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July 14 – March on Parliament House to protest Howard’s NT Tampa land grab

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Call to rally in protest at Howard’s military interventions on Aboriginal communities in the
Northern Territory – please forward to your networks and join us on 14th July 2007 at 11am, marching from the Tent Embassy to New Parliament House, Canberra.

When questioned about the detail of the Government’s plans for Indigenous communities in NT Howard said yesterday (Wednesday) that they were working on it?
and the legislation would be ready in a few days.? – Legislation?????

Since when does it require legislation to provide a comprehensive community based
response to the 97 recommendations of the Little Children are Sacred report?? Since when does it require legislation for teams of doctors, nurses and counsellors to work in Aboriginal communities with those communities? Only if Howard is about to make his stated grab for the lands of up to 70 Aboriginal communities in the Northern Territory would legislation under the federal race powers act be required. He has made no secret of the fact that if he
deems it necessary the Government would compulsorily acquire those lands.

Mal Brough also stated yesterday that, still in spite of the recommendations, he is still pushing for sexual health tests of Aboriginal children, saying he is looking into ways in which parents could be encouraged’ to give parental consent. Coerced would be a more appropriate term, especially as Brough says a pecuniary solution might be considered. Does he really think we will sell our children’s safety and wellbeing? It is becoming horribly clear what the role of the army and police is to be on those communities, to take over, quell dissent and protest at the legislative theft of their lands, and remove dissenters from their lands once the legislation is passed.

The WA Premier is to be congratulated on his level-headed approach in refusing to send police and sending health care and counselling teams instead. His clarity in seeing through the agenda behind the Howard solution is commendable and we call upon the Leader of
the Oppostion, Kevin Rudd, and all other State Premiers to follow his example, and to reject Howard’s proposed legislation.

And let’s send our thoughts and voices of support to those 30,000 plus Aboriginal men and women whose jobs, education programs and vocational training through CDEP in urban and major rural centres, will be gone on 1 July, eliminated by John Howard. To act in a manner
that disenfranchises, discriminates against and willfully disadvantages a race of people is, by definition, racism. It is to take away people’s Human Rights and their rights under Australian Common Law.


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July 12, 2007 at 2:49 pm

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  1. we all know that this is wrong , well at least most people would if they understood the truth of what is happening . l am compleatly suprised though that this light that is shining on the trojan horse , protecting children , has not been used to shine on ourselves as a whole country. What does being able to buy a g-string or a bra-top and fuck-me boots for my 6 year old, and disgusting 10 month jail terms that are handed out by the white law to our own fuck up people (!!) say about the whole of australian? l can see how getting a spear throw the leg is a better deterrant! When it comes down to it though … to be able to help some one you first have to help your self …or at least know how to help your self. maybe the answer lies in letting little johnny know that he also said that under his guiding hand no child would be living in poverty arrr what year was that !, not only was that a pure lie , but it did not seem to include the whole populasion of austraila’s children , being all in all how the ‘children are sacred’ report came out in 97. “and so on and befor that also” by putting presure on little johnny that all children are sacred we give back to our selves , our cut funding to child protection , child care , oh and education. l don’t think he could take that kind of pressure , things could move for the good of all !

    what are we doing

    July 18, 2007 at 7:55 pm

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