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      We have to stop the creation of another Stolen Generation:
      Paddy Gibson, The Guardian UK


      Newsletter date: 13 June 2013

      This newsletter: http://indymedia.org.au/2013/06/12/wgar-news-we-have-to-stop-the-creation-of-another-stolen-generation-paddy-gibson-the-guar

      Contents:

      * Nicola Butler, The Stringer: National call to reduce high number of Aboriginal children removed
      * Paddy Gibson, The Guardian UK: We have to stop the creation of another Stolen Generation
      * The Wire: Are we on the brink of another Stolen Generation? [Interviews with Frank Hytten and Paddy Gibson]
      * Melbourne event hosted by SNAICC: Stop the Creation of Another Stolen Generation! (14 June 13)
      * Northern Territory (NT) Forced Aboriginal Adoption Media Coverage
      * Background to the Northern Territory (NT) Intervention
      * Background to 'Stronger Futures' new NT Intervention laws

      * Brian Johnstone, Tracker: Backtracker: Pass the bucks, not the buck
      * Gerry Georgatos, The Stringer: Aboriginal Affairs under fire - funding cuts guaranteed

      * NACCHO health alert: Gambling causing harm to Aboriginal children's health - Menzies research
      * NIRS: Problem gambling hurts kids' health: Study

      * Roger Smith & Kirsty Pringle, The Conversation: Kidney disease in Aboriginal Australians perpetuates poverty
      * NIRS: Raising remote kidney transplant numbers 'possible'
      * NIRS: Snowdon: NT to blame for lack of kidney treatment

      * Ben Cooper, Port Macquarie News: New resource offers hope to indigenous Australians [Alzheimer's disease]

      * NIRS: Consultation program with children with disabilities

      * NACCHO No smokes health news: Fresh resources give health workers the edge to tackle Indigenous smoking


      * NICOLA BUTLER, THE STRINGER:
      NATIONAL CALL TO REDUCE HIGH NUMBER OF ABORIGINAL CHILDREN REMOVED



      - Analysis / Opinion

      The Stringer:
      National call to reduce high number of Aboriginal children removed

      http://thestringer.com.au/national-call-to-reduce-high-number-of-aboriginal-and-torres-strait-islander-children-removed/
      10 Jun 13: "In an emotionally-charged few days, delegates
      attending the Secretariat of National Aboriginal and
      Islander Child Care’s (SNAICC) Fifth National Conference
      held in Cairns this week - the biggest forum of its type
      ever held with over 1100+ delegates from right around the
      country - committed to support the national campaign
      demanding action by the Australian Government to achieve
      its objective by 2018. Delegates unanimously endorsed a
      national campaign, calling the Australian Government to
      accountability in halving the unacceptable high number of
      Aboriginal and Islander (including the Torres Strait)
      children in out-of-home care by 2018."
      By Nicola Butler, born in Rose Park South Australia.
      Nicola’s family descends from the Eastern Aranda and
      Luritja peoples of the central desert regions on her
      Father’s side and Scottish, English, German and Swedish
      on her Mother’s side.


      - Past 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=1053
      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
      NIRS News: http://www.nirs.org.au/blog/NEWS/article/29184/Peak-child-care-group-to-hold-fifth-conference.html


      * PADDY GIBSON, THE GUARDIAN UK:
      WE HAVE TO STOP THE CREATION OF ANOTHER STOLEN GENERATION



      - Analysis / Opinion

      The Guardian UK:
      We have to stop the creation of another Stolen Generation

      http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/jun/12/stolen-generation-aboriginal-children
      12 Jun 13: "Millions of dollars have gone into bureaucracies
      to control Aboriginal life, but this has not made children
      any safer. An alternative is needed. ...
      Last month, friends from a remote community in the Northern
      Territory (NT) called me in shock. Police had turned up
      unannounced with child protection workers to take a young
      child from a local family. The child was driven many
      hundreds of kilometres away and placed in a non-Indigenous
      foster home. The grounds for removal were a "mandatory
      report" from the local clinic that the child was losing
      weight. Clinic staff said no support had been offered to
      the family before removal." Paddy Gibson


      * THE WIRE:
      ARE WE ON THE BRINK OF ANOTHER STOLEN GENERATION?



      - Audio Interviews

      The Wire: Are we on the brink of another Stolen Generation?
      Produced by Emmie Dowling
      http://www.thewire.org.au/storyDetail.aspx?ID=10463
      12 Jun 13: "Billions of dollars have been allocated to help
      improve the lives of Aboriginal people, which includes the
      expansion of Indigenous child protection agencies. Since
      the expansion, the number of children taken from families
      in the Northern Territory has doubled because of reports of
      neglect. Some say funding needs to be redirected to
      Aborignal development and support services.
      Featured in story:
      * Paddy Gibson,
      Senior Researcher at the Jumbunna Indigenous House of Learning
      * Frank Hytten,
      CEO of the Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care"


      * MELBOURNE EVENT HOSTED BY SNAICC:
      STOP THE CREATION OF ANOTHER STOLEN GENERATION!
      (14 JUNE 13)



      - Upcoming Event

      Event: Fri 14 June 2013: Melbourne, Vic
      Stop the Creation of Another Stolen Generation!
      Stepping up for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Rights!
      * Hosted by SNAICC, the national peak body for
      Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children
      "It will be a dynamic conversation with an amazing group of
      speakers, including special international guest, the
      Vice Chairperson of the United Nations Committee
      on the Rights of the Child, Ms Marta Mauras-Perez."
      Event details: http://www.snaicc.org.au/news-events/fx-view-article.cfm?loadref=32&id=1056


      * NORTHERN TERRITORY (NT) FORCED ABORIGINAL ADOPTION
      MEDIA COVERAGE



      - Campaign

      Keeping Them Home Campaign
      'concerned Australians': http://www.concernedaustralians.com.au/
      Respect and Listen: http://www.respectandlisten.org/
      STICS (Stop the Intervention Collective Sydney): [scroll down page] http://stoptheintervention.org/


      - Compilations

      Respect and Listen: Keeping Them Home: Media Coverage
      [scroll down page] http://www.respectandlisten.org/

      WGAR News: "call for action to reduce high number of
      Aboriginal Children in out-of-home care"
      (9 Jun 13)
      http://indymedia.org.au/2013/06/08/wgar-news-call-for-action-to-reduce-high-number-of-aboriginal-children-in-out-of-home-car

      WGAR News: Do forced adoptions mean forced assimilation?:
      Stop the Intervention Collective Sydney
      (5 Jun 13)
      http://indymedia.org.au/2013/06/04/wgar-news-do-forced-adoptions-mean-forced-assimilation-stop-the-intervention-collective-s

      WGAR News: Keeping Them Home
      - Stop the forced removal of Aboriginal children
      from their families
      (Sorry Day - 26 May 13)
      http://indymedia.org.au/2013/05/26/wgar-news-keeping-them-home-stop-the-forced-removal-of-aboriginal-children-from-their-fam

      WGAR News: Keeping them Home
      - What have we learnt from Bringing them Home?:
      ACM Sydney
      (23 May 13)
      http://indymedia.org.au/2013/05/22/wgar-news-keeping-them-home-what-have-we-learnt-from-bringing-them-home-acm-sydney

      WGAR News: Indigenous adoption push prompts Stolen Generation fears:
      ABC Radio Australia Video
      (18 May 13)
      http://indymedia.org.au/2013/05/17/wgar-news-indigenous-adoption-push-prompts-stolen-generation-fears-abc-radio-australia-vi


      - Video

      NITV News - 11 June part 1: Children at risk
      http://www.sbs.com.au/ondemand/video/33083971565/NITV-News-11-June-part-1


      * BACKGROUND TO THE NORTHERN TERRITORY (NT) INTERVENTION:

      Last updated: 4 June 2013

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


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

      Last updated: 4 June 2013

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


      * BRIAN JOHNSTONE, TRACKER:
      BACKTRACKER: PASS THE BUCKS, NOT THE BUCK



      - Analysis / Opinion

      agendaTracker: Backtracker: Pass the bucks, not the buck
      http://tracker.org.au/2013/06/backtracker-pass-the-bucks-not-the-buck/
      11 Jun 13: "NATIONAL: As you read this you can be certain
      police officers in New South Wales and the Australian
      Capital Territory will be arresting Aboriginal men, women
      and children for one offence or another, writes BRIAN
      JOHNSTONE*. Most will end up contacting the Aboriginal Legal
      Service (NSW/ACT). In fact in NSW you can bet almost all
      will. Under NSW law, police must contact the ALS whenever
      they have taken an Aboriginal person into custody. The
      police phone the Custody Notification Service (CNS)
      operated by the ALS. Those in custody receive early legal
      advice from an ALS lawyer, ensuring their fundamental legal
      rights are respected and less Aboriginal people are
      imprisoned." Brian Johnstone,
      a Walkley and Human Rights award winning journalist,
      employed by the NSW Aboriginal Land Council


      See:

      WGAR News: Deaths in custody on conscience of all Australians
      - Save the CNS: ALS News
      (8 Jun 13)
      http://indymedia.org.au/2013/06/07/wgar-news-deaths-in-custody-on-conscience-of-all-australians-save-the-cns-als-news

      WGAR News: Greens Jamie Parker MP:
      NSW government refuses funding for live-saving
      Aboriginal legal advice line
      (1 Jun 13)
      [scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2013/05/31/wgar-news-suicide-prevention-strategy-targets-atsi-communities-australian-human-rights-co

      WGAR News: Petition: "Stop Aboriginal deaths in police custody
      by saving the Custody Notification Service"
      (15 May 13)
      http://indymedia.org.au/2013/05/14/wgar-news-stop-aboriginal-deaths-in-police-custody-by-saving-the-custody-notification-ser

      Background to Justice Reinvestment,
      Aboriginal imprisonment
      and Aboriginal Deaths in Custody

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


      * GERRY GEORGATOS, THE STRINGER:
      ABORIGINAL AFFAIRS UNDER FIRE - FUNDING CUTS GUARANTEED



      - Analysis / Opinion

      The Stringer:
      Aboriginal Affairs under fire - funding cuts guaranteed

      http://thestringer.com.au/aboriginal-affairs-under-fire-funding-cuts-guaranteed/
      10 Jun 13: "Western Australia’s Premier Colin Barnett has
      signalled what may become a national trend; the finding of
      budget saves by cutting spending to initiatives assisting
      Aboriginal peoples. The Closing the Gap targets are being
      touted by some as having been reached, while others claim
      otherwise, may begin to spiral out of control once again in
      the decade ahead with less funding to be made available by
      Governments. WA’s Premier Colin Barnett is refusing to sign
      the Closing the Gap Indigenous health agreement until after
      his Government’s August Budget." By Gerry Georgatos,
      a life-long human rights and social justice campaigner,
      a multi-award winning investigative journalist


      * NACCHO HEALTH ALERT:
      GAMBLING CAUSING HARM TO ABORIGINAL CHILDREN'S HEALTH
      - MENZIES RESEARCH



      - News

      NACCHO health alert:
      Gambling causing harm to Aboriginal children’s health
      - Menzies research

      [NACCHO: National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation]
      http://nacchocommunique.com/2013/06/12/naccho-health-alert-gambling-causing-harm-to-aboriginal-childrens-health-menzies-research/
      12 Jun 13: "A study by the Menzies School of Health Research
      has confirmed that gambling problems in remote Indigenous
      communities are associated with poorer health outcomes for
      children. The study by Dr Matthew Stevens is the first of
      its kind to look at the association between reported gambling
      problems and Indigenous child health. The study entitled,
      Gambling, housing conditions, community contexts and child
      health in remote Indigenous communities in Australia,
      analysed data from 10 Northern Territory communities
      collected as part of a larger housing and child health study."


      * NIRS:
      PROBLEM GAMBLING HURTS KIDS' HEALTH: STUDY



      - Audio

      National Indigenous Radio Service:
      Problem gambling hurts kids' health: Study

      http://www.nirs.org.au/blog/NEWS/article/29378/Problem-gambling-hurts-kids%27-health%3A-Study.html
      12 Jun 13: "A Menzies School of Health Research survey has
      found three quarters of homes in remote Northern Territory
      communities report having gambling problems. Author Dr.
      Mathew Stevens says the study, which surveyed nearly 300
      homes about illness in the previous fortnight, looked at
      the impact of gambling on children’s health."


      * ROGER SMITH & KIRSTY PRINGLE, THE CONVERSATION:
      KIDNEY DISEASE IN ABORIGINAL AUSTRALIANS PERPETUATES POVERTY



      - Analysis / Opinion

      The Conversation:
      Kidney disease in Aboriginal Australians perpetuates poverty

      http://theconversation.com/kidney-disease-in-aboriginal-australians-perpetuates-poverty-15031
      10 Jun 13: "The recent death of the lead singer of Yothu
      Yindi, is a high-profile example of an event all too common
      in Aboriginal Australia. Older Aboriginal Australians (40
      to 60 years old) are more than 15 times more likely to die
      of kidney disease than non-Aboriginal Australians. This is
      an age that’s normally the prime life. But not only is it a
      tragedy for the individuals involved but has a much wider
      effect on the community. Elders in all communities are a
      repository of knowledge and of accumulated wealth. Early
      death of key older family members deprives younger community
      members ... " Authors: Roger Smith & Kirsty Pringle
      Roger Smith, Director of The Mothers and Babies Research
      Centre at the Hunter Medicial Research Institute at
      University of Newcastle
      Kirsty Pringle, Research Fellow in Reproductive Health at
      University of Newcastle


      * NIRS:
      RAISING REMOTE KIDNEY TRANSPLANT NUMBERS 'POSSIBLE'



      - Audio

      National Indigenous Radio Service:
      Raising remote kidney transplant numbers 'possible'

      http://www.nirs.org.au/blog/NEWS/article/29365/Raising-remote-kidney-transplant-numbers-%27possible%27.html
      11 Jun 13: "Kidney Health Australia says it is possible to
      raise the number of kidney transplants for remote community
      residents, but many challenges lie in way. The lead singer
      of the pioneering band Yothu Yindi passed away in the
      Northern Territory last week after a battle with kidney
      disease. In a statement, his family said they wanted to
      increase the number of remote transplant recipients."


      * NIRS:
      SNOWDON:
      NT TO BLAME FOR LACK OF KIDNEY TREATMENT



      - Audio

      National Indigenous Radio Service:
      Snowdon: NT to blame for lack of kidney treatment

      http://www.nirs.org.au/blog/NEWS/article/29364/Snowdon%3A-NT-to-blame-for-lack-of-kidney-treatment.html
      11 Jun 13: "The Federal Indigenous Health Minister Warren
      Snowdon says the Northern Territory Government is to blame
      for a lack of treatment options for kidney disease sufferers
      in the bush. ... Mr. Snowdon says the kidney health is
      getting worse in the Territory and its sad many people have
      to pass away from their country."


      * BEN COOPER, PORT MACQUARIE NEWS:
      NEW RESOURCE OFFERS HOPE TO INDIGENOUS AUSTRALIANS



      - News

      Port Macquarie News:
      New resource offers hope to indigenous Australians

      http://www.portnews.com.au/story/1549527/new-resource-offers-hope-to-indigenous-australians/?cs=257
      5 Jun 13: "THE launch of a new DVD and online resource last
      Friday offers great hope to indigenous Australians affected
      by Alzheimer’s disease. Port Macquarie was chosen for the
      statewide launch of Alzheimer’s Australia NSW’s engagement
      plan for Aboriginal communities. The launch coincided with
      National Reconcilliation Week. Special guests included the
      head of Alzheimer’s Australia, John Watkins, Member for
      Lyne, Rob Oakeshott, and chairman of Birpai Aboriginal Land
      Council, Uncle Bill O’Brien." By Ben Cooper


      * NIRS:
      CONSULTATION PROGRAM WITH CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES



      - Audio

      National Indigenous Radio Service:
      Consultation program with children with disabilities

      http://www.nirs.org.au/blog/NEWS/article/29375/Consultation-program-with-children-with-disabilities.html
      12 Jun 13: "The Western Australian Commissioner for Children
      and Young People is asking children with a disability to
      share their daily challenges and give their ideas about how
      to better support their health and wellbeing. The Speaking
      Out About Disability consultation program aims to engage
      with children and young people with disability through an
      online survey and a series of face-to-face discussions."


      * NACCHO NO SMOKES HEALTH NEWS:
      FRESH RESOURCES GIVE HEALTH WORKERS THE EDGE TO TACKLE INDIGENOUS SMOKING



      - News

      NACCHO No smokes health news:
      Fresh resources give health workers the edge to tackle Indigenous smoking

      [NACCHO: National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation]
      http://nacchocommunique.com/2013/06/06/naccho-no-smokes-health-news-fresh-resources-give-health-workers-the-edge-to-tackle-indigenous-smoking/
      6 Jun 13: "A suite of new No Smokes Health Worker Guides
      was launched on World No Tobacco Day (Friday, 31 May)
      providing a culturally relevant toolbox for health workers,
      including Aboriginal tobacco workers, to tackle Indigenous
      smoking rates. For your convenience see quick links below to
      NACCHO resources. No Smokes project leader, Associate
      Professor Sheree Cairney said that with Indigenous
      Australians smoking at more than twice the rate of their
      non-Indigenous counterparts, World No Tobacco Day reminds us
      why tackling smoking in these communities is a priority."

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