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3-9 Oct 2011 Barbara Shaw


Barb Shaw Sydney speaking tour

October 3rd-9th:

In early October long-time anti-intervention campaigner, Greens candidate for the seat of Lingiari in the last Federal Election, and Mount Nancy Town Camp resident Barbara Shaw will be in Sydney speaking out against the intervention. Please spread the word and try to come to any of the events below:

For the media release on the Income Management Moratorium launch: please click here

Media coverage

Tuesday 4th October - 6.30pm - 8.30pm

Evening Meeting with Amnesty Demand Dignity Campaign.

The NSW (Amnesty International) Action Centre
Level 1, 79 Myrtle Street

Topics Barb will be speaking about:

1. Living in the NT before and since the "Intervention" and
2. Her experience in the national and international arena.

to be followed by Q&A

plus an update of Amnesty International's new Homelands campaign by Ken Welsh, convenor Amnesty International NSW Demand Dignity Action Group

Ken at [email protected], 0420354096 or

For the flyer: please click here

Light Refreshments

Further Information about Barbara Shaw

SBS' Living Black (18-9-11) featuring Barbara Shaw:

Information about IRAG:

WGAR's newsletter (including IRAG's and AI's Media Releases on 4th Anniverary of UNDRIP, as well as several links to interviews with Barbara Shaw):

Wednesday 5th October 1pm

UTS, Level 2, room 34, Building 4 (CB 04.02.34)
entrance 733 Harris st opposite ABC

Launch and forum:
Rebuilding from the Ground Up: An Alternative to the NT Intervention
Public forum and new media launch with Barbara Shaw from Mt Nancy town camp, Alice Springs

'Rebuilding from the Ground Up' is an 11 point alternative program to the discriminatory NT Intervention.

It has been widely endorsed by Aboriginal leaders and rights groups including the full council of the Central Land Council, Tangentyere Council, the North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency (NAAJA) and Australian for Native Title and Reconciliation (ANTaR).

The Alternative program is based on Aboriginal community control and sustainable investment in all communities.

Jumbunna Indigenous House of Learning research unit is proud to launch a new media collaboration supporting this program and showcasing the voices of Aboriginal people directly affected by the Intervention.

Barbara Shaw, an Aboriginal leader from Mt Nancy town camp in Alice Springs has been instrumental in putting together Rebuilding from the Ground Up.

Come along to this new media launch and hear first hand about the destructive impact of the Intervention and the struggle for an alternative.

For more information contact:
Paddy Gibson 0415800586, Jason De Santolo

Thursday 6th October - 11:30am - 1pm:


Not In Bankstown, Not Anywhere!
Why we need a moratorium on Government's Income Management

@ Life Church Ground floor, 194 Stacey Street

Nearest corners: Stanley Street & South Terrace
Parking available at the back of the building or nearby streets

Guest Speakers:
- Barbara Shaw:
Aboriginal leader from Alice Springs and resident of Mt Nancy town camp, a 'prescribed area' under the Northern Territory Intervention. Barbara has been held on the Income Management system against her will since January 2008

- John Falzon:
Chief Executive Officer of St Vincent de Paul Society, National Council of Australia and long time activist for social justice.

For the poster: please click here

For the Aboriginal Apology: please click here

For videos and other reports: please click here

About the Forum

The Campaign of the Say No to Government's Income Management: Not In Bankstown Not Anywhere has gathered momentum locally and nationally and has gained support from a range of organisations and groups. The campaign coalition is now holding this forum for Bankstown residents, service providers and advocates to hear first hand about the experience of the Income Management under the Northern Territory Intervention.

The Forum will also be an opportunity for you to learn more about the concerns of the welfare sector and to hear what long time advocates are saying about this policy. You will also learn more about the campaign, how you can be part of it and how you too can take action to protect the rights of people on social security.

All Welcome

For more information and to RSVP
ph: (02) 9709 4333
email: [email protected]
campaign website:

Saturday, October 8th

Rally against Income Management in Bankstown:

Rally against Income Management - not in Bankstown, not in the NT, not ANYWHERE! Support the call for a moratorium!

Meet 11.30am Paul Keating Park

Speakers include:
- Barbara Shaw - income managed anti-intervention campaigner

For the poster: please click here

For the A5 version: please click here

Further info about the Bankstown protest: please click here [scroll down]


Media Coverage

ABC Newcastle - Bankstown goes bush to explore welfare pay clamp -14 October 2011 - Residents from Bankstown in Sydney have travelled to Central Australia to throw their support behind a push to end income management of welfare payments -

Koori Mail - Campaign: Basic rights, not BasicsCard - Arab Council Australia CEO Randa Kattan says income management represents profound disempowerment, discrimination and hardship.- 11 October 2011 - A CAMPAIGN is ramping up against Federal Government plans to roll out compulsory income management and the controversial BasicsCard in the south-western Sydney suburb of Bankstown and four other trial sites next year. The Arab Council Australia and the St Vincent de Paul Society National Council are backing the push, under which Alice Springs activist Barbara Shaw has called for a moratorium against income management and the NT Intervention.-

New Matilda - income management - Why In Bankstown? Why Anywhere? - 10 October 2011 - Community groups in Sydney's Bankstown are baffled as to why their area has been chosen to trial welfare quarantining - and concerned about the outcomes for vulnerable groups, reports Adam Brereton -

Koori Mail - Income management opposition grows - 10 October 2011 - NORTHERN Territory Aboriginal leader Barbara Shaw will travel to several remote NT communities this week with Arab Council Australia executive director Randa Kattan and Western Sydney Community Forum member Semra Guler. The trip is part of a national campaign against compulsory income management, and follows a speaking tour in Sydney which included a launch in Bankstown of a national campaign opposing income management. -

Koori Mail - Shaw to speak at Sydney rally - 6 October 2011 - NORTHERN TERRITORY Aboriginal leader Barbara Shaw is in Sydney on a speaking tour to build support for the campaign against income management and the Intervention. Today (Thursday) she will visit Bankstown in south-west Sydney to speak at a public meeting at 11.30am, launching a national campaign calling for a moratorium on government's income management.-