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      National inquiry into Justice Reinvestment:
      Gerry Georgatos, The Stringer


      Newsletter date: 10 April 2013

      This newsletter: http://indymedia.org.au/2013/04/10/wgar-news-national-inquiry-into-justice-reinvestment-gerry-georgatos-the-stringer

      Contents:

      * Gerry Georgatos, The Stringer: National inquiry into Justice Reinvestment
      * Let's Talk's Tiga Bayles interviews Gerry Georgatos about The Australian Prison system
      * CAAMA Radio: Priscilla Collins, NAAJA CEO on funding for NT youth
      * SBS Living Black Audio: WA's Courts Raise Concerns Over Children In Hakea Prison
      * SBS Radionews Audio: Indigenous detention centres 'at crisis point'
      * The Stringer: "Paraded like zoo animals"
      * Background to Aboriginal imprisonment and Deaths in Custody

      * SBS Living Black Audio: Looking at the health system and cancer
      * NIRS: Boot camps must include health support: AMSANT

      * Suresh Rajan, The Stringer: Is Australia a Racist country?
      * Tracker: Racist taunts an ongoing problem: inquiry
      * Gerry Georgatos, The Stringer: ALS boss attacks racist cabbies

      * SNAICC News: The Australian Community Sector Survey due 19 April 2013
      * SNAICC News: New online governance toolkit launched to help strengthen success

      * The Wire Audio: Experts cautiously welcome support for Aboriginal languages in NSW

      * NIRS: Ryan slams lack of political representation

      * Other articles


      * GERRY GEORGATOS, THE STRINGER:
      NATIONAL INQUIRY INTO JUSTICE REINVESTMENT



      - Analysis / Opinion

      The Stringer: National inquiry into Justice Reinvestment
      http://thestringer.com.au/national-inquiry-into-justice-reinvestment/
      9 Apr 13: "Federal Senator Penny Wright initiated the
      national inquiry into the "Value of a Justice Reinvestment
      approach to criminal justice in Australia." Senator Wright,
      a lawyer, has been appointed as the Chair to the inquiry.
      Hearings begin in Perth on April 17 and in Sydney the
      following week. Incarceration rates Australia-wide have
      skyrocketed. The prison population has doubled from 15,000
      in 1992 to 31,000 in 2012. Aboriginal incarceration rates
      keep on rising and they are damaging the fabric of Aboriginal
      communities. It is argued that Justice Reinvestment can
      reduce incarceration rates." By Gerry Georgatos,
      a life-long human rights and social justice campaigner,
      and a multi-award winning investigative journalist


      * LET'S TALK'S TIGA BAYLES INTERVIEWS GERRY GEORGATOS
      ABOUT THE AUSTRALIAN PRISON SYSTEM



      - Audio Interview

      Indigenous radio station 98.9FM Brisbane:
      Let's Talk - Gerry Georgatos
      http://www.989fm.com.au/category/podcasts/lets-talk/
      5 Apr 13: "Speaking about The Australian Prison system
      and various First Nations issues in Western Australia
      and his blog site The Stringer"
      Listen to this interview on-line:
      http://www.989fm.com.au/podcasts/lets-talk/gerry-georgatos-10/


      * CAAMA RADIO:
      PRISCILLA COLLINS, NAAJA CEO ON FUNDING FOR NT YOUTH



      - Audio Interview

      Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association:
      Priscilla Collins, NAAJA CEO on funding for NT youth...

      http://caama.com.au/priscilla-collins-naaja-ceo-on-funding-for-nt-youth
      8 Apr 13: "NAAJA, North Australian Aboriginal Justice
      Agency, has welcomed news from the Commonwealth
      Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus of the decision to fund
      NAAJA’s Indigenous Youth Justice Program in the top end.
      The program aims to identify underlying issues which result
      in youth becoming involved in the criminal justice system,
      and focuses on early intervention and prevention for young
      people at risk. Priscilla Collins, the CEO of NAAJA joined
      Nerida Currey on Strong Voices this morning, to share more
      about the program and the importance ... "


      - Related Audio

      Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association:
      http://caama.com.au/radio#tabs-6
      http://caama.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/am-9-04.mp3
      9 Apr 13: "* The head of the Territory’s peak Aboriginal
      justice representative body says too many of her people are
      just getting locked up and prison should be a last resort.
      * A Canberra-based academic says Australian history remains
      almost a site of segregation – where only the white
      explorers and pioneers are remembered."


      * SBS LIVING BLACK AUDIO:
      WA'S COURTS RAISE CONCERNS OVER CHILDREN IN HAKEA PRISON



      - Audio Interview

      SBS Living Black:
      WA's Courts Raise Concerns Over Children In Hakea Prison

      http://www.sbs.com.au/yourlanguage/aboriginal/highlight/page/id/261794/t/WA-s-Courts-Raise-Concerns-Over-Children-In-Hakea-Prison/in/english
      9 Apr 13: "Western Australia's courts are continuing to
      raise public concerns over the incarceration of children in
      an adult prison. ...  Legal action has now been launched in
      the Supreme Court. The action will challenge the validity
      of the decision of the Minister for Corrective Services to
      declare parts of an adult prison as a youth detention
      facility, and that the decision breaches the Young Offenders
      Act. Anna Copeland, Director of Clinical Legal Programs at
      Murdoch University tells Michelle Lovegrove, detailed
      information is difficult to access."


      * SBS RADIONEWS AUDIO:
      INDIGENOUS DETENTION CENTRES 'AT CRISIS POINT'



      - Audio

      SBS Radionews Podcasts:
      Indigenous detention centres 'at crisis point'

      By Alan Clarke & Darren Mara
      http://www.sbs.com.au/podcasts/Podcasts/radionews/episode/261736/Indigenous-detention-centres-at-crisis-point
      8 Apr 13: "In a Living Black report, calls are made for
      more treatment centres offering an alternative to prison
      for non-violent Aboriginal offenders. ...  They say the
      situation is at a crisis point as the population in
      detention centres swells with Indigenous youths. Many have
      suffered from addictions and become caught up in the justice
      system, and Allan Clarke, of Living Black, met up with some
      of them. He spoke with Darren Mara about what he found."


      * THE STRINGER:
      "PARADED LIKE ZOO ANIMALS"



      - News

      The Stringer: "Paraded like zoo animals"
      http://thestringer.com.au/paraded-like-zoo-animals/
      4 Apr 13: "At least 125 Aboriginal juveniles continue to be
      held in an adult prison – Perth’s Hakea Prison. Yesterday,
      a legal action was launched against the Commissioner for
      Corrective Services, Ian Johnson and State Minister for the
      Department of Corrective Services, Joe Francis, in the WA
      Supreme Court in a bid to have the children released. The
      writ alleges that there have been breaches of the Youth
      Offenders Act in detaining the juveniles in an adult prison.
      ... George Newhouse said that the children are in an
      unhealthy environment and should be immediately relocated."


      * BACKGROUND TO ABORIGINAL IMPRISONMENT AND DEATHS IN CUSTODY:

      Last updated: 5 April 2013

      http://indymedia.org.au/2012/12/17/background-to-aboriginal-imprisonment-and-deaths-in-custody


      * SBS LIVING BLACK AUDIO:
      LOOKING AT THE HEALTH SYSTEM AND CANCER



      - Audio

      SBS Living Black: Looking at the health system and cancer
      By Michelle Lovegrove
      http://www.sbs.com.au/yourlanguage/aboriginal/highlight/page/id/261796/t/Looking-at-the-health-system-and-cancer/in/english
      9 Apr 13: "The rates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait
      Islander deaths from cancer will be a major focus of new
      research being undertaken by the Cancer Council. ...  Most
      of Australia's Aboriginal population live in New South
      Wales, and the research will focus on the experiences of
      people in that state. Professor Dianne O'Connell will help
      lead the way, by looking at cancer care patterns,
      supporting the needs of patients and families, innovative
      care models, and the distinct cancer care needs of
      Aboriginal peoples."


      * NIRS:
      BOOT CAMPS MUST INCLUDE HEALTH SUPPORT: AMSANT



      - Audio

      National Indigenous Radio Service:
      Boot camps must include health support: AMSANT

      http://www.nirs.org.au/blog/NEWS/article/29013/Boot-camps-must-include-health-support%3A--AMSANT.html
      9 Apr 13: "The Northern Territory Minister for Correctional
      Services, John Elferink, says the Government wants to
      support at-risk young people by putting them through
      rehabilitation boot camps. ... CEO of the Aboriginal
      Medical Services Alliance of the NT (AMSANT), John
      Paterson, says he hopes a boot camp strategy would include
      medical and psychological support."


      * SURESH RAJAN, THE STRINGER:
      IS AUSTRALIA A RACIST COUNTRY?



      - Analysis / Opinion

      The Stringer: Is Australia a Racist country?
      http://thestringer.com.au/is-australia-a-racist-country/
      7 Apr 13: "This is a question I, along with many others,
      have pondered at length. Studies have been done by a
      variety of people and institutions that address the
      question. The modern equivalent of empirical research
      (Googling that question!!!) reveals around 18 million
      pages in 0.43 seconds. Having had a cursory glance at a few
      pages of those results, it would appear that the majority
      of the authors indicate that, in their view, this country
      has a very firm and pronounced racist streak running
      through it." By Suresh Rajan


      * TRACKER:
      RACIST TAUNTS AN ONGOING PROBLEM: INQUIRY



      - News

      newsTracker: Racist taunts an ongoing problem: inquiry
      http://tracker.org.au/2013/04/racist-taunts-an-ongoing-problem-inquiry/
      9 Apr 13: "If the NSW government makes racist taunts a
      crime, people could push back making life worse for
      minority groups, a state parliamentary inquiry has been
      warned. ... John McKenzie, chief legal office for the
      Aboriginal Legal Service, says racist taunts are an ongoing
      problem and often lead to acts of retaliation. "One cannot
      escape how incredibly hurtful it is to the individual
      person," he said. But he warned against including the laws
      under the criminal code, saying Australians would "react in
      very adverse and negative ways" if they felt the government
      was intruding too far ... "


      * GERRY GEORGATOS, THE STRINGER:
      ALS BOSS ATTACKS RACIST CABBIES



      - Analysis / Opinion

      The Stringer: ALS boss attacks racist cabbies
      http://thestringer.com.au/als-boss-attacks-racist-cabbies/
      4 Apr 13: "Aboriginal Legal Services WA (ALSWA) CEO Dennis
      Eggington has backed up racialist claims by David Wirrpanda
      that were cast by taxi drivers. Mr Eggington said that he
      and his colleagues from the ALSWA have on occasion been
      subjected to racial discrimination from taxi drivers. ...
      Racism period needs to end but its time is yet not done."
      By Gerry Georgatos,
      a life-long human rights and social justice campaigner,
      and a multi-award winning investigative journalist


      * SNAICC NEWS:
      THE AUSTRALIAN COMMUNITY SECTOR SURVEY DUE 19 APRIL 2013



      - News

      SNAICC News:
      The Australian Community Sector Survey due 19 April 2013

      [SNAICC: Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care]
      http://www.snaicc.org.au/news-events/fx-view-article.cfm?loadref=32&id=1035
      9 Apr 13: "The Australian Council of Social Services
      (ACOSS) needs your assistance in the Australian Community
      Sector Survey. In a Federal election year, where major
      changes are occurring across State and Commonwealth
      community services, the Australian Council of Social
      Services (ACOSS) is calling for assistance in the
      Australian Community Sector Survey to ensure that issues
      for the sector and the people we serve are central to the
      public debate. The Australian Community Sector Survey is
      the key national source of information about the community
      services sector and the issues that face our clients."


      * SNAICC NEWS:
      NEW ONLINE GOVERNANCE TOOLKIT LAUNCHED TO HELP STRENGTHEN SUCCESS



      - News

      SNAICC News:
      New online governance toolkit launched to help strengthen success

      [SNAICC: Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care]
      http://www.snaicc.org.au/news-events/fx-view-article.cfm?loadref=32&id=1036
      9 Apr 13: "Reconciliation Australia has launched a new
      web-based Indigenous Governance Toolkit. The toolkit aims to
      assist Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander groups
      strengthen their governance. Drawing on research from the
      Indigenous Community Governance Project, and updated with
      success stories from the Indigenous Governance Awards, the
      resource contains a diversity of information including
      case studies, text, visual and audio resources. ...
      Reconciliation Australia believe that strong and effective
      governance is the foundation for success and an essential
      element of reconciliation."


      * THE WIRE AUDIO:
      EXPERTS CAUTIOUSLY WELCOME SUPPORT FOR ABORIGINAL LANGUAGES IN NSW



      - Audio

      The Wire:
      Experts cautiously welcome support for Aboriginal languages in NSW

      Produced by Tim Roxburgh
      http://www.thewire.org.au/storyDetail.aspx?ID=10221
      8 Apr 13: "The NSW government has launched what it says is a
      new 'partnership' approach to Aboriginal affairs. The policy
      has a big emphasis on the teaching of Aboriginal languages.
      Language experts are cautiously welcoming the plan, but
      they say they're keen to see more details. The Minister for
      Aboriginal Affairs, Victor Dominello, says that the plan
      provides a path for indigenous language learners to add to
      their skills from kindergarten right through to university.
      But some experts in the field aren’t so sure ...
      Featured in story:
      * Victor Dominello - Minister for Aboriginal Affairs in NSW
      * John Hobson - Lecturer in the Faculty of Education and
      Social Work at the Unversity of Sydney"


      - Related Audio

      National Indigenous Radio Service:
      Language at centre of new NSW strategy

      http://www.nirs.org.au/blog/NEWS/article/28996/Language-at-centre-of-new-NSW-strategy.html
      8 Apr 13: "By ABC: The New South Wales Government has
      placed the teaching of five Aboriginal languages at risk of
      being lost at the heart of a new strategy to encourage
      Indigenous children to continue onto employment and
      university."


      - Related News

      National Indigenous Radio Service:
      New plan to boost Aboriginal languages

      http://www.nirs.org.au/blog/NEWS/article/29008/New-plan-to-boost-Aboriginal-languages.html
      9 Apr 13: "A new plan to boost the teaching of Aboriginal
      languages could create new jobs in the far west. NSW
      Aboriginal Affairs Minister Victor Dominello has announced
      a new strategy that would include "language nests" where
      native languages would be fostered to improve education
      outcomes."


      * NIRS:
      RYAN SLAMS LACK OF POLITICAL REPRESENTATION



      - Audio

      National Indigenous Radio Service:
      Ryan slams lack of political representation

      http://www.nirs.org.au/blog/NEWS/article/29012/Ryan-slams-lack-of-political-representation.html
      9 Apr 13: "The founder of Australia’s First Nations
      Political Party says the holder of the Indigenous affairs
      portfolio in the Federal Government should be an Indigenous
      person."


      * OTHER ARTICLES:


      - Audio

      National Indigenous Radio Service:
      Culture not 'lost': Healing Foundation head

      http://www.nirs.org.au/blog/NEWS/article/29007/Culture-not-%27lost%27%3A--Healing-Foundation-head.html
      9 Apr 13: "The head of a Stolen Generations victims’
      advocacy group has called for more sensitivity when
      discussing the issue of past government removal policies."


      - News

      National Indigenous Radio Service:
      Call for victims to give evidence to Royal Commission

      http://www.nirs.org.au/blog/NEWS/article/28998/Call-for-victims-to-give-evidence-to-Royal-Commission.html
      8 Apr 13: "The head of the Victorian Aboriginal Child Care
      Agency says she hopes Indigenous Australians who were
      abused in institutions are encouraged to speak up to the
      Royal Commission."

      National Indigenous Radio Service:
      NSW to commission Indigenous War Memorial

      http://www.nirs.org.au/blog/NEWS/article/29009/NSW-to-commission-Indigenous-War-Memorial.html
      9 Apr 13: "A MEMORIAL to Aboriginal servicemen and women
      will be built in Sydney's Hyde Park, a move former Defence
      Force chief Peter Cosgrove described as bringing them long
      overdue recognition."

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