Donations needed to challenge sovereignty

Michael Anderson is calling for donations to fund a legal challenge to Australia’s sovereignty.

“The research for the statement of claim and evidentiary material has been concluded and it is now time to locate appropriate legal firms who would be interested in running this most important case," Mr Anderson wrote in a Media Release.

“We must put an end to all political and historical theories and bring this into the world of reality," he said. "We need to end speculating on the jurisdictional question and deal with what we argue is the legal and political reality of our continuing sovereignty.”

UN Security Council push shows up anger at home

Fed-up Indigenous Australians won't back country that won't recognise them.

When the United Nations votes next week on who should occupy two temporary seats on the Security Council, one group of Australians will be cheering for rivals Finland and Luxembourg.

The Sovereign Union of First Nations and Peoples believes Australia has no right to a seat, and has written to every accredited ambassador urging rejection of Canberra's bid.

The union, which advocates recognition of indigenous sovereign rights and the negotiation of a formal treaty, is at the sharp end of Aboriginal anger and impatience with successive governments. - New Zealand Herald Artcicle

Artist's dark mask over the past portrays Captain Cook as a crook

Jason Wing's artwork does not treat the English explorer credited with being the first European to land on Australia's east coast with reverence.

Wing understands the fate of the First Nations people has deteriorated since the arrival of the First Fleet in 1788 and that "Racism and criminal behaviour by the Australian government is alive and well."

his sculpture is one of 37 artworks by Aboriginal artists that were installed yesterday in Macquarie Street as part of the 2012 Parliament of NSW Aboriginal Art Prize.

First Nations sovereignty movement asks UN to deny Australia a seat on the Security Council

Sovereign Union - First Nations Interim National Unity Government movement is asking the United Nations to deny Australia the seat on the Security Council it is seeking.

The Sovereign Union objections include; Australia is a colonial power which is not founded on a secure position of statehood, it is in breach of UN Conventions and still has no effective law against genocide.

Here are copies of the letters sent to all the ambassadors to the United Nations, the UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-Moon and Navi Pillay, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.

With constitutional change deferred, it's time to negotiate a treaty


Michael Anderson

Deferment of constitutional change means politicians of all stripes and their "negative Aboriginal collaborators" must now face the truth and back calls for negotiating a treaty, writes sovereignty campaigner and 'Sovereign Union' spokesperson, Michael Ghillar Anderson.

He sees an opportunity "to focus on the real issues and not band-aid programs and objectives that serve to soothe rather than deal with the hard matters that Australia has to face up to".

Mr Anderson criticises Professor Patrick Dodson and other Aboriginal advisers to the government as "gutless". "This is why they are sought after by both sides of politics."

"It is sad that Professor Dodson and his conservative colleagues choose to give advice on what 'all' Aboriginals want as a future. They know full well that they do not have the authority to make such outrageous claims." It is well-known that Professor Dodson has always campaigned against any suggestions of continuing Aboriginal sovereignty, Mr. Anderson observes.

Coroner slams NT police over Kwementyaye Briscoe's death

Northern Territory Coroner Greg Cavanagh said some police who dealt with the man known since his death as Kwementyaye Briscoe were immature and utterly derelict in their duties.

The family have accused officers of "getting away with murder" after a recommendation by the Coroner that no charges be laid.

The Australian Council for Civil Liberties says there should be an independent inquiry into senior Northern Territory police, after another damning Aboriginal death in custody report.

Julian Assange issued a First Nations passport

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been offered an Aboriginal Nations passport in an inner-city Sydney ceremony after he was "abandoned" by Australian authorities.

His father, John Shipton, accepted the document at a celebration in Darlington today.

He said his son had been jilted by the Australian government, and the passport ceremony - which follows Ecuador's decision to grant Mr Assange diplomatic asylum - was a show of solidarity.

Assange gets an Aboriginal passport

AAP Sydney Morning Herald September 15, 2012

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been offered an Aboriginal Nations passport in an inner-city Sydney ceremony after he was "abandoned" by Australian authorities.

His father, John Shipton, accepted the document at a celebration in Darlington today.

He said his son had been jilted by the Australian government, and the passport ceremony - which follows Ecuador's decision to grant Mr Assange diplomatic asylum - was a show of solidarity.

$250,000 delivered to each First Nation family at a cost of $220,000

White public servants cost, per First Nations family, an average of about $220,000 a year. Under Macklin, each family averages only about $30,000, and, for many, even the spending of that is carefully and paternalistically ''managed''.

There are nearly two non-Indigenous public servants ministering to the ''needs'' of every family. That may be as many as 100,000 people, once one counts or fractions in health workers, teachers, policemen, social workers and the risk managers, bookkeepers, equal opportunity officers, army public relations people, human resource managers and co-ordinators-general required to keep their shows on the road. - 3 Articles

Kimberley heritage sold out by 'conspiracy of deceit'

Investigations reveal a trail of deceit in which records that prove the legitimacy of traditional Goolarabooloo lawman Joseph Roe's heritage claims have ignored and the Kimberley Land Council has also worked with Woodside and the state against the interests of some of its own clients.

Woodside has been prepared to tell the state government to withdraw warnings that it may be acting in breach of the law that could put its directors in jail. And the government has been happy to comply with its wishes.