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      Homeless NT people 'having rent deducted':
      SBS Radionews Audio

      Newsletter date: 6 April 2013

      This newsletter: http://indymedia.org.au/2013/04/05/wgar-news-homeless-nt-people-having-rent-deducted-sbs-radionews-audio

      Contents:

      * Amnesty Action: Stop universal rent deductions on Aboriginal homelands
      * SBS Radionews Audio: Homeless NT people 'having rent deducted'

      * Amnesty NSW free screening of John Pilger’s seminal documentary, 'The Secret Country' - Mon 8 April 2013
      * johnpilger.com : The films and journalism of John Pilger: The Secret Country: The First Australians Fight Back
      * Gerry Georgatos, The Stringer: From Secret Country to Forgotten Peoples

      * Jon Altman, Tracker: From "Territory of Exception" to "Exceptional Territory"?
      * The Wire: NT dumps Indigenous affairs portfolio
      * SBS Radionews Audio: Indigenous people 'abandoned by Labor'

      * Nicola Butler, The Stringer: Butler calls for an end to the tyranny of our youth seeking Confirmation of Aboriginality

      * Other articles


      * AMNESTY ACTION:
      STOP UNIVERSAL RENT DEDUCTIONS ON ABORIGINAL HOMELANDS


      - Take Action

      Amnesty International Australia:
      Stop universal rent deductions on Aboriginal homelands
      http://www.amnesty.org.au/action/action/31377/
      "In 2009, the Australian Government changed housing policy
      on Aboriginal homelands in the Northern Territory so that
      people without a house would stop having rent deducted from
      their income. The problem is that in 2013 -- four years
      after the policy change -- many people in NT are still
      paying for housing they don’t live in, on land that their
      communities own. And despite commitments made by government
      and Centrelink to stop the deductions, there's no change in
      sight. This delay is becoming outrageous. Email Jenny
      Macklin, Minister for Indigenous Affairs, and tell her
      that enough is enough -- it's time for government to
      honour its commitments to all people living on Aboriginal
      homelands."


      * SBS RADIONEWS AUDIO:
      HOMELESS NT PEOPLE 'HAVING RENT DEDUCTED'


      - Audio Interview

      * SBS Radionews Podcasts:
      Homeless NT people 'having rent deducted'
      By Natalie Ahmat
      http://www.sbs.com.au/podcasts/Podcasts/radionews/episode/261240/Homeless-NT-people-having-rent-deducted
      4 Apr 13: "Amnesty International says homeless people
      living in remote Aboriginal communities in the Northern
      Territory are having rent deducted from their incomes. The
      group estimates that about 500 communities are affected by
      the policy. It's calling on the federal government to
      honour a 2009 commitment to stop universal rent deductions
      from people living in so-called homelands communities.
      NITV's Natalie Ahmat has spoken to Sarah Marland from
      Amnesty, who says many people in remote Aboriginal
      communities are living in difficulty."


      - Related Video

      NITV News - 4 April part 1
      http://www.sbs.com.au/ondemand/video/24641091518/NITV-News-4-April-part-1
      4 Apr 13: [Sarah Marland from Amnesty on universal rent deduction
      - right at beginning of clip.]


      * AMNESTY NSW FREE SCREENING OF
      JOHN PILGER'S SEMINAL DOCUMENTARY, 'THE SECRET COUNTRY'
      - MON 8 APRIL 2013


      - Upcoming Event

      Event: Mon 8 April 2013: Chippendale, Sydney, NSW
      Meaningful Movies:
      The Secret Country - The First Australians Fight Back
      "Amnesty NSW and the Demand Dignity Network
      invite you to a free screening of John Pilger’s
      seminal documentary, The Secret Country-
      The First Australians Fight Back. Examining the
      history of the persecution of Indigenous Australians,
      this 1985 film explores issues that are still
      pertinent to current dialogue surrounding
      Indigenous people’s rights in Australia."
      "A special guest speaker will introduce the
      film and be available for discussion afterwards."
      Special guest speaker:
      Sue Gillett, Bankstown Aboriginal Activist & STICS member
      Flyer: http://www.respectandlisten.org/uploads/downloads/Misc/The-Secret-country-Flyer-8-4-13.pdf
      Event details: [scroll down page] http://www.respectandlisten.org/
      Event details: http://indymedia.org.au/free-screening-of-john-pilger%E2%80%99s-the-secret-country-at-amnesty-intl-8-april
      Event details: http://www.amnesty.org.au/nsw/event/31334/


      * JOHNPILGER.COM : THE FILMS AND JOURNALISM OF JOHN PILGER:
      THE SECRET COUNTRY: THE FIRST AUSTRALIANS FIGHT BACK


      - Video

      johnpilger.com : The films and journalism of John Pilger:
      The Secret Country: The First Australians Fight Back
      http://johnpilger.com/videos/the-secret-country-the-first-australians-fight-back
      "1985. The shameful history of persecution of the Aborigines in Australia."


      - Related Bio

      ABC The Drum Opinion: John Pilger
      http://www.abc.net.au/unleashed/john-pilger-56810.html
      "His numerous documentaries on Australia, notably The
      Secret Country (1983), the bicentary trilogy The Last Dream
      (1988) and Welcome to Australia (1999) both celebrated and
      revealed much of his own country's 'forgotten past',
      especially its indigenous past and present. He has won an
      Emmy and a BAFTA for his documentaries, which have also won
      numerous US and European awards, such as as the Royal
      Television Society's Best Documentary."


      - Related Reflection

      new illuminati:
      The Secret Country: The First Australians Fight Back
      Return to a Secret Country by John Pilger
      http://nexusilluminati.blogspot.com.au/2011/01/secret-country-first-australians-fight.html
      "There is currently a liberal clarion call in Australia for
      a Bill of Rights, and the republican movement is stirring
      again. These debates are meaningless until white Australia
      summons the moral and political imagination to offer its
      first people a genuine treaty, as well as universal land
      rights and a proper share of the country’s resources. And
      respect. Only then will this fortunate society earn the
      respect it so often craves by other means.
      On 4 November 2009, John Pilger received the Sydney Peace
      Prize, Australia’s international human rights award.
      A Secret Country, his best-selling history of Australia
      published 20 years ago, remains in print (Vintage Books)."


      - Related Book and Book Reviews

      good reads:
      A Secret Country: The Hidden Australia by John Pilger
      http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/343541.A_Secret_Country
      "This study takes the reader beyond the euphemistic and
      romantic popular misconceptions of Australia to reveal the
      often invisible past and the present subterfuge of the
      country. The author recognizes that since its very
      beginning the history of white Australia has been shrouded
      in secrecy and silence. He remarks that it is a country
      with perhaps more cenotaphs per head of population than
      any other and not one stands for those aborigines who
      fought and died for their land. After the bicentennial
      "Celebration of a Nation" the racial and political tragedy
      of the aboriginal people, from whom Australia was taken
      violently 200 years ago, continues. ... "


      * GERRY GEORGATOS, THE STRINGER:
      FROM SECRET COUNTRY TO FORGOTTEN PEOPLES


      - Analysis / Opinion

      The Stringer: From Secret Country to Forgotten Peoples
      http://thestringer.com.au/from-secret-country-to-forgotten-peoples/
      19 Mar 13: " ...In 1983 world-renowned investigative
      journalist and documentary maker John Pilger produced
      ‘The Secret Country.’ In 1985 he said, “The secret history
      of Australia is a historical conspiracy of silence. Written
      history has long applied selectivity to what it records,
      largely ignoring the shameful way that the Aborigines were,
      and continue to be, treated.” In 2013 we do not continue
      to have a Secret Country as much as we have Forgotten
      Peoples. This is not an imputation as much as it is an
      indictment of our Governments. ... " By Gerry Georgatos


      * JON ALTMAN, TRACKER:
      FROM "TERRITORY OF EXCEPTION" TO "EXCEPTIONAL TERRITORY"?


      - Analysis / Opinion

      agendaTracker:
      From "Territory of Exception" to "Exceptional Territory"?
      http://tracker.org.au/2013/04/from-territory-of-exception-to-exceptional-territory/
      3 Apr 13: "NATIONAL: On March 13 Adam Giles became the
      first Indigenous government leader in Australian history
      when elected Chief Minister of the Northern Territory by a
      majority of his CLP parliamentary colleagues. ... What is
      unusual about the meteoric rise of Adam Giles is that it
      required the support of the four other Indigenous members
      of the government all representing rural electorates. This
      is not as straightforward as it may seem because they are
      all Indigenous Territorians born and bred, Giles is from
      NSW and has only lived in the Territory since 2005."
      By Jon Altman, professor in economics/anthropology,
      Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research,
      Australian National University
      "He has met Adam Giles when he lived in Canberra."


      - Related Audio

      Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association:
      http://caama.com.au/radio#tabs-6
      http://caama.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/am-5-04.mp3
      5 Apr 13: "The Northern Territory Chief Minister has shared
      his vision which he believes will allow Aboriginal people
      in the Northern Territory escape welfare dependency."


      * THE WIRE: NT DUMPS INDIGENOUS AFFAIRS PORTFOLIO


      - Audio

      The Wire: NT dumps Indigenous affairs portfolio
      Produced by Daniel Fitzgerald
      http://www.thewire.org.au/storyDetail.aspx?ID=10206
      4 Apr 13: "Northern Territory Chief Minister Adam Giles has
      abolished the Department of Indigenous Advancement in his
      new cabinet. The decision is aimed at making indigenous
      affairs a greater part of mainstream politics. However
      there are concerns that losing the portfolio will create a
      lack of accountability in indigenous issues.
      Featured in story:
      * Nigel Scullion,
      Country Liberal Party Senator for the Northern Territory
      * Tom Calma, co-chair of Reconciliation Australia"


      * SBS RADIONEWS AUDIO: INDIGENOUS PEOPLE 'ABANDONED BY LABOR'


      - Audio Interview

      * SBS Radionews Podcasts: Indigenous people 'abandoned by Labor'
      By Greg Dyett
      http://www.sbs.com.au/podcasts/Podcasts/radionews/episode/261256/Indigenous-people-abandoned-by-Labor
      4 Apr 13: "A former leader of the now defunct Aboriginal
      and Torres Strait Islander Commission, Geoff Clark, says
      Aboriginal people feel they've been abandoned by the
      Gillard government. Geoff Clark led ATSIC until it was
      disbanded by the Howard government in 2004. Mr Clark has
      told Greg Dyett the Labor Party has deserted Aboriginal
      and Torres Strait Islanders."


      * NICOLA BUTLER, THE STRINGER:
      BUTLER CALLS FOR AN END TO THE TYRANNY OF OUR YOUTH SEEKING CONFIRMATION OF ABORIGINALITY


      - Analysis / Opinion

      The Stringer:
      Butler calls for an end to the tyranny of our youth seeking
      Confirmation of Aboriginality
      http://thestringer.com.au/butler-calls-for-an-end-to-the-tyranny-of-our-youth-seeking-confirmation-of-aboriginality/
      5 Apr 13: "Brian Butler yesterday posted on Lateral Love
      Australia the following message calling on the National
      Congress of Australia’s First People to address a dire
      situation for our youth:
      "I am at my wits end! I have reached my tether at the almost
      daily request for support from our young Aboriginal and
      Islander (including the Torres Strait) youth who are
      continually experiencing rejection from Aboriginal
      Organisations when they are seeking Confirmation of
      Aboriginality. The young people this is happening to are
      the current children of the stolen generations and their
      grandchildren. It must stop Now! ... "" By Nicola Butler


      * OTHER ARTICLES:


      - Audio Interview

      Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association:
      Damien Miller to be first Aboriginal Ambassador.
      http://caama.com.au/damien-miller-to-be-first-aboriginal-ambassador
      4 Apr 13: "Foreign affairs minister Bob Carr has recently
      announced Mr Damien Miller to become the Australia’s next
      ambassador to Denmark with non-resident accreditation,
      replacing Mr James Choi. Mr Miller will be the first
      Indigenous Australian to be appointed as head of an
      overseas mission. He is expected to take up his appointment
      in May 2013. Mikaela Simpson joins him to talk about who he
      is, where he is from and about his latest title."

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