WGAR News: Michael Mansell continues call for community-driven rehabilitation programs: CAAMA

Newsletter date: 13 February 2013


* CAAMA: Michael Mansell continues call for community-driven rehabilitation programs
* Carrie Fowlie, The Canberra Times: Jail costly way to tackle scourge
* Background to Aboriginal imprisonment and Deaths in Custody

* The Wire interviews Liz Johnstone & Michael Mansell on the Tarkine

* Amy McQuire, Tracker: Greens call on NSW govt to get serious about culture and heritage

* Let's Talk's Tiga Bayles interviews Alf Lacey & Michael Woodley
* YAC: WMYAC documents confirm Michael Gallagher is FMG’s inside-man

WGAR News: Call for royal commission into native title: The Wire

Newsletter date: 10 February 2013


* The Wire: Call for Royal Commission into Native Title
* Yindjibarndi Aboriginal Corporation: FMG's Native Title "Racism" Unravels
* Background to Mabo and Native Title
* Background to the Yindjibarndi Aboriginal Corporation (YAC)

* SBS Radionews Audio: Listing of Tarkine Indigenous sites welcomed

* Chris Graham At Large: Grog is a killer, but it’s far less dangerous than politics

* ABC: Gas hub future unclear after native title dispute

For devil's sake don't mine the Tarkine

Activists from environmental direct action group Groundswell have today taken peaceful action to highlight the detrimental impacts that mining in the Tarkine will have on healthy devil populations living in the region.

At 10am this morning, Groundswell activists deployed a banner reading “FOR
DEVILS SAKE, DON’T MINE THE TARKINE” from the Alexander suspension bridge, in Launceston’s Cataract Gorge. Two climbers suspended themselves alongside the banner.


Tarkine heritage listing – no new mines in the Tarkine

As Launceston awakes this morning, a clear message to Heritage List the Tarkine will resonate throughout the city.
Members of the group Groundswell have hung large banners in prominent locations in and around Launceston to highlight that Tasmanians will not allow the Tarkine to be mined.
On the corner of Tamar and Cimitiere Street in Launceston’s CBD, high up on the red gasworks framework, a message to the Federal environment minister Tony Burke reads: “TARKINE HERITAGE LISTING”.


Tarkine World Heritage Now!


Tarkine – World Heritage Now!

A group of activists have gathered at the community forum today in Launceston to send a clear message to the Labour Government that the Tarkine needs an emergency world heritage listing.

T-shirts reading “TARKINE HERITAGE LISTING” were displayed outside the community cabinet forum at the Launceston College on Brisbane Street. Members of the newly formed environmental advocacy group GroundSwell maintained a silent peaceful vigil as the cabinet continued inside.