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      Community Living Area Land Reform in the NT:
      'concerned Australians'

      Newsletter date: 12 April 2013

      This newsletter: http://indymedia.org.au/2013/04/11/wgar-news-community-living-area-land-reform-in-the-nt-concerned-australians

      Contents:

      * 'concerned Australians': Community Living Areas (CLAs) - April 2013
      * 'concerned Australians': Community Living Area Land Reform in the NT - April 2013 [Submission]
      * Greg Marks: Community Living Area Land Reform in the Northern Territory - 7 April 2013 [Submission]
      * 'concerned Australians': Submission to the Senate Committee on the Land Reform Section of the Stronger Futures Legislation - January 2012
      * Michele Harris with 'concerned Australians': Disempowerment in NT Communities Driven by Arrogant Policy and Inept Processes - April 2013
      * Background to Aboriginal Community Living Area Land Reform in the NT
      * Background to 'Stronger Futures' new NT Intervention laws
      * Background to the Northern Territory (NT) Intervention

      * SNAICC News: SNAICC National Conference is nearly here - register now or miss out!
      * SNAICC News: New edition of Through Young Black Eyes now available
      * SNAICC News: National Aboriginal and Islander Children's Day 2013 - Right Here, Right Now. Our Rights Matter

      * Other articles


      * 'CONCERNED AUSTRALIANS':
      COMMUNITY LIVING AREAS (CLAS)
      - APRIL 2013



      - Analysis / Opinion

      'concerned Australians': Community Living Areas (CLAs)
      http://www.concernedaustralians.com.au/
      http://www.concernedaustralians.com.au/#CLA
      April 2013: " ... Rather than providing certainty and
      support to Aboriginal people in Community Living Areas
      (CLAs) in the NT, the Federal Government continues its
      obsessive march to remove control from Aboriginal Peoples.
      It is understood that current leases for CLAs need to be
      less restrictive, and there is evidence for this from some
      of the larger CLAs. The Federal Government, however,
      intends to use this opportunity to take control over
      future development in these areas through sections 35 (4)
      and 35 (5) to the Stronger Futures legislation which
      allow changes to regulations without consultation with
      owners and where their consent is not required. ... "


      * 'CONCERNED AUSTRALIANS':
      COMMUNITY LIVING AREA LAND REFORM IN THE NT
      - APRIL 2013 [SUBMISSION]


      - Submission

      'concerned Australians':
      Community Living Area Land Reform in the NT

      http://concernedaustralians.com.au/media/cla/ca_submission_on_CLAs.pdf
      April 2013: "We refer to your request for written comments
      on your Discussion Paper and your statement that models
      for longer term reform will be informed by the views of
      CLA land owners and community members. We believe that
      residents on Community Living Areas must be in a position
      where they can make informed choices about their futures. ...
      It is our belief that if Australia is to comply with its
      international obligations then it would need to remove
      s35(5) from the Stronger Futures legislation and to make
      appropriate amendments to s.35(4) to ensure the
      requirements of consultation with and consent from
      owners. ... "


      * GREG MARKS:
      COMMUNITY LIVING AREA LAND REFORM IN THE NORTHERN TERRITORY
      - 7 APRIL 2013 [SUBMISSION]



      - Submission

      Greg Marks:
      Community Living Area Land Reform in the Northern Territory

      Respect and Listen: http://www.respectandlisten.org/uploads/downloads/NT_Intervention/CLA/CLA-Submission-Greg-Marks.pdf
      7 April 2013: "... The proposals in the Discussion Paper
      basically attempt to 'roll out' the land reforms of the
      NTER. The objective is to encourage economic development
      and private home ownership options. However, the NTER is a
      failed vessel. ... CLAs are an important achievement and
      hugely significant for the people who are connected to,
      live on and have developed these communities. In dealing
      with CLA communities the aspirations and self-government
      of the CLA communities themselves should be paramount.
      Informed consent must be the cornerstone of any
      arrangements made in respect of CLA land."


      * 'CONCERNED AUSTRALIANS':
      SUBMISSION TO THE SENATE COMMITTEE ON THE LAND REFORM SECTION
      OF THE STRONGER FUTURES LEGISLATION
      - JANUARY 2012



      - Submission

      'concerned Australians':
      Submission to the Senate Committee on the Land Reform Section
      of the Stronger Futures Legislation

      http://concernedaustralians.com.au/media/cla/ca_submission_Land_Reform_Section_SF.pdf
      January 2012: "Of the eighty-two Community Living Areas
      listed on the Fahcsia site, most are small with
      populations of around 100 people. Seventy of these
      community living areas were not visited during the recent
      consultations and one has to ask, if the proposed land
      reform is to proceed as a special measure, how has
      consent been gained from the affected communities? And
      have the people of these communities been made fully
      aware of the impact of such legislation which would
      result in their loss of control over their land? ...
      This legislation excludes Aboriginal people from the
      process and decision making regarding development on their
      land. We therefore oppose it."


      * MICHELE HARRIS WITH 'CONCERNED AUSTRALIANS':
      DISEMPOWERMENT IN NT COMMUNITIES DRIVEN BY
      ARROGANT POLICY AND INEPT PROCESSES
      - APRIL 2013



      - Analysis / Opinion

      'concerned Australians':
      Disempowerment in NT Communities Driven by
      Arrogant Policy and Inept Processes

      http://concernedaustralians.com.au/media/cla/Disempowerment_in_NT_Communities.pdf
      April 2013: "The Intervention rolls on and with it the
      inevitable community 'consultations'.
      Jenny Macklin has announced1 that FaHCSIA will take
      responsibility for changes to the leases of Community
      Living Areas in the Northern Territory. A Discussion
      Paper2, thirteen-pages long and written in English, has
      been released to the Communities. Responses will be
      accepted in the form of submissions by 12 April, 2013.
      We are also told that SELECTED communities will be
      consulted.
      Why will only some communities be consulted? Will the
      consultations in Community Living Areas be recorded and
      made public? Will the Discussion Paper be translated into
      local languages? What independent legal advice will
      communities have access to? Here we are, asking the same
      old questions. ... "
      Michele Harris with 'concerned Australians'


      * BACKGROUND TO ABORIGINAL COMMUNITY LIVING AREA LAND REFORM IN THE NT:


      WGAR News: ... (2 April 2013)
      http://indymedia.org.au/2013/04/02/wgar-news-the-wire-interview-with-professor-jon-altman-on-remote-communities-land-in-nt
      "Contents: ...
      * PS News: NT community living under microscope
      * 'concerned Australians' Chart including comments on Land Reform
      * FaHCSIA: Community Living Area Land Reform in the Northern Territory
      * The Hon Jenny Macklin MP & Warren Snowdon MP: Discussion paper on community living area land reform
      * Amanda Midlam, On Line Opinion: The current state of the Northern Territory intervention (31 Jan 12)
      * Greg Marks: Toeholds on Country: Aboriginal Community Living Areas in the Northern Territory (Mar/Apr 12)
      * Greg Marks submission about Community living areas Land Reform (2012)
      * NT Shelter Submission about Land Reform (Feb 12)
      * Central Land Council: Community Living Areas
      * Central Land Council: Stronger Futures: Reform to community Living area legislation needed says CLC (20 Feb 12)"


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

      Last updated: 11 April 2013

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


      * BACKGROUND TO THE NORTHERN TERRITORY (NT) INTERVENTION:

      Last updated: 20 February 2013

      http://indymedia.org.au/2012/04/22/background-to-the-northern-territory-nt-intervention


      * SNAICC NEWS:
      SNAICC NATIONAL CONFERENCE IS NEARLY HERE
      - REGISTER NOW OR MISS OUT!


      - News

      SNAICC News:
      SNAICC National Conference is nearly here - register now or miss out!

      [SNAICC: Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care]
      http://www.snaicc.org.au/news-events/fx-view-article.cfm?loadref=32&id=1044
      11 Apr 13: "The 5th SNAICC National Conference
      - For Our Children: Living and Learning Together -
      will be held in Cairns from 4 to 6 June. The biggest forum
      of its type in the southern hemisphere, the conference will
      feature international and local keynote speakers and over
      70 concurrent sessions including yarning circles and
      workshops. The conference is a must for those working in
      Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander child and family
      services. Two pre-conference workshops are also available
      on the afternoon of Monday, 3 June with either Associate
      Professor Cindy Blackstock or Emeritus Professor Judy
      Atkinson. All conference registrations close on 17 May."


      - Upcoming Event

      Event: 4 to 6 June 2013: Cairns, Qld
      SNAICC’s Fifth National Conference
      For Our Children: Living and Learning Together

      Organised by SNAICC:
      Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care
      Keynote Speakers:
      * Marta Maurás Perez (Chile)
      * Cindy Blackstock (Canada)
      * Assoc. Prof. Cynthia Kiro (New Zealand) - of Maori descent
      * Prof. Judy Atkinson - a Jiman and Bundjalung woman
      * Kathy Guthadjaka (Gotha) - a Gatjirrk Warramiri woman
      living at Gawa (north-east Arnhem Land)
      "The SNAICC National Conference is the largest
      conference of its type in the southern hemisphere
      and provides the opportunity for Aboriginal and
      Torres Strait Islander organisations, policy makers,
      researchers, government representatives, other
      non-government organisations and industry
      representatives to gather and make renewed
      commitments to Aboriginal and Torres Strait
      Islander children."
      Keynote Speakers: http://www.snaicc.org.au/news-events/fx-view-article.cfm?loadref=32&id=931
      Event details: http://www.snaicc.org.au/news-events/dsp-default.cfm?loadref=67
      Event details: http://www.snaicc.org.au/news-events/fx-view-article.cfm?loadref=32&id=965
      SNAICC News: http://www.snaicc.org.au/news-events/fx-view-article.cfm?loadref=32&id=1044
      SNAICC News: http://www.snaicc.org.au/news-events/fx-view-article.cfm?loadref=32&id=1032


      * SNAICC NEWS:
      NEW EDITION OF THROUGH YOUNG BLACK EYES NOW AVAILABLE



      - News

      SNAICC News: New edition of Through Young Black Eyes now available
      [SNAICC: Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care]
      http://www.snaicc.org.au/news-events/fx-view-article.cfm?loadref=32&id=1046
      11 Apr 13: "SNAICC has produced an updated edition of its
      acclaimed Through Young Black Eyes kit on family violence
      and child abuse and neglect. The kit provides practical
      information - in hard copy and on CD - to help run
      workshops, share stories and take local actions to help
      keep Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children safe
      and happy. The latest edition of the kit - first published
      in 2002 - was launched by SNAICC Chairperson Sharron
      Williams at Families Australia’s Child Aware Approaches
      Conference in Melbourne on 11 April."


      * SNAICC NEWS:
      NATIONAL ABORIGINAL AND ISLANDER CHILDREN'S DAY 2013
      - RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW. OUR RIGHTS MATTER



      - News

      SNAICC News:
      National Aboriginal and Islander Children's Day 2013
      - Right Here, Right Now. Our Rights Matter

      [SNAICC: Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care]
      http://www.snaicc.org.au/news-events/fx-view-article.cfm?loadref=32&id=1043
      11 Apr 13: "National Aboriginal and Islander Children’s Day
      (NAICD) is fast approaching. And this year it’s all about
      stepping up for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
      children’s rights. Held on 4 August each year, NAICD
      celebrates the achievements and the importance of
      Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children within
      family and community. This year’s theme is Right Here,
      Right Now. Our Rights Matter. The theme seeks to support
      our children by increasing public awareness about: ... "


      - Upcoming Event

      Event: 4 August 2013: various locations in Australia
      National Aboriginal and Islander Children's Day (NAICD)
      This year’s theme is: Right Here, Right Now. Our Rights Matter.
      Event details: http://www.snaicc.org.au/
      Event details: http://www.snaicc.org.au/news-events/fx-view-article.cfm?loadref=32&id=1043
      Event summary: http://www.humanrights.gov.au/about/events/index.html


      * OTHER ARTICLES:


      - Audio

      National Indigenous Radio Service:
      NSW policy welcomed, but more info wanted

      http://www.nirs.org.au/blog/NEWS/article/29020/NSW-policy-welcomed%2C-but-more-info-wanted.html
      11 Apr 13: "An Indigenous language teacher of western New
      South Wales is calling for more information on the state
      government’s new education strategy, but welcomes the
      increased focus on culture."

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