Rosalie Kunoth-Monks OAM – NT Senate Candidate

Prepared by Professor the Hon Alastair Nicholson AO RFD QC, Michele Harris OAM and Georgina Gartland, July 2010
Handed to the United Nations (UN) Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) by Rosalie Kunoth-Monks

Media Release

Melbourne Anti-Intervention Collective (MAIC)

Dear All,

Would you please forward the below information to anyone you know living in the NT and anyone who has links there.

In 2010 Rosalie Kunoth-Monks OAM took the ‘Loss of Rights’ report to the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination in Geneva. For a number of years she has been to various areas and cities around Australia voicing her grave concerns about the impacts and trauma the NT Intervention is causing people living under it. Key measures of the NT Intervention have been extended for another 10 years under the “Stronger Futures” legislation.

Rosalie Kunoth-Monks OAM has decided to stand as a candidate for the NT Senate under the umbrella of Australia's First Nations Political Party in an attempt to have her voice and the voice of First Nations Peoples heard more widely.

I have met and heard Rosalie speak on several occasions and am helping on a personal level

The Policy positions for the party she is standing for are:
Roll back the effects of the intervention

  1. Treaties
  2. Caring for Country
  3. Cultural diversity
  4. Economic development

You can find further information about the policy positions as well as a poster (which could be printed for NT communities and polling booths on election day), media release, audio, video and news at http://www.respectandlisten.org/miscellaneous/rosalie-kunoth-monks.html

Thank you very much for your kind consideration and your sending on the above information to your NT contacts would be greatly appreciated. Should you have any questions or would like to get involved, please do not hesitate to respond to me or contact AFNPP at kil_mdl@hotmail.com.

Best regards,

Sabine Kacha
Melbourne Anti-Intervention Collective (MAIC)

Melbourne Anti-Intervention Collective (MAIC) meets every Monday, 6.30pm on the fourth floor of Trades Hall on the corner of Lygon and Victoria Streets, Carlton, Victoria