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      From: WGAR News <wgar.news@...>
      Date: 29 December 2013 10:34
      Subject: [WGAR-news] Australia: Stolen Generations test case dismissed: Greg Dyett with Ryan Emery, SBS Radionews
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      Stolen Generations test case dismissed:
      Greg Dyett with Ryan Emery, SBS Radionews


      Newsletter date: 29 December 2013

      This newsletter: http://indymedia.org.au/2013/12/28/wgar-news-stolen-generations-test-case-dismissed-greg-dyett-with-ryan-emery-sbs-radionews

      Contents:

      * Gerry Georgatos, The Stringer: WA Supreme Court in an unbelievable decision dismisses Stolen Generations compensation claim
      * Greg Dyett with Ryan Emery, SBS Radionews: Stolen Generations test case dismissed
      * David Liddle, NITV News: The Royal Commission 'ignores members of the Stolen Generations'

      * Marc Tong, SBS Living Black Radio: NT Specialist Doctor Resigns Over Mandatory Rehabilitation
      * Greens Senator Rachel Siewert: Federal Government needs to engage on NT alcohol policies
      * Background to the NT Alcohol Mandatory Treatment Bill

      * The Stringer: Traditional healers - ngangkari - in an Australia-first

      * Greens Senator Rachel Siewert: School attendance issues need comprehensive solutions
      * Thea Cowie, SBS Radionews: Scepticism over truancy plan for remote communities

      * Gerry Georgatos, The Stringer: Despite what's being reported, life expectancy NOT improving for ATSI peoples - 1 in 3 dead by 45 years of age
      * The Wire: Closing the Credibility Gap in Indigenous health care [Featuring Professor Kerry Arabena]


      * GERRY GEORGATOS, THE STRINGER:
      WA SUPREME COURT IN AN UNBELIEVABLE DECISION
      DISMISSES STOLEN GENERATIONS COMPENSATION CLAIM



      - Analysis / Opinion

      The Stringer:
      WA Supreme Court in an unbelievable decision dismisses Stolen Generations compensation claim

      http://thestringer.com.au/wa-supreme-court-in-an-unbelievable-decision-dismisses-stolen-generations-compensation-claim/
      20 Dec 13: "The Western Australian family of Noongars Donald
      and Sylvia and their remaining eight children have had
      their hearts broken this morning in the WA Supreme Court.
      The State Government fought against the Collards’ bid for
      compensation – the battle was seen as a test case. Mr and
      Mrs Collard suffered the horror of having nine of their
      children removed from their care during the 1950s and early
      1960s. ... This morning Justice Janine Pritchard dismissed
      the test case. The reasons for the dismissal will be
      released shortly." By Gerry Georgatos,
      a life-long human rights and social justice campaigner,
      a multi-award winning investigative journalist


      * GREG DYETT WITH RYAN EMERY, SBS RADIONEWS:
      STOLEN GENERATIONS TEST CASE DISMISSED



      - Audio

      SBS Radionews: Stolen Generations test case dismissed
      By Greg Dyett with Ryan Emery
      http://www.sbs.com.au/podcasts/Podcasts/radionews/episode/307614/Stolen-Generations-test-case-dismissed
      20 Dec 13: "The Supreme Court in Western Australia has
      dismissed a Stolen Generations test case that involved the
      removal of nine children from a husband and wife in the
      late 1950s and early 60s. ... WA correspondent Ryan Emery
      was in court for the decision." By Greg Dyett with Ryan Emery


      * DAVID LIDDLE, NITV NEWS:
      THE ROYAL COMMISSION 'IGNORES MEMBERS OF THE STOLEN GENERATIONS'



      - Video

      NITV News: The Royal Commission 'ignores members of the Stolen Generations'
      By David Liddle; Source NITV News
      http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2013/12/10/royal-commission-ignores-members-stolen-generation
      10 Dec 13: "One Murri man, who identifies himself as ‘Paul’
      from North Queensland, told NITV News about being adopted
      into a family where the father sexually abused him,
      inflicting injuries he still suffers today. He bravely came
      forward to share his story with the Royal Commission, but
      says his voice was ignored. "I told them what had happened,
      in more detail, and basically they said it's not within
      their jurisdiction to investigate it. So, if they've got a
      Royal Commission into child sexual abuse, why isn't it being
      investigated," said Paul." By David Liddle


      * MARC TONG, SBS LIVING BLACK RADIO:
      NT SPECIALIST DOCTOR RESIGNS OVER MANDATORY REHABILITATION



      - Audio

      SBS Living Black Radio:
      NT Specialist Doctor Resigns Over Mandatory Rehabilitation

      By Marc Tong
      http://www.sbs.com.au/yourlanguage/aboriginal/highlight/page/id/308018/t/NT-Specialist-Doctor-Resigns-Over-Mandatory-Rehabilitation/in/english
      23 Dec 13: "Dr Lee Nixon quits the alcohol treatment
      program saying its coercive nature must end. ... The
      specialist doctor employed by the Northern Territory
      government for its Alcohol Mandatory Treatment program has
      resigned in protest of the way the legislation was
      implemented on the ground. The NT government introduced
      legislation this year that forces problem drinkers into
      rehabilitation for up to three months. ... he [Dr Lee Nixon]
      says more fundamentally, human rights violations against
      Aboriginal participants was apparent." By Marc Tong


      * GREENS SENATOR RACHEL SIEWERT:
      FEDERAL GOVERNMENT NEEDS TO ENGAGE ON NT ALCOHOL POLICIES



      - Media Release

      Greens Senator Rachel Siewert:
      Federal Government needs to engage on NT alcohol policies

      http://rachel-siewert.greensmps.org.au/content/media-releases/federal-government-needs-engage-nt-alcohol-policies
      17 Dec 13: "Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Issues
      The Australian Greens have called on the Federal Government
      to become more engaged with measures to reduce alcohol
      related harm in the NT.
      "Increasing rates of alcohol consumption shows that the NT
      Government has got it wrong on reducing alcohol related
      harm in the community," Senator Rachel Siewert, Australian
      Greens spokesperson on Aboriginal and Torres Strait
      Islander Issues said today.
      "Getting rid of the alcohol-supply restrictions and
      implementing mandatory detention is not the sort of
      responsible and community-driven policy making we need to
      see. Alcohol abuse and alcohol related harm are
      whole-of-community problems, and both the NT and Federal
      Governments are failing to treat them as such.
      "It is time for Governments to implement floor pricing,
      takeaway free days and better restrictions on the number of
      liquor outlets in the NT, as part of wider efforts to work
      with the community. This means standing up to the alcohol
      industry. ...
      "Governments need to be paying attention to the evidence
      that is being presented and start working much harder to
      address the underlying causes of alcohol abuse.
      "We need to see strong and stable investments in community
      driven programs that address the underlying issues that
      contribute to disadvantage, alcohol abuse and related harm,"
      Senator Siewert concluded."


      * BACKGROUND TO THE NT ALCOHOL MANDATORY TREATMENT BILL

      Last updated: 17 December 2013

      http://indymedia.org.au/2013/07/03/background-to-the-nt-alcohol-mandatory-treatment-bill-northern-territory-government-austr


      * THE STRINGER:
      TRADITIONAL HEALERS
      - NGANGKARI
      - IN AN AUSTRALIAN FIRST



      - Analysis / Opinion

      The Stringer: Traditional healers - ngangkari - in an Australia-first
      http://thestringer.com.au/traditional-healers-ngangkari-in-an-australia-first/
      17 Dec 13: "In an Australia-first, traditional Aboriginal
      healers from central Australia have coalesced to form a
      corporate body to coordinate the provision of their health
      care services. Recently in Adelaide the new body
      - Anangu Ngangkari Tjutaku Aboriginal Corporation
      -launched the ‘Hand-in-Hand report on Aboriginal
      Traditional Medicine’. ... "The Anangu Ngangkari Tjutaku
      Aboriginal Corporation is the first organisation of
      Aboriginal traditional healers in Australia, founded on
      the principle of self-determination. ... " said Dr Panzironi."
      By The Stringer


      * GREENS SENATOR RACHEL SIEWERT:
      SCHOOL ATTENDANCE ISSUES NEED COMPREHENSIVE SOLUTIONS



      - Media Release

      Greens Senator Rachel Siewert:
      School attendance issues need comprehensive solutions

      http://rachel-siewert.greensmps.org.au/content/media-releases/school-attendance-issues-need-comprehensive-solutions
      20 Dec 13: "Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Issues
      The Australian Greens have raised concerns over plans to
      send truancy officers into remote communities, saying the
      complex issues which prevent kids going to school need
      broader and more comprehensive solutions.
      "Rushing the placement of untrained truancy officers in
      time for the new school year is unlikely to have a
      sustained impact, given the complex issues that Aboriginal
      families and children are struggling with that contribute
      to poor attendance at school," Senator Rachel Siewert,
      Australian Greens spokesperson on Aboriginal and Torres
      Strait Islander Issues said today.
      "Nobody argues that education is a key to helping end
      Aboriginal disadvantage but it is simplistic to imply that
      these issues are as easy to overcome as putting a few
      truancy officers in place.
      "Any efforts to improve school attendance need to address
      the underlying factors that prevent kids going to school
      in the first place, and then ensure that their experience
      at school is a strong and nurturing one.
      "It is important to ensure that enough resources are
      dedicated to quality teaching and suitable class sizes to
      deal with the needs of many children in remote communities.
      We also need to see investments to support bilingual
      education, more language and culture in schooling, full
      time parent liaison officers and parent support groups. ... "
      [Senator Siewert said] "


      * THEA COWIE, SBS RADIONEWS:
      SCEPTICISM OVER TRUANCY PLAN FOR REMOTE COMMUNITIES



      - Audio

      SBS Radionews: Scepticism over truancy plan for remote communities
      By Thea Cowie
      http://www.sbs.com.au/podcasts/Podcasts/radionews/episode/307546/Scepticism-over-truancy-plan-for-remote-communities
      20 Dec 13: "The idea of employing school truancy officers is
      an old one, but the federal government says it's a good one.
      ... Professor Buckskin is also sceptical about whether the
      right people can be found and properly trained by the time
      school resumes next year. ...  Dr Chris Sarra is the
      chairman of the Stronger Smarter Institute which aims to
      reverse low expectations in Indigenous education. He's
      told the ABC school attendance officers will only make a
      difference if schools are engaging. ... " By Thea Cowie


      * GERRY GEORGATOS, THE STRINGER:
      DESPITE WHAT'S BEING REPORTED, LIFE EXPECTANCY NOT IMPROVING FOR ATSI PEOPLES
      - 1 IN 3 DEAD BY 45 YEARS OF AGE



      - Analysis / Opinion

      The Stringer:
      Despite what’s being reported, life expectancy NOT improving for ATSI peoples
      - 1 in 3 dead by 45 years of age

      http://thestringer.com.au/despite-whats-being-reported-life-expectancy-not-improving-for-atsi-peoples-1-in-3-dead-by-45-years-of-age/
      7 Dec 13: "Despite the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS)
      latest figures showing that life expectancy for Aboriginal
      and/or Torres Strait Islanders has increased, on the ground
      in the Aboriginal communities that matter, in remote and
      semi-remote communities life expectancy is still in tune
      with third-world statistics. However, the ABS figures show
      an increase in the life expectancy for Aboriginal and/or
      Torres Strait Islanders over the past five to seven years,
      which if true would slightly narrow the gap compared to
      non-Indigenous people. " By Gerry Georgatos,
      a life-long human rights and social justice campaigner,
      a multi-award winning investigative journalist


      * THE WIRE:
      CLOSING THE CREDIBILITY GAP IN INDIGENOUS HEALTH CARE
      [FEATURING PROFESSOR KERRY ARABENA]



      - Audio Interview

      The Wire: Closing the Credibility Gap in Indigenous health care
      Produced by Bridget Backhaus
      http://www.thewire.org.au/storyDetail.aspx?ID=11077
      22 Nov 13: "A symposium in Melbourne has spent the last few
      days discussing the difference between what we say we can
      and what we do to achieve health equity in Australia. The
      symposium focussed on the implementation of the National
      Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Plan 2013-
      2023. ...
      Featured in story: Professor Kerry Arabena
      - Director and Chair of Indigenous Health,
      Onemda, University of Melbourne"

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