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WA's stolen wages shame

Sovereign Audio Collection - Tue, 2016/09/06 - 11:07pm
In Western Australia the government is facing a potential class action over its controversial stolen wages reparations scheme, which paid Aboriginal people a maximum of $2,000 each after decades of wages withheld by government, child labour, and in some cases slavery. Now a Background Briefing investigation has uncovered secret financial modelling, commissioned by government, on just how much the state of Western Australia owes its Aboriginal workers. At one workplace alone the documents put the amount of Aboriginal wages kept by government at $63 million.

25 years after the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody

Sovereign Audio Collection - Mon, 2016/09/05 - 10:00pm
Jon Faine ABC 747 'The conversation hour (Excerpt) with Karly Warner, Ruth Barson, Benson Saulo and Julian Cleary Karly Warner is the Executive Officer of the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Services, and Chair of the Administrative Law & Human Rights Executive Committee at the Law Institute of Victoria. She also sits on the Aboriginal Advisory Council at Lander and Rogers. Ruth Barson is Director of Legal Advocacy at the Human Rights Law Centre, and sits on the board of the Women's Legal Service Victoria. Benson Saulo is Co-founder of The Man Cave, Benson is a descendant of the Wemba Wemba and Gundjitmara Australian Aboriginal nations of western Victoria and the New Ireland Provence of Papua New Guinea. He is a former Australian Youth Representative to the United Nations. Julian Cleary, who is an Indigenous Rights Campaigner with Amnesty International More:

Archaeologist date First Nations stone houses in Wandjina country at 9000 years

Sovereign Audio Collection - Mon, 2016/09/05 - 10:36am
Researchers from the University of Western Australia have discovered what they believe to be the earliest "houses" in Australia dating back to almost 9000 years. Prof. Jo McDonald is the Director of the Centre for Rock Art Research + Management at UWA and the Rio Tinto Chair in Rock Art Studies. Her interests include rock art and information exchange, engendered rock art studies, arid zone rock art, direct-dating rock art and applied rock art research (Native Title, National Heritage and World Heritage). CAAMA RADIO with Paul Wiles

Chained Noongar mans family distressed and want answers

Sovereign Audio Collection - Wed, 2016/08/24 - 10:01am
On Friday Nathan Khan, aged 30, appeared at the Midland District Court and collapsed during his hearing before being escorted out of the court room by guards Despite attending the hearing with Mr Khan, his family was not notified of his transport to hospital until hours later and were then left to their own devices to locate which hospital he had been sent to. The family then arrived at the hospital to find Mr Khan in a coma handcuffed to his bed. Bibbulmun man Mervyn Eades is a family member and head of prisoner release support service Ngulla Maya. He says the family are questioning the events between his collapse in the court room and arriving at hospital. From National Indigenous Radio

American born astrophysicist> Aboriginal knowledge is a different way of thinking.

Sovereign Audio Collection - Wed, 2016/08/24 - 3:23am
Dr Duane Hamacher, Senior Research Fellow at the Monash Indigenous Centre in Melbourne says Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander astronomical and geological knowledge and traditions needs no validation from western science..

Astrophysicist says Aboriginal cultural knowledge needs no validation from western science

Sovereign Audio Collection - Wed, 2016/08/24 - 2:28am
CAAMA Radio An American born astrophysicist working in Australia has used National Science Week to share the significance of Aboriginal cultural knowledge which he says other scientists often fail to understand.... because it is a totally different way of thinking. Dr Duane Hamacher...Senior Research Fellow at the Monash Indigenous Centre in Melbourne says Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander astronomical and geological knowledge and traditions needs no validation from western science

Star Stories Q&A Museum Contemporary Art

Sovereign Audio Collection - Mon, 2016/08/22 - 9:43am
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Star Stories of The Dreaming

Sovereign Audio Collection - Mon, 2016/08/22 - 9:22am
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Nuclear Waste Update + by expert Dr Jim Green

Sovereign Audio Collection - Sat, 2016/08/20 - 1:00am
Dr Jim Green is an expert on all matters nuclear and a national nuclear campaigner with Friends of the Earth. Here he provides us with an update on all things nuclear on this continent and worldwide. An interview on 3CR Radioactive Program 20 August 2016

Call to include First Nations Healing practices in Public Health Services

Sovereign Audio Collection - Fri, 2016/08/19 - 7:39am
A panel of Indigenous health experts and tradition healers gathered at the University of Sydney for a discussion about the integration of Ngangkari (traditional Aboriginal healers) into traditional western practices. This forum aims to close the health gap for Indigenous Australians by raising awareness of the need for culturally appropriate medical treatments.

Youth Affairs Director speaks out against Cleveland Detention Centre

Sovereign Audio Collection - Fri, 2016/08/19 - 4:24am
Extract of Radio National interview with Siyavash Doostkhah, Director of Youth Affairs Network Queensland 19 August 2016

'Beyond Blue': Dump Kennett over Don Dale comments

Sovereign Audio Collection - Wed, 2016/08/17 - 8:52am
Jeff Kennett Redneck ex Victorian Liberal Premier and chairman of 'BeyondBlue' said the ABC Four Corners report highlighting the inhumane treatment of youth at the Don Dale Juvenile Detention Centre was biased and destroyed the reputation of Adam Giles. Robert Eggington, head of Nyoongah trauma support service Dumbartung Aboriginal Corporation, says Jeff Kennett’s position at BeyondBlue is now untenable. Robert is a First Nations mental health worker has called for the resignation of former Victorian Premier Jeff Kennett from the social welfare group Beyond Blue. Kennett attacked the Prime Minister for calling a Royal Commission into juvenile justice the Northern Territory.

Adam Giles on Incarceration & Detention criticism - May 2016

Sovereign Audio Collection - Mon, 2016/08/08 - 1:16pm
The Northern Territory Chief Minister Adam Giles has defended his Governments efforts to reduce the rate of Aboriginal incarceration which last year stood at 86% of those in Territory prison and 96% of those in juvenile detention . Speaking on CAAMA Radio Mr Giles rejected criticism from the left and says his Governments ongoing efforts to reduce rates of recidivism are being applauded across the country.

Tackling Indigenous incarceration rates: Mervyn Eades

Sovereign Audio Collection - Thu, 2016/08/04 - 12:14pm
The journey from childhood disadvantage, to juvenile detention, to adult prison, is the life story for so many. And it was Noongar man Mervyn Eades' story too, until his 30s. Then Eades set about devising a training program to help prisoners find work upon their release, and to help stop Aboriginal youth from entering the prison system. The success of his Perth-based program, called Ngalla Maya, offers a model for others to follow.

Adam Giles down in Poll: Here's the in's and outs of the ducks arse 'ole

Sovereign Audio Collection - Thu, 2016/08/04 - 11:55am
Territorians are scheduled to go to the polls on August 27 and a MediaReach poll commissioned by the NT News suggests a majority of them have lost confidence in the Giles Government's ability to manage youth detention A week after the Prime Minister announced a Royal Commission into the Northern Territory juvenile detention system, the poll suggests the Territory's Chief Minister Adam Giles could be facing electoral defeat Chris Walsh is Political Reporter with the NT News ABC NewsRadio's Glen Bartholomew asked him what the Giles Government's chances were of being re-elected...before footage of mistreatment in the NT's Don Dale Detention Centre went to air - ABC News Radio

Scullion & NSW arguing over paying for Custody Notification Service

Sovereign Audio Collection - Wed, 2016/08/03 - 7:43am
The Federal Indigenous Affairs Minister Nigel Scullion has blasted the NSW government over its refusal to fund the Custody Notification Service. In December the Commonwealth committed $1.8 million dollars to fund the hotline for another three years, but Senator Scullion argues the state government should be fronting the cost. The CNS is delivered through the Aboriginal Legal Service and provides 24 hour legal advice and mental health checks for First Nation’s people if they are taken into police custody CEO of the Aboriginal Legal Service Gary Oliver said the hotline is a NSW government regulation, but has never been funded by the state since its establishment in 2000.

Mansell: Mick Gooda Too Close To Government

Sovereign Audio Collection - Tue, 2016/08/02 - 11:31pm
A First Nation’s lawyer has raised questions about the ethics of the appointment of social justice commissioner Mick Gooda to the role of royal co-commissioner. Palawa man Michael Mansell said past appointments of Mr Gooda to sit on government appointed committees such as the expert panel on constitutional recognition and the Referendum Council indicates a relationship between the government and Mr Gooda. From: National Indigenous Radio

Professor: The massive number of Aboriginal people in detention without conviction

Sovereign Audio Collection - Tue, 2016/08/02 - 10:34pm
Queensland law professor Kerry Carrington says she applauds the Prime Minister for appointing an Aboriginal commissioner but that the national statistics on juvenile justice suggest a broader inquiry is needed. Professor Carrington has been looking at youth justice for many years. She told Eleanor Hall she is particularly concerned about the massive numbers of young people who are in detention and have not even been convicted of a crime and she says the number of Indigenous children in detention should set off alarm bells nationwide. Eleanor Hall ABC 'The World Today'


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