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    Australia s boom is anything but for its Aboriginal people: John Pilger, The Guardian Newsletter date: 1 May 2013 This newsletter:
    Message 1 of 1 , Apr 30, 2013
      Australia's boom is anything but for its Aboriginal people:
      John Pilger, The Guardian


      Newsletter date: 1 May 2013

      This newsletter: http://indymedia.org.au/2013/04/30/wgar-news-australias-boom-is-anything-but-for-its-aboriginal-people-john-pilger-the-guard

      Contents:

      * John Pilger, The Guardian: Australia's boom is anything but for its Aboriginal people

      * Daniel Emerson, The West Australian: Nation's political bloodshed 'ignored'
      * Gerry Georgatos, The Stringer: The Killing Times
      * Gerry Georgatos, The Stringer: WA Governor states that he was misinterpreted

      * The Wire: Coalition says remote communities should fund own water, sewerage [interview with Paddy Gibson]

      * Rachel Siewert, New Matilda: When Did Labor Stop Caring?

      * Other articles


      * JOHN PILGER, THE GUARDIAN:
      AUSTRALIA'S BOOM IS ANYTHING BUT FOR ITS ABORIGINAL PEOPLE



      - Analysis / Opinion

      The Guardian:
      Australia's boom is anything but for its Aboriginal people

      http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/apr/28/australia-boom-aboriginal-story-despair
      28 Apr 13: "The story of the first Australians is still
      poverty and humiliation, while their land yields the
      world's biggest resources boom ... More than any other
      colonial society, Australia consigns its dirtiest secrets,
      past and present, to wilful ignorance or indifference. ...
      Barely a fraction of mining, oil and gas revenue has
      benefited Aboriginal communities, whose poverty is an
      enduring shock. In Roebourne, in the mineral-rich Pilbara,
      80% of the children suffer from an ear infection called
      otitis media, which can cause partial deafness. Or they go
      blind from preventable trachoma. Or they die from
      Dickensian infections. That is their story."
      John Pilger, war correspondent, film-maker, author


      * DANIEL EMERSON, THE WEST AUSTRALIAN:
      NATION'S POLITICAL BLOODSHED 'IGNORED'



      - News

      The West: Nation's political bloodshed 'ignored'
      http://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/a/-/wa/16795649/nations-political-bloodshed-ignored/
      19 Apr 13: "Malcolm McCusker has become the subject of a
      rare public challenge after deputy Labor leader Roger Cook
      yesterday contradicted the WA Governor's assertion that
      Australian government was achieved without bloodshed. ...
      In his speech to the joint sitting of Parliament, Mr
      McCusker said: "Australia has one of the oldest democratic
      systems of government in the world, a system achieved
      without civil war or bloodshed, and which is the envy of
      many."" Daniel Emerson, The West Australian


      * GERRY GEORGATOS, THE STRINGER:
      THE KILLING TIMES



      - Analysis / Opinion

      The Stringer: The Killing Times
      http://thestringer.com.au/the-killing-times/
      20 Apr 13: "Last week, Western Australia’s Governor,
      Malcolm McCusker, in what was a surprising gaffe or an act
      of ignorance claimed in a speech to a joint sitting of
      Parliament that Australia as we know it was "achieved
      without civil war or bloodshed." It is an insult to
      Aboriginal peoples, and to the hundreds of descendants of
      the hundreds of Aboriginal cultures whose ancestors were
      slaughtered in massacres. Governor McCusker asserted that
      Australian democracy and its Government arose without
      civil strife. This was all too much for the Deputy Leader
      of the Opposition, Roger Cook ... " By Gerry Georgatos,
      a life-long human rights and social justice campaigner,
      a multi-award winning investigative journalist


      * GERRY GEORGATOS, THE STRINGER:
      WA GOVERNOR STATES THAT HE WAS MISINTERPRETED



      - Analysis / Opinion

      The Stringer: WA Governor states that he was misinterpreted
      http://thestringer.com.au/wa-governor-states-that-he-was-misinterpreted/
      26 Apr 13: "The Governor of Western Australia, Malcolm
      McCusker said he was disappointed by a misinterpretation of
      various statements within his recent speech to the opening
      of State Parliament following the March 9 election. He was
      upset because he felt his long association with Aboriginal
      Australia was being diminished when in fact he has been an
      ardent supporter of righting many of the wrongs inflicted
      upon Aboriginal peoples. ... Today, the Governor’s Official
      Secretary sent The Stringer a statement. ... "
      By Gerry Georgatos,
      a life-long human rights and social justice campaigner,
      a multi-award winning investigative journalist


      * THE WIRE:
      COALITION SAYS REMOTE COMMUNITIES SHOULD FUND OWN WATER, SEWERAGE
      [INTERVIEW WITH PADDY GIBSON]



      - Audio

      The Wire:
      Coalition says remote communities should fund own water, sewerage

      Produced by Tim Roxburgh
      http://www.thewire.org.au/storyDetail.aspx?ID=10294
      29 Apr 13: "Water and sewerage are usually local government
      responsibilities, but the federal government has just
      renewed 44 million dollars in assistance to remote
      communities for these kind of services. The coalition says
      the money should stop, but other observers say that those
      communities have no way of fixing their already
      inadequate services through rates alone. ...
      Featured in story: Paddy Gibson - Senior Researcher at
      Jumbunna Indigenous House of Learning at the
      University of Technology, Sydney"


      * RACHEL SIEWERT, NEW MATILDA:
      WHEN DID LABOR STOP CARING?



      - Analysis / Opinion

      New Matilda: When Did Labor Stop Caring?
      http://newmatilda.com/2013/04/24/when-did-labor-stop-caring
      24 Apr 13: "Income management and other paternalistic
      'welfare' strategies are the hallmark of the Gillard
      Government's social policy - not so-called 'Labor values',
      writes Greens Senator Rachel Siewert. ... The impact of
      income management on individuals, particularly Indigenous
      people, is primarily one of disempowerment and coercion,
      which will have a long lasting emotional and social
      impact. As with the reality of life on Newstart, the facts
      about income management’s cost and effectiveness are
      easily overlooked by the older parties." By Rachel Siewert


      * OTHER ARTICLES:


      - Audio

      National Indigenous Radio Service:
      Dumbartung calls suicide prevention summit

      http://www.nirs.org.au/blog/NEWS/article/29153/Dumbartung-calls-suicide-prevention-summit.html
      30 Apr 13: "The Director of the Dumbartung Aboriginal
      Corporation in Perth says a ‘crisis summit’ in May will aim
      to address 'epidemic' levels of Indigenous suicide."

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