Australian news, and some related international items

Govt pushes Aboriginals off land – young Australians will expose this

“The intervention is economically forcing people away from their country,”

Students hear NT anti-intervention talks, Sydney Morning Herald  July 8, 2010, Busloads of university students converged on Alice Springs to support indigenous people seeking an end to the federal government’s intervention in the Northern Territory.Students from Queensland, NSW and South Australia travelled to central Australia this week for a meeting on the Northern Territory Emergency Response, more commonly known as the intervention, and its effects on Aborigines.

Organiser John Hartley asked the audience of about 200 to help inform the wider community about Aboriginal culture and their struggles under the intervention, now in its third year.

“The intervention is economically forcing people away from their country,” he said.

“Your political battle needs to support our cultural battle.”……….Organisers say they will use information gathered at the meeting to hold a law and culture meeting including every language group in Australia in Port Augusta in SA later this year. Students hear NT anti-intervention talks

July 9, 2010 - Posted by | AUSTRALIA - NATIONAL, Opposition to nuclear, uranium | , , , , , , ,

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