Loading ...
Sorry, an error occurred while loading the content.

16733Fwd: [WGAR-news] Australia: Let's Talk's Tiga Bayles interviews Priscilla Collins, CEO of NAAJA, about the criminalisation of alcohol problems in the NT

Expand Messages
  • WGAR News
    Nov 29, 2013
    • 0 Attachment


      ---------- Forwarded message ----------
      From: WGAR News <wgar.news@...>
      Date: 30 November 2013 10:00
      Subject: [WGAR-news] Australia: Let's Talk's Tiga Bayles interviews Priscilla Collins, CEO of NAAJA, about the criminalisation of alcohol problems in the NT
      To:


      Let's Talk's Tiga Bayles interviews Priscilla Collins, CEO of NAAJA,
      about the criminalisation of alcohol problems in the NT

      Newsletter date: 30 November 2013

      This newsletter: http://indymedia.org.au/2013/11/29/wgar-news-tiga-bayles-interviews-priscilla-collins-about-the-criminalisation-of-alcohol-p

      Contents:

      * Let's Talk's Tiga Bayles interviews Priscilla Collins, CEO of NAAJA, about the criminalisation of alcohol problems in the NT
      * Background to the NT Alcohol Mandatory Treatment Bill

      * SBS Living Black Radio: Legal Aid Cuts Deep [Featuring Greens spokesperson for Legal Affairs Penny Wright]

      * Gerry Georgatos, The Stringer: Australia, the mother of all jailers of Aboriginal people
      * The Stringer: Crime and Punishment

      * ABC News: Parliamentary Committee finds many police lock-ups fall short of expectations
      * Gerry Georgatos, The Stringer: Police kicked boy in head to wake him
      * Daniel Emerson, The West Australian: Police lockups in poor state

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

      * Rachel Evans, Green Left: Bowraville campaign wins inquiry into murders
      * Michaela Whitbourn, Canberra Times: New South Wales: Bowraville murders: inquiry to give families chance to be heard
      * NITV News: NSW to hold inquiry over murder of three Aboriginal children


      * LET'S TALK'S TIGA BAYLES INTERVIEWS PRISCILLA COLLINS, CEO OF NAAJA,
      ABOUT THE CRIMINALISATION OF ALCOHOL PROBLEMS IN THE NT



      - Audio Interview

      Indigenous radio station 98.9FM Brisbane:
      Let's Talk - Priscilla Collins

      http://www.989fm.com.au/category/podcasts/lets-talk/
      25 Nov 13: "CEO of North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency (NAAJA)
      NAAJA has called for the NT Government to act on the evidence and
      take real steps to address alcohol-related harm in the NT"
      Listen to this interview on-line:
      http://www.989fm.com.au/podcasts/lets-talk/priscilla-collins-5/


      * BACKGROUND TO THE NT ALCOHOL MANDATORY TREATMENT BILL

      Last updated: 25 November 2013

      http://indymedia.org.au/2013/07/03/background-to-the-nt-alcohol-mandatory-treatment-bill-northern-territory-government-austr


      * SBS LIVING BLACK RADIO:
      LEGAL AID CUTS DEEP
      [FEATURING GREENS SPOKESPERSON FOR LEGAL AFFAIRS PENNY WRIGHT]



      - Audio Interview

      SBS Living Black Radio: Legal Aid Cuts Deep
      By Michelle Lovegrove
      http://www.sbs.com.au/yourlanguage/aboriginal/highlight/page/id/303557/t/Legal-Aid-Cuts-Deep/in/english
      29 Nov 13: "Statistics show Aboriginal and Torres Strait
      Islander incarceration rates are on the rise and the
      government legal aid budget cuts are not helping. ... The
      number of Aboriginal people being sent to jail continues to
      rise leaving many questions about the effectiveness of
      government plans to tackle First Nations incarceration. ...
      Greens spokesperson for Legal Affairs Penny Wright asks how
      long the situation will escalate before a different
      approach is implemented." By Michelle Lovegrove


      * GERRY GEORGATOS, THE STRINGER:
      AUSTRALIA, THE MOTHER OF ALL JAILERS OF ABORIGINAL PEOPLE



      - Analysis / Opinion

      The Stringer: Australia, the mother of all jailers of Aboriginal people
      http://thestringer.com.au/australia-the-mother-of-all-jailers-of-aboriginal-people/
      22 Nov 13: "Lo and behold, Australian prison numbers are on
      the increase, record high – and Aboriginal and/or Torres
      Strait Islander peoples now comprise nearly one in three of
      all prisoners. 30 per cent of the Australian prison
      population is made up of Aboriginal peoples, up from the
      much touted 26 per cent, the more than one in four of all
      prisoners. As a researcher in custodial systems and as a
      prison reform advocate I predicted the rise, accurately.
      I have also predicted that the Australian prison population
      will near double by 2020 and that one in two prisoners will
      identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander persons."
      By Gerry Georgatos,
      a life-long human rights and social justice campaigner,
      a multi-award winning investigative journalist


      * THE STRINGER: CRIME AND PUNISHMENT


      - Analysis / Opinion

      The Stringer: Crime and Punishment
      http://thestringer.com.au/crime-and-punishment/
      29 Nov 13: "Investigating the concept of wickedness in
      contemporary society in relation to homicide, and the
      effects of sentencing on the identity of Indigenous
      Australians, are the focus of two new books by senior law
      researchers from the University of Technology, Sydney. With
      identity, dominant, hybrid and multiple, at the forefront
      of recent rulings before courts, such as that of western
      NSW Wilcannia’s William Bugmy, the books have a timeliness
      about them." By The Stringer


      * ABC NEWS:
      PARLIAMENTARY COMMITTEE FINDS MANY POLICE LOCK-UPS FALL SHORT OF EXPECTATIONS



      - News

      ABC News:
      Parliamentary Committee finds many police lock-ups fall short of expectations

      http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-11-28/lock-up-report/5122962?section=wa
      28 Nov 13: "Marc Newhouse from the Deaths in Custody Watch
      Committee says the State Government has a big job ahead of
      it and it needs to start implementing the committee's
      recommendations. "There's so much work that needs to be done,
      not only in our police system but in our prison system and
      the justice system as a whole," he said. ... "It shows that
      many lock-ups in WA are still failing to comply with the
      recommendations the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths
      in Custody made years ago."


      * GERRY GEORGATOS, THE STRINGER:
      POLICE KICKED BOY IN HEAD TO WAKE HIM



      - Analysis / Opinion

      The Stringer: Police kicked boy in head to wake him
      http://thestringer.com.au/police-kicked-boy-in-head-to-wake-him/
      29 Nov 13: "A Western Australian parliamentary committee
      heard reports of police maltreatment of Aboriginal people
      in custody. The Legislative Assembly Community Development
      and Justice committee slammed the lack of recommendations
      implemented from the 1991 Royal Commission into Aboriginal
      Deaths in Custody (RCIADIC), criticised various negligence
      and criticised the ageing infrastructure such as watch
      houses - the lockups. The parliamentary committee’s report
      included 22 recommendations." By Gerry Georgatos,
      a life-long human rights and social justice campaigner,
      a multi-award winning investigative journalist


      * DANIEL EMERSON, THE WEST AUSTRALIAN:
      POLICE LOCKUPS IN POOR STATE



      - Analysis / Opinion

      The West Australian: Police lockups in poor state
      http://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/a/-/wa/20068162/police-lockups-in-poor-state/
      29 Nov 13: "Reports of police kicking an Aboriginal boy in
      the head to wake him up and stripping indigenous women to
      "calm them down" were aired in a damning assessment of
      regional lockups tabled in Parliament yesterday. ... Many
      did not comply with recommendations of the 1991 royal
      commission report into Aboriginal deaths in custody, the
      committee found in the first official review of those
      recommendations for at least 10 years."
      Daniel Emerson, The West Australian


      * BACKGROUND TO JUSTICE REINVESTMENT,
      ABORIGINAL IMPRISONMENT AND
      ABORIGINAL DEATHS IN CUSTODY:


      Last updated: 25 November 2013

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


      * RACHEL EVANS, GREEN LEFT:
      BOWRAVILLE CAMPAIGN WINS INQUIRY INTO MURDERS



      - Analysis / Opinion

      Green Left: Bowraville campaign wins inquiry into murders
      https://www.greenleft.org.au/node/55444
      24 Nov 13: "Macquarie Street, home to NSW Supreme Court and
      Parliament, reverberated with chants for justice as 150
      Aboriginal people and supporters marched to demand justice
      for the Bowraville three on November 21. In 1991, a triple
      murder of three Aboriginal youths took place within five
      months in Bowraville on the New South Wales mid north coast.
      ... The state government has now given its in-principle
      support for a parliamentary inquiry into the murders."
      By GLW author Rachel Evans, Sydney


      * MICHAELA WHITBOURN, CANBERRA TIMES:
      NEW SOUTH WALES:
      BOWRAVILLE MURDERS:
      INQUIRY TO GIVE FAMILIES CHANCE TO BE HEARD



      - Analysis / Opinion

      Canberra Times: New South Wales:
      Bowraville murders: inquiry to give families chance to be heard

      http://www.canberratimes.com.au/nsw/bowraville-murders-inquiry-to-give-families-chance-to-be-heard-20131126-2y7bf.html
      26 Nov 13: "The state government has given the green light
      to a parliamentary inquiry into the murder of three
      Aboriginal children in Bowraville in the 1990s, in a
      breakthrough for the children's grieving families. The
      Legislative Council voted unanimously on Tuesday in support
      of the inquiry into the murder of Colleen Walker-Craig, 16,
      Evelyn Greenup, 4, and Clinton Speedy-Duroux, 16, who went
      missing separately from the same road in the northern NSW
      town over a period of five months from September 1990."
      Michaela Whitbourn


      * NITV NEWS:
      NSW TO HOLD INQUIRY OVER MURDER OF THREE ABORIGINAL CHILDREN


      - Video

      NITV News:
      NSW to hold inquiry over murder of three Aboriginal children

      By Malarndirri McCarthy; Source NITV News
      http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2013/11/26/nsw-hold-inquiry-over-murder-three-aboriginal-children
      26 Nov 13: "Today, the Greens motion for a parliamentary
      inquiry was finally passed in the NSW Upper House, giving
      the green light for a public inquiry to begin. The motion
      was passed unanimously. "I said at the outset last week
      when we were debating this issue in Parliament in front of
      the family and of course the community that had come with
      the family in Bowraville, we show our support to them as
      grieving victims," NSW Minister for Police and Emergency
      Services, Michael Gallagher told the house."
      By Malarndirri McCarthy

      - - -

      WGAR: Working Group for Aboriginal Rights (Australia)

      About WGAR News:

      http://indymedia.org.au/2012/04/30/about-wgar-news-working-group-for-aboriginal-rights-australia

      Subscription to 'WGAR News' is free.

      'WGAR News' monitors the media, including alternative media, focusing on:

      * the Australian Federal government intervention into Northern Territory (NT) Aboriginal communities;
      * the Aboriginal sovereignty movement and the Aboriginal tent embassies;
      * Justice Reinvestment, Aboriginal imprisonment and Aboriginal Deaths in Custody;
      * Aboriginal land rights and mining;
      * Suicide and self-harm in Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander communities;
      * Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander health and wellbeing;
      * other Aboriginal rights issues; and
      * upcoming Aboriginal rights events around Australia.

      'WGAR News' gives priority to grassroots Aboriginal voices and grassroots voices in solidarity with Aboriginal peoples' rights.

      The role of 'WGAR News' is to facilitate the voices of others, and as such, 'WGAR News' rarely writes its own articles.

      'WGAR News' publishes information and opinions from a wide range of sources.
      These opinions expressed are not necessarily the opinions of WGAR.

      The e-newsletters include media releases, opinion pieces, news items, audio, videos and events.

      Subscribers can expect to receive about 6 e-newsletters each week.

      To subscribe, email wgar.news@... and include the words "subscribe WGAR News" in the message header.

      To unsubscribe, email wgar.news@... and include the words "unsubscribe WGAR News" in the message header.

      Sample WGAR News e-newsletters:
      http://indymedia.org.au/2013/01/03/about-wgar-news-sample-wgar-news-e-newsletters

      WGAR events postings:
      http://indymedia.org.au/2013/01/03/about-wgar-news-wgar-events-postings

      WGAR background info web-pages:
      http://indymedia.org.au/2013/01/03/about-wgar-news-wgar-background-info-web-pages

      WGAR: Working Group for Aboriginal Rights (Australia)