Newsletter date: 26 July 2015
* News Analysis: Gerry Georgatos, The Stringer: Jessica has been sleeping in a wheelchair in city carparks
* Background: The Stringer - facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheStringerNews
* News Analysis: Gerry Georgatos, The Stringer: Jennifer Kaeshagen sets up The First Nations Homelessness Project
* Bio: Jennifer Kaeshagen, coordinator, The First Nations Homelessness Project - The Stringer
* Bio: Gerry Georgatos - The Stringer
* About: The Stringer's Editorial policy: http://thestringer.com.au/about-us
* WGAR Background: Plans to close Aboriginal homelands / remote communities in WA and SA (and NT?)
* WGAR Background to the Aboriginal Sovereignty Movement
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- News Analysis
The Stringer: Jessica has been sleeping in a wheelchair in city carparks
25 Jul 15: "Jessica’s plight is an indictment of the affluent city of Perth, an indictment of the Western Australian government, an indictment of far too many. Jessica, is an amputee who gets around in a wheelchair but who is homeless and for the last six weeks has been sleeping in a city carpark. ... It shocks me that Jessica is homeless and it disturbs me that the government agencies and the big not-for-profits have not assisted her and that instead she has been sleeping in city carparks. ... Today, Jessica sought out the safe space of Matargarup (Heirisson Island) where many homeless are camping. Once again Heirisson Island is sheltering scores of homeless – there are currently some thirty tents. The island camp has been raided nine times in the last four months by the City of Perth shire and their police escort. ... " By Gerry Georgatos
"Jennifer Kaeshagen will do what she can once again to secure a home, this time for Jessica. If anyone can help us house or assist Jessica email email@example.com, or phone Jennifer on 0449 655 282."
The Stringer - facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheStringerNews
- News Analysis
The Stringer: Jennifer Kaeshagen sets up The First Nations Homelessness Project
22 Feb 15: "The Stringer is not just your average news site. Founded by Jennifer Kaeshagen, The Stringer coordinates advocacy in addition to its news reporting, features and opining. Ms Kaeshagen early this year made a personal commitment to attempt to house over the course of 2015 one hundred First Nations people experiencing homelessness in Perth, Western Australia. Without delay she launched The First Nations Homelessness Project. On track to housing 100 people, seven weeks into this year she has found homes for 12 people. A 52 year old gentleman was today found accommodation, becoming the 12th person housed this year by Ms Kaeshagen. ... " By Gerry Georgatos
"To support or be supported by The First Nations Homelessness Project, email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone/text 0449 655 282." Jennifer Kaeshagen, coordinator
Jennifer Kaeshagen - The Stringer
"Jennifer Kaeshagen is an award winning documentary filmmaker. She has Unit Co-Ordinated, Lectured and Tutored in Media and Communications Studies at The University of Notre Dame, Fremantle and Murdoch University, and is currently completing her PhD - The phenomenology of the biopic. Jennifer is the Founder of The Stringer. Jennifer is The Stringer’s Principal Editor and Producer. Jennifer contributes irregularly articles to The Stringer however also coordinates various advocacy through The Stringer. Jennifer has been successful in housing homeless families and individuals and currently coordinates The First Nations Homelessness Project."
Gerry Georgatos - The Stringer
"Gerry Georgatos is a life-long human rights and social justice campaigner, and a multi-award winning investigative journalist. His predominant work is in suicide prevention research and in unveiling racism and in articulating the ways forward. ... His social justice campaigns include his ongoing work with the homeless, asylum seekers, people in prison and post-release, his anti-drugs campaigns, fighting racism and discrimination, and his freedom of speech campaigns. Gerry has completed two Masters trying to understand racism and the ways forward. He has fought a number of campaigns, often at great personal toll, in trying to eliminate racism, ... Gerry is currently completing a PhD on Australian Custodial Systems and Australian Deaths in Custody. ... "
The Stringer’s Editorial policy
[scroll down page] http://thestringer.com.au/about-us
"Independent news media contributes to the unfolding landscape of human rights and social justice. It is The Stringer’s aim to provide every opportunity to the rise of voices that far too often are denied. If The Stringer believes in the importance of a story we will sustain coverage - this is what The Stringer terms through-care journalism. The Stringer has become known for breaking stories that others initially were not prepared to investigate and report. The Stringer’s contributors are experts in their fields, our policy is to not indulge armchair journalism. The Stringer looks forward to working as hard as we can to bring to you the stories that matter. ... "
WGAR Background: Plans to close Aboriginal homelands / remote communities in WA and SA (and NT?)
(last updated: 12 July 2015)
WGAR Background to the Aboriginal Sovereignty Movement
(last updated: 26 July 2015)
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