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      Indigenous adoption push prompts Stolen Generation fears:
      ABC Radio Australia Video


      Newsletter date: 18 May 2013

      This newsletter: http://indymedia.org.au/2013/05/17/wgar-news-indigenous-adoption-push-prompts-stolen-generation-fears-abc-radio-australia-vi

      Contents:

      * CAAMA: Anger over Giles' claim to "remove neglected Aboriginal children"
      * CAAMA Video: Interview with Jackie Baxter of Stolen Generation and Families Aboriginal Corp re Mr Giles comments
      * SBS Radionews Audio: Alarm over NT Indigenous adoption plan
      * ABC Radio Australia Video: Indigenous adoption push prompts Stolen Generation fears
      * SNAICC News: Chief Minister's solution on Aboriginal child protection short-sighted & wrong
      * SBS World News Video: Alarm over NT plan on neglected Indigenous kids
      * ABC Video: Adoptions 'only part of solution' for neglected Indigenous children
      * Australian Times: Adoption an option for neglected Indigenous children
      * NT News: I will remove neglected kids, says Chief
      * Tracker: Aboriginal children are being left with neglectful parents: Giles
      * Adelaide Now: Andrew Bolt: Listen to Giles on Aboriginal kids

      * Other Northern Territory (NT) News


      * CAAMA:
      ANGER OVER GILES' CLAIM TO "REMOVE NEGLECTED ABORIGINAL CHILDREN"



      - News

      Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association:
      Anger over Giles' claim to "remove neglected Aboriginal children"

      http://caama.com.au/anger-over-giles-claim-to-remove-neglected-aboriginal-children
      15 May 13: "Shock and anger has been expressed across the
      Northern Territory at claims by Chief Minister Adam Giles
      that he will remove neglected Aboriginal children from
      their parents and place them in adopted homes if necessary.
      Mr Giles, the first Aboriginal man to lead a state or
      Territory government told the NT News that Governments had
      failed Aboriginal children because of fears they would be
      accused of creating a new Stolen Generation, but he would
      not be put off by this."


      * CAAMA VIDEO:
      INTERVIEW WITH JACKIE BAXTER OF STOLEN GENERATION AND FAMILIES ABORIGINAL CORP
      RE MR GILES COMMENTS



      - Video

      Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association:
      Northern Territory Chief Minister Adam Giles supports removing neglected children

      http://caama.com.au/northern-territory-chief-minister-adam-giles-supports-removing-neglected-children
      15 May 13: "CEO of Central Australian Stolen Generation
      and Families Aboriginal Corporation, Jackie Baxter speaks
      to Pam Reilly about Mr Giles recent comments."


      - Related Audio

      Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association:
      http://caama.com.au/radio#tabs-6
      http://caama.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/am-17-05.mp3
      17 May 13: "One of the Northern Territory’s most
      experienced Aboriginal politicians has defended Chief
      Minister Adam Giles claim that he is prepared to remove
      neglected Aboriginal children and place them in adopted
      homes."


      * SBS RADIONEWS AUDIO:
      ALARM OVER NT INDIGENOUS ADOPTION PLAN



      - Audio

      SBS Radionews Podcasts: Alarm over NT Indigenous adoption plan
      By Aileen Phillips
      http://www.sbs.com.au/podcasts/Podcasts/radionews/episode/267164/Alarm-over-NT-Indigenous-adoption-plan
      14 May 13: "A Northern Territory Indigenous group says it's
      been startled to hear a plan to send neglected and abused
      Indigenous children into adoptive homes. Mr Giles, [NT's
      Chief Minister, Adam Giles] who is Indigenous, claims
      previous governments have avoided the topic and failed to
      protect children for fear of creating another Stolen
      Generation. Vicki-Lee Knowles is the Chief Executive of the
      Northern Territory Stolen Generations Aboriginal
      Corporation. She told Aileen Phillips there are a number
      of alarming elements to the plan."


      * ABC RADIO AUSTRALIA VIDEO:
      INDIGENOUS ADOPTION PUSH PROMPTS STOLEN GENERATION FEARS



      - Video

      ABC Radio Australia:
      Indigenous adoption push prompts Stolen Generation fears

      http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/international/2013-05-14/indigenous-adoption-push-prompts-stolen-generation-fears/1130782
      14 May 13: "Some Aboriginal advocates say they are
      "absolutely horrified" by a Northern Territory Government
      proposal to put Aboriginal children up for adoption if they
      are victims of extreme neglect. ... the Northern Territory
      Stolen Generations Aboriginal Corporation say they are
      horrified by the plan. "Where [there is] absolutely no
      other option, there is room for adoption," spokeswoman
      Vicki Lee Knowles said. "[But] within an Aboriginal family
      because the loss of culture, land and language has a
      long-term impact on the social and emotional wellbeing of
      those children who are removed.""


      * SNAICC NEWS:
      CHIEF MINISTER'S SOLUTION ON ABORIGINAL CHILD PROTECTION SHORT-SIGHTED & WRONG



      - Media Release

      SNAICC News:
      Media Release 15 May 2013
      - Chief Minister's solution on Aboriginal child protection short-sighted & wrong

      [SNAICC: Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care]
      http://www.snaicc.org.au/news-events/fx-view-article.cfm?loadref=32&id=1077
      16 May 13: "SNAICC is disappointed and concerned with NT
      Chief Minister Adam Giles’s remarks that his Government
      would encourage the adoption of Aboriginal children to
      non-Aboriginal families.
      These comments are short sighted and echo paternalistic
      attitudes of bygone times.
      The NT Government is proposing an ill-conceived 'solution'
      that runs counter to accepted practices of what is
      required to best enable children to grow up safe and cared
      for, and to develop to their fullest potential.
      And it ignores the lessons of Australian history and the
      devastating experiences of thousands of Aboriginal and
      Torres Strait Islander children forcibly removed from
      their families.
      No-one would disagree that it is imperative that
      authorities act in the best interests of the child at all
      times when making decisions on child protection and
      placements in alternative care.
      However, taking children away for adoption should be seen
      as a "last resort" option. All children have a fundamental
      human right to remain connected to their family, their
      community and their culture. ... "


      * SBS WORLD NEWS VIDEO:
      ALARM OVER NT PLAN ON NEGLECTED INDIGENOUS KIDS



      - Video

      SBS World News: Alarm over NT plan on neglected Indigenous kids
      http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/1766232/Alarm-over-NT-plan-on-neglected-Indigenous-kids
      14 May 13: "The Northern Territory government has sparked
      fears of creating another Stolen Generation after it
      outlined a plan to send neglected Indigenous children into
      adoptive homes. ... A Stolen Generation support group says
      it's shocked by the Northern Territory government's plan
      to send neglected Indigenous children into adoptive care.
      Head of the Northern Territory Stolen Generations
      Aboriginal Corporation Vicki-Lee Knowles says Mr Giles is
      disregarding critical recommendations made in a major
      report by the Australian Human Rights Commission."


      * ABC VIDEO:
      ADOPTIONS 'ONLY PART OF SOLUTION' FOR NEGLECTED INDIGENOUS CHILDREN

       

      - Video

      ABC:
      Adoptions 'only part of solution' for neglected Indigenous children

      http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-05-14/adoptions-only-part-of-solution-for-neglected/4688792
      14 May 13: "NT Children's Commissioner Dr Howard Bath says
      all other options should be explored first before neglected
      Indigenous children are adopted." Andrew Geoghegan


      * AUSTRALIAN TIMES:
      ADOPTION AN OPTION FOR NEGLECTED INDIGENOUS CHILDREN



      - News

      Australian Times:
      Adoption an option for neglected Indigenous children

      http://www.australiantimes.co.uk/news/in-australia/adoption-an-option-for-neglected-indigenous-children-says-nt-chief-minister.htm
      13 May 13: "NORTHERN Territory Chief Minister Adam Giles
      has announced he will remove neglected Aboriginal children
      from their homes and adopt them out if necessary, claiming
      that fears of a return to the Stolen Generation have put
      Indigenous children at serious risk in recent years. Mr
      Giles, who became the country’s first Indigenous state or
      territory leader earlier this year, said his government
      was committed to making parents take responsibility for
      their children." By Paul Bleakley, a journalist and
      academic raised on Queensland's Gold Coast


      * NT NEWS:
      I WILL REMOVE NEGLECTED KIDS, SAYS CHIEF



      - News

      NT News: I will remove neglected kids, says Chief
      http://www.ntnews.com.au/article/2013/05/14/320815_ntnews.html
      14 May 13: "NT Chief Minister Adam Giles says his
      government will remove neglected Aboriginal children from
      their parents and place them in adopted homes if necessary.
      Mr Giles, the first-ever indigenous state or territory
      leader, said governments had failed Aboriginal children
      because of fears they would be accused of creating a new
      Stolen Generation, but he would not be put off by such
      accusations. "Whatever we do has to be about making
      parents take responsibility for their kids," Mr Giles
      said." Paul Toohey


      - Related News

      NT News: Historical fears hinder action on children
      http://www.ntnews.com.au/article/2013/05/15/320884_ntnews.html
      15 May 13: "CALLS by Northern Territory Chief Minister Adam
      Giles for neglected Aboriginal children to be adopted into
      safe homes have met with strong support and bitter personal
      recrimination. Mr Giles, an indigenous man, told the NT
      News that fears of another Stolen Generation had seen
      Aboriginal children left to wander, sniffing petrol,
      becoming sexualised at a young age and abused. NT
      Children's Commissioner Howard Bath agreed that historical
      fears of a Stolen Generation had seen hundreds of
      Aboriginal children in the Territory left abandoned. ... "
      Paul Toohey


      - Related Video

      Herald Sun:
      NT Chief Minister Adam Giles says

      fears over Stolen Generation are causing child neglect
      http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/national/nt-chief-minister-adam-giles-says-fears-over-stolen-generation-are-causing-child-neglect/story-fncynkc6-1226641498953
      14 May 13: Paul Toohey


      - Related Opinion

      Herald Sun:
      It's come to this again: taking kids from their parents

      http://www.heraldsun.com.au/archive/opinion/its-come-to-this-again-taking-kids-from-their-parents/story-fnh4jt62-1226641404195
      14 May 13: "SIX year after the federal intervention was
      announced, Northern Territory Chief Minister Adam Giles has
      revealed to News Limited that he will intervene and send
      neglected Aboriginal children into adoptive homes if
      parents won’t care for them. How has it come to this? For a
      start, much of the housing that was promised under the
      intervention, which Labor has rebranded Stronger Futures,
      never arrived. There is a crisis in remote housing, and
      homes - if you could call them that - are badly overcrowded."
      Paul Toohey, News Limited Network


      * TRACKER:
      ABORIGINAL CHILDREN ARE BEING LEFT WITH NEGLECTFUL PARENTS: GILES



      - News

      newsTracker:
      Aboriginal children are being left with neglectful parents: Giles

      http://tracker.org.au/2013/05/aboriginal-children-are-being-left-with-neglectful-parents-giles/
      15 May 13: "Northern Territory Chief Minister Adam Giles
      says Aboriginal children are being left with neglectful
      parents because of fears of creating a new Stolen Generation.
      ... Barbara Shaw from the Intervention Rollback Action Group
      said taking more Aboriginal children from their parents was
      unnecessary. She said Aboriginal children who were neglected
      were already taken away if need be, and many children might
      appear to be neglected when they are not. Ms Shaw said
      instead of wanting more children to be removed, the
      government should improve services for people in the bush,
      to improve the lives of families."


      * ADELAIDE NOW:
      ANDREW BOLT: LISTEN TO GILES ON ABORIGINAL KIDS



      - Opinion

      Adelaide Now: Andrew Bolt: Listen to Giles on Aboriginal kids
      http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/opinion/andrew-bolt-listen-to-giles-on-aboriginal-kids/story-e6freabc-1226643332017
      15 May 13: "FINALLY, someone is standing up and say what
      needs to be said about Aboriginal children - they should
      be removed if they're in trouble, writes Andrew Bolt. THE
      "Stolen Generations" myth has made us leave Aboriginal
      children to be bashed, raped and killed. In fact, it's hurt
      more children than were ever proved stolen just for being
      Aboriginal."


      * OTHER NORTHERN TERRITORY (NT) NEWS:


      - News

      newsTracker: NT welfare groups unhappy with budget
      http://tracker.org.au/2013/05/nt-welfare-groups-unhappy-with-budget/
      15 May 13: "Social welfare groups in the Northern Territory
      are criticising Canberra for failing to raise the Newstart
      allowance in the federal budget. The Northern Territory
      Council of Social Service (NTCOSS), which represents many
      NT community groups, said the high cost of living in the
      territory left welfare recipients in the jurisdiction
      vulnerable if there was no rise to payments. ... About 30
      per cent of the NT’s population identifies as being
      Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander and Ms Morton welcomed
      a commitment from the government to continue to fund
      Closing the Gap measures."

      newsTracker: Rises in NT unemployment rate
      http://tracker.org.au/2013/05/rises-in-nt-unemployment-rate/
      10 May 13: "NORTHERN TERRITORY: Unemployment crept up in
      the Northern Territory in April but the jurisdiction still
      has the lowest jobless rate in the nation. In April in
      trend terms the NT recorded an unemployment rate of 4.5 per
      cent, which is 0.1 per cent higher than last month and 0.5
      per cent up on the corresponding period in 2012, new
      figures show. Nationally the jobless rate dipped to 5.5 per
      cent, with 50,100 new jobs created, beating expectations.
      The NT Opposition leapt on the numbers to criticise the
      Country Liberal Party’s economic management."


      - Audio

      National Indigenous Radio Service:
      Homelands services shouldn't be Federally-funded: Scullion

      http://www.nirs.org.au/blog/NEWS/article/29225/Homelands-services-shouldn%27t-be-Federally-funded%3A-Scullion.html
      10 May 13: "The Federal Opposition’s Indigenous Affairs
      spokesperson, Nigel Scullion, says the Government is wrong
      to fund municipal services for remote Northern Territory
      communities."

      National Indigenous Radio Service:
      Shaw spreads anti-income managment message to SA

      http://www.nirs.org.au/blog/NEWS/article/29217/Shaw-spreads-anti-income-managment-message-to-SA.html
      9 May 13: "By NIRS/CAAMA: Central Australian Aboriginal
      rights campaigner Barbara Shaw has been a key speaker at a
      forum on income management held in South Australia. ...
      She told CAAMA Radio she strongly opposes the welfare
      scheme which came into force in July last year in five
      communities outside the Territory, including Playford in
      SA."

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