A unique meeting on the status and place of Aboriginal people in contemporary Australia, and beyond.
The Summit brings together collective minds in Academia, Professions and Communities to find & share solutions.
This summit will have strong appeal for Educators, Administrators, Aboriginal Affairs Practitioners, Senior and Middle Management Personnel from both private and public sectors, Government Agencies and Communities who will be attracted to the breadth and depth of issues under discussion.
Location: Kangan TAFE Broadmeadows
1:00pm – 5:00pm - Various Dignities
Traditional, Teaching Dance and Song - Meaning & Application of Aboriginal Sovereignty - Mark McMurtrie, Victorian Aboriginal Land Justice Group, Prof Wendy Brabham, Deakin University
Teaching of Sovereignty and Aboriginal law, Legal place and position in Australia - post Mabo.- Mark McMurtrie, Victorian Aboriginal Land Justice Group.
Location: Trades Hall Council
Welcome to Country - Wurrunjerri
Introduction - New Way Summit - Socio-economic and political implications and movement against broader factors – Michael Anderson
Sovereignty – importance and meaning of sovereignty – Michael Anderson
Why a New Way and why sovereignty and treaty are necessary - Mark McMurtrie, Educator
Genocide – Past & present socio-political, legal implications – Prof Robert Manne, LaTrobe University
Treaty – the importance of Treaty and its relevance today and in the future – Geoff Clarke, Ex-Chair ATSIC – Robbie Thorpe, Activist
Australia has a Black History – The whitewashing of black history and future - Prof Richard Broome, La Trobe University
Historical Civil Rights Movement and it's application today – who's dreaming what? - Gary Foley, Victoria University
The Aboriginal Movement and the Left. An explanation - Terry Townsend, Author
The Gap - why does it exist & how do we bring it to an end? - Prof John Taylor – ANU Canberra University
Aboriginal community based & controlled organisations. Do they have a future? - Alan Brown, VAHS Chairman
The illusion of Government & Aboriginal organization partnership(s). A bad marriage? - Prof Mark Rose, Deakin University
Northern Territory Intervention. "The purpose and the design of the intervention and how to bring it to an end". - MAIC Panel
Deaths in Custody. Why do Aboriginal deaths in custody continue and what must we do? - Panel - Marrianne Mackay, WA Watch Committee
Children taken and away. Are they still being stolen and what can we do? - Prof Robert Manne, LaTrobe University
Key Note Address - Freedom of speech and racism in the media? - Chris Graham, Founding editor, National Indigenous Times
Drinks & Refreshments
Location: Trades Hall Council
The role and importance of the United Nations and the civil rights movement in advancing Aboriginal rights.
The Victorian Aboriginal Genocide Centre. What needs to be done and how do we do it – Sharon Firebrace – Founder Aboriginal Genocide Centre
Socialist movements - Advancing the cause – Sandra Bloodworth
United Nations - Comparisons, priorities and directions - Mark McMurtrie
The role of Amnesty International in advancing Aboriginal rights - International to local issues – are there commonalities and is there a way forward? Monica Morgan, Amnesty International
Venezeulan Experience - Lessons, parallels and benefits to be gained for the Aboriginal movement – Lara Pullen
Pacific islands - Common issues and directions
International Treaties. USA, New Zealand and Canada - Relevance, parallels and models for application. - Panel – Geoff Clarke, Robbie Thorpe, Michael Anderson
Poltical Parties - How can they advance an Aboriginal future? - Sam Watson, Socialist Alliance – Adam Brandt, Greens party, Labor party and Liberal party. Do they have solutions or are they pretending?
Trade Union movement and defending Aboriginal rights - Panel discussion – ETU, MUA , CMFEU and AMWU – policies and directions - Unions and the 'New Way'.
Unions and Aboriginal Movement: Solutions and Directions. Key Note Speaker - Union Movement
Key Aboriginal instrumentalities: Are they still relevant?
What happened to ATSIC and it's billions? - An economic, socio-political evaluation – Geaff Clarke, Ex-Chair ATSIC
Aboriginal Land Councils: Do they provide a future?
What of Native Title? Manipulated outcomes or a mistake? - Gary Foley, Victoria University
National Congress of Australia;s First People - Is this appropriate and why? - Terry Arabena, Chairperson
Victorian Aboriginal Land Justice Group. What is it and does it offer a solution? - Gary Murray, Traditional Owner
Original Sovereign Tribal Federation - Are we ready? - Michael Anderson / Mark McMurtrie
Discussion Panel – Combination of representatives - conclusive remarks
Meals and Drinks Available at various costs
Conference material available at various costs
Convenor: Sharon Firebrace – Phone: 0401 414 967 Email: email@example.com
Bookings: Cheryl Kaulfuss 0401806331 Sharon Firebrace 0401414967