Aboriginal Rights Coalition
Aboriginal Control of Aboriginal Affairs

“Black And White Unite For Rights” Conference, May 23-25

**SORTING FACT FROM FICTION IN THE NT INTERVENTION**

“Day of Mourning” 70th Anniversary Forum
Friday 23 May, 6-8:30 pm, Australia Hall, 150 Elizabeth St Sydney

* Welcome to Country – Chika Madden
* MC Intro & Cultural Performance – Greg Eatock
* How far have we come? – Professor Larissa Behrendt
* Parliamentary Response – Senator Rachel Siewert (Greens, WA)
* Update on impact of NT Intervention – Barbara Shaw
Break & Acoustic Performance
* Human Rights Implications – Darren Dick HREOC
* Community Developed Approaches – Muriel Bamblett SNAICC (tbc)

Saturday 24 May, Redfern Community Centre, 29 Hugo St, Redfern
OVERVIEW OF ABORIGINAL HISTORY OF STRUGGLE

Welcome to Country – Chicka Madden
Conference Welcome – Millie Ingram

9:00-9.10am
Fifty Years of Struggle: Contextualising the Campaign – Greg Eatock

The Intervention Unpacked
9.10 – 10.45 am

The Intervention: grass roots impacts – Juni Mills, Chris Poulson, Lyle Cooper
Plus Speakers from the Floor, Individual’s experiences & Communities Input

Morning Tea 10:45-11:00

Panel – Paternalism Revisited: The Intervention Unpacked (cont’d)
11:00am-12:00pm

Welfare Management, Land Legislation, CDEP, Mission Managers, grog & pornography controls, health & education, & the impact on Child Protection – Monitoring the Intervention (Aboriginal organisations & Communities Input)

The Expanding Intervention
12-12:30 pm

Qld’s Experience – Victor Hart
WA’s Experience – Natasha Moore
NSW Experience –
SA Update – Brian Butler

12:30-1:00pm Questions

Lunch 1:00-2:00pm

Afternoon Sessions
Why the Change in Approach & Where’s It Heading?

Ideology Underlying Intervention,
2:00-2:15pm

What’s the thinking behind the NT Intervention? – Cathy Eatock

Which Way Forward?
2:15-2:30pm

International Precedents & Evidence Based Aboriginal Developments – Muriel Bamblett (tbc)

Review of NT Intervention
2:45- 3:00pm
What’s planned next? – Larissa Behrendt

3:00-3:30pm Questions

Afternoon Tea 3:30-4:00 pm

State Report Backs
4:00-5:00pm

State Report Backs
5:00-5:30pm
Alice, Darwin, Perth, Adelaide, Brisbane, Melb, Tas & Sydney – ARC & Affiliated Organisations

Questions

6-9pm – Community BBQ & performance

Sunday 25 May, Redfern Community Centre, 29 Hugo St, Redfern
Aboriginal Caucus & Concurrent Workshops
9:30-12:30

Aboriginal Caucus
National Coordination, ARC Structure, Community Issues, Future Directions

Campaign Workshops?
Engaging Unions, Broadening Support, Managing the Media and Working with Students, and the International Campaign

Lunch 12:30-1:30pm

Black & White Unite SessionKoori Caucus Outcomes
1:30-2:00pm
Future Directions Report Back: Where are we going & how do we get there?

Workshops’ Report Back
2:00-2:40pm

Workshop Recommendations: How the other 97.5% of the population can help!

Resolutions
2:40-4:30pm

Conference Close 4:30 pm

For further information, please contact aboriginalrightscoalition @ gmail . com (with spaces removed).

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