[WGAR-news] Australia: "Legal action launched today to quash decision to imprison children in adult prison"
- "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
* 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
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
* TRACKER: LEGAL BID TO GET WA KIDS OUT OF ADULT JAIL
newsTracker: 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
* LET'S TALK'S TIGA BAYLES INTERVIEWS GARY FOLEY
- Audio Interview
Indigenous radio station 98.9FM Brisbane:
Let's Talk - Gary Foley
3 Apr 13: "Lecturer in History at the Victoria University"
Listen to this interview on-line:
The Koori History Website Project
"There is no greater sorrow on earth than the loss of ones
native land." - Euripides 431 B.C.
* NITV: NORTHERN NSW CLANS CREATE 'MURRAWARRI REPUBLIC'
SBS World News: Northern NSW clans create 'Murrawarri Republic'
Source: Jeremy Geia, NITV
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."
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
A fight against paying rates on 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
* 3CR COMMUNITY RADIO: EARTH MATTERS
- Audio Interviews
3CR Community Radio: Earth Matters 31.03.2013
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
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
* NITV NEWS:
'RE-DIRECT INDIGENOUS HEALTH FUNDING TO COMMUNITY SERVICES'
SBS World News:
'Re-direct Indigenous health funding to community services'
Source: Nancia Guivarra, NITV News
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
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
New resource on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Promising Practice Profiles
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
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
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
National Indigenous Radio Service:
Researcher: Housing consultations not going to policy
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
National Indigenous Radio Service:
National Congress calls for delegate nominations
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
* OTHER ARTICLES:
- Audio Interview
SBS Radionews Podcasts: Australia's first Indigenous ambassador
By Malarndirri McCarthy
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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