Yapa-patu nganimpa, Yurnturnu wardingki karndu nyarra wangkami ny arnpu statemcnt purdanyajaku manu yungurnkurlu pina kanyi Federal manu N.T. Government kirra ... Nyurru ngurla juku!
Joe Morrison: "I want to take you on a short journey through the last four decades of the story of the Kenbi land claim. It’s been a tumultuous journey, so buckle up and come along for a bumpy ride through a long and tortuous history."
When we see dangerously naïve or misguided non-Aboriginal crusaders running around hurling emotional Molotov cocktails willy nilly into the flammable undergrowth of community perceptions and politics, I believe it is sometimes necessary to turn the fire prevention hoses onto them.
The hottest tickets in Darwin and Alice Springs later this week will be to the public community briefings by Olga Havnen on her report - and more. If the CLP government thought that they could silence Havnen by sacking her on Monday and that this would stop her running public forums on her work later in the week then they have underestimated her resolve and commitment.
I am honoured to have been given this 2010 NAIDOC award. I remember like it was yesterday being in the audience at this event in 2007 when my former colleague Jack Ah Kit spoke after receiving the same award. It was only weeks after John Howard and Mal Brough had made their shock-and-awe Intervention announcement in 2007.
We need look no further than Howard's Indigenous Affairs Minister Mal Brough to see that this portfolio has an awful ability to wreak absolute havoc on political careers - and with Nigel expected to run for re-election next year there will be more than a few - both inside his Country Liberal Party and in NT Labor - who will be keeping a very close eye on his performance.
Macklin should resign as Minister - she has no results to show us, she doesn't - or doesn't know how to - listen or talk to Aboriginal people - she should go, and the sooner the better: Richard Downs, Alyawarra leader
Mel James (ABC Stateline): Alison Anderson, this sounds very much like the policy that Mal Brough was proposing. It's exactly the same isn't it? Alison Anderson, Indigenous Affairs Minister NT Government: Oh look, this has been a policy that's been delivered and, um, developed by the Henderson Labor government. It's got nothing to do with Mal Brough whatsoever.
No-one in NT Chief Minister's Henderson's now-marginal, single-seat majority government has the intellectual or moral wit, rigour or vigour to think outside of the prevailing assimilationist paradigm that now runs in Australia's management of indigenous affairs.
Greens Senator Rachel Siewert has labelled the NT intervention safe house initiative a “massive stuff-up.” 15 months after Former Indigenous Affairs Minister Mal Brough’s promise to provide safe houses at part of the NT intervention, not one of the 16 shipping-container based safe houses has opened its door for clients and no staff have been […]