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    Oct 9, 2013
      Should Australia have quotas for Indigenous MPs?:
      Michael Kenny, SBS Radio News


      Newsletter date: 10 October 2013

      This newsletter: http://indymedia.org.au/2013/10/09/wgar-news-should-australia-have-quotas-for-indigenous-mps-michael-kenny-sbs-radio-news

      Contents:

      * Michael Kenny, SBS Radio News: Should Australia have quotas for Indigenous MPs?

      * Gerry Georgatos, The Stringer: SWALSC & Noongar Tent Embassy face-off on land deal - October 15
      * Background to the Nyoongar Tent Embassy, Heirisson Island (Matagarup), Perth, WA
      * Background to the Aboriginal sovereignty movement and the Aboriginal tent embassies

      * Ian McPhedran, The Courier-Mail: Historians say the Australian War Memorial should recognise frontier conflicts
      * Melbourne Event: Thu 17 October 2013: Public meeting: Henry Reynolds on the 'Forgotten War'
      * Eleanor Gilbert, YouTube: Remembering the Frontier Wars - Anzac Day 2013, Canberra - Sovereign Embassy

      * Gerry Georgatos, The Stringer: Congress boss, but will work with Indigenous Advisory Board, said Malezer
      * Background to the National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples

      * Other NITV News Videos [These videos will expire after a week or two.]


      * MICHAEL KENNY, SBS RADIO NEWS:
      SHOULD AUSTRALIA HAVE QUOTAS FOR INDIGENOUS MPS?



      - Audio

      SBS Radio News: Should Australia have quotas for Indigenous MPs?
      By Michael Kenny

      http://www.sbs.com.au/podcasts/Podcasts/radionews/episode/293331/Should-Australia-have-quotas-for-Indigenous-MPs
      7 Oct 13: "Should Australia establish quotas for Indigenous
      members of federal parliament? ... Australia's oldest
      political party has never had an Aboriginal or Torres
      Strait Islander take up a seat in the House of
      Representatives. But Labor leadership aspirant Bill
      Shorten says he is determined to change that. Mr Shorten
      has put forward plans to establish quotas for Indigenous
      candidates if he wins this month's leadership contest
      against Anthony Albanese. But as Michael Kenny reports,
      the issue has triggered considerable debate, including
      within the Australian Indigenous community itself."


      - Related Audio

      Audioboo:
      Labor wannabe leader calls for Indigenous preselections - sovereign union

      http://audioboo.fm/boos/1645203-labor-wannabe-leader-calls-for-indigenous-preselections
      8 Oct 13: "Australia's oldest political party has never had
      an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander take up a seat in
      the House of Representatives. But Labor leadership aspirant
      Bill Shorten says he is determined to change that. Bill
      Shorten says the party has had a lot of success in
      preselecting more women in winnable seats since it
      introduced a 40 per cent quota for women in preselections
      in 2002."


      - Related Video

      NITV News: How do Indigenous rights compare to those of Maori?
      New Zealand’s Prime Minister John Key has sparked
      conversation after his recent visit to Australia.

      By Brooke Boney

      http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2013/10/07/how-do-indigenous-rights-compare-those-maori
      7 Oct 13: "Perhaps the greatest difference between
      Indigenous Australians and Maori people is Parliamentary
      representation. In New Zealand, Maori people have seven
      designated seats to make sure there is enough
      representation, and the Maori Affairs Minister is a Maori
      man. In Canberra there are only two Indigenous people,
      Nova Peris in the Senate and Ken Wyatt in the Lower House,
      who have seats in Parliament. Indigenous people make up
      about 2.5 per cent of the population. If that ratio was
      represented in Parliament, there would be at least five
      seats designated to Indigenous politicians." By Brooke Boney

       [This video will expire after a week or two.]


      * GERRY GEORGATOS, THE STRINGER:
      SWALSC & NOONGAR TENT EMBASSY FACE-OFF ON LAND DEAL
      - OCTOBER 15



      - Analysis / Opinion

      The Stringer:
      SWALSC & Noongar Tent Embassy face-off on land deal - October 15

      http://thestringer.com.au/swalsc-noongar-tent-embassy-face-off-on-land-deal-october-15/
      5 Oct 13: "The South West Aboriginal Land and Sea Council
      (SWALSC) have agreed to face off with its most ardent
      critics – Noongar Tent Embassy. The Embassy’s delegates
      said this is both a coup and an opportunity "for a sliver
      of real consultation." The SWALSC has argued that for the
      last year it has conducted community consultations in
      Perth and throughout the south west of Western Australia
      - Noongar Country. But according to Noongar Tent Embassy
      barely anyone has turned up to the community consultations,
      with some of these gatherings registering zero attendance."
      By Gerry Georgatos,
      a life-long human rights and social justice campaigner,
      a multi-award winning investigative journalist


      * BACKGROUND TO THE NYOONGAR TENT EMBASSY,
      HEIRISSON ISLAND (MATAGARUP), PERTH, WA


      Last updated: 5 August 2013

      http://indymedia.org.au/2013/01/02/nyoongar-tent-embassy-heirisson-island-perth-wa


      * BACKGROUND TO THE ABORIGINAL SOVEREIGNTY MOVEMENT
      AND THE ABORIGINAL TENT EMBASSIES:


      Last updated:  8 October 2013

      http://indymedia.org.au/2012/04/22/background-to-the-aboriginal-sovereignty-movement-and-the-aboriginal-tent-embassies


      * IAN MCPHEDRAN, THE COURIER-MAIL:
      HISTORIANS SAY THE AUSTRALIAN WAR MEMORIAL
      SHOULD RECOGNISE FRONTIER CONFLICTS



      - News

      The Courier-Mail:
      Historians say the Australian War Memorial should recognise frontier conflicts

      http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/national/historians-say-the-australian-war-memorial-should-recognise-frontier-conflicts/story-fnihslxi-1226733223666
      3 Oct 13: "A BATTLE has broken out between the Australian
      War Memorial and a group of academics and historians over
      recognising the nation's early frontier wars between
      Aboriginal people and white settlers. The memorial is
      digging in against the assault saying that while honest
      recognition of the deadly conflict was very important it
      should not take place inside a memorial built and
      dedicated to commemorating the sacrifice of Australians at
      war. ... former War Memorial deputy director Michael
      McKernan said it was ridiculous for the memorial to
      acknowledge wars in the Sudan and the Boer War but to
      ignore the nation's first war."
      Ian McPhedran, National Defence Writer


      * MELBOURNE EVENT:
      THU 17 OCTOBER 2013:
      PUBLIC MEETING:
      HENRY REYNOLDS ON THE 'FORGOTTEN WAR'



      - Upcoming Event

      Event: Thu 17 October 2013: Melbourne CBD, Vic
      Public meeting: Henry Reynolds on the 'Forgotten War'
      "Australia is dotted with memorials to soldiers who
      fought in wars overseas. Why are there no official memorials
      or commemorations of the wars that were fought on
      Australian soil between Aborigines and white colonists?
      Why is it more controversial to talk about the frontier
      wars now than it was 100 years ago?"
      Event details: https://www.greenleft.org.au/events/55024
      Event details: [scroll down page] https://www.greenleft.org.au/calendar/2013-10/#Melbourne


      See:

      WGAR News: James Rose, Crikey: Book Review: Forgotten War [By Henry Reynolds] (8 Oct 13)
      [scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2013/10/07/wgar-news-michael-anderson-returns-from-un-symposium-and-announced-the-next-sovereign-uni


      * ELEANOR GILBERT, YOUTUBE:
      REMEMBERING THE FRONTIER WARS
      - ANZAC DAY 2013, CANBERRA
      - SOVEREIGN EMBASSY



      - Video

      YouTube: Remembering the Frontier Wars
      - Anzac Day 2013, Canberra - Sovereign Embassy

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x4Fvfjk8nIs#
      11 May 13: "The hidden history of Australia is being
      exposed when First Nations people and supporters march
      behind the Anzac Day march along Anzac Parade to the
      Australian War Memorial carrying banners naming a few of
      the frontier conflicts between First Nations and Peoples
      and the invading force of colonisers.
      Video by Eleanor Gilbert "
      Also available on Vimeo - http://vimeo.com/65880032


      - Related Videos

      Eleanor Gilbert, Vimeo:
      Frontier Wars - Anzac Day march 2012, Canberra

      http://vimeo.com/63144443

      Eleanor Gilbert, Vimeo:
      Lest We Forget the Frontier Wars: Re Imagining Anzac

      http://vimeo.com/32897223
      "On Anzac Eve a vigil for peace, carrying paper lanterns,
      descends Mt Ainslie on which the Australian War Memorial
      stands in Canberra. The following day, ANZAC Day 2011,
      Michael Anderson negotiates with police to permit the
      inaugral march remembering Aboriginal Nations and Peoples
      who defended Country against the invading forces from
      Europe. Lead by Mick Thorpe and bearing signs respecting
      wars of resistance and massacres a diverse group
      respectfully falls in behind the Anzac Day march. Emotions
      rise as the crowd claps openly in respect for the
      courageous group, but at the end of the parade their
      progress is blocked by police, demonstrating that
      Australia is yet to attain a maturity."


      * GERRY GEORGATOS, THE STRINGER:
      CONGRESS BOSS, BUT WILL WORK WITH INDIGENOUS ADVISORY BOARD, SAID MALEZER



      - Analysis / Opinion

      The Stringer:
      Congress boss, but will work with Indigenous Advisory Board, said Malezer

      http://thestringer.com.au/congress-boss-but-will-work-with-indigenous-advisory-board-said-malezer/
      9 Oct 13: "The co-chair of the National Congress of
      Australia’s First Peoples, Les Malezer,  said that the
      three-year old Congress is tracking well with achievements
      on the national and international stage. He said that any
      challenges the new federal government pose will be
      overcome and that the Congress will work closely with
      Warren Mundine. Mr Mundine is Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s
      hand-picked head of his newly forming Indigenous Advisory
      Board. Mr Malezer said that Mr Mundine and he will work
      towards "the common good" but that Mr Mundine and the
      government are not decision-makers, this is the role of
      the Congress said Mr Malezer." By Gerry Georgatos,
      a life-long human rights and social justice campaigner,
      a multi-award winning investigative journalist


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

      Last updated: 21 July 2013

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


      * OTHER NITV NEWS VIDEOS
      [THESE VIDEOS WILL EXPIRE AFTER A WEEK OR TWO.]



      - Videos

      NITV News:
      Discussions begin over the need for an Indigenous Sovereignty
      Members of the Aboriginal Provisional Government are meeting in Brisbane
      this week to discuss the need for Indigenous Sovereignty.

      By David Liddle

      http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2013/10/04/discussions-begin-over-need-indigenous-sovereignty
      4 Oct 13: "The Australian Indigenous movement held a panel
      discussion today as part of their public consultations on
      the question of sovereignty. Australian Provisional
      Government founding members Bob Weatherall and Michael
      Mansell were joined by Brisbane elders, Aunties Lilla
      Watson and Mary Graham, in a video podcast hosted by the
      Brisbane Indigenous Media Association. The Aboriginal
      Provisional Government was formed in 1990 to lobby for
      Indigenous self-determination." By David Liddle

      NITV News: Evidence heard in defamation case against ABC
      http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2013/10/07/evidence-heard-defamation-case-against-abc
      8 Oct 13: "In Alice Springs, the Northern Territory Supreme
      Court has begun hearing evidence in a defamation case
      against a Country Liberal Party representative and the
      Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Aboriginal advocate
      Rosalie Kunoth Monks says she was attacked and her
      integrity questioned as a result of an ABC radio story on
      the 2012 Australia Day Protests. The angry protestors were
      part of a 40th commemoration of the Aboriginal Tent
      Embassy on Australia Day 2012. ... "

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