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      "Legal action launched today to quash decision to imprison children in adult prison"

      Newsletter date: 4 April 2013

      This newsletter: http://indymedia.org.au/2013/04/04/wgar-news-legal-action-launched-today-to-quash-decision-to-imprison-children-in-adult-pri

      Contents:

      * The Stringer: Legal action launched today to quash decision to imprison children in adult prison
      * Tracker: Legal bid to get WA kids out of adult jail
      * Background to Aboriginal imprisonment and Deaths in Custody

      * Let's Talk's Tiga Bayles interviews Gary Foley
      * NITV: Northern NSW clans create 'Murrawarri Republic'
      * Sovereign Union: A fight against paying rates on ancient homelands
      * Background to the Aboriginal sovereignty movement and the Aboriginal tent embassies

      * 3CR Community Radio: Earth Matters
      * 3CR Community Radio: Radioactive Show
      * Background to expansion of Olympic Dam mine challenge

      * NITV News: 'Re-direct Indigenous health funding to community services'
      * SBS Radionews Audio: Indigenous carers 'better for Indigenous children'
      * SNAICC News: New resource on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Promising Practice Profiles
      * The Wire: Aboriginal 'child doctors' working to improve health

      * Jon Altman, Crikey: Adam Giles' pie-in-the-sky indigenous jobs plan

      * NIRS: Researcher: Housing consultations not going to policy

      * NIRS: National Congress calls for delegate nominations
      * Background to National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples

      * Other articles


      * THE STRINGER:
      LEGAL ACTION LAUNCHED TODAY TO QUASH DECISION TO IMPRISON CHILDREN IN ADULT PRISON


      - News

      The Stringer:
      Legal action launched today to quash decision to imprison children in adult prison
      http://thestringer.com.au/legal-action-launched-today-to-quash-decision-to-imprison-children-in-adult-prison/
      3 Apr 13: "Supreme Court legal action was launched today
      pursuant of releasing the Aboriginal children who are in an
      adult prison. The legal action seeks to overturn the
      decision by the Department of Corrective Services (DCS) to
      transfer more than one hundred Aboriginal juvenile
      offenders to Hakea from Banksia Juvenile Detention Centre
      after a January 31 alleged 'riot'. ... Judges, lawyers and
      human rights advocates have argued that transferring the
      children to an adult prison was a breach of the Youth
      Offenders Act."


      * TRACKER: LEGAL BID TO GET WA KIDS OUT OF ADULT JAIL


      - News

      newsTracker: Legal bid to get WA kids out of adult jail
      http://tracker.org.au/2013/04/legal-bid-to-get-wa-kids-out-of-adult-jail/
      3 Apr 13: "WESTERN AUSTRALIA: Families of dozens of teenage
      prisoners being held at Western Australia’s high-security
      adult prison at Hakea are taking legal action to have them
      moved. Some 140 juvenile offenders are still being housed in
      the high-security jail after nearly 100 cells were destroyed
      in a riot at the Banksia Hill juvenile detention centre in
      January. ... But after submissions by WA prison inspector
      Neil Morgan expressed grave concerns about how young
      prisoners were being treated, human rights lawyer George
      Newhouse will launch a landmark legal action on Wednesday."


      * BACKGROUND TO ABORIGINAL IMPRISONMENT AND DEATHS IN CUSTODY:

      Last updated: 31 March 2013

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


      * LET'S TALK'S TIGA BAYLES INTERVIEWS GARY FOLEY


      - Audio Interview

      Indigenous radio station 98.9FM Brisbane:
      Let's Talk - Gary Foley
      http://www.989fm.com.au/category/podcasts/lets-talk/
      3 Apr 13: "Lecturer in History at the Victoria University"
      Listen to this interview on-line:
      http://www.989fm.com.au/podcasts/lets-talk/gary-foley/


      See:

      The Koori History Website Project
      "There is no greater sorrow on earth than the loss of ones
      native land." - Euripides 431 B.C.
      http://www.kooriweb.org/


      * NITV: NORTHERN NSW CLANS CREATE 'MURRAWARRI REPUBLIC'


      - Video

      SBS World News: Northern NSW clans create 'Murrawarri Republic'
      Source: Jeremy Geia, NITV
      http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/1752444/Northern-NSW-clans-create-Murrawarri-Republic
      2 Apr 13: "Clan Groups from the Culgoa River region of
      Northern New South Wales have declared their independence.
      The new Murrawarri Republic has its own constitution, and
      organisers are demanding government recognition both in
      Australia and overseas. The Attorney General's Department
      told NITV it wants Indigenous peoples to participate in
      Australia's democracy, adding that the Australian
      Constitution recognises the Commonwealth and the states and
      territories as the "only" constituent entities."


      See:

      WGAR News: Sovereign Union: The Murrawarri Republic declaration (31 Mar 13)
      [scroll down page] http://indymedia.org.au/2013/03/30/wgar-news-jagath-dheerasekara-manuwangku-under-the-nuclear-cloud-burn-magazine


      * SOVEREIGN UNION:
      A FIGHT AGAINST PAYING RATES ON ANCIENT HOMELANDS


      - News

      Sovereign Union:
      A fight against paying rates on ancient homelands
      http://nationalunitygovernment.org/content/fight-against-paying-rates-ancient-homelands
      "Both the Euahlayi and the Murrawarri Nations have joined
      in a combined effort to fight against paying rates on their
      ancient homelands. This is an issue that has arisen as a
      consequence of the Brewarrina Shire Council seeking payment
      of rates for services on their ancient homelands. When
      filing the Euahlayi defence, the Registrar the NSW Civil
      and Equity court in the Downing Court centre in Sydney
      accepted that there are a number of constitutional questions
      that have been raised in the defence. The conclusion of the
      Registrar is that this matter now has to be referred to the
      Federal Attorney-General ... "


      * BACKGROUND TO THE ABORIGINAL SOVEREIGNTY MOVEMENT
      AND THE ABORIGINAL TENT EMBASSIES:

      Last updated:  26 March 2013

      http://indymedia.org.au/2012/04/22/background-to-the-aboriginal-sovereignty-movement-and-the-aboriginal-tent-embassies


      * 3CR COMMUNITY RADIO: EARTH MATTERS


      - Audio Interviews

      3CR Community Radio: Earth Matters 31.03.2013
      http://www.3cr.org.au/earthmatters/podcast/earth-matters-31032013
      31 Mar 13: "Arabunna Elder Uncle Kevin Buzzacott from Lake
      Eyre in South Australia & West Papua Community Elder Jacob
      Rumbiak announce a new action of creative resistance -
      The West Papua Freedom Flotilla - against the apartheid of
      colonisation and destruction caused by multinational mining
      companies on Indigenous land in Australia and West Papua."


      * 3CR COMMUNITY RADIO: RADIOACTIVE SHOW


      - Audio Interviews

      3CR Community Radio: Radioactive Show 30.03.2013
      http://www.3cr.org.au/radioactive/podcast/radioactive-show-30032013
      30 Mar 13: "A History of the Radioactive Exposure Tour,
      Thirty Years On. We celebrate 30 years since the
      Radioactive Exposure Tours began in 1983 with the historic
      Roxstop protest festivals at Olympic Dam uranium mine in
      SA. Roxstop 1983 kick-started a tradition that continues to
      this day. That tradition is called the Radioactive Exposure
      Tour. This week’s show digs into the history of the 'Rad
      Tour' and unearths some snapshots of a 30 year history that
      spans many life-changing campaigns to protect country from
      uranium mines and radioactive waste dumps."


      - Current Event

      Event: Fri 29 March to Sun 7 April 2013:
      Melbourne-Adelaide-the uranium hotspots of SA and back!
      Radioactive Exposure Tour 2013
      "Friends of the Earth is hosting the annual
      Radioactive Exposure Tour. These tours have
      exposed thousands of people first-hand to
      the realities of 'radioactive racism' and to the
      environmental impacts of the nuclear industry."
      "After travelling from Melbourne to Adelaide
      we will head through Port Augusta and
      visit the Aboriginal Tent Embassy. Then we'll
      travel north to the SA desert, we'll visit BHP
      Billiton's Olympic Dam uranium mine at
      Roxby Downs, ... we'll hopefully get to spend
      time with Arabunna elder Uncle Kevin Buzzacott, ... "
      Event details: http://www.facebook.com/events/456894601029352/
      Event details: http://indymedia.org.au/radioactive-exposure-tour-0
      Tours in previous years: http://www.foe.org.au/anti-nuclear/issues/oz/radtour
      Background to Port Augusta Aboriginal Tent Embassy: http://nationalunitygovernment.org/content/gugada-embassy-be-established-pt-augusta
      More about the Embassy: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-08-16/indigenous-protesters-urge-sovereignty-treaty/4203182
      WGAR Background to expansion of Olympic Dam mine challenge: http://indymedia.org.au/2012/05/13/background-to-expansion-of-olympic-dam-mine-challenge-south-australia
      WGAR Background to the Aboriginal tent embassies: http://indymedia.org.au/2012/04/22/background-to-the-aboriginal-sovereignty-movement-and-the-aboriginal-tent-embassies


      * BACKGROUND TO EXPANSION OF OLYMPIC DAM MINE CHALLENGE:

      Last updated: 5 December 2012

      http://indymedia.org.au/2012/05/13/background-to-expansion-of-olympic-dam-mine-challenge-south-australia


      * NITV NEWS:
      'RE-DIRECT INDIGENOUS HEALTH FUNDING TO COMMUNITY SERVICES'


      - Video

      SBS World News:
      'Re-direct Indigenous health funding to community services'
      Source: Nancia Guivarra, NITV News
      http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/1752460/Re-direct-Indigenous-health-funding-to-community-s
      2 Apr 13: "Analysts say most of the $4.6 billion spent on
      Indigenous health goes to public hospitals, as the peak
      Indigenous health group in Queensland says money would be
      better spent on community controlled services. ... The
      Queensland Aboriginal and Islander Health Council says
      better results would be achieved if more of that money was
      directed to community controlled services."


      * SBS RADIONEWS AUDIO:
      INDIGENOUS CARERS 'BETTER FOR INDIGENOUS CHILDREN'


      - Audio Interview

      SBS Radionews Podcasts:
      Indigenous carers 'better for Indigenous children'
      By Greg Dyett
      http://www.sbs.com.au/podcasts/Podcasts/radionews/episode/260718/Indigenous-carers-better-for-Indigenous-children
      1 Apr 13: "A lawyer who specialises in fostering cases says
      he's encouraged by efforts to ensure that Indigenous
      children who require foster care end up with Indigenous
      foster carers. Mark Anderson has presented a paper on
      protecting the rights of Indigenous and multicultural
      children at an international conference on family law and
      children's rights in Sydney the World Congress on Family Law
      and Children's Rights in Sydney. He's told Greg Dyett
      Australia's legal system tends to put the child's individual
      rights at the forefront."


      * SNAICC NEWS:
      NEW RESOURCE ON ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER PROMISING PRACTICE PROFILES


      - News

      SNAICC News:
      New resource on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Promising Practice Profiles
      http://www.snaicc.org.au/news-events/fx-view-article.cfm?loadref=32&id=1034
      2 Apr 13: "The Australian Institute of Family Studies (AIFS)
      has developed the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
      Promising Practices Profiles to assist community
      organisations build on their understanding of how families
      and communities can best protect their children. The
      resource also offers information for non-Indigenous
      organisations delivering culturally appropriate programs to
      Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children,
      highlighting some key approaches utilised by Aboriginal
      and Torres Strait Islander community organisations."


      * THE WIRE: ABORIGINAL 'CHILD DOCTORS' WORKING TO IMPROVE HEALTH


      - Audio Interview

      The Wire: Aboriginal 'child doctors' working to improve health
      Produced by Natalie Muller
      http://www.thewire.org.au/storyDetail.aspx?ID=10196
      2 Apr 13: "A project that's training up 'young doctors'
      under the age of 10 in Aboriginal communities aims to
      improve health outcomes. Research shows that aboriginal
      children face a shorter life expectancy and can be more at
      risk of blindness and deafness. But now the "Young Doctors"
      program is using games and lessons to teach kids about
      traditional bush medicine, and basic hygiene - the
      importance of things like washing hands, cleaning noses,
      wearing clean clothes, and eating healthy food. ...
      Featured in story:
      Don Palmer - Director of the Young Doctors program"


      * JON ALTMAN, CRIKEY:
      ADAM GILES' PIE-IN-THE-SKY INDIGENOUS JOBS PLAN


      - Analysis / Opinion

      Crikey: Adam Giles' pie-in-the-sky indigenous jobs plan
      http://www.crikey.com.au/2013/04/03/adam-giles-pie-in-the-sky-indigenous-jobs-plan/
      3 Apr 13: "Adam Giles abolished the NT’s indigenous affairs
      portfolio and vowed to put Aboriginal people to work. But
      that’s easier said than done, writes ANU Centre for
      Aboriginal Economic Policy Research’s Jon Altman. There’s a
      lot of pressure on Adam Giles, the first indigenous
      government leader in Australian history. Among the new
      Northern Territory Chief Minister’s first decisions in
      announcing his cabinet was the abolition of an indigenous
      affairs portfolio; Alison Anderson’s role as Minister for
      Indigenous Advancement disappeared. ... " By Jon Altman


      * NIRS: RESEARCHER: HOUSING CONSULTATIONS NOT GOING TO POLICY


      - Audio

      National Indigenous Radio Service:
      Researcher: Housing consultations not going to policy
      http://www.nirs.org.au/blog/NEWS/article/28966/Researcher%3A-Housing-consultations-not-going-to-policy.html
      3 Apr 13: "A researcher [Matthew Campbell] from the
      Northern Territory’s Charles Darwin University says
      governments aren’t listening to remote communities on
      housing. ... He says while the communities are having the
      opportunity to have their say, governments aren’t adapting
      it to policy."


      * NIRS: NATIONAL CONGRESS CALLS FOR DELEGATE NOMINATIONS


      - Audio

      National Indigenous Radio Service:
      National Congress calls for delegate nominations
      http://www.nirs.org.au/blog/NEWS/article/28962/National-Congress-calls-for-delegate-nominations.html
      3 Apr 13: "The National Congress of Australia’s First
      Peoples says nominations for delegate positions for
      individual members will be open next week. ... Congress CEO
      Lindon Coombs says delegates will attend the National
      Congress at Cairns in July to elect the National Board."


      * BACKGROUND TO NATIONAL CONGRESS OF AUSTRALIA'S FIRST PEOPLES:

      Last updated: 5 May 2012

      http://indymedia.org.au/2012/05/05/background-to-the-national-congress-of-australia%E2%80%99s-first-peoples


      * OTHER ARTICLES:


      - Audio Interview

      SBS Radionews Podcasts: Australia's first Indigenous ambassador
      By Malarndirri McCarthy
      http://www.sbs.com.au/podcasts/Podcasts/radionews/episode/261054/Australia-s-first-Indigenous-ambassador
      3 Apr 13: "Murri man Damien Miller has become Australia's
      first Indigenous ambassador. ... Australia has appointed
      its first Indigenous ambassador. Damien Miller is to become
      Australia's representative to Denmark, Norway and Iceland.
      ... He's spoken to NITV's Malarndirri McCarthy about what
      his appointment means to him."


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