Environmentalists respond to Warren Mundine's attacks

Dr Jim Green - Warren Mundine, head of Tony Abbott's hand-picked Indigenous Advisory Council, has waged war against environmental groups in recent opinion pieces in the Fairfax and Murdoch press.

The headlines may not have been written by Mundine but they reflect the content of his propaganda: 'Without mining we'd all be living in caves', and 'Green groups keep Aboriginal people in poverty'.

Australia must break its silence on Gaza

Dear friends,
I write to you with deep sadness about the situation in Gaza. I have received many inquiries about what the Greens are doing in response to the Israeli invasion.

Last night, I watched a very powerful clip from British Channel 4’s Jon Snow about his recent trip to Gaza. He speaks movingly about what is happening to the children of Gaza. Over 1310 children have been injured and over 166 have been killed.

Zionist war crimes - an ISJA view

it is far too long that the genocidal attacks against the civilian population of gaza must stop. and stop immediately.

it now appears that the netanyahu government is in an all-out war of extermination of the palestinians people. this genocide is covered by the puerile assertion that the rockets from gaza must stop and hamas be wiped out entirely. there is no recognition that hamas is the legitimate government of gaza and any peace deal must be done with their representatives as government . peace deals with the corpses of women and children are very much a poor choice.

Warning: Australian Taxation Office deception over e-tax: Don't use e-tax for your return, use myTax!

The ATO has taken upon itself to semi-privatise the tax return process without bothering to warn taxpayers. On its website, it states: "We offer two free, convenient and secure ways to lodge your own tax return online - myTax and e-tax."

2014 is the first year that the only way to lodge is online - the old paper forms are no longer available. Therefore, millions of Australian taxpayers are going to be deceived by this. You could almost call it an ATO scam.

14 skulls handed to traditional owners in Berlin

One of Europe’s largest university clinics, the 300-year-old Charité in Berlin, Germany, has just returned 14 skulls of Aboriginal people to representatives of the Goemulgal, Lag Mabuyag and Wajarri Yamatji peoples.

Already in April last year the Charité returned skulls and other bones of 33 Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders the Institution had received at the end of the 19th century. That was the first repatriation of its kind of ancestral remains from Germany.

Warrants are sought for the arrest of Tony Abbott, Scott Morrison, George Brandis and others

From: "Ray Jackson"

as previously advised, isja had intended to do a view of the current human rights abuses and abrogations and the federal government's fully sanctioned criminal acts against the legitimate right of asylum seekers to come to this country. they are not 'boat people' or 'illegals', their legitimacy or otherwise must be decided only by standards of the un declaration on refugees of which australia has been a long time signatory.

instead we pass on the detailed application to show cause below and urge your full support in this action.

Save The Deadlys

Betty Adams
Canberra, Australia

"Once you say yes to 99-year lease, you’re gone, finished"

30 May 2014
Media Statement

Yolngu Nations Assembly

99-Year Township Leases

Yolngu Nations Assembly (YNA) urges the Commonwealth Government and indigenous communities to consult carefully before considering entering into 99-year township leases.

In October last year, Senator Nigel Scullion announced that Gunbalanya traditional owners had agreed to work towards finalising a 99-year lease by 30 June 2014, stating that he and the traditional owners “agreed that a township lease was the most effective way to achieve economic and commercial development in Gunbalanya.”

Native Title a powder keg of corruption waiting to explode

Gerry Georgatos - courtesy of The National Indigenous Times - - Native title is a powder keg of improprieties and corruption just waiting to explode so that if and when it does then at long last native title can be crafted with the necessary changes so that indeed the peoples of the land, the impoverished communities, are reached by the native title benefits which for now much of these intended benefits are being rorted and denied to them.

Zee Book Exchange [ audio ]

In the age of digital reading devices people return to hard copy books for reading

Interview with Bruce and Juanita about Nimbin's "Zee Book Exchange"

sounds: Miles Davies

15:00 min 128 kbps stereo 14 MB

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