Sovereign Union Media Release - 2 July 2015: SHUT OUT secret venues to avoid protests against the current Recognise campaign

Sovereign Union of First Nations and Peoples in Australia

Asserting Australia's First Nations Sovereignty into Governance


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 Sydney:


secret venues to avoid protests against the current Recognise campaign

Locating the venue for the Constitutional recognition gathering of Abbott, Shorten and 40 'Indigenous Leaders' who are all unknown, is like looking for a needle in a haystack, so much for the democratic process.

According to our information the meeting is taking place on Monday 6th July and in my conversation with Les Malezer (at 8pm on 1 July) he advised me that the meeting was on the North Shore somewhere and he was not sure himself. But Shaun Gordon from the Darkenjung Land Council informed me that the meeting was taking place at Kirribilli House. Presumably Kirribilli House has been chosen for the heightened security surrounding it. When when you look on the Prime Minister for Aboriginal affairs website there is still no location identified, nor have they been brave enough to put up the list of the invited guest Aboriginal 'leaders' in this country.

Information gathered today suggests that the only people who are invited to this conference are those currently being paid and working for the government to promote the Recognise campaign. In other words, Abbott and Shorten are confirming their bipartisan approach for them to continue promoting this bogus dream of a Final Solution for Aboriginal people in Australia.

I had earlier asked Les Malezer by way of a phone conversation of Congress' meeting on 4th and 5th July in Sydney on this topic, only to be advised by Les that Congress' meeting was to take place at the Intercontinental Hotel in Sydney, but I have since learnt that this is not the case. The meeting will take place, I've been informed, at the Australian Museum in Sydney.

To rub salt into the wound Les Malezer informed me that despite public notification of Congress' meeting, Congress is limiting their conference on the consideration for Constitutional recognition to their invited guests only. The rest of us are locked out of both conferences.

If submissions and complaints were made to the Constitutional and Legal Affairs Committee in relation to promoting a referendum from taxpayers money without a Parliamentary Bill finalised in both Houses of Parliament, it would be found that Tony Abbott and his cronies do in fact have a cause to answer. Secondly, I believe if the Parliamentary Estimates Committee were to hear complaints and submissions they too come to the same conclusion and ask them to justify the government's expenditure of millions of dollars of taxpayers money on a campaign that is yet to be debated in both Houses of Parliament. Furthermore, under the Australian Constitution, in respect to plebiscites, no money can be spent on promoting a referendum where there is no Bill approved of by the Parliament. To complicate things even more when a Bill for a plebiscite is approved by the Parliament, it is obligated to pay the opposition for the campaign at around 80% of the pro campaign. This has certainly not been done in this case at this point in time.

We now have a very clear understanding of the faulty Recognise campaign that now exists. If their program is to veil this in secrecy and somehow expect to get support then they are failing miserably. The Commonwealth government has now shown their true colours and in fact by acting in a secretive manner and being nit willing to publically announce their chosen Aboriginal 'leaders' promotes the 'No' campaign without anytone having to get on the streets at this point in time. But it suffices to say that from here on in we will pick up the 'No' campaign with or without financial support. We will not allow the Commonwealth to steal our patrimony with the approval of the selected 40 'leaders' authorising, through their consent, for all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders to be governed by this colonial government and all future white colonial governments.

What Abbott and Shorten are doing with this conference is making a mockery of the diplomatic processes they espouse in Australia. It is not possible to conduct a successful plebiscite if the whole process is camouflaged and hidden from the public. Then to restrict the participation in something of this magnitude is criminal. We expect this in countries where people are governed by dictators, but then are Australians really comfortable with the Abbott government's governance? Just take for example the veil of secrecy around the 'boat people' and shutting down the media's ability to report on the issue of boat people; and is the rumour true that any adverse reporting on the boat people and the Navy's operations will be prosecuted for sedition?

Then we have the veil of secrecy over the detention centres and what is going on. Clearly, even the Greens' members who visit these centres are gagged from making full public comments on their return. Maybe we need to ask the Australian public to take a long hard look at the way the Third Reich operated its governance, because right now if the Australian public doesn't speak out about the wrongdoings by this Liberal government, then electing them back into office at the next election could give them a Hitler-type mandate.

I reiterate the point that millions of dollars are being spent on the Recognise campaign to recognise Aboriginal people as the First Nations, but what does this mean in terms of identifiable beneficial factors? Even the Final Report handed down creates enormous ambiguities and uncertainty as to the subject matters.

Background – previous media release of 30 June 2015:

Final Report of the Joint Select Committee on Constitutional Recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people which is available for all to read at - ]


Michael Anderson

Convenor of Sovereign Union of First Nations and Peoples in Australia

and Head of State of the Euahlayi Peoples Republic

Mogila Station, Goodooga NSW 2838, 0427 292 492

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The above Media Release was posted on 2 July 2015 by WGAR as a community service with the kind permission of Ghillar Michael Anderson.

It is reproduced as it was received by the [SU] email list at 15:02.

It will most likely be posted on the Sovereign Union web-site later tonight, 2 July 2015.

As such, WGAR is not the author of the above media release.

Update: WGAR accessed the above media release at 20:00 on 2 July 2015 at the following links:

It is almost completely the same as the version WGAR received from Michael Anderson via email on the [SU] email list at 15:02.


Sovereign Union Media Release: 3 July 2015

Callout: Urgent - 10am Monday 6 July 2015 Protest March over Sydney Harbour Bridge

Sovereign Union of First Nations and Peoples in Australia

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 Sydney:

WGAR News: "If Tony Abbott badly wants it, it won't be in the interests of First Nations people and will be in the interests of international mining giants".

Newsletter date: 6 July 2015, 5:30pm AEST

This newsletter:


* News & Photos: SBS News: Indigenous protesters call for a Treaty

* Timeline Photos: Sovereign Union, facebook: Constitutional Recognition - The arguments that mainstream media is hiding from you

* Background:

Survey: IndigenousX: Constitutional Recognition Survey - Data Analysis by Celeste Liddle and Survey Conducted by IndigenousX
Analysis: Celeste Liddle for IndigenousX, The Guardian: 87% of Indigenous people do not agree on recognition. You'd know if you listened
Sovereign Union: Constitutional History and Independent Constitutional Reform links
WGAR Background to Constitutional Recognition of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Peoples
WGAR Background to the Aboriginal Sovereignty Movement
WGAR Background to Treaties with Aboriginal Sovereign Nations of Australia

- Audio

The Wire: A step closer to Recognition

Featuring Alice Haines, protest organiser

Produced by Ninah Kopel

6 July 2015:

"Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Leader of the Opposition Bill Shorten have met in an unprecedented act of bipartisanship to discuss what a future referendum might look like. Indigenous leaders from around the country were at the meeting, in what the prime minister describes as a significant step towards a 2017 referendum for constitutional recognition. Outside the meeting, a small but loud crowd gathered in protest, saying that they want sovereignty and not recognition."

Featured in story:
* Alice Haines, protest organiser
* Tony Abbott, Prime Minister
* Tanya Hosch, Joint Campaign Director at Recognise
* Patrick Dodson, former Chairman of the Council for Aboriginal Reconciliation