'That word' treaty, the value of historical insights

In a meeting at the Aboriginal Embassy, Canberra, in February 1972 opposition leader, Mr. Gough Whitlam, and Mr. Kep Enderby, Labor MP for the ACT, came to the Aboriginal Embassy and squeezed into the small tent with Paul Coe, Gary Foley, Chicka Dixon, Gary Williams and myself, Michael Anderson.

In those days we did not worry too much about confidentiality because the Tent Embassy did not have a glass dome we could sit under. While Mr. Whitlam and Mr. Enderby congratulated us for our stand and our willingness to take on the Federal government, Mr. Whitlam made the point that we were a small militant movement with a limited constituency ...

Open letter to the PM from 'Sovereign Union' spokesperson

In an 'open letter' to Australia's prime Minister Julie Gillard, Michael Anderson requests an answer as to whether the 1967 referendum to amend section 127 of the Constitution was valid.

He calls upon the Commonwealth government to provide the written evidentiary proof that the States did in fact refer this matter of Aboriginal Affairs to the Commonwealth, as required under Section 105A of the Australian Constitution and asks, 'if so, were any conditions applied for the referral'.

Mr Anderson states that if due process was not followed properly the Commonwealth government has committed a major fraud against the Australian public.

Youth and the justice system: the vicious circle

A report in March 2010 by the Australian Institute of Criminology found that while increasing numbers of minor offenders were being detained, there was no evidence mandatory sentencing had made people safer in their homes or provided any additional protection for property.

The report found Indigenous youths were worst affected by incarceration, being 4.5 times more likely to have contact with the criminal justice system than non-Indigenous youths

Emma Purdy writes an overall analysis of mandatory sentencing.

World Council of Churches disowns "doctrine of discovery"

The World Council of Churches Executive Committee last month released a statement that denounced the "Doctrine of Discovery." The Doctrine was used to subjugate and colonize Indigenous Peoples all over the world, including Australia.

The origin of the doctrine goes back to the papal bulls issued by Pope Nicholas V in 1452 and 1455 respectively, allowing the invasion and killing of the Indigenous Peoples.

These historical church documents titled "Dum Diversas" and "Romanus Pontifex" called for non-Christian people to be captured, vanquished and to have their possessions and property seized by the Christian monarchs.

The critical events of the Mulrunji case on Palm Island

Cameron 'Mulrunji' Doomadgee

There are many people who still believe Mulrunji Doomadgee's singing of the reggae song "Who Let the Dogs Out" to senior sergeant Chris Hurley simply cut too close to the bone. Less than an hour after being placed in a cell the 36-year-old was dead - with his liver almost split in two, four broken ribs, a ruptured spleen, severe bruising to his head and a torn portal vein ...

Emma Purdy provides an overview detailing events since Mulrunji Doomadgee's death in 2004, and why it should not be allowed to drop off the radar.

Torres Strait leader: "We must keep our sovereignty sacred"

Leaders in the Torres Strait insist the sovereign rights of First Peoples must not be signed away in a "compromised" preamble in the Australian constitution.

Torres Shire Council Mayor Pedro Stephen said what was needed was a treaty. "The preamble needs to recognise our sovereignty under a treaty only," Mr Stephen said. "No treaty - no compromised preamble. We must keep our sovereignty sacred."

"Recognition should not come at the expense of our sovereign rights, not legitimise the constitution as a true doctrine of reconciliation."

Aboriginal meetings across Australia to build national unity government

Sovereign Union - The national unity government has launched a website
Sovereign Union www.nationalunitygovernment.org

Michael Anderson has announced a plan to visit Aboriginal people all over the country with the aim of forming a national unity government to be known as the 'Sovereign Union'. He says it's one of the outcomes of its 40th anniversary corroboree from 26 to 28 January.

"My people do not have a standing army, police or courts but these and many other administrative decisions will be discussed. How our people choose to proceed will be a matter for each of them based on a national consensus". he said.

Mark McMurtrie & Robbie Thorpe: Sovereignty discussions

Hear Mark McMurtrie and Robbie Thorpe discuss Aboriginal Sovereignty and associated matters.

 Audio file 3CR's 'Fire First' Podcast Complete 'Fire First' program
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'Fire First' - A critical analysis of Aboriginal affairs and the political movement for Land Rights, Treaty, Sovereignty, and Genocide presented each Wedneday by Robbie Thorpe and Clare Land. Joining them in the program on 15th February, 2012 is Vivian Moore, Wurundjeri Elder Ronald Terrick and Mark McMurtrie.

Asserting Aboriginal sovereignty into governance

Audio: Michael Anderson explains the Sovereignty case that is currently being pursued by the Aboriginal 'New Way Movement' with Sue Leigh on 3CR's 'Wednesday Hometime (1/2/12)'.

Print: Michael explains the 1875 Act and that Lawyers in London have insisted that this act is absolute law. He provides details of why the English government has no jurisdiction over Aboriginal people, what is being done about it and the next step ...

Governance structure and details for asserting Aboriginal Sovereignty here

Proposed constitutional reforms are treasonous and fraudulent!

Michael Anderson

Michael Anderson

Michael Anderson has condemned proposals for writing Indigenous people into the constitution as a treasonous act and serious fraud against Aboriginal peoples, because it does not represent their interests across the nation.

The proposals, handed to the Gillard government by the "Expert Panel" on Constitutional Reform, fail to deal with the central and substantive issue of sovereignty and true land rights.

Community consultations around the country cannot and do not reflect Aboriginal interests in this matter because the panel represent less than one percent of the Aboriginal population.

Recognising Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples in the Constitution
The "Expert Panel" - Website: youmeunity.org.au | Report Downloads