February 2012 (13 Mar 12)

WGAR News: New report into 'Stronger Futures' consultations by Jumbunna Indigenous House of Learning, UTS (9 Mar 12)
[New university report entitled 'Listening but not Hearing']

WGAR News: Former PM Malcolm Fraser launches new report into consultations (9 Mar 12)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2012/03/09/wgar-news-new-report-into-stronger-fu...

WGAR News: Our Generation and ANTaR have launched a new video and campaign (8 Mar 12)

WGAR News: NITV Current Affairs present the Stronger Futures Forum shot on location in Maningrida (3 Mar 12)

WGAR News: Press Conference on Stronger Futures legislation by Hon. Alastair Nicholson AO RFD QC (1 Mar 12)

WGAR News: "NT Aboriginal leaders reject Stronger Futures" Tracker (23 Feb 12)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2012/02/23/wgar-news-nyoongar-tent-embassy-march...

WGAR News: New Website for Stronger Futures info and submissions (21 Feb 12)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2012/02/21/wgar-news-news-of-the-nyoongar-tent-e...

WGAR News: Book report launched: "NT Consultations Report 2011: By Quotations" (19 Feb 12)
[Includes link to transcripts of consultations and book of quotations: http://www.concernedaustralians.com.au/ ]

WGAR News: More on the Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory Bill (9 Feb 12)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2012/02/09/wgar-news-tent-embassy-protest-interv...

WGAR News: Submissions received on Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory Bill (8 Feb 12)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2012/02/08/wgar-news-four-actions-to-help-stop-t...

Stop the Intervention: Stronger Futures: New compilation weblink -Petition -NITV Forum

Stop the Intervention: Stronger Futures Media Coverage

Main Government page for Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory Bill 2011 and two related bills:

Direct Government link to view all uploaded submissions

Direct Government link to view all uploaded hearing info


Creative Spirits: Northern Territory Emergence Response (NTER) - "The Intervention": http://www.creativespirits.info/aboriginalculture/politics/northern-terr...

STICS (Stop the Intervention Collective Sydney): http://stoptheintervention.org/

Stand for Freedom: There can be no reconciliation without justice: http://standforfreedom.org.au/

The Greens: Rachel Siewert: Ending the NT Intervention: http://rachel-siewert.greensmps.org.au/ntintervention

Tracker - NT Intervention: http://tracker.org.au/tag/nt-intervention/

Crikey - NT Intervention: http://www.crikey.com.au/topic/nt-intervention/

CAAMA (Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association) - NT Intervention: http://caama.com.au/?s=NT+Intervention

Our Generation: http://ourgeneration.org.au/

'concerned Australians': Without Justice there can be no Reconciliation: http://www.concernedaustralians.com.au/

IRAG (Intervention Rollback Action Group): Mparntwe - Alice Springs: http://rollbacktheintervention.wordpress.com/

Treaty Republic - NT Intervention: http://treatyrepublic.net/search/node/NT%20Intervention

New Matilda - northern territory intervention: http://newmatilda.com/tag/northern-territory-intervention

Darwin Aboriginal Rights Coalition: http://darwinaboriginalrights.wordpress.com/

Equality Rights Alliance: Women's Experience of Income Management in the Northern Territory: http://www.equalityrightsalliance.org.au/projects/womens-experience-inco...

ANTaR (Justice, Rights and Respect for Australia's First Peoples) - NT intervention: http://www.antar.org.au/issues_and_campaigns/nt_intervention

MAIC (Melbourne Anti-Intervention Collective): http://maicollective.blogspot.com/

The Conversation - After the Intervention: http://theconversation.edu.au/pages/after-the-intervention

Australian Human Rights Commission: Northern Territory 'Emergency Response' intervention: http://www.hreoc.gov.au/social_justice/intervention/index.html

Jobs with Justice: http://jobswithjustice.wordpress.com/

Amnesty International Australia: Looking back at the Northern Territory Intervention: http://www.amnesty.org.au/indigenous-rights/comments/24460/

Students For Indigenous Rights - UQ: The Northern Territory Intervention: http://uqsir.files.wordpress.com/2011/03/stir-uq-intervention-intro-fact...

Defending Indigenous Rights: http://defendingindigenousrights.wordpress.com/

Intervention walk-off's Blog: http://interventionwalkoff.wordpress.com/

FAIRA; Human Rights Law Resource Centre; NACLC: Australia's compliance with CERD - Fact Sheet 2: Northern Territory Intervention: http://www.hrlrc.org.au/files/Fact-Sheet-2-NT-Intervention.pdf

Green Left: Northern Territory intervention: myths and facts: http://www.greenleft.org.au/node/39732

Adelaide Stop the Intervention: http://www.stoptheintervention.com.au/

Central Land Council: The Australian Government Intervention 2007: http://www.clc.org.au/Media/issues/intervention/intervention_intro.html

WGAR (Working Group for Aboriginal Rights): http://wgar.wordpress.com/


- Analysis / Opinion

New Matilda: Ending Constitutional Racism
10 Apr 12: "Have we done all we can to displace Terra Nullius? The constitution still allows racial discrimination, writes Indigenous leader Patrick Dodson. Even so, building support for a referendum will be hard work" By Patrick Dodson

agendaTracker: Q&A: Making sense out of constitutional reform
7 Apr 12: "Why change the constitution?
At the time the Australian Constitution was drafted, Aboriginal people were considered to be an inferior and dying race by many Australians. They were not included in the process of drafting the Constitution and it was assumed that they had no rights. It is not surprising that changing the Constitution has been part of the political agenda of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people." Larissa Behrendt

- News

National Indigenous Radio Service: NATSILS taking aim at high incarceration rates
12 Apr 12: "The newly-appointed Deputy-Chair of the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Services (NATSILS) says there needs to be urgent reform in correctional services and the justice system. Priscilla Collins says NATSILS is working with governments to reduce Indigenous incarceration rates around Australia. She says the Northern Territory has the highest rates of any state or territory in the nation and something needs to be done to address this."

9 News: WA Day fails to resolve native title issue
10 Apr 12: "Western Australia has changed the name of its annual state holiday in a nod towards Aboriginal reconciliation, despite several native title disputes remaining unresolved. From now on the first Monday in June - formerly called Foundation Day - will be known as Western Australia Day. WA Governor Malcolm McCusker signed a bill to effect the change at Government House on Tuesday as Premier Colin Barnett watched on. Both said while the day still commemorated the first English settlers' arrival in 1829, the bill formally recognised Aboriginal people as the traditional owners."

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