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With the South Australian State elections looming, two candidates representing Aboriginal Rights are running for the legislative council under the banner of 'Independent SA Change'.

Lynette Crocker, Kaurna Elder and Chair of Kaurna Nation Cultural Heritage Association Inc and
Dylan Coleman-Mastrosavas, of the Kokatha Mula Nation

"... We are saying that the answer lies in Constitutional Change, in an Indentured Treaty with an inclusive Bill of Rights implementing for the first time the full import of the Letters Patent by all of us Coming to Terms with the territorial disenfranchisement of we, the Aboriginal people, and the destruction of our Aboriginal voice in our own land, so that we can move forward together."

What is the 'Independent SA Change'?
The 'Independent SA Change' are part of a United National Aboriginal Movement initiated by an 82 year old Worimi Elder of NSW, and we are calling for change:-

  • for constitutional change via an Indentured Treaty with an inclusive Aboriginal Bill of Rights and a recognition of the Letters Patent, a foundation document drafted in the 1800's that acknowledges our Aboriginal dominium rights in this State. One of the issues is mineral rights that were taken away from us last century.
  • we're calling for representation of Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander people in Parliament.
  • we're calling for accountable practices and models of decision making within government and other institutions that impact our lives. We want to be able to address the issues of health, domestic-violence, housing education, and unemployment, amongst other important issues - and we want to do this by being able to negotiate with all who unilaterally are making decisions on behalf of us and our country without our prior engagement in solution finding to our issues.
  • And we are calling for change on issues relating to transitional protection of the environment.
  • In a nutshell we are about opening doors for those who have been shut out by the system or locked in by it - and we are going to come to terms with the history of this State and challenging corrupt practices of the past that have deprived us of fair and equal treatment.


Aboriginal people in this State are suffering from the failure in the foundation of this State, to recognize, respect and enforce our rights. We want to move forward but we constantly come up against brick walls that the current government and various institutions have in place - And we've had enough, we are not taking it any more, and you all need to know this.

One example is that the current Government has privatized Australian Native Title process.

SA Native Title Services (SANTS) is a company over which we have no corporate control or input. This company privileges some claimant groups over others and there are conflicts of interests that have been left unchecked. It is a process that neglects some Aboriginal voices and privileges other. This is the model being promoted for National Aboriginal representation and we outright we reject it.

The impact is to finally destroy our equity in our inheritance under the Letters Patent.

This was accelerated by the steps taken in this Parliament to deprive us of our rights to minerals. Why has Government designed and implemented this? This is a social corruption of our equal economic opportunity and equal civil political rights. This is the degradation of our inherited equity in our land.

We are calling for the people to empower us as Aboriginal people, to take control of our own lives and negotiate the first introduction of accountable process in Government.

The policy of open slather mining in South Australia over our inherited land that ignores the rights of Traditional Owners is an inherited corruption of responsible in South Australia - which was recognized in this Parliament in July, 1966 to justify the Aboriginal Lands Trust Act. But we had no say in it all. And we still have no say all.

This corrupted system of responsible government is underpinned by an echelon of alleged academic expertise in Aboriginals affairs, including Aboriginal knowledge and language, who are feeding into and perpetuating these processes of systemic disempowerment.

These issues need to be challenged, and investigated and corrected by the people of South Australia. To leave them unchecked is to build on corrupt foundations.

So how do we come to terms with what has transpired in the history of this State? And how do we move forward in reconciliation to institute our full civil rights together in this place (Parliament).

We are saying that the answer lies in Constitutional Change, in an Indentured Treaty with an inclusive Bill of Rights implementing for the first time the full import of the Letters Patent by all of us Coming to Terms with the territorial disenfranchisement of we, the Aboriginal people, and the destruction of our Aboriginal voice in our own land, so that we can move forward together.

We have been pushed aside to make 'Living Room' for others who've come from outside our country, now its time to let us back in.

Today, Lynette Crocker and I open the door and invite you to 'Vote 1' for 'Independent SA Change'. To 'Vote 1' for those who have been shut out of and locked into a system for too long, so we can Come to Terms with the shameful past and move forward together in a fair, just and equitable way.

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Aboriginal Voices

Aboriginal women run for legislative council say:
"It's time for Change - and we're the Change you want."

On the eve of International Women's Day two strong Aboriginal women are running for Legislative Council in the next State Election under the name of 'Independent SA Change'.

Lynette Crocker, a Kaurna Elder, and Dylan Coleman-Mastrosavas, of the Kokatha Mula Nation, are part of a United Aboriginal Movement initiated by Les Ridgeway, an 82 year old, Worimi Elder, from NSW and they are calling for change.

"We are calling for the electors of South Australia to empower us as Aboriginal people to take control of our own lives and negotiate the first introduction of accountable process in Government."

The women are proposing change in the following areas:

constitutional change via an Indentured Treaty with an inclusive Aboriginal Bill of Rights and a recognition of the Letters Patent, a foundation document drafted in the 1800's that acknowledges dominium rights to the State.

Representation of Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander people in Parliament, with designated Aboriginal seats, similar to the Maori people in New Zealand.

Accountable practices and models of decision making within government and other institutions that impact on Aboriginal peoples lives to be able to address the issues of health, domestic violence, housing, education, and unemployment, amongst other important issues. (They want to do this by being able to negotiate with all who unilaterally are making decisions on behalf of them and our country without prior engagement in solution finding to our issues).

And we are calling for change on issues relating to transitional protection of the environment.

"Aboriginal people in this State are suffering from the failure in the foundation of this State, to recognize, respect and enforce our rights. We want to move forward but we constantly come up against brick walls that the current government and various institutions have in place."

"We've had enough - that's why we are standing for Legislative Council, because somebody has to speak out."

"We are saying that the answer lies in Constitutional Change, in an Indentured Treaty with an inclusive Bill of Rights implementing for the first time the full import of the Letters Patent by all of us Coming to Terms with the territorial disenfranchisement of we ,the Aboriginal people, and the destruction of our Aboriginal voice in our own land, so that we can move forward together. "

"In a nutshell we are about opening doors for those who have been shut out by the system or locked in by it - and we are going to come to terms with the history of this State and challenging corrupt practices of the past that have deprived us of fair and equal treatment."

ANTaR SA is helping the Lynette and Dylan to stand as 'Independent SA Change' for "Coming to Terms" to bring forward your Aboriginal Voices.

Coming to Terms in SA to get Aboriginal Representation & Treaty including a Bill of Rights FOR ALL.

Order Name Preference
H Independent SA Change 1,2
AG Independent Joseph Williams Indigenous 3
G Dignity for Disability 4,5,6,7
T United Party - Water, Housing, Health Care 8,9
E Independent David Winderlich, Communities Against Corruption 10,11
J The Greens 12,13,14
R Australian Democrats 15,16,17
Z Gamers 4 Croydon 18
AA Independent Social Environmental & Economic Justice 19
Y Independent Garry Mighall Water Environment Heritage 20
AD Independent for Commission Against Corruption 21
AB Independent Kelly Henderson Parklands and Heritage 22
U Independent No Desal No Dams 23,24
AH Independent Howard Frayne Coombe Ultra Progressive 25
D Independent Christians for Voluntary Euthanasia 26,27
N Legalize Voluntary Euthanasia 28,29
F Independent Mark Aldridge Change is Necessary 30,31
I Save the RAH 32,33,34,35
AF Independent Trevor Grace Save the Unborn 36
AI Independent Peter Pangaris CARS 37
AC Independent Joe Carbone MAGS 2010 38
V FREE Australia Party 39,40
W The Nationals 41,42
O Democratic Labor Party of Australia 43,44
K Family First 45,46,47
A Independent Climate Skeptics 48,49,50
Q Independent Joe Ieco Motosports Land Tax 51,52
M Fair Land Tax -Tax Party 53,54
P Independent Less Tax Stewart Glass 55,56
B One Nation 57,58
AE Shooters Party 59
X Independent Frank Williams Law and Order 60
L Independent SA Fishing & Lifestyle 61,62
S Liberal Party 63,64,65,66,67,68,69
C Australian Labor Party 70,71,72,73,74


Yours in the struggle for Equity and Parity.

Lynette Alice Crocker
Ngangki Burka
Senior Kaurna Woman
Kowandilla Meyunna - Kua Nepotinna (Lone Crow)
Chair of the Kaurna Nation Cultural Heritage Association Inc
http://kaurna.auspics.org.au/
Named Applicant Kaurna Native Title Claim
Independent SA Change Candidate for Legislative Council
www.sa-change.auspics.org.au
Mobile: 0400234788
Traditional Owner
25 East Avenue Northfield SA 5085
On Kaurna Land (www.kaurnaplacenames.com) - yet to be free !
(Colonised in the foundation of Adelaide, South Australia - the heartland of the 1836 Letters Patent)