Indigenous people

Maitreya Rael supports Aboriginal sovereignty movement, urged Raelians to participate in May 1 demonstrations

SYDNEY, April 30 - Maitreya Rael, founder and spiritual leader of the International Raelian Movement (IRM), said in a statement released today that he fully supports indigenous Australians in their quest for sovereignty.

“The human rights abuses and genocide attempts against these indigenous inhabitants have never been properly addressed by Australian authorities,” he said.


WGAR News: Repealing the race hate laws isn't 'freedom' to Indigenous people: Siv Parker, The Guardian

Newsletter date: 31 March 2014


* Siv Parker, The Guardian: Repealing the race hate laws isn't 'freedom' to Indigenous people
* ABC News: Warren Mundine maintains criticism of Coalition's proposed changes to Racial Discrimination Act
* Professor Gillian Triggs, President, Australian Human Rights Commission: Proposed changes to the Race Discrimination Act: Bad cases make bad law
* Tim Soutphommasane, Canberra Times: Are we to favour bigotry over the right to live unaffected by it?


WGAR News: Coalition stirs the ghost of Jimmie Blacksmith: Tim Kroenert, Eureka Street [99-year leases]

Newsletter date: 19 December 2013


* SMH: Indigenous burning among ancient practices being studied to save eco-systems

* Anna Salleh, ABC Science: Bead currency used in Australia's first export industry

* Benedict Scambary, CAEPR: My Country, Mine Country: Indigenous People, Mining and Development Contestation in Remote Australia

* Tim Kroenert, Eureka Street: Coalition stirs the ghost of Jimmie Blacksmith [99-year leases]
* WGAR News: "Statement by Rev. Dr Djiniyini Gondarra OAM regarding MOUs on township 99 year leases" (11 Nov 13)

WGAR News: Challenge to Native Title on Their Country - Mirning Say - You Must Listen: SBS Aboriginal

Newsletter date: 2 November 2013


* The Stringer: Bunna Lawrie will not give up on whale dreaming Country
* Gerry Georgatos, The Stringer: Mirning Country - the whale people - at risk from Native Title
* Michelle Lovegrove, SBS Aboriginal: Challenge to Native Title on Their Country - Mirning Say - You Must Listen
* Michelle Lovegrove, SBS Aboriginal: Far West Coast Native Title Claim Pushing Ahead Despite Unrest
* NIRS: Nullabor native title dispute
* Background to Mabo and Native Title

* Emma Murphy, Green Left: Indigenous people most affected by climate change

WGAR News: Yiŋiya speaks about Stronger Futures from Gapuwiyak

Newsletter date: 31 October 2013


* Yiŋiya speaks about Stronger Futures from Gapuwiyak
* Background to the Northern Territory (NT) Intervention
* Background to 'Stronger Futures' new NT Intervention laws

* Why Warriors presents Bridging the Gap Seminars [Featuring Richard Trudgen, Witiyana Marika and Dianne Gondarra]
* Why Warriors: Cross Cultural Solutions for Working with Indigenous People

* University of Western Sydney, YouTube: UWS Yarramundi Lecture 2013
[Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Yirrkala Bark Petition]


WGAR News: Report on Deaths in Custody - people dying at high rates: Gerry Georgatos, The Stringer

Newsletter date: 30 May 2013


* Australian Institute of Criminology: Deaths in custody in Australia to 30 June 2011
* Gerry Georgatos, The Stringer: Report on Deaths in Custody - people dying at high rates
* Inga Ting, SMH: Policy failure as prisons fill with indigenous people
* Paul Simpson and Michael Doyle, ABC The Drum Opinion: Indigenous prison rates are a national shame
* SBS World News: 'No lessons learned' on Aboriginal deaths
* Cairns Post: Concern as Aboriginal deaths in custody rise
* Bundaberg News Mail: Aboriginal incarceration rates hitting crisis levels


WGAR News: Oxfam report mocks Native Title: Gerry Georgatos, The Stringer

Newsletter date: 29 May 2013


* Gerry Georgatos, The Stringer: Oxfam report mocks Native Title
* Oxfam Australia: Mining
* Oxfam Australia and CAER: The right to decide: company commitments and community consent
* SBS Radionews: Mining benefits 'not getting to Indigenous people'
* 3CR Community Radio: Earth Matters [Refusal to honour native title & Indigenous land use agreements]
* Background to Mabo and Native Title

* SBS Radionews: Indigenous focus on land and sea management

* ABC: Waste dump opponents 'not going to back down'

WGAR News: Homeless NT people 'having rent deducted': SBS Radionews Audio

Newsletter date: 6 April 2013


* Amnesty Action: Stop universal rent deductions on Aboriginal homelands
* SBS Radionews Audio: Homeless NT people 'having rent deducted'

* Amnesty NSW free screening of John Pilger’s seminal documentary, 'The Secret Country' - Mon 8 April 2013
* : The films and journalism of John Pilger: The Secret Country: The First Australians Fight Back
* Gerry Georgatos, The Stringer: From Secret Country to Forgotten Peoples

* Jon Altman, Tracker: From "Territory of Exception" to "Exceptional Territory"?