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      Money for Aboriginal disadvantage being chewed up by white bureaucrats!:
      CAAMA


      Newsletter date: 8 April 2013

      This newsletter: http://indymedia.org.au/2013/04/08/wgar-news-money-for-aboriginal-disadvantage-being-chewed-up-by-white-bureaucrats-caama

      Contents:

      * CAAMA: Money for Aboriginal disadvantage being chewed up by white bureaucrats!
      * Emma Murphy, Green Left: NT minister blames welfare dependence for violence

      * NITV News: Indigenous children to learn native language
      * SBS Radionews Audio: Indigenous languages to be taught in NSW schools
      * SBS Radionews Audio: Support for NSW school Indigenous language plan
      * Darug Tribal Aboriginal Corporation - Language
      * Greg Dickson, Fully (sic), Crikey: Creative Australia lends extra support to Indigenous languages, but is it enough?
      * Background to the use of Aboriginal languages in NT schools

      * NITV News: Indigenous expert welcomes Royal Commission
      * Background: Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander responses to Royal Commission into child sexual abuse

      * The Stringer: Welfare payments quarantining for WA desert
      * Tracker: Basics Cards for parts of WA Pilbara
      * NIRS: Income management for WA communities
      * Background to 'Stronger Futures' new NT Intervention laws

      * Other articles


      * CAAMA:
      MONEY FOR ABORIGINAL DISADVANTAGE BEING CHEWED UP BY WHITE BUREAUCRATS!



      - Audio Interview

      Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association:
      Money for Aboriginal disadvantage being chewed up by white bureaucrats !

      http://caama.com.au/43358
      5 Apr 13: "Veteran Queensland Aboriginal rights campaigner
      Gracelyn Smallwood says that nothing will change for her
      people unless they are empowered through culturally safe,
      bilingual, community controlled programs. Professor
      Smallwood who has worked in nursing for nearly four decades
      says although billions of dollars has been put into closing
      the gap... most of the money has been spent on white
      administration...with only a quarter reaching the
      grass-roots level. Professor Smallwood chats with Paul Wiles."


      * EMMA MURPHY, GREEN LEFT:
      NT MINISTER BLAMES WELFARE DEPENDENCE FOR VIOLENCE



      - Analysis / Opinion

      Green Left: NT minister blames welfare dependence for violence
      http://www.greenleft.org.au/node/53749
      6 Apr 13: "The Northern Territory women’s policy minister,
      Alison Anderson, told a gathering at the Wheeler Centre in
      Melbourne that "domestic violence has reached a crisis
      point", the ABC reported on April 4. It is unclear when
      Anderson thinks this crisis started. Certainly it is not
      new. The 2007 Little Children are Sacred report, which the
      then Coalition government used to justify the NT
      intervention, found "combined effects of poor health,
      alcohol and drug abuse, unemployment … poor education and
      housing, and a general loss of identity and control have
      contributed to violence and sexual abuse in many forms"."
      By Emma Murphy


      * NITV NEWS: INDIGENOUS CHILDREN TO LEARN NATIVE LANGUAGE


      - Video

      SBS World News: Indigenous children to learn native language
      Source: Matthew Sadler, NITV News
      http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/1753584/Indigenous-children-to-learn-native-language
      6 Apr 13: "A new plan which aims to overhaul Indigenous
      affairs in New South Wales is working on keeping Indigenous
      children at school and providing stronger career prospects.
      OCHRE will focus on the link between learning Indigenous
      languages and improvements in other aspects of life.
      Professor Shane Houston from Sydney University says the
      new plan will help young Aboriginals to engage more
      effectively with schooling and the workplace. ... The new
      plan will see five of these, Gamilaraay, Gumbaynggir,
      Bundjalung, Paarkintji/Barkindji and Wiradjuri taught
      in schools."


      * SBS RADIONEWS AUDIO:
      INDIGENOUS LANGUAGES TO BE TAUGHT IN NSW SCHOOLS



      - Audio Interview

      SBS Radionews Podcasts:
      Indigenous languages to be taught in NSW schools

      By Hannah Sinclair
      http://www.sbs.com.au/podcasts/Podcasts/radionews/episode/261314/Indigenous-languages-to-be-taught-in-NSW-schools
      5 Apr 13: "Five endangered Aboriginal languages will be
      taught in New South Wales schools, in the hope that the
      strategy will help Indigenous students secure employment.
      The initiative will create so-called cultural nests in
      communities that will be chosen in consultation with
      Aboriginal peak organisations. The Ministerial Taskforce
      on Aboriginal Affairs found children who speak their native
      language are less likely to be involved with drugs and
      violence, and more likely to have promising futures. ...
      Victor Dominello told Hannah Sinclair language and
      identity are closely linked."


      * SBS RADIONEWS AUDIO:
      SUPPORT FOR NSW SCHOOL INDIGENOUS LANGUAGE PLAN



      - Audio

      SBS Radionews Podcasts:
      Support for NSW school Indigenous language plan

      By Matthew Sadler
      http://www.sbs.com.au/podcasts/Podcasts/radionews/episode/261406/Support-for-NSW-school-Indigenous-language-plan
      5 Apr 13: "Indigenous groups are welcoming a plan to teach
      endangered Indigenous languages in NSW schools. ... The
      teaching of five endangered languages in New South Wales
      schools is the focus of a new plan to overhaul Indigenous
      affairs in the state. The plan aims to keep Indigenous
      children at school and give them more concrete steps on a
      career path. Kristina Kukolja with this report by Matthew
      Sadler of NITV News. The new plan is being called OCHRE.
      It stands for Opportunity, Choice, Healing, Responsibility
      and Empowerment."


      * DARUG TRIBAL ABORIGINAL CORPORATION - LANGUAGE


      - Info

      Darug Tribal Aboriginal Corporation - Language
      http://www.darug.org.au/Language.html
      "The Darug Language is the defining reference for the Darug
      people. Identification of the Darug Country is defined by
      the language usage of the people who lived in the Sydney
      Basin. Likewise other tribal groups are identified by their
      language usage. Click here for a list of place names with
      corresponding Darug language including translations. Take a
      look at The Rosetta Project. This site is great for
      recording languages."

      Darug Tribal Aboriginal Corporation - Warami Wellamabami
      http://www.darug.org.au/DarugW.html
      "It's good to see you, where-ever you've come from. The
      Darug Tribal Aboriginal Corporation and the Darug People,
      welcome you to our website. This site is a resource for the
      preservation of the history, as well as the development of
      the future of the Darug People. We are in the process of
      building a website which we believe will become a vital
      asset to our People, as well as to anyone whom is
      interested in the Darug People the Darug Language and our
      Traditions. ... Yanu - Goodbye"


      * GREG DICKSON, FULLY (SIC), CRIKEY:
      CREATIVE AUSTRALIA LENDS EXTRA SUPPORT TO INDIGENOUS LANGUAGES,
      BUT IS IT ENOUGH?



      - Analysis / Opinion

      Fully (sic), Crikey's language blog:
      Creative Australia lends extra support to Indigenous languages,
      but is it enough?

      http://blogs.crikey.com.au/fullysic/2013/03/13/creative-australia-lends-extra-support-to-indigenous-languages-but-is-it-enough/
      13 Mar 13: "The Federal Government’s new Creative Australia
      policy includes an announcement of nearly $14 million in
      new funding for Indigenous languages support, over four
      years. While it’s a welcome announcement, Greg Dickson
      isn’t quite jumping up and down about it. ... So while I,
      like many others who devote time and energy into supporting
      Indigenous languages, will appreciate this increase in
      funding, I believe it falls short of being afforded the
      label 'significant'." Greg Dickson


      * BACKGROUND TO THE USE OF ABORIGINAL LANGUAGES IN NT SCHOOLS:

      Last updated: 5 January 2013

      http://indymedia.org.au/2012/05/05/background-to-the-use-of-aboriginal-languages-in-nt-schools-bilingual-education


      * NITV NEWS: INDIGENOUS EXPERT WELCOMES ROYAL COMMISSION


      - Video

      SBS World News: Indigenous expert welcomes Royal Commission
      Source: Malarndirri McCarthy, NITV News
      http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/1753228/Indigenous-expert-welcomes-Royal-Commission
      4 Apr 13: "Indigenous expert, Professor Muriel Bamblett has
      welcomed Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to
      Child Sex Abuse's call for information from previous
      reports on child abuse. Ms Bamblett, head of the Victorian
      Aboriginal Child Care Agency, advocates for the rights of
      Indigenous children and hopes the calls prompt Aboriginal
      people to speak up to the Royal Commission. "I think we
      need to expose how bad it is that's impacted on Aboriginal
      people, we know there's an over represntation of women in
      the criminal justice system who have a history of being
      abused. ... " Ms Bamblett said."


      * BACKGROUND:
      ABORIGINAL & TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER RESPONSES
      TO ROYAL COMMISSION INTO CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE


      Last updated: 8 February 2013

      http://indymedia.org.au/2013/01/20/background-aboriginal-torres-strait-islander-responses-to-royal-commission-into-child-sex


      * THE STRINGER: WELFARE PAYMENTS QUARANTINING FOR WA DESERT


      - News Analysis

      The Stringer: Welfare payments quarantining for WA desert
      http://thestringer.com.au/welfare-payments-quarantining-for-wa-desert/
      4 Apr 13: "Aboriginal peoples in the Gibson Desert of
      Western Australia will be subjected to income management
      measures as the Federal Government continues its promise
      to expand income management. ... most of the communities
      where income management has been imposed, the State,
      Territory and Federal Governments have not invested funds
      in grafting in layers of community development, employment
      and adequate access to education and health and
      furthermore most of these towns and regions are still
      lacking the full suite of services and utilities that
      should be available to every Australian."


      * TRACKER: BASICS CARDS FOR PARTS OF WA PILBARA


      - News

      newsTracker: Basics Cards for parts of WA Pilbara
      http://tracker.org.au/2013/04/basics-cards-for-parts-of-wa-pilbara/
      5 Apr 13: "From April 15 income management will be
      introduced to Laverton and the Ngaanyatjarra Lands. ...
      Compulsory income management has been used in remote
      Aboriginal communities in the Northern Territory since
      2007. Income management has also been introduced to the
      Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) lands in South
      Australia and trial sites in Bankstown (NSW), Playford
      (South Australia), Shepparton (Victoria), and Rockhampton
      and Logan (Queensland). Last year, a preliminary
      evaluation of income management in the NT said it was a
      disempowering control measure ... "


      - Related News

      Australian: Indigenous income management extended
      http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/indigenous/indigenous-income-management-extended/story-fn9hm1pm-1226612013409
      4 Apr 13: "ABOUT 2000 people living in the Western Desert's
      Ngaanyatjarra lands will join those in neighbouring remote
      South Australian Aboriginal lands under the federal
      government's income management scheme from Monday week. The
      program will be introduced in Ngaanyatjarra communities, as
      well as the West Australian Goldfields town of Laverton,
      following consultations with residents last October."


      * NIRS: INCOME MANAGEMENT FOR WA COMMUNITIES


      - Audio

      National Indigenous Radio Service:
      Income management for WA communities

      http://www.nirs.org.au/blog/NEWS/article/28992/Income-management-for-WA-communities.html
      5 Apr 13: "The Federal Government says it’ll introduce
      income management in Laverton and the Ngaanyatjarra Lands,
      including Kiwirrkurra, in Western Australia. The Government
      says the scheme will quarantine up to 70 per cent of a
      person’s welfare payments for essential goods and services."


      - 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 Gillard Labor government is set to introduce
      income management into the Western Australian goldfields
      town of Laverton and the Ngaanyatjarra Lands, including
      Kiwirrkurra, to ensure welfare payments are spent in the
      best interests of children."


      * BACKGROUND TO 'STRONGER FUTURES' NEW NT INTERVENTION LAWS:

      Last updated: 24 March 2013

      http://indymedia.org.au/2012/04/22/background-to-stronger-futures-new-nt-intervention-laws


      * OTHER ARTICLES:



      - Audio Interviews

      Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association:
      NT Chief Minister wants to hear from the mob !

      http://caama.com.au/nt-chief-minister-wants-to-hear-from-the-mob
      5 Apr 13: "The Northern Territory Chief Minister ADAM GILES
      has shared his vision for the creation of new industries
      which he believes will allow Aborignal people escape
      welfare dependency. Speaking on CAAMA Radio Mr Giles has
      urged communities to approach his Governmemnt with their
      ideas to help create jobs. The Chief Minister chats with
      Paul Wiles."

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