The Other Side of the Coin

Royal Wedding, Censorship, Holocaust Commission & Holocaust Denial

The recent British Royal Wedding ignores its immense genocidal crimes over the last few centuries ... The invasion of Australia in 1788 led to European settlement of Australia and the Aboriginal Genocide in which the Indigenous Australian population fell from about 1 million in 1788 to 0.1 million a century later.

... We all wish Kate and William a very happy marriage. However one hopes that even before they are Queen and King of England they will make some Amends for the dreadful catalogue of British mass murder and holocaust ignoring ... Dr Gideon Polya (Countercurrents)

Pearson finally distinguishes his NQ Intervention from the NT Intervention

Noel Pearson: ... 'The first difference is that in Cape York (NQ) the reform agenda has been the initiative of Aboriginal leaders and the policy proposals have come from the Cape York Institute, not from government. The Northern Territory policy is unilaterally decided by government. A second difference is that in Cape York the reform agenda is being implemented in large part by Aboriginal leaders and organisations ... whereas in the Territory it is almost exclusively a government-run show.

... If people are being responsible (NQ), they are not affected by income management.' (Extract) Fr Frank Brennan 'Eureka Street'

Worksafe, Warburton Elder, Death in custody rather than workplace related death

It is arguable whether the 46 year old respected Warburton Elder died within the limitation of a workplace death. The Elder was not an employee of G4S or of the Department of Corrective Services. He was in their duty of care ...
... without justice being served substantively through the criminal justice system we shall not have changes to legislation, processes to ensure accountability and to deter criminal and other negligence by personnel from the police and DCS and from those they contract out to, we shall not diminish zero-tolerance practices and outrageous behaviours and disregard for humanity ... Gerry Georgatos (Indymedia)

Always was, always will be Aboriginal land

NT Intervention

The NT Intervention 'Health Impact Assessment' notes that the ways in which the Intervention was introduced and is being implemented are likely to contribute to the high burden of trauma and disease already carried by Aboriginal people across generations ...

Gary Johns would have you believe that what all of the evidence points to is ideological nonsense, whereas his completely unsupported assertions epitomise "rational analysis". There is literally no evidence, even in government reports, that the NT Intervention has helped improve the socio-economic conditions. Its supporters are simply backing racist policies because they believe racism is the best way to deal with Indigenous communities. ... Michael Brull (Online Opinion).

Snap Action at Racist Book Launch in Melbourne

Snap Action was taken at the Book Launch of "Aboriginal Self-Determination: The Whiteman's Dream" at the Celtic Club, First Floor, 316-320 Queen Street on Monday 2nd May at 5:30pm

The evidence of the total failure of the NT Intervention mounts, but right wing ideologues like Gary Johns, Andrew Bolt and Bess Price defend its racist premise. Ons Monday 2nd May (evening) Andrew Bolt and Gary Johns were be openly calling for the destruction of Aboriginal culture and Aboriginal collective identity. They were launching "Aboriginal Self-Determination: The Whiteman's Dream". Melbourne Anti-Intervention Collective (MAIC)

Police will never accept deaths-in-custody recommendations

Deaths in Custody Rally
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Dancers addressing Rally - Perth

Whilst PM Howard shut down the legal requirement for the governments of the states and territories and their appropriate departments in 1998 because, according to him, the allocated $400 million had been spent. Some of this money was spent on building new police stations.

Our nations' gaols are defaulting badly and are echoing the bad old days. Why is the gaol rate of Deaths in Cutody (DIC) rising so dramatically? it is, of course, not just because of the numbers although this is an important factor. the main reason I believe is the ratio of officers to inmates being dangerously reduced ... Ray Jackson writes

Pay the rent will be heard loud and clear across the land

Michael Anderson
Michael Anderson

Goodooga, northwest NSW, 17 April 2011

Michael Anderson, A NSW tribal leader convening an Aboriginal summit in Canberra says it will raise funds to challenge Australia's legitimacy in the International Court of Justice.

"This is Australia's greatest fear, because when we win, Australia will owe us more than they can ever imagine, and the cry ‘pay the rent' will be heard loud and clear across this great landscape,” writes Michael (Ghillar) Anderson in a media release ahead of the Easter summit in Canberra.

Constitutional Recognition of Indigenous Australians

Media Release Law Council of Australia April 2011

The Law Council has released a discussion paper outlining options for Constitutional reform, to recognise Indigenous Australians.

The discussion paper claims to consider the continued existence of outdated provisions, which deny people the right to vote on the grounds of race and permit the Commonwealth Parliament to make laws adverse to Aboriginal peoples and Torres Strait Islanders.

Discussion Paper Law Council of Australia

Town camp leader outraged by Bess Price Q & A claims

Barbara Shaw, spokesperson for the Intervention Rollback Action Group in Alice Springs and resident of Mt Nancy Town camp says that comments by Bess Price on Q and A about the "success" of the Intervention ignore the huge evidence of continuing failure ... "It is outrageous that Bess Price can continue to go on national media and spread false information on the Intervention while life in our town camps and communities gets harder and harder", says Barbara Shaw.

Fortescue Metals Group: Divide, Rule & Bully Tactics

Caught in the act - a record of a supposed 'native title' meeting staged by the iron ore miner, Fortescue Metals Group. The video demonstrates the unscrupulous actions of a miner trying to bully traditional owners into a land use 'Agreement' that will see massive disturbance of country and will swindle several generations of Yindjibarndi people. The video must be watched to see the brutal divide and rule tactics that are used by paying a break-away group to confound the traditional owners who want a fairer outcome for their people. The gross bullying tactics of the elders is evident.