Newsletter date: 16 March 2013
* NIRS Audio: Adam Giles first Indigenous head of state
* The Wire Audio: Chief Making History
* The Wire Audio: A new image for CLP
* SBS Audio Radionews: NT leadership shock makes history
* SBS Audio Radionews: Reaction to NT leadership coup
* SBS World News Video: Giles becomes first Indigenous head of government
* SBS World News Video: NT chief minister changes govt policies
* Jeff McMullen, SMH: Greatest challenge for Giles is to remedy the ills resulting from intervention
* Bob Gosford, Crikey: Statement by Adam Giles, Northern Territory Chief Minister
* Bob Gosford, Crikey: How Adam Giles (and his mates) seized power in the NT
* Tracker: Giles becomes first Aboriginal Chief Minister
* Tracker: Tangentyere welcomes new Chief Minister
* Tracker: Giles "humbled" to take on role as Chief Minister
* SBS World News Video: Mills says he won't serve in NT cabinet
* Other articles
* NIRS AUDIO: ADAM GILES FIRST INDIGENOUS HEAD OF STATE
National Indigenous Radio Service: Adam Giles first Indigenous head of state
14 Mar 13: "Adam Giles has become the first Indigenous head of government in the nation’s history. The Country Liberals Member for Braitling has led a coup against Terry Mills and is the new Northern Territory Chief Minister. Dave Tollner is the new deputy."
- Related Audio
Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association:
14 Mar 13: "An amazing turn of events in Northern Territory politics with sitting Chief Minister Terry Mills dumped by his party while overseas and replaced by the Centralian Member Adam Giles. Radio Larrekia's Tahlee Faraday reports from Parlt House."
* THE WIRE AUDIO: CHIEF MAKING HISTORY
The Wire: Chief Making History
Produced by Sarah Spencer
14 Mar 13: "History was made today in Australia as the first Indigenous leader of any state or territory was sworn in. Adam Giles accepted the position of Chief Minister of the Northern Territory yesterday after former Minister Terry Mills was removed while overseas. Giles was welcomed into the Liberal Party by a power bloc of other Indigenous people, and many supporters hope this will mean greater importance of Aboriginal issues and power to improve the lives of Territorians.
Featured in story:
Ken Leichtner - New President of Australia's First Nations Party
Tom Calma - Co-Chair of Reconciliation Australia"
* THE WIRE AUDIO: A NEW IMAGE FOR CLP
The Wire: A new image for CLP
Produced by Annie Hastwell
14 Mar 13: "Being carried to victory by the Aboriginal vote last year was a new experience for the Territory's Country Liberal party. Now the party that has traditionally represented conservative values and business interests finds itself with an indigenous Chief Minister. Commentator Bob Gosford says it's a wake-up call to all parties to consider more indigenous representation.
Featured in story: Bob Gosford, political commentator"
* SBS AUDIO RADIONEWS: NT LEADERSHIP SHOCK MAKES HISTORY
SBS Podcasts Radionews: NT leadership shock makes history
By Darren Mara
13 Mar 13: "Mr Giles becomes Australia's first Indigenous head of government, after the Country Liberal party room voted 11-5 to remove Mr Mills. ... Terry Mills led the Country Liberal Party to a strong victory in last year's Northern Territory elections. But in the months since the August vote, his popularity - and that of the CLP - had dropped dramatically. The 40-year-old Adam Giles says he was approached by his party colleagues to replace Mr Mills, an offer he was happy to accept. ... On a positive note, Mr Giles has made history, becoming the first Indigenous head of government in Australia."
* SBS AUDIO RADIONEWS: REACTION TO NT LEADERSHIP COUP
SBS Podcasts Radionews: Reaction to NT leadership coup
By Nikki Canning
14 Mar 13: "Prime Minister Julia Gillard says she looks forward to working with the new Northern Territory Chief Minister, Adam Giles. ... Labor frontbencher Richard Marles says federal MPs across the board would be keen to see increased Indigenous representation at all levels of government. ... Opposition Leader Tony Abbott has also congratulated Adam Giles, and welcomed the fact that the first Indigenous head of government anywhere in Australia is a member of the Country Liberal Party."
* SBS WORLD NEWS VIDEO: GILES BECOMES FIRST INDIGENOUS HEAD OF GOVERNMENT
SBS World News: Giles becomes first Indigenous head of government
14 Mar 13: "The Northern Territory has a new leader with Adam Giles toppling Terry Mills to become chief minister. Adam Giles is the Northern Territory's new chief minister - and Australia's first indigenous head of government - after rolling Terry Mills from the top job. ... "I am truly humbled to be asked by my colleagues to ... undertake this role," Mr Giles told reporters. "It is a significant challenge to take the leadership of the Northern Territory in the times we are in at the moment," he said."
* SBS WORLD NEWS VIDEO: NT CHIEF MINISTER CHANGES GOVT POLICIES
SBS World News: NT chief minister changes govt policies
14 Mar 13: "The Northern Territory's new Chief Minister Adam Giles is wasting no time in rolling back unpopular measures brought in by his predecessor, saying the government was "poison" in the electorate. Australia's first indigenous head of government, Mr Giles says the Country Liberal Party's (CLP) leadership style had not sat well with the community. "We were poison in the electorate and it is going to take us a long time to build faith," Mr Giles told the ABC's 730 report on Thursday."
* JEFF MCMULLEN, SMH: GREATEST CHALLENGE FOR GILES IS TO REMEDY THE ILLS RESULTING FROM INTERVENTION
- Analysis / Opinion
SMH: Greatest challenge for Giles is to remedy the ills resulting from intervention
15 Mar 13: "Can Australia's first Aboriginal head of government, Northern Territory Chief Minister Adam Giles, bring a change of heart and tackle the real crisis sweeping the Top End? ... Giles must ask every minister in his cabinet to look closely at the damage caused by this discrimination and then ask, would you subject your family to such treatment? The hard evidence from the first five years of the calamitous Northern Territory intervention shows that suicide, self-harm, children at risk and the number of young people going into detention have all increased disturbingly." Jeff McMullen, "honoured this week with the 2013 Affinity Intercultural Foundation service and dialogue award"
Background to the Northern Territory (NT) Intervention:
Background to 'Stronger Futures' new NT Intervention laws:
* BOB GOSFORD, CRIKEY: STATEMENT BY ADAM GILES, NORTHERN TERRITORY CHIEF MINISTER
The Northern Myth, Bob Gosford in the NT, Crikey: Statement by Adam Giles, Northern Territory Chief Minister
13 Mar 13: "We are both humbled and looking forward to serving shoulder-to-shoulder with Territorians to make the Northern Territory even better. ...
Today I was asked by a large majority of my Country Liberal colleagues to lead our team.
I agreed to take on the role as Chief Minister of the Northern Territory and Dave Tollner agreed to take on the role of Deputy Chief Minister.
I want to acknowledge the hard work and commitment along with the personal sacrifices made by Terry Mills during his time as leader of the Country Liberals.
I would also like to thank Robyn Lambley for her time as deputy leader and her dedication to serving the Northern Territory as Deputy Chief Minister.
The swearing in will be tomorrow. ... "
* BOB GOSFORD, CRIKEY: HOW ADAM GILES (AND HIS MATES) SEIZED POWER IN THE NT
- Analysis / Opinion
The Northern Myth, Bob Gosford in the NT, Crikey: How Adam Giles (and his mates) seized power in the NT
14 Mar 13: "It took a little longer than originally planned but Adam Giles has taken power in the NT. So how did Australia's first Aboriginal political leader make it to the top? It wasn’t easy. It took the CLP’s parliamentary wing a long time to get around to sacking Terry Mills as the Northern Territory Chief Minister but they finally nailed him yesterday. ... Giles and Tollner have a lot of hard work before them to rebuild a shattered party and the loss of confidence – in both the community and business – that a party that cannot govern itself shouldn’t be governing the Territory." Bob Gosford
* TRACKER: GILES BECOMES FIRST ABORIGINAL CHIEF MINISTER
newsTracker: Giles becomes first Aboriginal Chief Minister
13 Mar 13: "NATIONAL: Terry Mills has been replaced as Northern Territory chief minister while on an overseas trip to Japan by Aboriginal MLA Adam Giles. ... Sources confirmed the change occurred after influential Aboriginal MPs switched their support in a factional dispute that has raged for days. Senior government sources loyal to Mr Mills expressed disbelief at the change."
* TRACKER: TANGENTYERE WELCOMES NEW CHIEF MINISTER
newsTracker: Tangentyere welcomes new Chief Minister
14 Mar 13: "The Tangentyere Council, which is the major service delivery agency for the 18 housing associations known as town camps in Alice Springs, has welcomed Mr Giles’ appointment which came after he secured the numbers among Country Liberal Party MPs to replace Terry Mills. Council chief executive Walter Shaw said as the first Aboriginal head of government, Mr Giles’ elevation was a landmark in Australian political history."
* TRACKER: GILES "HUMBLED" TO TAKE ON ROLE AS CHIEF MINISTER
newsTracker: Giles "humbled" to take on role as Chief Minister
14 Mar 13: "NORTHERN TERRITORY: Adam Giles is the Northern Territory’s new chief minister - and Australia’s first indigenous head of government - after rolling Terry Mills from the top job. ... "I am truly humbled to be asked by my colleagues to … undertake this role," Mr Giles told reporters. "It is a significant challenge to take the leadership of the Northern Territory in the times we are in at the moment," he said."
* SBS WORLD NEWS VIDEO: MILLS SAYS HE WON'T SERVE IN NT CABINET
SBS World News: Mills says he won't serve in NT cabinet
14 Mar 13: "Dumped Northern Territory chief minister Terry Mills says he won't serve in cabinet under new leader Adam Giles. Mr Mills said if Mr Giles was thinking of offering him a cabinet post, he should "think again". The former Country Liberal Party leader returned to Darwin from Japan on Thursday, after being replaced as chief minister by Mr Giles at a meeting of CLP MPs on Wednesday, while he was away. He said he would consider his future in politics after talking with his family and was saddened rather than angry about the move against him."
* OTHER ARTICLES:
- Audio Interviews
SBS Podcasts Radionews: Australia's first Indigenous cancer research centre
By Darren Mara
12 Mar 13: "Australia's first Indigenous cancer research centre has been launched in Brisbane with the aim of improving diagnosis and treatment for Indigenous cancer sufferers. Cancer is the second leading cause of death among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The Centre has been set up by the Menzies School of Health Research. Senior researcher Gail Garvey told Darren Mara that informing Aboriginal people about the cancer research centre will be the first challenge."
SBS Podcasts Radionews: Call to boost Indigenous health professionals
By Ildi Amon
11 Mar 13: "A research centre in Western Australia is calling for an intensified effort to increase the number of Indigenous health professionals. The Centre for Aboriginal Medical and Dental Health at the University of WA says its research has found that giving Indigenous young people alternative pathways into universities may help redress the imbalance. Researcher David Paul says it would also help if Indigenous students received additional support while undergoing their courses. Mr Paul told Ildi Amon there's a need for more Indigenous professionals right across the health sector - not just as doctors and nurses."
SBS World News: Indigenous Australian Catholics welcome new Pope
Source: Malarndirri McCarthy, NITV News
14 Mar 13: "Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Catholics have welcomed the appointment of Pope Francis, the first Jesuit Pope. The Jesuits have played a large part in working with Indigenous people across the world and it's hoped Pope Francis will play a lead role in working with Indigenous Australians."
The Stringer: 83 juveniles detained in adult prison
14 Mar 13: "In January an incident at Banksia Hill Juvenile Detention Centre (which prison guards have described as a riot) resulted in 83 Aboriginal detainees being relocated to the nearby adult prison, Hakea. An independent inquiry has been launched into the incident - led by the Inspector of Custodial Services, Professor Neil Morgan. WA Commissioner for Children and Young People Michelle Scott said that the inquiry is not only an opportunity to find out what happened but also an opportunity to visit the issue of youth justice."
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