budget cuts

Open Letter: WGAR advocates long-term funding for Aboriginal community controlled organisations

Dear P.M,

We wish to formally register our opposition to the drastic cuts to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander programs in the 2014 Federal budget.

The Coalition’s Intervention in this country is still traumatising communities. Therefore the budget cuts further compound the oppression and defeat any chance of Self-determination.

If this is the Coalition’s intention we sincerely advise that the Coalition desists and takes a more Humanitarian approach to this country’s First Nations Peoples, consistent with International U.N Human Rights standards.


WGAR News: Aboriginal controlled health services can close the gap in employment: NACCHO

Newsletter date: 30 May 2014


* NACCHO: Aboriginal controlled health services can close the gap in employment
* Eduardo Jordan, The Wire: Are we really closing the gap? [Featuring Greg Craven and Justin Mohamed]
* NACCHO: Fears Tony Abbott will widen Indigenous health gap
* The Stringer: Who do we believe? Different findings, Reform Council & Close the Gap
* Marie McInerney, Croakey: Latest 'close the gap' update on Indigenous health underlines alarm over #Budget2014 cuts
* Michael McKenna, The Australian: Health overhaul closes the gap

WGAR News: Aboriginal Peoples and the impact of the 2014 Federal Budget

Newsletter date: 20 May 2014


* Amy McQuire, The Guardian: Cash for jails: Tony Abbott's budget for Indigenous Australia

* Gerry Georgatos, The Stringer: "Warren Mundine, show your face," Tauto Sansbury [Featuring Tauto Sansbury]

* Let's Talk's Tiga Bayles interviews Chris Graham speaking about and breaking down the recently announced Australian Budget
* Let's Talk's Tiga Bayles interviews Mary Graham & Monica Morgan about the upcoming Budget announcement


WGAR News: "Genuine Participation of Aboriginal ... Peoples in Child Protection Decision-making"

Newsletter date: 28 December 2012


* SNAICC News: Genuine Participation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples in Child Protection Decision-making

* Leah Talbot & Dave Sweeney, ACF: Looking to the mining industry to empower Indigenous communities is a dangerous and fraught path

* Chris Graham At Large: Is our children learning and are you’re politician’s listening?

* Gerry Georgatos, Indymedia Australia: Is non-sniffable fuel really the answer?

* Sean Kerins, Crikey: No room at the inn for Aboriginal customers in Borroloola

WGAR News: Brisbane Aboriginal Sovereign Embassy to charge Graham Quirk: Media Release

Newsletter date: 18 December 2012


* Brisbane Aboriginal Sovereign Embassy to charge Graham Quirk: Media Release
* Background to the Aboriginal tent embassies

* APO NT: Mini-budget cuts to Aboriginal services will increase harm and cost more -especially in the Bush
* Darwin Aboriginal Rights Coalition has condemned the CLP’s mini-budget cuts to vital Aboriginal services: Media Release
* Respect and Listen Video: Adelaide's book launch of 'A Decision to Discriminate'
[Speeches by Djiniyini Gondarra, Amelia Pangarte Kunoth-Monks and Rosalie Kunoth-Monks.]