Newsletter date: 25 July 2015; last updated 26 July 2015, 6:45am AEST
* Analysis / Opinion: Myles Morgan, NITV News: Comment: The anointing of Indigenous 'leaders' uses logic of its own
* Analysis / Opinion: Chris Graham, New Matilda: Fairfax Solves 200-Year Old Mystery: Who Are Black Australia's Real Leaders?
* Analysis / Opinion: Amy McQuire, New Matilda: Seven Years Of Noel Pearson Trials Have Led Aurukun To The Bottom Of the National Heap
* Advertorial: Chris Graham, New Matilda: From Little Things: NM Subscribers Give Away $29,250 in Free Advertising to Charities and Aboriginal Businesses
* Subs Offer: New Matilda: Subscribe to New Matilda, and Donate Advertising To Your Favourite Aboriginal Business Or Mainstream Not-For-Profit
* Bio: Chris Graham - New Matilda: https://newmatilda.com/users/chris-graham
* Bio: Amy McQuire - New Matilda: https://newmatilda.com/users/amy-mcquire
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* WGAR Background to the Aboriginal Sovereignty Movement
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- Analysis / Opinion
NITV News: Comment: The anointing of Indigenous 'leaders' uses logic of its own
24 Jul 15: "If you've been following the Constitutional recognition debate, you will undoubtedly have come across an Indigenous 'leader' - but it is usually a position bestowed upon individuals by the media. ... At the top of the media's Indigenous leaders' mound right now, the politically influential Noel Pearson ... and Warren Mundine ... These are men who can single-handedly shape the debate and often do, through News Limited and Fairfax outlets. ... There are ... Indigenous organisations which can be considered representative, ... As well, tribes like the Yolngu, the Nyoongar, the Yidinji and the Ngarrindjeri have their own elders and points of authority. Even in urban Aboriginal communities, like in Western Sydney, there are leaders recognised (usually informally) by the community. ... " By Myles Morgan; Source: NITV News
- Analysis / Opinion
New Matilda: Fairfax Solves 200-Year Old Mystery: Who Are Black Australia's Real Leaders?
20 Jul 15: "Arise Sir Patrick and Sir Noel, for you are the chosen ones. Chris Graham reports. In a stunning development over the weekend, Fairfax Media – after 200-plus years of chaos and confusion - has finally resolved the question of who represents Aboriginal Australia on absolutely everything. It’s Noel Pearson and Patrick Dodson. In an "exclusive" story broken two days ago, but which has only come to light today because no-one reads Fairfax anymore, journalist Michael Gordon made the exciting announcement in a story headlined, "Trust us: Patrick Dodson and Noel Pearson devise plan to save Indigenous recognition referendum". ... " By Chris Graham, the owner and editor of New Matilda. He is the former managing editor of Tracker magazine and the National Indigenous Times, was the Associate Producer of John Pilger's documentary Utopia, and is a Walkley Award and Human Rights Award winning journalist.
- Analysis / Opinion
New Matilda: Seven Years Of Noel Pearson Trials Have Led Aurukun To The Bottom Of the National Heap
24 Jul 15: "In this special New Matilda feature, Amy McQuire demolishes the reforms - and the propaganda - that is the Cape York Welfare Reform Trials. Last week, the Australian newspaper ran a piece on the controversial Cape York Welfare Reform Trials, the brainchild of influential Aboriginal lawyer Noel Pearson. ... Where is the scrutiny? Where is the transparency? All we seem to get are uncritical, puff propaganda pieces in the pages of the Australian, a vocal Pearson backer. ... In another five years, will Aurukun still be the most disadvantaged community in the state?" By Amy McQuire, a Darumbul woman from central Queensland. Amy McQuire is the former editor of the National Indigenous Times and Tracker magazine.
New Matilda: From Little Things: NM Subscribers Give Away $29,250 in Free Advertising to Charities and Aboriginal Businesses
12 Jul 15: "We have a very unAustralian dream, and it involves giving away all our advertising. Chris Graham explains. Last month, as our latest subscription innovation, we offered New Matilda readers the opportunity to subscribe and then give away NM advertising free to their favourite not-for-profit or Aboriginal business. For the month of June, New Matilda subscribers donated $29,250 worth of free NM advertising to organisations as diverse as the NSW Aboriginal Legal Service, Medecins Sans Frontieres, Amnesty International and the Milingimbi Art Centre (the complete list is below). ... " By Chris Graham
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New Matilda: Subscribe to New Matilda, and Donate Advertising To Your Favourite Aboriginal Business Or Mainstream Not-For-Profit
6 Jul 15: "Details on how to support New Matilda, and some struggling organisations that need the help too. Any business or individual who subscribes to New Matilda at the $330 or $1,000 annual subscription rate is able to pick an Aboriginal business or a mainstream not-for-profit and donate New Matilda advertising to them. And yes, if you’re an Aboriginal business or a mainstream not-for-profit you can donate the advertising to yourself. ... " By New Matilda
Chris Graham - New Matilda
Amy McQuire - New Matilda
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