WGAR News: Djiniyini Gondarra message to ALP conference; Analysis by Hilary Tyler and Paddy Gibson

Newsletter date: 7 December 2011

Contents:
* Herald Sun: Aboriginal leader takes fight to Europe
* ABC: Major Arnhem Land employer in financial trouble
* Video: Rev Dr Djiniyini Gondarra message to ALP conference
* Dr Hilary Tyler and Paddy Gibson: Still no evidence for Macklin’s Intervention
* Jon Altman: The cunning of consultation: school attendance and welfare reform
* 2SER's Razors Edge: Labor looking lost on Poverty
* Eva Cox: Stronger Futures demands are un-Australian
* Manuwangku, Under the Nuclear Cloud exhibition: support needed!
* What's Working: Valery's Bus
* Other Northern Territory (NT) Intervention articles
* Background to the Northern Territory (NT) Intervention
* Other articles
* Upcoming Aboriginal rights events around Australia - 18 events from 7 December 2011

* HERALD SUN: ABORIGINAL LEADER TAKES FIGHT TO EUROPE:

- News

Herald Sun: Aboriginal leader takes fight to Europe
http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/breaking-news/aboriginal-leader-takes-f...
Last Updated 3 Dec 11: "AN Aboriginal leader is taking his challenge of Australian sovereignty over his traditional land all the way to some of Europe's biggest courts. Michael Anderson, from Goodooga in northwest NSW, will travel to Europe this month in an attempt to prove the Euahlayi people should not be subject to Australian rule. The tribal leader is due to have discussions at the International Court of Justice in The Hague and the European Court of Human Rights, in France. ... "

National Indigenous Radio Service: Information-seeking trip to Europe focuses on sovereignty law
http://www.nirs.org.au/news/latest-news/6675-journey-to-europe-for-infor...
5 Dec 11: "A Euahlayi man who set up the Aboriginal Embassy in Canberra in 1972 is now taking his fight for Indigenous rights to Europe. Michael Anderson has travelled to England, and will also visit the International Court of Justice in the Hague, saying he wants to open up discussions to challenge Australian sovereignty over traditional lands."

- Audio

Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association:
CAAMA Radio News 05-12-2011
http://caama.com.au/caama-radio-news-05-12-2011
5 Dec 11: "A veteran New South Wales Aboriginal rights campaigner is travelling to the International Court of Justice in Europe to challenge the British Parliament over a promise made by Queen Victoria that Aboriginal people would keep their lands, laws and leaders. The law remains in the British statute books."

- Statement

Aboriginal tribal leader off to Europe to challenge Australian sovereignty
http://indymedia.org.au/2011/12/01/aboriginal-tribal-leader-off-to-europ...
1 Dec 11: "A northwest NSW tribal leader will travel to England from the 4th December and on to the Continent for discussions on the liberation of his Euahlayi people "from the tyrannical colonial rule that Aboriginal people have been subjected to since the English invasion".
Michael Anderson is the last survivor of the four young Black Power men who set up the Aboriginal Embassy in Canberra in 1972. ...
As well as talks in Britain, Mr Anderson will also go to the International Court of Justice in The Hague and have discussions in the European Court of Human Rights.
He will base a lot of his case on Queen Victoria’s promise to Aborigines that they would keep their lands and law, which he says is still on the British statute books."

See:

New Way Sovereignty Summit, Canberra 22-25 April 2011 (Easter Weekend)
http://indymedia.org.au/new-way-sovereignty-summit-canberra-22-25-april-...

Michael Anderson was Summit Convenor

* ABC: MAJOR ARNHEM LAND EMPLOYER IN FINANCIAL TROUBLE:

- News

ABC: Major Arnhem Land employer in financial trouble
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2011-12-05/20111205-laynhapuy-financial/37133...
5 Dec 11: "One of the major employers in Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory is in financial strife. The Laynhapuy Homelands Association provides services to outstations across the region, which are home to about 1,000 people. ... Jon Altman from the Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research says the problems have arisen in part because of the way funding is delivered. "The Northern Territory Intervention, which has focussed resources on larger places and not on the homelands, and the fact that with the shires again, Laynha has lost trading income," Mr Altman said. "So I think there are a lot of challenges on the financial front that in some ways have been caused by Government."" Katrina Bolton

* VIDEO: REV DR DJINIYINI GONDARRA MESSAGE TO ALP CONFERENCE:

- Video

YouTube: Rev Dr Djiniyini Gondarra message to ALP conference
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vrEWMHTvexY
4 Dec 11: "Rev Dr Djiniyini Gondarra responds to the 'second Intervention' otherwise known as 'Stronger Futures in the NT', a new Commonwealth Government initiative which will maintain key powers introduced through the NT Intervention. This message was screened in Sydney on Saturday December 3, at a meeting hosted by the CFMEU Indigenous Committee, "The Case Against the NT Intervention". The meetings was part of the official Fringe program of the ALP national conference. Dr Gondarra is a Senior Elder from Elcho Island."

See more about Rev Dr Djiniyini Gondarra OAM

WGAR News: Aboriginal elder raises international awareness of the NT Intervention (14 May 11)
http://indymedia.org.au/2011/05/14/wgar-news-aboriginal-elder-raises-int...

WGAR News: Global call to action for Aboriginal rights in Australia (17 May 11)
http://indymedia.org.au/2011/05/17/wgar-news-global-call-to-action-for-a...

Media Release: Response to the Prime Minister Julia Gillard's announcement of a Second Intervention in the Northern Territory (26 Jun 11)
http://www.concernedaustralians.com.au/media/MR-Dr-Djiniyini-Gondarra-Re...

WGAR News: Interviews with Rev Dr Djiniyini Gondarra about the Government’s consultation process (6 Jul 11)
http://indymedia.org.au/2011/07/06/wgar-news-interviews-with-rev-dr-djin...

Interview: ABC Darwin - Drive with Vicki Kerrigan: Yolngu embassy proposed (17 Oct 11)
http://blogs.abc.net.au/nt/2011/10/yolgnu-embassy-proposed.html

WGAR News: Thanks from leaders to supporters of the Yolngu Nations Assembly (12 Nov 11)
[scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2011/11/12/wgar-news-ca-paper-cuts-to-welfare-pa...

* DR HILARY TYLER AND PADDY GIBSON: STILL NO EVIDENCE FOR MACKLIN'S INTERVENTION:

- Analysis / Opinion

Rollback the Intervention: Still no evidence for Macklin’s Intervention
http://rollbacktheintervention.wordpress.com/statements/
5 Dec 11: "In the past month, FaHCSIA has released more than 1000 pages worth of reports that seek to justify an expansion of the NT Intervention. One of the most important for Minister Jenny Macklin has been the Community Safety and Wellbeing Research Study (CSWRS). This analyses the results of a survey and a voting process with more than 1343 people across 16 unnamed NT Aboriginal communities. Its findings are a cornerstone of a 400-page evaluation of the NTER. Despite being touted as proof that communities want the Intervention, the 17 page survey form used in communities does not once refer to "the Intervention" or the "Northern Territory Emergency Response"." Dr Hilary Tyler and Paddy Gibson. Dr Hilary Tyler is an Emergency Physician working in Alice Springs. Paddy Gibson is a Senior Researcher at the Jumbunna Indigenous House of Learning. Both have been active in the campaign opposing the Northern Territory Intervention.

* JON ALTMAN: THE CUNNING OF CONSULTATION: SCHOOL ATTENDANCE AND WELFARE REFORM:

- Analysis / Opinion

Crikey: The cunning of consultation: school attendance and welfare reform
http://www.crikey.com.au/2011/12/02/the-cunning-of-consultation-school-a...
2 Dec 11: "There are other ways of thinking and talking about indigenous education and development, but such alternatives are closed off, suppressed and silenced. They mainly come from white and black practitioners at the education coalface, Aboriginal activists, civil society and those parts of the academy that are not subject to state capture. Take, for example, the very different interpretation and counter-narrative of what happened at consultations reported in Cuts to Welfare Payments for School Non-Attendance: Requested or Imposed?, a must read, available on the Concerned Australians website." Jon Altman, a research professor in anthropology at The Australian National University and a "concerned Australian"

See:

Cuts to Welfare Payments for School Non-Attendance: Requested or Imposed?
Michele Harris and Rosa McKenna, 'concerned Australians' - October 2011
http://www.concernedaustralians.com.au/media/Welfare-Cuts-Requested-or-I...

'concerned Australians':
Without Justice there can be no Reconciliation:
http://www.concernedaustralians.com.au/

* 2SER'S RAZORS EDGE: LABOR LOOKING LOST ON POVERTY:

- Audio

2SER's Razors Edge: Labor looking lost on Poverty
http://2ser.podomatic.com/entry/index/2011-12-02T21_39_45-08_00
2 Dec 11: "A key policy in Labors plan to reform welfare payments and jobs - Income Management - will be trialed across 5 regions in the nation including Bankstown starting in July next year. An extension of the Howard governments’ intervention in the Northern Territory, the policy has been labeled as racist, humiliating and prejudiced against the poor. As the ALP meets for its annual conference, social policy expert EVA COX has bitterly attacked the party for failing to seriously attack poverty."
[Includes comments by Eva Cox and Paddy Gibson.]

* EVA COX: STRONGER FUTURES DEMANDS ARE UN-AUSTRALIAN:

- Analysis / Opinion

Crikey: Cox: Stronger Futures demands are un-Australian
http://www.crikey.com.au/2011/12/02/cox-stronger-futures-demands-are-un-...
2 Dec 11: "How un-Australian is it for the federal government to invite submissions and input from an affected population and then expect them to spend Christmas doing the submission? Imagine a hot Northern Territory Christmas dinner in one of the smaller communities targeted under the Stronger Futures legislation currently before the parliament. Apart from the difficulties of managing the Christmas shopping with the BasicsCard, ... "

Submissions about Stronger Futures due 12 Jan 2012:

Parliament of Australia - Senate:
Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory Bill 2011 and two related bills:
Information about the Inquiry
http://www.aph.gov.au/senate/committee/clac_ctte/strong_future_nt_11/inf...
"Submissions should be received by 12 January 2012. ...
The Committee is seeking written submissions from interested individuals and organisations"

* MANUWANGKU, UNDER THE NUCLEAR CLOUD EXHIBITION: SUPPORT NEEDED!

Beyond Nuclear Initiative: Manuwangku,Under the Nuclear Cloud exhibition: support needed!
http://beyondnuclearinitiative.com/2011/11/16/manuwangkuunder-the-nuclea...
16 Nov 11: "Beyond Nuclear Initiative is collaborating with photographer Jagath Dheerasekara and Muckaty Traditional Owners on a photographic exhibition titled "Manuwangku, Under the Nuclear Cloud". The exhibition presents the country and community in the Northern Territory targeted to host a national radioactive waste dump. ... As this is a grass-roots initiative, for the project to be successful we need to raise at least $5000 for completion of photo framing, production of the exhibition catalogue and travel for Traditional Owners to attend the opening in Sydney on January 17."

See:

YouTube: Muckaty Voices-Australia's nuclear waste dump story
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xcuNpT84Ovo

Beyond Nuclear Initiative:
http://beyondnuclearinitiative.com/

Nuclear Territory News: Waste Dump News
http://ntne.ws/articles/article.php?section=waste

Proposed Radioactive Waste Dump at Muckaty, NT
Briefing Paper - February 2011
Jim Green B.Med.Sci.(Hons.), PhD
National nuclear campaigner - Friends of the Earth, Australia
Friends of the Earth: http://www.foe.org.au/anti-nuclear/issues/oz/nontdump/Dump%20briefing%20...

* WHAT'S WORKING: VALERY'S BUS:

What's Working: Valery's Bus
http://www.whatsworking.com.au/whats-working/valerys-bus/
"The story of Valery’s bus is a tale of how an indigenous community is working with others to solve the high cost of transport. Valery Dhamarrandji lives in Nhulunbuy – a remote community in eastern Arnhem Land. There are plenty of taxis in that part of the world, but taxis don’t come cheap. So Valery reckoned that it would be good idea to get a bus. She approached the Indigenous Stock Exchange. ... It’s a service which helps indigenous people who have a business project or a service to offer to connect with investors and customers. The ISX began to publicise Valery’s idea hoping that sponsers would come forward to finance a bus. Sponsers did respond and a week ago Valery began operating the Southern Cross Family Car Service."

* OTHER NORTHERN TERRITORY (NT) INTERVENTION ARTICLES:

- News

Crosslight: Elders continue fight against Intervention
http://crosslight.org.au/2011/12/03/elders-continue-fight-against-interv...
3 Dec 11: "United First People’s men and women gathered in Melbourne last month to speak out against the Federal Government’s Stronger Futures document. The document was produced by the Gillard Government and is an extension of the largely discredited Northern Territory Intervention undertaken by the Howard Government. The group, which represents people within the prescribed areas in the Northern Territory under the Intervention, said the report created further anger and frustration." Chip Henriss

- Analysis / Opinion

CDU Law and Business Online: Polarised debate on the NT Intervention
http://cdulawonline.wordpress.com/2011/12/05/polarised-debate-on-the-nt-...
5 Dec 11: "There’s a very noisy left-leaning opposition group to the Gillard government’s modified version of the NTER or Indigenous Intervention (which Minister Macklin has variously renamed "Closing the Gap" or "Stronger Futures"). No doubt they’re sincere in their opposition to current policy, but their rhetorical style is shrill to say the least." kenparish

Australian: High cost puts good food out of reach
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/opinion/high-cost-puts-...
3 Dec 11: "THE Gillard government last month introduced the Stronger Futures in the Northern Territory Bill which, among other things, continues the intervention. One of the main measures strengthens the licensing requirements of remote stores. Indigenous Affairs Minister Jenny Macklin has suggested this measure will increase availability of fresh and healthy food in remote communities. Indeed, a store may be disqualified from trading if it does not "provide a satisfactory range of healthy and good quality food, drink or grocery items"." Alex Harper

Overland literary journal: A reply to CIS on the Intervention
http://overland.org.au/2011/12/a-reply-to-the-cis-on-the-intervention/
2 Dec 11: "At first I didn’t think it was worthwhile responding to Sara Hudson’s response to me on the Intervention. I thought it was pretty insubstantial, and its ad hominem tone seemed to me suggestive that replying would reduce the issues to one of personalities, rather than the issues. However, I then decided that some comments may help illuminate the issues to outside parties. So, let us review the state of debate." Michael Brull

* BACKGROUND TO THE NORTHERN TERRITORY (NT) INTERVENTION:

Creative Spirits: Northern Territory Emergence Response (NTER) - "The Intervention": http://www.creativespirits.info/aboriginalculture/politics/northern-terr...

IRAG (Intervention Rollback Action Group): Mparntwe - Alice Springs: http://rollbacktheintervention.wordpress.com/

CAAMA (Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association) - NT Intervention: http://caama.com.au/?s=NT+Intervention

Crikey - NT Intervention: http://www.crikey.com.au/topic/nt-intervention/

'concerned Australians': Without Justice there can be no Reconciliation: http://www.concernedaustralians.com.au/

STICS (Stop the Intervention Collective Sydney): http://stoptheintervention.org/

Tracker - NT Intervention: http://tracker.org.au/tag/nt-intervention/

Treaty Republic - NT Intervention: http://treatyrepublic.net/search/node/NT%20Intervention

The Greens: Rachel Siewert: Northern Territory Intervention: http://rachel-siewert.greensmps.org.au/category/issues/indigenous-rights...

Darwin Aboriginal Rights Coalition: http://darwinaboriginalrights.wordpress.com/

ANTaR (Australians for Native Title and Reconciliation) - NT intervention: http://www.antar.org.au/issues_and_campaigns/nt_intervention

MAIC (Melbourne Anti-Intervention Collective): http://maicollective.blogspot.com/

The Conversation - After the Intervention: http://theconversation.edu.au/pages/after-the-intervention

Jobs with Justice: http://jobswithjustice.wordpress.com/

New Matilda - northern territory intervention: http://newmatilda.com/tag/northern-territory-intervention

Amnesty International Australia: Looking back at the Northern Territory Intervention: http://www.amnesty.org.au/indigenous-rights/comments/24460/

Students For Indigenous Rights - UQ: The Northern Territory Intervention: http://uqsir.files.wordpress.com/2011/03/stir-uq-intervention-intro-fact...

Defending Indigenous Rights: http://defendingindigenousrights.wordpress.com/

Intervention walk-off's Blog: http://interventionwalkoff.wordpress.com/

Australian Human Rights Commission: Northern Territory ‘Emergency Response' intervention: http://www.hreoc.gov.au/social_justice/intervention/index.html

FAIRA; Human Rights Law Resource Centre; NACLC: Australia's compliance with CERD - Fact Sheet 2: Northern Territory Intervention: http://www.hrlrc.org.au/files/Fact-Sheet-2-NT-Intervention.pdf

Green Left: Northern Territory intervention: myths and facts: http://www.greenleft.org.au/node/39732

WGAR (Working Group for Aboriginal Rights): http://wgar.wordpress.com/

* OTHER ARTICLES:

- Video

YouTube: Muckaty Traditional Owners at ALP national conference 2011
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ppLQW_FHM1o
4 Dec 11: "Muckaty Traditional Owners Dianne Stokes and Kylie Sambo travelled to Sydney for the ALP national conference held December 2-4. They spoke at a fringe event on December 3 organised by the Beyond Nuclear Initiative titled "Hot Politics: Radioactive Waste Management in Australia" and met with many delegates who pledged support for their campaign. More info at www.beyondnuclearinitiative.wordpress.com "

- Audio

ABC PM: Secret men's business could threaten gas hub
http://www.abc.net.au/pm/content/2011/s3384015.htm
5 Dec 11: "MARK COLVIN: An area marked for a massive gas project in Western Australia has hit another potential hurdle. An Indigenous man says it's a sacred site for secret men's business. Traditional owners in the Kimberley have reached agreement with Woodside and the state and federal governments for a gas hub at James Price Point, north of Broome. But Goolarabooloo man Joseph Roe says the site was known for ceremonies associated with initiations and secret business. Joseph Roe says he is prepared to testify if necessary but only in a court of men. He spoke to our reporter David Weber."

- Analysis / Opinion

NT News Editorial: Wood's state of confusion
http://www.ntnews.com.au/article/2011/12/06/276605_opinion.html
6 Dec 11: "POLITICIAN Gerry Wood may not know very much about statehood. And he may know even less about economics. But he seems to understand the politics of uranium mining and nuclear energy very well. Mr Wood is right to dismiss claims by doctors that trucking low-level nuclear waste to the dump near Tennant Creek will be dangerous. The Alice Springs medics are part of the Medical Association Against War."

- News

NT News: Doctors wrong on nuke waste, says Gerry
http://www.ntnews.com.au/article/2011/12/05/276461_ntnews.html
5 Dec 11: "AN INDEPENDENT politician has dismissed claims by doctors that trucking low-level nuclear waste into the NT is dangerous. Nelson MLA Gerry Wood said the Alice Springs medics - part of the Medical Association Against War - were scaremongering. He said their objection to transporting waste to the dump at Muckaty, near Tennant Creek, was "not about safety" but part of a campaign that was "against all things nuclear"."

* UPCOMING ABORIGINAL RIGHTS EVENTS AROUND AUSTRALIA - 18 EVENTS FROM 7 DECEMBER 2011:

Click on the links for details of the events ...

Event: 4 November 2011 to February 2012: Townsville, Qld
Exhibition: From Little Things Big Things Grow
- Fighting for Indigenous Rights 1920-1970
Event description: http://www.nma.gov.au/exhibitions/from_little_things_big_things_grow/
Event location: http://www.nma.gov.au/exhibitions/from_little_things_big_things_grow/tra...

Event: 7 December 2011: Paddington, Sydney, NSW
Documentary Film - The Tall Man
"... a vivid portrait of an Australian island enraged
by the death of an Aboriginal man while in custody
of the local, predominantly white-run police force."
Chauvel Cinema, Paddington
Cinema Release Date: Thu 17 November 2011
Event details, incl. film review and interview with the director: http://www.hopscotchfilms.com.au/films/coming-soon/thetallman-film/
Event details: http://www.palacecinemas.com.au/movies/thetallman/

Event: 7 to 14 December 2011: Brisbane, Qld
Documentary Film - The Tall Man
"... a vivid portrait of an Australian island enraged
by the death of an Aboriginal man while in custody
of the local, predominantly white-run police force."
Palace Barracks Cinema, Brisbane
Cinema Release Date: Thu 17 November 2011
Event details, incl. film review and interview with the director: http://www.hopscotchfilms.com.au/films/coming-soon/thetallman-film/
Event details: http://www.palacecinemas.com.au/movies/thetallman/

Event: Thu 8 December 2011: Redfern, Sydney, NSW
Stop black deaths in custody forum
Speakers include:
Ray Jackson, Indigenous Social Justice network
Daivd Shoebridge, Greens NSW MLC
Raul Bassi, union, Palestine and Aboriginal rights activist
Event details: http://www.greenleft.org.au/events/49634

Event: Thu 8 December 2011: Darwin, NT
Opening and Awards presentation
Rights on Show 2011
The 17th annual Human Rights Art Award and Exhibition
The theme for 2011 is Housing and Homelessness
Darwin Community Legal Service
Event details: http://www.dcls.org.au/rights-on-show.html

Event: Fri 9, Mon 12 to Fri 16 December 2011: Darwin, NT
Exhibition
Rights on Show 2011
The 17th annual Human Rights Art Award and Exhibition
The theme for 2011 is Housing and Homelessness
Darwin Community Legal Service
Event details: http://www.dcls.org.au/rights-on-show.html

Event Cancelled: Alice Springs, NT
"International Human Rights Day
Celebrations planned for Mparntwe-Alice Springs
on 10th December have been cancelled due to
musicians/speakers and key people being busy
elsewhere.
IRAG is looking at the possibility of visiting a
bush community on that day to discuss the
2nd intervention laws and receive feedback
from the people to be affected by these laws."
Details: http://rollbacktheintervention.wordpress.com/

Event: Sat 10 December 2011: Paddington, Sydney, NSW
Our Generation Film Screening
The Chauvel Cinema
Hosted by Eastern Suburbs Amnesty International Australia
"The screening is held in support of
Amnesty International Australia’s
Homelands report released in August."
Event details: http://www.amnesty.org.au/nsw/event/27271/
Event details: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/events/
Film info: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/about-2/
See bottom of this page for Our Generation film reviews

Event: 10 December 2011: Adelaide, SA
Kimberley Cultural Festival
"Kimberley Cultural Festival is a community event to raise
awareness of the cultural and environmental significance of
the Kimberley region, which is under threat from proposed
gas and industrial development."
Event details: http://www.savethekimberley.com/wp/2011/12/02/upcoming-events/
Event details: http://www.amnesty.org.au/sa/event/27331/
Event details: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=270070339699908

Event: 10 December 2011: Broome
Nowhere else but here celebration rally
"At Town Beach listen to updates from Community and
guest speakers, enjoy live music from some of the
best local musicians, watch short films from local
film-makers highlighting the best of the year, and
eat great food from a muticultural selection of food stalls."
Save the Kimberley event details: http://www.savethekimberley.com/wp/2011/12/02/upcoming-events/

Event: Wed 14 December 2011: Newcastle, NSW
Our Generation Film Screening
Greater Union Cinemas
Event details: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/events/
Film info: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/about-2/
See bottom of this page for Our Generation film reviews

Event: Thu 15 December 2011: Tuggerah, NSW
Our Generation Film Screening
Greater Union Cinemas
Event details: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/events/
Film info: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/about-2/
See bottom of this page for Our Generation film reviews

Event: Sat December 17 2011: Brunswick, Melbourne, Vic
Save The Kimberley warehouse party in Melbourne
"Save The Kimberley (melbourne) PRESENTS:
The 20 Ovens Warehouse will play host to
some of Melbourne’s favourite live acts"
Event details: http://www.savethekimberley.com/wp/2011/12/02/upcoming-events/
Poster: http://www.savethekimberley.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/372801_103...

Event: Ongoing Protest: James Price Point, Kimberley, WA
Kimberley gas plant protest
Save the Kimberley info: http://www.savethekimberley.com/
Kimberley gas plant threatens Aboriginal culture: http://ccr.uws.edu.au/2011/06/22/kimberley-gas-plant-threatens-aborigina...
Aboriginal elder Elsta Foy at the protest camp: http://www.abc.net.au/am/content/2011/s3296152.htm
Protest updates: http://www.savethekimberley.com/wp/blog/
Environs Kimberley: http://www.environskimberley.org.au/
Kimberley info: http://handsoffcountry.blogspot.com/
Kimberley Country and Culture: http://www.savethekimberley.com/wp/whats-the-fuss/country-culture/
Rachel Siewert: Greens: Saving the Kimberley (17 Oct 11): http://rachel-siewert.greensmps.org.au/kimberley
WGAR News: Kimberley gas plant protest and blockade (28 Jun 11): http://indymedia.org.au/2011/06/28/wgar-news-kimberley-gas-plant-protest...
WGAR News: 25 protesters arrested at JPP blockade (9 Jul 11): http://indymedia.org.au/2011/07/09/wgar-news-25-protesters-arrested-at-j...

Event: Fri 20 January 2012: RMIT entrance, Melbourne, Vic
Indigenous freedom-fighters commemoration:
Tunnerminnerwait and Maulboyheenner
"To commemorate the execution of the indigenous
freedom fighters Tunnerminnerwait and Maulboyheenner"
Event details: http://www.greenleft.org.au/events/49054

Event: Thu 26 to Sun 29 January 2012: Parkes, Canberra, ACT
40th anniversary of the Aboriginal Tent Embassy Canberra
Sovereignty Never Ceded: a key theme of the 40th Anniversary
"Indigenous elders invite all Aboriginal people, supporters
and other members of the general public, to come together
at the 'Aboriginal Tent Embassy' site, on Thursday 26th
January 2012, to celebrate "SOVEREIGNTY DAY" and be part of
the Sacred Fire Ceremonial Gathering that will marks 40
years since the first protest on the site."
Event details: http://treatyrepublic.net/content/invitation-aboriginal-tent-embassy-jan...
Event details: http://www.aboriginaltentembassy.net/
Event details: http://indymedia.org.au/aboriginal-tent-embassy-40th-anniversary-canberra
Event details: http://indymedia.org.au/40th-anniversary-of-the-tent-embassy-canberra
Interview with Dr Janet Hunt: http://www.989fm.com.au/podcasts/lets-talk/dr-janet-hunt-and-jacqui-phil...
Event summary: http://www.greenleft.org.au/events/49413
Aboriginal Embassy Elder Tribute song: http://www.reverbnation.com/artist/artist_songs/2079567

Event: February 2012 to May 2012: Queensland Museum
Exhibition: From Little Things Big Things Grow
- Fighting for Indigenous Rights 1920-1970
Event description: http://www.nma.gov.au/exhibitions/from_little_things_big_things_grow/
Event location: http://www.nma.gov.au/exhibitions/from_little_things_big_things_grow/tra...

Event: Sat 11 February 2012: Melbourne, Vic
Our Generation Film Screening
as part of the inaugural Melbourne Indigenous Arts Festival
Event details: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/events/
Film info: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/about-2/
See bottom of this page for Our Generation film reviews

- 'Our Generation' Film Reviews

Elimatta:
Aboriginal Support Group - Manly Warringah Pittwater:
Our Generation - Showing in London - page 8
http://www.asgmwp.net/ElimattaWinter2011.pdf
Winter 2011: "The Intervention is yet another example of the appalling treatment the Aboriginal People of Australia have been subjected to in such a short period of time compared to thousands of years of survival. Sinem Saban and Rev. Dr Gondarra supported by the Yolngu people and cinematographer, Damien Curtis, have created a sensitive and realistic view of the plight of those who wish to live a more traditional life in their homelands and of those who appear to be dispossessed." Christine Waterer

Elimatta:
Aboriginal Support Group - Manly Warringah Pittwater:
ASG Information Night: Our Generation - page 6
http://www.asgmwp.net/ElimattaSummer2010.pdf
Summer 2010: "Local resident and journalist, Jeff McMullen introduced "Our Generation", the film by Sinem Saban and Damien Curtis which we were there to see. The film explored in depth the Federal Government Intervention into Aboriginal Communities in the Northern Territory. Jeff had told us that the film’s producers were not having any success in having the film shown on government or commercial media outlets and they were having to screen it in local community halls to show the community at large just what was involved in the Intervention. It is basically a war on Aboriginal culture. The dispossession of the Aboriginal people is simply continuing in a new guise." Carol Gerrard

See:

Our Generation: http://www.ourgeneration.org.au/

Aboriginal Support Group - Manly Warringah Pittwater: http://www.asgmwp.net/index.htm

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just be thankful we did not kill all the Aboriginals

Do you think white Australia will let our land be taken from us?If we go to war who do you think will win?White Australia own the land just be thankful we did not kill all the Aboriginals

We would take 100 to 1 of your egotistical ignorant bunch

we have access to the same weapons now, we would take 100 to 1 of your egotistical ignorant bunch, your people tried and failed at destroying us, I think you will find Aboriginals do own the land under international law, the dumb ones dont understand their own laws like the lying dutchovenman

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