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    Greens welcome High Court investigations into Yindjibarndi and FMG controversy: Robin Chapple MLC Newsletter date: 25 January 2013 This newsletter:
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      Greens welcome High Court investigations into Yindjibarndi and FMG
      controversy:
      Robin Chapple MLC

      Newsletter date: 25 January 2013

      This newsletter:
      http://indymedia.org.au/2013/01/24/wgar-news-greens-welcome-high-court-investigations-into-yindjibarndi-and-fmg-controversy

      Contents:

      * Robin Chapple MLC:
      Greens welcome High Court investigations
      into Yindjibarndi and FMG controversy
      * YAC:
      Native Title Tribunal inquiry by NIT reporter Gerry Georgatos
      * Background to the Yindjibarndi Aboriginal Corporation (YAC)

      * SBS Radionews Audio:
      Scrymgour sharply critical of Gillard move
      * Background to the Northern Territory (NT) Intervention

      * Let's Talk's Tiga Bayles interviews Olga Havnen

      * Let's Talk's Tiga Bayles interviews Les Malezer
      * Background to National Congress of Australia�s First Peoples

      * NIRS: Member councils to protest NSW peak land council

      * NIRS:
      Child expert warns against removing TSI children from clan

      * NIRS:
      "Sadness and horror" at Woodside's permission to
      work on sacred sites
      * Background to the Save The Kimberley Campaign
      - James Price Point, north of Broome, WA


      * ROBIN CHAPPLE MLC:
      GREENS WELCOME HIGH COURT INVESTIGATIONS
      INTO YINDJIBARNDI AND FMG CONTROVERSY


      - News

      Robin Chapple MLC:
      Greens welcome High Court investigations
      into Yindjibarndi and FMG controversy
      http://www.robinchapple.com/greens-welcome-high-court-investigations-yindjibarndi-and-fmg-controversy
      23 Jan 13: "Greens member for the Mining and Pastoral region
      Robin Chapple MLC has welcomed the news that officers from
      the High Court are conducting an investigation into
      allegations of improprieties regarding a Former State
      Manager of the National Native Title Tribunal.
      "I was shocked when last November I saw a 7.30 Report story
      that alleged conflicts of interest by both the former NNTT
      State Manager and her partner, a former Fortescue Metals
      Group employee, in respect of their involvement with FMG�s
      bid to mine in Yindjibarndi country. ... " Mr Chapple said."


      See:

      Robin Chapple MLC: Aboriginal Issues
      http://www.robinchapple.com/aboriginal-issues
      "We [Greens (WA)] hold that Aboriginal and Torres Strait
      Islander people have a right to self-determination and
      political representation, and must be partners in the
      development and implementation of public policies, programs
      and services that affect them."


      * YAC:
      NATIVE TITLE TRIBUNAL INQUIRY
      BY NIT REPORTER GERRY GEORGATOS


      - Analysis / Opinion

      Yindjibarndi Aboriginal Corporation:
      The Connection Of Lillian Maher, Michael Gallagher &
      Their Private Companies to FMG Land Access Operations
      http://yindjibarndi.org.au/yindjibarndi/?p=2928
      23 Jan 13: "The National Native Title Tribunal (NNTT)
      President, Graeme Neate and the Tribunal�s Registrar,
      Stephanie Fryer-Smith have launched an external inquiry
      into a former State Manager after reports published in the
      National Indigenous Times revealed allegations of various
      improprieties in reference to undeclared interests by its
      employee to the Tribunal. High Court of Australia officers
      have arrived in Western Australia as part of this inquiry
      and have been interviewing people - with only the notice
      of a few hours."
      By National Indigenous Times reporter Gerry Georgatos


      See:

      Yindjibarndi Aboriginal Corporation
      http://yindjibarndi.org.au/yindjibarndi/


      * BACKGROUND TO THE YINDJIBARNDI ABORIGINAL CORPORATION (YAC):

      Last updated: 9 January 2013

      http://indymedia.org.au/2012/11/27/background-to-the-yindjibarndi-aboriginal-corporation-yac


      * SBS RADIONEWS AUDIO:
      SCRYMGOUR SHARPLY CRITICAL OF GILLARD MOVE


      - Audio

      SBS Podcasts Radionews:
      Scrymgour sharply critical of Gillard move
      By Ron Sutton
      http://www.sbs.com.au/podcasts/Podcasts/radionews/episode/250936/Scrymgour-sharply-critical-of-Gillard-move
      23 Jan 13: "There's been uproar following Prime Minister
      Julia Gillard's endorsement of Indigenous former athlete
      Nova Peris for the Northern Territory's number one Senate
      ticket spot in the federal election. ... The Prime Minister
      says she felt it was important for federal Labor to embrace
      an Indigenous woman of what she called incredible merit.
      But another Indigenous woman, the Territory's former deputy
      chief minister Marion Scrymgour, was already running for
      preselection. Ron Sutton asked her how she felt - about Ms
      Gillard's move, and her remarks."


      See:

      WGAR News:
      Sovereign Union condemns Peris-Kneebone "steamrolling"
      (24 Jan 13)
      [scroll down page]
      http://indymedia.org.au/2013/01/23/wgar-news-daughter-of-maralinga-test-victim-speaks-out-youtube


      - Related News

      National Indigenous Radio Service:
      I have the experience: Nova Peris
      http://www.nirs.org.au/news/latest-news/7779-i-have-the-experience-nova-peris
      23 Jan 13: "The recently-endorsed number one Northern
      Territory Labor Senate candidate says her experience
      working with communities makes her worthy of the position.
      Nova Peris was controversially announced by the Prime
      Minister this week to take over long-serving NT Senator
      Trish Crossin for the spot, with mixed internal reactions
      from the ALP. Ms. Peris told ABC Alice Springs her work in
      communities around the country with the Indigenous Child
      Health Check road show from 2006 to 2008 is an example of
      her experience."

      newsTracker: NT Senate preselection to go to ballot
      http://tracker.org.au/2013/01/nt-senate-preselection-to-go-to-ballot/
      23 Jan 13: "NORTHERN TERRITORY: The Labor Party�s national
      executive has accepted Nova Peris as a member in the
      Northern Territory and says she can stand for preselection
      for first spot on the Territory�s senate ticket. Ms Gillard
      made a controversial "captain�s pick" on Tuesday to endorse
      Aboriginal Olympian Ms Peris for the number one Senate
      ticket spot over incumbent NT senator Trish Crossin. The
      ALP�s national secretary George Wright said the national
      executive met on Wednesday to consider Labor�s Senate
      preselection in the NT."


      * BACKGROUND TO THE NORTHERN TERRITORY (NT) INTERVENTION:

      Last updated: 31 December 2012

      http://indymedia.org.au/2012/04/22/background-to-the-northern-territory-nt-intervention


      * LET'S TALK'S TIGA BAYLES INTERVIEWS OLGA HAVNEN:


      - Audio Interview

      Indigenous radio station 98.9FM Brisbane:
      Let's Talk - Olga Havnen
      http://www.989fm.com.au/category/podcasts/lets-talk/
      22 Jan 13: Tiga Bayles interviews Olga Havnen,
      CEO of Danila Dilba Health Service in Darwin
      Listen to this interview on-line:
      http://www.989fm.com.au/podcasts/lets-talk/olga-havnen-4/
      [Olga discusses funding of services
      about 10 min into this interview.]


      See:

      Let's Talk:
      http://www.989fm.com.au/category/podcasts/lets-talk/


      * LET'S TALK'S TIGA BAYLES INTERVIEWS LES MALEZER:


      - Audio Interview

      Indigenous radio station 98.9FM Brisbane:
      Let's Talk - Les Malezer
      http://www.989fm.com.au/category/podcasts/lets-talk/
      23 Jan 13: Tiga Bayles interviews Les Malezer,
      Co-Chair of National Congress of Australia�s First People
      "Les spoke about National congress and Invasion Day"
      Listen to this interview on-line:
      http://www.989fm.com.au/podcasts/lets-talk/les-malezer-14/


      See:

      Let's Talk:
      http://www.989fm.com.au/category/podcasts/lets-talk/


      * BACKGROUND TO NATIONAL CONGRESS OF AUSTRALIA'S FIRST PEOPLES:

      Last updated: 5 May 2012

      http://indymedia.org.au/2012/05/05/background-to-the-national-congress-of-australia%E2%80%99s-first-peoples


      * NIRS: MEMBER COUNCILS TO PROTEST NSW PEAK LAND COUNCIL


      - News

      National Indigenous Radio Service:
      Member councils to protest NSW peak land council
      http://www.nirs.org.au/news/latest-news/7775-member-councils-to-protest-nsw-peak-land-council
      23 Jan 13: "The Gandangara Aboriginal Land Council of
      south-west Sydney says it'll set up an independent review
      of the New South Wales Aboriginal Land Council. Some member
      councils are demanding more consultation by the peak body
      on decision-making which affect their lands, especially
      regarding its plans for mining industry involvement.
      A protest will be held this Friday at the peak body's
      office in Sydney."


      - Event

      Event: Fri 25 January 2013: Parramatta, Sydney, NSW
      Protest NSW Land Rights
      "Protest 10am 25/1/13 at NSW ALC ...
      as support to Uncle Dootch Kennedy in Yuin country
      & Illawarra in addressing NSWALC move into Mining
      exposed by Media in 2012."
      "NSW Land Rights becoming mining operator affects
      us all and we have had no consultation or respect
      shown to date to local Aboriginal people, comunities
      and 1st Nations"
      Event details: http://www.facebook.com/events/408445595901074/


      See:

      About the National Indigenous Radio Service
      http://www.nirs.org.au/about-us
      "The National Indigenous Radio Service Limited (NIRS) is a
      national service provided from a hub station residing in
      Brisbane. It networks material for Indigenous media
      organisations that don't have the staffing or capital
      requirements to provide a 24-hour high quality broadcast to
      their audience."


      * NIRS:
      CHILD EXPERT WARNS AGAINST REMOVING TSI CHILDREN FROM CLAN


      - News

      National Indigenous Radio Service:
      Child expert warns against removing TSI children from clan
      http://www.nirs.org.au/news/latest-news/7780-child-expert-warns-against-removing-tsi-children-from-clan
      23 Jan 13: "An expert on child rearing in the Torres Strait
      says authorities must consider cultural complexities when
      making decisions on child protection. McRose Elu has an
      academic background in child protection and recently
      submitted to the Queensland Inquiry on Child Protection in
      Brisbane. Ms. Elu says authorities often 'lump together'
      Torres Strait and Aboriginal cultures and must also be
      aware of differences between island groups. She says the
      removal of Torres Strait children away from their tribal
      group should be an absolute last resort."


      See:

      About the National Indigenous Radio Service
      http://www.nirs.org.au/about-us
      "The National Indigenous Radio Service Limited (NIRS) is a
      national service provided from a hub station residing in
      Brisbane. It networks material for Indigenous media
      organisations that don't have the staffing or capital
      requirements to provide a 24-hour high quality broadcast to
      their audience."


      * NIRS:
      "SADNESS AND HORROR" AT WOODSIDE'S PERMISSION
      TO WORK ON SACRED SITES


      - News

      National Indigenous Radio Service:
      "Sadness and horror" at Woodside's permission
      to work on sacred sites
      http://www.nirs.org.au/news/latest-news/7774-qsadness-and-horrorq-at-woodsides-permission-to-work-on-sacred-sites
      23 Jan 13: "A Jabir Jabir traditional owner says the Western
      Australian Government isn't justified in giving mining
      company Woodside permission to disrupt sacred sites. Last
      week, state Indigenous Affairs minister Peter Collier said
      Woodside was authorised to access and work on sacred sites
      for exploration and assessment at James Price Point. ...
      Mitch Torres from Broome says she's concerned selected
      traditional owners won't hold the company to account
      because they support the gas hub."


      See:

      About the National Indigenous Radio Service
      http://www.nirs.org.au/about-us
      "The National Indigenous Radio Service Limited (NIRS) is a
      national service provided from a hub station residing in
      Brisbane. It networks material for Indigenous media
      organisations that don't have the staffing or capital
      requirements to provide a 24-hour high quality broadcast to
      their audience."


      * BACKGROUND TO THE SAVE THE KIMBERLEY CAMPAIGN
      - JAMES PRICE POINT, NORTH OF BROOME, WA

      Last updated: 24 January 2013

      http://indymedia.org.au/2012/11/22/wgar-news-background-to-the-save-the-kimberley-campaign-james-price-point-north-of-broome

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