Amnesty International

WGAR News: Woodside Decision a Great Outcome: The Directors of Save The Kimberley

Newsletter date: 10 May 2013


* The Directors of Save The Kimberley: Woodside Decision a Great Outcome
* YouTube: Thank you - for uniting to stop the gas hub! - TheWildernessSociety
* WA Today: James Price Point land acquisition likely
* Greens Senators Scott Ludlam and Rachel Siewert; WA Greens MLC Robin Chapple: The emperor needs to let go of James Price Point
* Gerry Georgatos, The Stringer: The Gas Wars
* Tracker: Woodside backs floating LNG for Browse
* Background to the Save The Kimberley Campaign - James Price Point, north of Broome, WA


"Pay the Rent" - say Nyoongars - "Stronger Futures can go straight to hell"

Gerry Georgatos
With the Stronger Futures debacle in the Australian Senate the following could not be more timely. Nyoongar rights advocate and CEO of Dumbartung Aboriginal Corporation, Robert Eggington has gathered together with several prominent Nyoongars, and a large number of the Nyoongar community, to announce their own Native Title proposals for the state government to consider.


Amnesty International: Authorities must investigate unnecessary and excessive use of firearms by security forces in West Papua

16 April 2011: The Indonesian authorities must ensure a prompt, impartial and effective investigation into the unnecessary and excessive use of firearms by security forces that led to the deaths of at least two Papuans and injuries to three others.

US accused by Amnesty of inhumane treatment over Wikileaks soldier case

Amnesty International Press Release: 24 January 2011 - Amnesty International has urged the US authorities to alleviate the harsh pre-trial detention conditions of Bradley Manning, the soldier accused of leaking information to Wikileaks.

The US army private, 23, has been held for 23 hours a day in a sparsely furnished solitary cell and deprived of a pillow, sheets, and personal possessions since July 2010.

Australians form 'human lifesaving rings' for refugees

Over the weekend Australian refugee supporters attended 'Human Lifesaving ring' events in cities around Australia to send a clear message to politicians: asylum seekers should not be used as political pawns. The events were organised by Amnesty International, Get Up, Refugee and asylum seeker support groups, union and church groups.


WGAR News: Visit to Australia by Amnesty International Secretary General Irene Khan (21 Nov 09)

WGAR: Working Group for Aboriginal Rights (Australia)

WGAR website:

Visit to Australia by Amnesty International Secretary General Irene Khan
Government progress report on the NT Intervention
Upcoming NT Intervention Protests
Other NT Intervention Articles
Other Aboriginal Articles


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National Indigenous Times:
Indigenous poverty as 'morally outrageous' as torture: Amnesty head

Tell Kevin Rudd: respect refugees’ rights

They make up less than four per cent of people who come to Australia seeking asylum, yet never fail to generate an astonishing political and media storm.

So here are some facts: more than 96 per cent of asylum seekers arriving in Australia step off planes, not boats. Furthermore, the vast majority of boat arrivals are typically found to be genuine refugees – those fleeing for their lives and safety, not simply seeking better lives in wealthier nations. Far from being "illegal immigrants" they are exercising the right to seek asylum under international law.