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Audio: Fracking in the Kimberley - Forum 3

Sovereign Audio Collection - Tue, 2014/03/04 - 10:41am
Water contamination, mining regulations, and the concerns of traditional owners were all discussed at a mining and fracking forum on 22 January 2014. - About 40 people gathered at the ABC studios in Broome to hear a discussion on the practice of hydraulic fracturing, with a focus on the Canning Basin. - The forum was broadcast live on the ABC Kimberley Mornings program, hosted by Vanessa Mills.

Audio: Fracking in the Kimberley - Forum File 2

Sovereign Audio Collection - Tue, 2014/03/04 - 10:16am
Water contamination, mining regulations, and the concerns of traditional owners were all discussed at a mining and fracking forum on 22 January 2014. - About 40 people gathered at the ABC studios in Broome to hear a discussion on the practice of hydraulic fracturing, with a focus on the Canning Basin. - The forum was broadcast live on the ABC Kimberley Mornings program, hosted by Vanessa Mills.

Audio: Fracking in the Kimberley - Forum 1

Sovereign Audio Collection - Tue, 2014/03/04 - 9:03am
Water contamination, mining regulations, and the concerns of traditional owners were all discussed at a mining and fracking forum on 22 January 2014. - About 40 people gathered at the ABC studios in Broome to hear a discussion on the practice of hydraulic fracturing, with a focus on the Canning Basin. - The forum was broadcast live on the ABC Kimberley Mornings program, hosted by Vanessa Mills.

Audio: Nyoongar Embassy rejected WA's draft recognition bill

Sovereign Audio Collection - Tue, 2014/03/04 - 8:35am
Gerry Georgatos and Warren Barnsley, National Indigenous Radio (NIR) Western Australia - The Nyoongar Tent Embassy in Perth has rejected the state Government's draft recognition bill, introduced into Parliament last week. The bill recognises the Nyoongar as the traditional owners of south-west and is a key component of the controversial Native Title settlement offer. Nyoongar woman and Embassy spokesperson Vanessa Culbong says the recognition means little and is part of a proposal intended to short change the Noongar people. She says the bill doesn't go far enough in terms of healing and rights.

SBS World News - APY elders share sacred songline with the world

Sovereign Audio Collection - Sun, 2014/03/02 - 8:29am
APY elders share sacred songline with the world

AUDIO: Racism affecting health in First Nation peoples'

Sovereign Audio Collection - Sat, 2014/02/22 - 12:18am
It's well known that Indigenous Australians have much lower life expectancy than other Australians, and have disproportionately high rates of diseases and other health problems. - The Social Determinants of Health Alliance is a group of Australian health, social services and public policy organisations. - It lobbies for action to reduce inequalities in the outcomes from health service delivery. - Chair of the Alliance, Martin Laverty, has no doubt racism sometimes comes into play when Indigenous Australians seek medical attention. - "When an Indigenous person is admitted to hospital, they face twice the risk of death through a coronary event than a non-Indigenous person and concerningly, Indigenous people when having a coronary event in hospital are 40 percent less likely to receive a stent* or a coronary angiplasty. The reason for this is that good intentions, institutional racism is resulting in Indigenous people not always receiving the care that they need from Australia's hospital system." - Romlie Mokak is the chief executive of the Australian Indigenous Doctors' Association. - Mr Mokak says the burden of ill health is already greater amongst Indigenous people - but this isn't recognised when they go to access health services.

Audio: "Legal Aid Cuts Deep" Living Black Radio

Sovereign Audio Collection - Tue, 2014/01/14 - 6:29am
The latest Australian Bureau of Statistics Corrective Services report shows the number of Aboriginal men in prison has risen by eight per cent and women by 12 per cent in the 12 months.

Audio: Mother punished after young inmates escaped from Serco prison van

Sovereign Audio Collection - Sun, 2014/01/12 - 6:44am
ABC PM - 8 January 2014 The spotlight is on Western Australia's prison transfer system after the escape of two prisoners triggered the cancellation of some transfers and prevented a mother attending her son's funeral. The two prisoners broke out of a Serco prison van at Geraldton Airport last week. "I can't think of any good reason that would explain why she could not attend the funeral of her son. I think they should offer an apology and get their act together, and look out doing what's right and operating in the culturally appropriate operations for prisoners," said Joyce Capewell, "In Aboriginal culture, it is very important for people to attend funerals and to pay respect to the loved ones. And, if you don't attend it, in some communities, Aboriginal people can face tribal punishment."

Western world seeking absolution by washing the feet of Nelson Mandela

Sovereign Audio Collection - Tue, 2013/12/10 - 8:24am
Source: Phillip Adams, ABC Radio National 'Late Night Live' - South African journalist R.W.Johnson discusses whether idolising Nelson Mandela is overlooking more urgent problems. He suggests that the outpooring over Nelson Mandela may be an enormous hunger by the developed world to find a hero/saint/leader from the third world to displace their feelings of guilt from slavery and colonisation. He suggested that the western world want absolution by washing the feet of the great man. -

Audio: Mandela upset some Aboriginal activists in 1990

Sovereign Audio Collection - Mon, 2013/12/09 - 8:27pm
When Nelson Mandela visited Australia months after his release from prison in 1990, he upset some Australian First Nations activists. How do they feel today? By Ron Sutton SBS 6 December 2013

Coranderrk: We Will Show the Country

Sovereign Audio Collection - Thu, 2013/12/05 - 9:00pm
The Coranderrk Inquiry was the only official commission in 19th century Victoria which addressed Aboriginal peoples’ calls for justice, land rights and self-determination. It was one of the few times Aboriginal witnesses were called to give evidence on matters concerning their own lives and interests. - Phillip Adams from 'Late Night Live' on ABC Radio National interview with Giordano Nanni and Andrea James.

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