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20 Jun 2010 Rally 3 years of racist shame




Sunday, 20 June 2010:

3 years of racist shame! Stop the NT Intervention rally

 



STICS has organised a rally to mark the third anniversary of the

NT Intervention

on June 20th, 12 pm at Town Hall.

 

For the colour poster for the rally: please click here

For the latest Media Release on the new laws and the 20 June Rally: please click here

For the June 20 Digest: please click here


3 years of the Intervention has meant 3 years of assimilation of Aboriginal communities. This has meant 3 years of welfare quarantining, compulsory land leases and General Business Managers on Aboriginal communities.

The Intervention is continuing despite no evidence of welfare quarantining benefiting Aboriginal communities, as the recent Menzies health report demonstrated. Aboriginal communities are being forced into 20 ‘hubtowns' and out of homelands or remote communities. Despite a $680 million SIHIP programme only 6 or 7 new houses have been built for Aboriginal communities. More recently we have seen Aboriginal jobs cut and replaced with Macklin's new Communitiy Development and Employment Programmes (CDEP) meaning people like P. Inverway from Kalkaringi are working for the Basics Card - essentially working for rations.

Three years of racist shame - Stop the NT Intervention!

  • Make All Laws Subject to the Racial Discrimination Act

  • Real Jobs not BasicsCards

  • Land Rights not Leases

  • Stop Compulsory Income Management


Join the growing union and community opposition to the NT Intervention on June 20, 12pm at Town Hall.

Speakers:

Michael West (Welcome to country) - Metropolitan Lands Council

Tjanara Goreng Goreng - founder FIRDA Foundation for Indigenous Recovery and Development Australia. Former Senior Policy Advisor of community engagement and recovery at the Office of Indigenous Policy Coordination under Minister Mal Brough. Tjanara was responsible for providing advice on Indigenous child sexual abuse and violence and mental and emotional recovery to the Minister under the Howard Government. Because she questioned the policy decision to use the military and police to intervene in NT Aboriginal communities her house was raided and she was committed to stand trial for leakinginformation to Mutijulu city, blowing the whistle on the NT intervention.

Phil Bradley - Vice President ANTaR NSW, President, Reconciliation for Western Sydney, long time teacher activist and member of Teachers Federation Council.

Valarie Martin - Walpiri leader and campaigner against signing housing and land over to the government (on the phone)

Sean Marshall - CFMEU National Office

Steve Jampinjimpa Patrick - teacher from Lajamanu bilingual school

Howard Byrne - Crane Driver, CFMEU delegate who worked on the Ampilatwatja protest house

Lee Rhiannon -  Greens MLC

Hosts:

Lola Forester - Yuibera/ASSI; Cultural Media Adviser & Mentor

Feiyi Zhang - STICS

 

Endorsed by:

MUA NSW Branch (Maritime Union of Australia),
NSW Reconciliation Council,
SUPRA (Sydney University Postgraduate Representative Association),
The Greens,
Unions NSW.

Dr Margaret Perrott

What your organisation can do:

  • Endorse the June 20th Rally - add your logo to the material

  • Organise a contingent for the rally.

  • Promote the rally amongst your membership.

  • Invite people from effected communities or STICS to address any meetings you have in the lead up to the rally.

  • Make a small donation towards the ongoing campaign

 

Please email notice of your endorsement and donation to stoptheintervention@gmail.com or call Jean for more information: 0449 646 593

 

Protest events around the country to mark three years of the


NT Intervention


Alice Springs


Monday June 21, 6 pm:
IRAG will host a public forum to discuss the new laws in the Andy McNeill room,Town Council Building.

For further info:
please click here


Melbourne

Friday, June 18th, 12 pm: FaHCSIA offices, Casselden Place, cnr Lonsdale and Spring Streets
The rally point for NUW members will be at 11:45 at the top of the steps on Lonsdale St next to Parliament Station.

For further info: Melbourne Anti-Intervention Collective or Rally info or additional info and National Union of Workers


Perth

Thursday, June 24th 6 for 6.30 pm: at Centre for Aboriginal Studies, Curtin University, Blg 211.

Richard Downs, Alyawarr spokesperson for the Ampilatwatja intervention walkoff will be speaking at a Public Forum about the Intervention and its effects at the grassroots community level. He will also be speaking about the Ampilatwatja walk off protest. This is one of Australia's most important human rights issue, fundamental to Australian history and until we get this right, the appropriate respect and community control by Aboriginal communities for their own affairs, land and culture, we do not have justice.

For further info: http://www.deathsincustody.org.au/23juneeventricharddowns,
check the Perth Forum Flyer or contact Sanna at sandrew@iprimus.com.au, mobile: 0405 208 943


Media Coverage:

The Greens - Greens mark third anniversary of the NT Intervention - 21 June 2010 - http://greensmps.org.au/content/media-release/greens-mark-third-anniversary-nt-intervention

 

Crikey - NT intervention three years on: government's progress report isdisturbing - 21 June 2010 - http://www.crikey.com.au/2010/06/21/nt-intervention-three-years-on-governments-progress-report-is-disturbing/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+CrikeyDaily+%28Crikey+Daily%29

Readings From A Political Duo-ble - The 3rd anniversary of the NTIntervention - 20 June 2010 - http://aussgworldpolitics.wordpress.com/2010/06/20/the-3rd-anniversary-of-the-nt-intervention/

 

 

For videos from the event please click here