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      Date: 16 December 2013 10:14
      Subject: [WGAR-news] Australia: Pleas for strong and effective racial vilification laws: Santilla Chingaipe, SBS Radionews
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      Pleas for strong and effective racial vilification laws:
      Santilla Chingaipe, SBS Radionews


      Newsletter date: 16 December 2013

      This newsletter: http://indymedia.org.au/2013/12/15/wgar-news-pleas-for-strong-and-effective-racial-vilification-laws-santilla-chingaipe-sbs-

      Contents:

      * Santilla Chingaipe, SBS Radionews: Pleas for strong and effective racial vilification laws [Featuring The Law Centre's Hugh de Kreteser]
      * Malarndirri McCarthy, NITV News: Over 150 groups rally against changes to racial discrimination laws

      * Michael Coggan, ABC News: Indigenous Affairs Minister reviewing future of National Congress of Australia's First Peoples
      * Brooke Boney, NITV News: Nova Peris questions Abbott's dedication to Indigenous affairs

      * Karen Ashford, SBS Radionews: Commission reveals spike in racism reports
      * The Wire: 2013 Social Justice and Native Title Report delivered [Featuring Gerry Georgatos]
      * The Guardian: Five questions to Mick Gooda: on self-determination and human rights


      * SANTILLA CHINGAIPE, SBS RADIONEWS:
      PLEAS FOR STRONG AND EFFECTIVE RACIAL VILIFICATION LAWS
      [FEATURING THE LAW CENTRE'S HUGH DE KRETESER]



      - Audio Interview

      SBS Radionews: Pleas for strong and effective racial vilification laws
      By Santilla Chingaipe
      http://www.sbs.com.au/podcasts/Podcasts/radionews/episode/305719/Pleas-for-strong-and-effective-racial-vilification-laws
      10 Dec 13: "There are renewed calls for the federal
      Attorney General not to change the federal racial
      vilification laws. ...  At least 150 organisations from
      across Australia, including the Human Rights Law Centre and
      Oxfam Australia have jointly delivered a letter to Senator
      Brandis. The letter highlights the role that the Racial
      Discrimination Act has played in combating racial hatred
      and protecting individuals and groups against
      discrimination and hate speech. The Law Centre's Hugh de
      Kreteser
      told Santilla Chingaipe about the letter's contents."
      By Santilla Chingaipe


      * MALARNDIRRI MCCARTHY, NITV NEWS:
      OVER 150 GROUPS RALLY AGAINST CHANGES TO RACIAL DISCRIMINATION LAWS



      - Video

      NITV News: Over 150 groups rally against changes to racial discrimination laws
      By Malarndirri McCarthy; Source NITV News
      http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2013/12/10/congress-will-oppose-change-racial-discrimination-act
      10 Dec 13: "Organisations have used International Human
      Rights Day to highlight their growing campaign against the
      federal government's proposed changes to the Racial
      Discrimination Act. ... "These organisations have joined
      together because we are concerned about the potential for
      the repeal of this legislation or the watering down of this
      legislation," said Hugh de Kretser from the Human Rights
      Law Centre Australia. The National Congress of
      Australia’s First Peoples say the current law has worked
      well for the last 20 years and that there is no need to
      change it." By Malarndirri McCarthy


      * MICHAEL COGGAN, ABC NEWS:
      INDIGENOUS AFFAIRS MINISTER REVIEWING FUTURE OF
      NATIONAL CONGRESS OF AUSTRALIA'S FIRST PEOPLES



      - News

      ABC News: Indigenous Affairs Minister reviewing future of
      National Congress of Australia's First Peoples

      http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-12-05/government-reviewing-future-of-national-indigenous-congress/5135690
      5 Dec 13: "The future of the national body elected to
      represent the views of Indigenous people in Australia is
      under review by the Federal Government. Indigenous Affairs
      Minister Nigel Scullion has questioned the expenditure of
      $29 million on the establishment and operation of the
      National Congress of Australia's First Peoples. The body's
      elected Co-chair, Kirstie Parker, says that since Congress
      opened its doors in 2010, about 7,500 Aboriginal and
      Torres Strait Islander people have signed up as members,
      "representing many, many thousands of indigenous families
      around the country"."
      By National Reporting Team's Michael Coggan


      * BROOKE BONEY, NITV NEWS:
      NOVA PERIS QUESTIONS ABBOTT'S DEDICATION TO INDIGENOUS AFFAIRS



      - Video

      NITV News: Nova Peris questions Abbott's dedication to Indigenous affairs
      By Brooke Boney; Source NITV News
      http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2013/12/12/nova-peris-questions-abbotts-dedication-indigenous-affairs
      12 Dec 13: "The parliamentary year has officially ended for
      Tony Abbott and the Coalition government, but questions
      still remain unanswered for Indigenous ministers. ...
      Northern Territory Senator Nova Peris revealed her distress
      following this announcement in Parliament today where she
      addressed the attorney general during question time.
      "I refer to Mr Abbott's pre-election promise that he would
      be the Prime Minister for Aboriginal Affairs. Why has the
      government cut $42 million from the Aboriginal and Torres
      Strait Islander legal services?" said Ms Peris."
      By Brooke Boney


      * KAREN ASHFORD, SBS RADIONEWS:
      COMMISSION REVEALS SPIKE IN RACISM REPORTS



      - Audio Interview

      SBS Radionews: Commission reveals spike in racism reports
      By Karen Ashford
      http://www.sbs.com.au/podcasts/Podcasts/radionews/episode/305687/Commission-reveals-spike-in-racism-reports
      10 Dec 13: "The Australian Human Rights Commission has
      revealed a substantial jump in reports of racism. ...
      The rise comes despite the Commission campaigning for the
      past 12 months to encourage Australians to take a personal
      stand against racism wherever they find it. South Australia
      has become the first state to sign up to the Commission's
      anti-racism strategy, titled "Racism.It stops with me".
      But as Karen Ashford reports, far from stopping, racism's
      surging." By Karen Ashford


      * THE WIRE:
      2013 SOCIAL JUSTICE AND NATIVE TITLE REPORT DELIVERED
      [FEATURING GERRY GEORGATOS]



      - Audio Interview

      The Wire: 2013 Social Justice and Native Title Report delivered
      Produced by Alexander Tate
      http://www.thewire.org.au/storyDetail.aspx?ID=11152
      13 Dec 13: "Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social
      Justice Commissioner, Mick Gooda, handed down this year's
      report on behalf Of Australian Human Rights Commission,
      which addressed their rights and how issues had been tackled
      and their outcomes. ...
      Featured in story: Gerry Georgatos:
      University Researcher and National Indigenous Times journalist"


      * THE GUARDIAN:
      FIVE QUESTIONS TO MICK GOODA:
      ON SELF-DETERMINATION AND HUMAN RIGHTS



      - Interview

      The Guardian:
      Five questions to Mick Gooda: on self-determination and human rights

      http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/dec/06/five-questions-to-mick-gooda-on-self-determination-and-human-rights
      6 Dec 13: "Each week, a new guest hosts the @IndigenousX
      Twitter account to discuss topics of interest as Aboriginal
      and/or Torres Strait Islander people. ...
      What issue affecting Indigenous people do you think is most pressing?
      Our communities need to exercise self-determination based
      on a new narrative that articulates human rights. An
      approach that is based on the declaration on the rights of
      Indigenous peoples can provide sustainable improvements in
      our communities and families. This approach involves rights
      and responsibilities standing side-by-side. ... "

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