Newsclips - Monday, January 05, 2004
- Monday, January 05, 2004
M26783 O'Donnell, Mick. ATSIC scandals drawing focus from serious problems.
ABC. 2 January 2004.
[Aust - ATSIC; family violence] Transcript of the 7.30 Report television
program; for many, the crisis at the top of ATSIC has drawn attention away
from a major problem in remote Aboriginal communities ... family violence
and sexual abuse
M26782 O'Brien, Natalie. Police checks for black projects. Australian. 3
[Aust - CDEP; financial management] Compulsory police checks for officials
in charge of Indigenous corporations, including work-for-the-dole schemes,
will be introduced in an effort to stop vulnerable Aboriginal communities
being ripped off by fraudsters
M26768 Wanganeen, Klynton. Anti-ATSIC campaign won't fix centuries of
neglect. Australian. 31 December 2003.
[Aust - ATSIC; CDEP] Says that a recent series of articles in The Australian
about the Community Development Employment Program has not provided a
balanced view about one of the most important programs operating for
Indigenous people in this country
M26767 O'Brien, Natalie. ATSIC 'ignored' claims of fraud. Australian. 31
[Aust - CDEP; ATSIC; financial management] Fresh allegations of financial
mismanagement and possible fraud have been made about the federal
Government's $450 million Indigenous work-for-the-dole program, amid claims
ATSIC officials ignored warnings about the rorts
M26796 Polley, Michael. Parliament to recognise Aboriginal land holders.
Hobart : Speaker of the House of Assembly. 4 January 2004.
[Tas - parliament; protocols] Media release - the Tasmanian Parliament will
recognise the traditional people of the land before starting deliberations
in its next session
M26779 Jacobson, Brooke. Fly the Aussie flag. Daily Liberal (Dubbo). 2
[NSW, Dubbo - flags; reconciliation] Chairman Bill Phillips wants one of
Dubbo's key Indigenous organisations, the Central Region Land Council, to
start flying the Australian flag above its premises
M26774 . Aboriginal land rights given priority. Australian. 1 January 2004.
[Aust- Indigenous rights; history] 1973 cabinet papers show Labor was eager
to move speedily on the difficult area of Aboriginal rights and conditions
M26772 Steketee, Mike. Pubs bought as black hostels. Australian. 1 January
[Aust - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander affairs portfolio; history;
hostels] The real reason why Gough Whitlam moved Gordon Bryant out of the
Aboriginal Affairs portfolio only 10 months after coming to government - the
purchase of two pubs as Aboriginal hostels - has remained secret for the
last 30 years
M26770 . Lowitja joins hunger strike debate. The Age. 31 December 2003.
[Aust - immigration; political protest] Aboriginal leader Lowitja O'Donoghue
entered the debate surrounding a hunger strike on Nauru, calling on
Immigration Minister Amanda Vanstone to take action to end it
M26791 Shaw, Meaghan. Indigenous affairs get a boost from cabinet. The Age.
1 January 2004.
[Aust - Indigenous rights; history] The Whitlam government identified
Indigenous affairs as a key policy issue, with cabinet considering
improvements to schools in Aboriginal communities, award wages for
Aborigines in the Northern Territory and mining royalties on Aboriginal
M26785 Maharaj, Rajiv. Nova to lift lid on running for office. Northern
Territory News. 5 January 2004.
[Aust - politics] Territory Olympic gold medallist Nova Peris is expected to
reveal her political aspirations after signing a lucrative deal with a
M26776 Wenham, Margaret. Tributes flow for beloved Aunty Beryl.
Courier-Mail. 2 January 2004.
[Qld - activism] Aunty Beryl Wharton, who in the 1970s went to Canberra to
participate in the Aboriginal tent embassy and who worked tirelessly for
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, died early on Tuesday
M26773 . Indigenous community grieves Aunty's passing. ABC Online. 1 January
[Qld - activism] Queensland's Indigenous community is mourning the loss of
one of its most respected leaders, Aunty Beryl Wharton
M26771 . Respected Aboriginal elder dies. Courier-Mail. 31 December 2003.
[Qld - activism] Indigenous communities in Queensland were today mourning
the death of respected Aboriginal elder Beryl Wharton
M26793 Gibson, Roy. Killer denied child visits. West Australian. 30 December
[WA - prisons] A man, now serving a life sentence which runs to 2015,
applied to the WA Family Court for an order that his children visit him once
every three months so he could maintain a relationship with them and educate
them about Aboriginal culture
M26790 . Indigenous youth need support. Advertiser. 2 January 2004.
[SA - youth; juvenile delinquency] Editorial - Andrew Day's report finds
that Aboriginal children are less likely to seek help and support from
agencies because they are disadvantaged by the system
M26787 Naylor, Catherine. Packed, fond farewell to an Aboriginal elder of
many hats. Canberra Times. 3 January 2004.
[ACT - police] Reports on the funeral of Ben Blakeney, who was the first
Aboriginal Australian to join the Commonwealth Police
M26777 Treccasi, Louise. Aboriginal youth need detention help. Advertiser. 2
[Aust - juvenile delinquency; youth; crime] A University of South Australia
study has identified the need for Indigenous youth workers and culturally
sensitive programs to reduce the high rate of Aboriginal youths in the
M26775 King, Gavin. Punch cop sacked. Northern Territory News. 2 January
[NT, Alice Springs - community policing; violence; police conduct] A
community police officer has been sacked for punching a man in protective
M26769 Drummond, Andrew. Teachers needed at 'old' jail. Goulburn Post. 31
[NSW, Goulburn - prisons; rehabilitation; education] Goulburn is not an
Aborigine-friendly city and that causes problems for prisoners at the local
jail, according to an official visitor to the correctional facility
M26797 . Seminar targets Indigenous health problems. ABC Online. 5 January
[NT - health] An organiser of a health seminar designed to help health
professionals become more proactive says Indigenous people in the Northern
Territory are severely disadvantaged even before they are born
M26792 Wilson-Clark, Charlie. Aboriginals alerted to threat of silent
killer. West Australian. 30 December 2003.
[WA - diabetes; kidney diseases; health promotion] The fatty blood serum of
a Kimberley Aboriginal with advanced diabetes is being used to show other
Aboriginals how sick they are
M26789 . Itinerants flock home. Northern Territory News. 3 January 2004.
[NT, Darwin - itinerants] More than 500 itinerants have been persuaded to
leave Darwin and return home to their communities, the Territory Government
said last night
M26784 . Territorians urged to address kidney disease. ABC Online. 3 January
[NT - kidney diseases] Kidney Health Australia (KHA) is urging Northern
Territory residents to make lifestyle changes this year to minimise the risk
of developing diabetes and kidney disease
M26780 . WA shire recognised for Indigenous health scheme. ABC Online. 2
[WA, Derby - health promotion] The Shire of Derby-West Kimberley has won a
national local government award for an environmental health education
program being run in Aboriginal communities
M26794 Adlam, Nigel. Literacy, numeracy tests. Northern Territory News. 31
[NT - language and literacy education; numeracy] The Northern Territory has
had mixed results in primary school literacy and numeracy results
M26786 Gibson, Dawn. Needy schools get biggest handouts. West Australian. 5
[WA - schools; finance; disadvantaged groups] Low-fee schools aimed at
middle-income parents and small Aboriginal community schools are getting the
biggest handouts per student from the Federal Government's private school
M26778 Magill, Pamela. Plan absent for Aboriginal school return. West
Australian. 2 January 2004.
[WA, Waroona - education; discrimination] The Education Department has vowed
to reintegrate 23 Aboriginal students to Waroona District High School by the
start of the school year - but it has not yet revealed how it will make the
M26788 Scholz, Nathan. Challenges ahead for Queensland miners. Courier-Mail.
3 January 2004.
[Qld - mining industry] Health and safety, a shortage of skilled workers and
a new set of rules for rehabilitating mine sites will be the big challenges
facing the resources industry in the next 12 months
M26800 Duncan, Kath. Re-imagining Utopias 2 - making your spiritual life
natural and your natural life spiritual. ABC. 1 January 2004.
[NT - communities; religion] Transcript of the Life Matters radio program;
in the Top End, in Arnhem Land, spirituality and connection to the land have
been hand-in-hand for thousands of years
M26799 State Forests of New South Wales. State Forests helps replace Koori
dreaming poles destroyed by fire. Sydney : State Forests. 23 December 2003.
[NSW, Ulladulla - dreaming; bushfires] Media release - State Forests has
provided timber to replace culturally significant Koori dreaming poles or
'Garuwanga Daran' destroyed by fire on the Coomee Nulunga Cultural Track at
Warden Head, Ulladulla in September/October
M26798 Robertson, Stephen. New ILUAs to boost mining in North Queensland.
Brisbane : Minister for Mines. 23 December 2003.
[Qld - mining; land use agreements] Media release - six new Indigenous Land
Use Agreements (ILUAs) signed by the State Government and native title
groups will open the door to more mining exploration in North Queensland
M26795 Lomax-Smith, Jane. $200,000 for Murraylands tourism attraction.
Adelaide : Minister for Tourism. 22 December 2003.
[SA - cultural tourism] Media release - Murray Bridge's standing as a
tourism destination is expected to be enhanced under a $200,000 State
Government grant to the Pomberuk Cultural Centre
M26781 Jopson, Debra. Rock of ages. Sydney Morning Herald. 3 January 2004.
[NSW, Sydney - rock art; culture contact] Cave art on the edge of Sydney
sheds new light on the impact of European settlement on Aboriginal life
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