Newsletter date: 30 July 2015
* News Analysis: Amy McQuire, New Matilda: Imaginary Spear Outrages Australia. Slap On The Wrist For Hit And Run Death Of Black Child Doesn't
* News Analysis: Shae McDonald, NT News: Thousands sign petition calling on NT Director of Public Prosecutions to appeal sentence handed down to Mathew Alexander over hit-and-run causing death of Jack Sultan-Page
* News Analysis: Chris Graham, New Matilda: There's A Really Simple Way To Stop The Racist Booing Of Adam Goodes
* Bio: Amy McQuire - New Matilda: https://newmatilda.com/users/amy-mcquire
* Bio: Chris Graham - New Matilda: https://newmatilda.com/users/chris-graham
* About: New Matilda - About Us: https://newmatilda.com/about-us
* Audio Interview: Let's Talk's Amy McQuire & Tiga Bayles interview Chris Graham about Adam Goodes
* Audio Podcasts: Let's Talk - 98.9 FM: http://www.989fm.com.au/category/podcasts/lets-talk/
* Audio: Sarah Martin, The Wire: Where do we draw the line on racism in sport?
* Video: NITV News: The horse has Bolted on racism
* Upcoming Event: NACCHO supports Little People, Big Futures by celebrating Children's Day 2015
* About Us - What is NACCHO?: http://nacchocommunique.com/about/
* WGAR Background to the Aboriginal Sovereignty Movement
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- News Analysis
New Matilda: Imaginary Spear Outrages Australia. Slap On The Wrist For Hit And Run Death Of Black Child Doesn't
28 Jul 15: "The debates we choose to have say a lot about the state of our nation, in particular its race relations, writes Amy McQuire. Last week, a 23-year-old non-Indigenous man in Darwin walked free after a hit and run that killed a 8-year-old Aboriginal boy – Jack Sultan Page. Michael Alexander, who was also charged and fined for possession of methamphetamine, faced a 10-year maximum jail sentence. Instead he was given six months home detention and an 18-month suspended jail sentence. During the trial, Jack’s family saw the accused’s family for the first time in the court house and were understandably upset. ... " By Amy McQuire, a Darumbul woman from central Queensland. Amy McQuire is the former editor of the National Indigenous Times and Tracker magazine.
- News Analysis
NT News: Thousands sign petition calling on NT Director of Public Prosecutions to appeal sentence handed down to Mathew Alexander over hit-and-run causing death of Jack Sultan-Page
27 Jul 15: "THOUSANDS of people have urged the NT Director of Public Prosecutions to appeal a "ridiculously light sentence" handed down to a man who pleaded guilty to the hit-and-run that caused the death of Palmerston boy Jack Sultan-Page. Karama resident Julianne Brown started the online Change petition on Thursday. It followed an NT Supreme Court decision to issue Mathew Alexander, 23, with an 18-month suspended jail sentence and six months of home detention for the November 2014 accident. Ms Brown told the NT News she was "outraged" by the "travesty of justice" that had occurred. The petition has received more than 7000 signatures in just five days, with a target of 10,000. ... " Shae McDonald Court Reporter
- News Analysis
New Matilda: There's A Really Simple Way To Stop The Racist Booing Of Adam Goodes
27 Jul 15: "Stop the game. Don’t start it again until the racists stop. Chris Graham explains. We can debate the booing of Adam Goodes till the cows come home, but it doesn’t really get us anywhere. So in the interests of moving forward, how about we negotiate a deal. Racists, you can boo Adam Goodes all you want, and pretend it’s not racist. The rest of the nation: We'll continue to call it what it is. Racist. And in the meantime, maybe the AFL can pull its finger out and actually do something practical to address the problem. ... " By Chris Graham, the owner and editor of New Matilda. He is the former managing editor of Tracker magazine and the National Indigenous Times, was the Associate Producer of John Pilger's documentary Utopia, and is a Walkley Award and Human Rights Award winning journalist
Amy McQuire - New Matilda
Chris Graham - New Matilda
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- Audio Interview
Let's Talk's Amy McQuire & Tiga Bayles interview Chris Graham about Adam Goodes
Let's Talk: Chris Graham
29 Jul 15: "Chris Graham is the owner and editor of New Matilda. He is the former managing editor of Tracker magazine and the National Indigenous Times, was the Associate Producer of John Pilger’s documentary Utopia, and is a Walkley Award and Human Rights Award winning journalist."
- Audio Podcasts
Let's Talk - 98.9 FM
The Wire: Where do we draw the line on racism in sport?
Produced by Sarah Martin
29 Jul 15: "Booing, cheering, jeering and shouting are a part of AFL crowd behaviour. But where can players draw the line between general hubub and personal attacks? And when, for Indigenous players, does it become racist behaviour?
Featured in story:
* David Meller, Professor of Psychology at Deakin University
* Mathew Marques, Lecturer in Social Psychology at La Trobe University"
About The Wire
"The Wire is a daily current affairs program broadcast exclusively on Community and Indigenous radio stations around Australia. More than 5 million people across Australia can tune into any weekday, and while the numbers are big, The Wire has perhaps the most diverse audience for any individual program in any media sector. The Wire is available via the Community Radio Network satellite and the CAAMA Radio satellite to more than 200 stations in city, regional, rural and remote communities, including many remote Indigenous communities and including places with no other broadcast media. ... "
The Wire Editorial Policy
"The Wire takes an independent approach to current issues. We offer critical coverage, which challenges all points of view, puts issues and events in context and always asks 'why’?.
The Wire will: ... 5. Priorities the voices of people under-represented in social decision-making, including women, Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders, people on low incomes. ... "
NITV News: The horse has Bolted on racism
17 Jul 15: "Comments made on the controversial TV Show "The Bolt Report" were deemed offensive this week - when former Labor MP Gary Johns referred to both poor Australian women, in particular Aboriginal Women, on Welfare as "Cash Cows"... And we cross to NITV News Journalist Reporter Danny Teece-Johnson who went to south-western Sydney talking to families about their thoughts on the issue of welfare in Australia."
- Upcoming Event
NACCHO Aboriginal Health News Alerts:
The national authority in Aboriginal primary health care-Aboriginal health in Aboriginal hands
NACCHO supports Little People, Big Futures by celebrating Children's Day 2015
29 Jul 15: " On all these issues we see a significant disparity between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal children and the effect on families and communities is devastating," "We often refer to children as our future, but they are also our present and have the right to be heard, and to be able to participate in the discourse and decision making that affects them. " " ... National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day on 4 August provides all Australians with an opportunity to recognise the strengths and culture of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, as well as draw attention to the issues that affect them. ... "
About Us - What is NACCHO?
"The National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO) is the national peak Aboriginal health body representing Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services throughout Australia. An Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service (ACCHS) or an Aboriginal Medical Service (AMS) is a primary health care service initiated and operated by the local Aboriginal community to deliver holistic, comprehensive, and culturally appropriate health care to the community which controls it (through a locally elected Board of Management). In keeping with the philosophy of self-determination, Aboriginal communities operate over 140 AMSs across Australia. ... "
WGAR Background to the Aboriginal Sovereignty Movement
(last updated: 29 July 2015)
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WGAR: Working Group for Aboriginal Rights (Australia)
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