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UNITE & FIGHT CONFERENCE-- Aboriginal Rights Coalition national conference

The important Aboriginal Rights Coalition national conference is to be held in Sydney from May 23 to May 25. The draft agenda (minus speakers list as some are still to be confirmed) is reproduced below.

To help fund travel to the conference. Donations can be paid into the Sydney ARC bank account:
Account name: Aboriginal Rights Coalition
BSB: 062 231
Account number: 10264494


UNITE & FIGHT CONFERENCE


23-25 May 2008

DAY OF MOURNING ANNIVERSARY FORUM

AUSTRALIA HALL

FRIDAY 23 MAY


6:30pm

6:40pm

Welcome to Country, MC Intro &

Cultural Performance

6:50pm

How far have we come?

7:10pm

What’s happening in NT

7:25pm

BREAK & ACOUSTIC PERFORMANCE

7:45pm

Human Rights Implications

8:00pm

Impact on Australia’s International Standing

8:15pm

Community Developed Approaches

8;30pm

Close

SATURDAY 24 MAY

OVERVIEW OF ABORIGINAL HISTORY OF STRUGGLE

PANEL

9:00-10:30am


Conference Welcome to Country

1972 Embassy

Land Rights -Wave Hill to Wik

Deaths in Custody Campaign

Jabiluka

Lex Wotton (Current Case Study)

History of Unions in Aboriginal Struggle

The Struggle for Self Determination

10:30-11:00 MORNING TEA

PANEL - PATERNALISM REVISITED


The Intervention Unpacked

11:00am-12:00pm

(approx 10 mins each)

Welfare Management, Land Legislation, CDEP, Mission Managers, Grog & Pornography controls, health & education, & the impact on Child Protection


The Expanding Intervention

12-12:30 pm


Qld’s Experience

WA’s Experience

NSW Experience

12:30-1:00pm

Questions

1:00-2:00pm LUNCH

WHY THE CHANGE IN APPROACH & WHERE’S IT HEADING?

2:00-2;15pm

Ideology Underlying

Intervention

What’s the thinking Behind the NT Intervention Approach?

Which Way Forward

2:15-2:30pm


2:30-2:45pm


International Precedents & Evidence Base

Aboriginal Developments


2:45- 3:00pm

Review of NT Intervention


Where to now for Labor?

3:00-3:30pm

Questions

3:30-4:00 pm AFTERNOON TEA

4:00-5:00pm

State Report Backs


5:00-5:30pm

Alice, Darwin, Perth, Adelaide, Brisbane, Melb, Tas & Sydney


Questions

SUNDAY 25 MAY

9:30-12:30

Aboriginal Caucus

Campaign Workshops?


National Coordination

ARC Structure

Future Directions

Engaging Unions, Broadening Support, Media Managing, enviro and International Campaign

12:30-1:30pm LUNCH

UNITE TO FIGHT SESSION


Koori Caucus Outcomes

1:30-2:00pm



Future Directions Report Back


Workshops’ Report Back

2:00-2:40pm



Workshop Recommendations


Plenary Discussion

& Resolutions

2:40-4:30pm


Close 4:30 pm



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