Newsletter date: 8 May 2013
* CAAMA Radio: Barb Shaw shares her thoughts on income management
* Nicola Butler: The Stringer: The case against compulsory income management
* Northern Territory (NT) News
* Background to the Northern Territory (NT) Intervention
* Background to 'Stronger Futures' new NT Intervention laws
* The Wire: Indigenous midwives; Why we need more
* Tracker: Births more deadly for Aboriginal mothers
* Tracker: Don't forget needs of Indigenous in NDIS: Group
* SBS Radionews Audio: Plan to save SA's Barngarla language
* CAAMA RADIO: BARB SHAW SHARES HER THOUGHTS ON INCOME MANAGEMENT
- Audio Interview
Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association: Barb Shaw shares her thoughts on income management !
3 May 13: "Centralian Aboriginal rights campaigner Barb Shaw recently addressed the people of Playford in South Australia on Income Management. Barb met with community members, elders and the granny’s group and attended a Community Meeting with the Federal Minister for Wakefield, Nick Champion. Pam Reilly speaks to Barb on Strong Voices about the concerns and the impact Income Management is having on the Playford Community."
* NICOLA BUTLER: THE STRINGER: THE CASE AGAINST COMPULSORY INCOME MANAGEMENT
- Analysis / Opinion
The Stringer: The case against compulsory income management
6 May 13: "At a recent public forum hosted by SIMPla (Stop Income Management in Playford), guest speaker Barbara Shaw addressed over 60 attendees at the National Tertiary Education Union in Adelaide where she discussed the lack of solid evidence that compulsory income management improves financial literacy, health outcomes, or protects children. Analysing how this expensive, heavy-handed, lazy policy, humiliates already struggling people, and wastes resources that could fund more beneficial, culturally appropriate programs. Barbara Shaw is an Aboriginal rights activist from the NT ... " By Nicola Butler
* NORTHERN TERRITORY (NT) NEWS:
- Media Release
Alison Anderson MLA: Regional Development Framework
2 May 13: "A new Regional Development Framework is being launched to support government’s regional development efforts through integration and coordination across business, industry, the community and all levels of government. ...
There will be five RDCs [Regional Development Committees]:
* Tennant Creek for the Barkly region
* Katherine for the Big Rivers region
* Nhulunbuy for the Arnhem region
* Alice Springs for the Central Australia region
* Tiwi Islands"
newsTracker: NT cop dismissed for child porn possession
1 May 13: "A Northern Territory police officer has been sacked after being convicted of possessing child pornography. The 47-year-old officer has been suspended from duty since November 4, 2011, and was found guilty of possessing child abuse material at a court hearing in May last year."
newsTracker: Government Audit finds pornography on NT Computers
30 Apr 13: "Information released under freedom of information laws shows pornographic images have been found on publicly funded computers used under the federal government’s Northern Territory intervention programs in Indigenous communities."
newsTracker: Bureaucrats innocent of NT porn downloads
30 Apr 13: "No public servants were implicated in the downloading of pornography found on computers used in the federal government’s Northern Territory intervention programs in Indigenous communities. The pornographic material was discovered in audits of computer files by the Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA) in conjunction with the Australian Crime Commission (ACC)."
* BACKGROUND TO THE NORTHERN TERRITORY (NT) INTERVENTION:
Last updated: 20 February 2013
* BACKGROUND TO 'STRONGER FUTURES' NEW NT INTERVENTION LAWS:
Last updated: 29 April 2013
* THE WIRE: INDIGENOUS MIDWIVES; WHY WE NEED MORE
The Wire: Indigenous midwives; Why we need more
Produced by Tim Bennett
6 May 13: "Midwives around the country were celebrated on the weekend for their work as part of the national day of the midwife. But often going un-noted is the part played by indigenous midwives, and the importance for aboriginal and Torres Strait women to have access to culturally appropriate midwives. Organisations like the Australian Council for Midwives celebrate the importance of the indigenous mothers having access to indigenous midwives. But new figures indicate that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mothers are three to five times more likely to die in child birth than the rest of the population. So do we need to focus on training more Indigenous midwives?
Featured in story:
Leona McGrath - Indigenous Midwife, The Rhodanthe Lipsett Trust
Professor Pat Brodie - Director, The Rhodanthe Lipsett Trust"
* TRACKER: BIRTHS MORE DEADLY FOR ABORIGINAL MOTHERS
newsTracker: Births more deadly for Aboriginal mothers
6 May 13: "NATIONAL: Aboriginal mothers are up to five times more likely to die in childbirth compared to non-indigenous mothers, a national midwifery group says. Aboriginal mothers are three to five times more likely to die during childbirth, and their babies two to three times more likely, Australian College of Midwives (ACM) president Sue Kruske says. She said many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women living in remote areas were denied access to a midwife and instead treated by medical staff without specialised knowledge of maternity care."
* TRACKER: DON'T FORGET NEEDS OF INDIGENOUS IN NDIS: GROUP
newsTracker: Don't forget needs of Indigenous in NDIS: Group
7 May 13: "NATIONAL: Disability groups fear Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people may be left behind when the national disability care scheme is rolled out. The First Peoples Disability Network released a 10-point plan to ensure Indigenous people with disabilities are catered for under the national scheme at a forum in Canberra on Monday. The network’s executive officer Damian Griffis said the concept of disability barely existed in a lot of Aboriginal communities. "Most Aboriginal people with disabilities don’t identify as having a disability," he told AAP."
* SBS RADIONEWS AUDIO: PLAN TO SAVE SA'S BARNGARLA LANGUAGE
- Audio Interview
SBS Radionews Podcasts: Plan to save SA's Barngarla language
By Andy Park
6 May 13: "There is a view among linguists that Australia is the world leader in killing languages: it's thought 93 per cent of Australia's indigenous languages have died. But a new plan is underway to try to save the endangered Barngarla language on South Australia's Eyre Peninsula. An Israeli-born linguist is spearheading the scheme, which it's hoped will revive words which otherwise would have died out within years. Andy Park has the details. ... And an extended report on the Barngala language project will feature in this week's Living Black program on NITV at 7.30 pm on Tuesday. with a repeat on Sunday at 1.30 pm on SBS ONE."
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