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Protest Feb 13 – Stop the NT Intervention

January 23, 2010

Stop the NT Intervention – Sorry means you won’t do it again. Protest: Saturday, February 13, 2010 9 am LaPerouse point, Bunnerong rd for the walk against racism to join the Redfern rally. 1pm rally at The Block, Redfern Speakers include: Irene Fisher, Sunrise Health (NT) Pastor Ray Minniecon Mal Tulloch, CFMEU Angeline Penrith Jeff […]

“Talk to us or expect a tsunami”

January 23, 2010

“Talk to us or expect a tsunami” Goodooga, northwest NSW, 23 January 10 – – In this year of a federal election, Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and his Labor Party had better be prepared to talk to the Aboriginal Nations, or face a tsunami-type backlash, says the convenor of an Aboriginal summit in Canberra from […]

On June 20, protest 2 years since the intervention

May 27, 2009

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Protest, march and concert – marking two years since the announcement of the NT Intervention

10:30am Belmore Park, Eddy avenue, Haymarket (opposite Central station)

March to the Block in Redfern for family and culture day concert

Stop the NT Intervention
> Reinstate the Racial Discrimination Act
> No Blackmail – Land Rights not Leases
> Aboriginal Control of Aboriginal Affairs
> Housing and Services for all Communities
> Jobs – not cuts to CDEP

Joint Statement re Tangentyere Council

May 27, 2009

JOINT STATEMENT

by the

Indigenous Peoples Organisations of Australia

attending the eighth session of the

Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

New York, 18 to 29 May 2009
28 May 2009

On 24 May 2009 the Minister for Indigenous Affairs announced the Australian Government is taking steps towards compulsory acquisition of the Alice Springs town camps ‘to give children in the camps a better chance at a safe, healthy and happy life’. The Minister described the conditions in the camps as appalling, referring to acute overcrowding, sub-standard housing, alcohol abuse, despair, hopelessness and horrific crimes. The Minister announced intentions to implement a comprehensive plan to transform the town camps and provide intensive support services.
We the Indigenous Peoples Organisations of Australia attending the eighth session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues decide as follows:

We strongly oppose the proposal by the Government of Australia to compulsory acquire leases over Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander lands or territories without their free, prior and informed consent.

Final Call-Out for Canberra Convergence 2009

January 24, 2009

Support Aboriginal Rights – Get on the bus to Canberra!

Converge on Canberra 2009- 1st-3rd Feb

1. Rally for Opening of Parliament: February Tuesday 3rd 12pm.
2. Join activists from around the country in workshops at Aboriginal Tent Embassy February 1-2.
3. Donations desperately needed!
4. Canberra convergence statement – please endorse

1. Rally for Opening of Parliament: February Tuesday 3rd 12pm.

A bus from Brisbane will leave Saturday 31st January at 1pm to take people to Canberra for the national convergence to be held at the Aboriginal Tent Embassy from the 1st – 3rd of February. Seats on the bus are $60 negotiable – to book on the bus call Lauren on 0413 534 125.

“End the NT Intervention”: Forum Nov 1

October 17, 2008

“DEFEND ABORIGINAL COMMUNITIES, FROM ‘THE BLOCK’ TO THE TOP END!” Aboriginal activists and other speakers take a critical look at Rudd’s Review Panel Report on the on the NT Intervention, the continuation of attacks on welfare and the need to resist racist attacks on Aboriginal Communities in Sydney as well as the NT 2pm – […]

NTER Review

October 14, 2008

Given that the NTER Review board has finally released its report, it is timely for the various submissions to the NTER Review to be read by the general public. Please share widely. Aboriginal Rights Coalition’s Submission to the Northern Territory Emergency Response Review. Other submissions: Australian Indigenous Doctors’ Association Australian Council of Social Services Larissa […]

National Day of Action: Tell the Review Board what you really think!

September 15, 2008

Stop the NT intervention! No expansion of racist welfare quarantines! In ongoing action against the NT intervention, people around the country will take action this week against the ongoing injustice of the NT intervention and against its expansion to other areas of the country. The policies of the intervention, which place targeted communities on ‘welfare […]

Speak Out and Concert – Saturday 16th August

August 12, 2008

Aboriginal Control of Aboriginal Affairs Aboriginal Rights Coalition presents a Speak Out and Concert Stop the federal intervention into Aboriginal communities End the racist land grab No welfare quarantining – in NT or elsewhere! Defend the Redfern Block Restore the Racial Discrimination Act Fund infrastructure and community-controlled services From 1pm, Sat 16 Aug 1pm BBQ […]

Greens speech to Sydney ARC rally, July 14

July 16, 2008

On July 14, the Sydney Aboriginal Rights Coalition held a successful rally outside Redfern Centrelink, with around 50 people attending. The protest was addressed by members of the community, a representative of the Teachers Federation, and local Greens candidate, Irene Doutney. The text of her speech is attached below. ARC rally 14 JULY 08 My […]