Through 'Recognition' in the constitution, the Government seeks to erase our Aboriginality and make us Australian, and then we will have no connection to our land, or our spirituality. All that will be left are tourist exhibitions of our songs and dance; our art will be museum pieces; our Law, customs and song-lines across country will become folklore; our knowledge of Country will be used only as tourist adventures.
Governments are attempting to steal our original sovereign citizenship and independence by deceit and assimilation by Grant. - Ghillar Michael Anderson
Media Release 16 June 2013 Goodooga NSW
Ghillar Michael Anderson said from his home today that research analysis has now shown the real nature of the contemporary Australian Assimilation policies.
"The Policy of Assimilation of the Aboriginal Peoples was first developed by all the Australian States and the Commonwealth Government during the Aboriginal Welfare conference in the same year as the German Final Solution decree was made in 1937 against the Jews.
"During the course of the Canberra meeting, which was designed to develop a solution to 'The Aboriginal Problem', the Western Australian Chief Aboriginal Protector (sic), A.O. Neville, concluded that, 'In 50 years we should forget that there were any Aborigines in this country.' What this man was proposing was the total annihilation of the Aboriginal race.
"The policy that was agreed upon at this 1937 National Conference was that a policy of assimilation could have the same effect, that is, remove the children from their families, educate and acculturate them into a single Australian community where everyone shall be influenced by the same beliefs, have the same customs as everyone else, by having the Aborigines 'absorbed' into the main stream community of the Australian State. Moreover, marrying the Aboriginal 'half-castes' into the lower class white Australia would see the disappearance of colour. Absorption into the white community will have been completed.
"The Commonwealth and State Government social engineers have been very clever in covering up the real and hidden agendas that all of the Australian Political Parties have been running for a long time. To understand this, we must revisit some of the evil doings of past Government practices.
"To this day, First Nations people have been puzzled by Governments' policies of placing them in either the 'Flora and Fauna' or 'Immigration and Ethnic Affairs' portfolios.
"Given the legal research that we have been doing for the past thirty or so years it is now clear that, when the Australian Government argues that 'we' First Nations people are Australians, an answer comes from within the Immigration and Ethnic Affairs portfolio.
"This is the parallel situation for migrants. As a constitutional practice for newly arrived immigrants, the Commonwealth officials issue them with temporary entry permits only. At the end of that period the Commonwealth then either asks them to leave the country, or offers to extend the permit for a further period, so as to ensure that they do not become absorbed into the Australian Community. When the Australian Government intends to offer the newly arrived alien migrant Australian citizenship status, they place them on a probation type permit that could last from three to five years. The intended migrant then knows that they are on probation and any wrong doings will jeopardise any chance they have of staying within Australia and becoming a citizen.
"When we look closer at this we find that there are two essential criteria that exist if one wants to become an Australian.
1. The community must accept the migrant and
2. The migrant must become 'absorbed' into the community.
"To be accepted allows the Australian immigration officials to offer the migrant ordinary permit to enter Australia and remain in Australia. The next and other step is for the migrant to be 'absorbed' into the Australian community when he or she achieves the following: marries or sets up home here; ... takes up permanent employment or holds public office position here ... having achieved one or both of these two elements one becomes an Australian by 'Grant'. It is accepted by the courts that by satisfying these criteria a person could be said to have passed beyond the control of the Immigration Department.
"P.H. Lane clarifies that the Australian High Court in R v Green 1965 has held that those who 'originally associated themselves together to form the Commonwealth and those who are afterwards admitted to membership' cannot thereafter, upon entering, or crossing the boundary of Australia, from abroad, be regarded as immigrating into it unless in the meantime they have in fact abandoned their membership. They have never been within, or else have passed beyond, the range of the (immigration) power.' So, there are some "persons whose 'permanent home is Australia' and who therefore are 'members of the Australian Community'".
"When we now focus our attention on Aboriginal people, it is to history that we again must turn. Just like the 'illegal immigrants' who are locked away in 'detention centres', Aboriginal people were imprisoned in Government and Church controlled Mission Stations, where we may have been fed, but all our civil and political rights were taken away.
"In order to be freed from these prisons, our old people had to apply in writing for an 'exemption certificate' that, if granted, permitted them to go out and live in the white community and be given jobs. If these people were to return to their families who were left on the Mission Stations, the Government could cancel their certificates of exemption and return them and their children back to the same Prison. If an Aboriginal person went missing from the Mission Station, the police were notified and a search would be mounted and the individual would be returned to the Station, or in the alternative, would be sent away to a harder and more controlled Mission Station.
"The exemption certificates were formal Government documents that said that the bearer of the certificate 'was not an Aboriginal person for the purpose of the Aboriginal Protection Act 1909', as was the case in NSW and likewise in other States and Territories.
"The bearer of the certificate and his family were on probation and thereby permitted to be amongst the white population, so as to see if the white population would accept the Aboriginal family to live and work among them. If the Aboriginal families were seen to be accepted, then they were classified as being 'absorbed', which meant that, by being accepted, they became an Australian by 'Grant'.
"The deviates, however, who were the social engineering and scientific planners, attacked their jobs with much greater vigour when they designed the Aboriginal family re-settlement programs in the early 1970s. They took the Aboriginal families from their ancient homelands and 'pepper-potted' them amongst the white population, as a method of absorbing them into white Australia.
"Now the governments' efforts through the Northern Territory Emergency Response (NT Intervention) are designed to get the people away from their own Country and to force the people to live amongst the white people so as to be absorbed.
"The millions of dollars being granted to the Reconciliation movement and Australians for Native Title and Reconciliation (ANTaR) are to promote the acceptance of Aboriginal people into, and by, the white community, and to promote the acceptance of Native Title amongst the mainstream Australian population.
"Now there is the move to have Aboriginal people recognised in the Australian constitution by referendum. There will be no rights granted as a result. Just simple recognition so that the Government can run around the world saying look at us, look how good we are, and Aboriginal people have consented to be governed by us.
"No people! All of these government efforts are to steal our own existing and different national citizenship based on our inherent sovereignty, that is, I am Gomeroi/Euahlayi, you are Murrawarri, Yuin, Bundjalung, or Yolngu etc.
"They are doing it by engaging deceitful covert policies. The Government seeks to erase our Aboriginality and make us Australian, and then we will have no connection to our land, or our spirituality. All that will be left are tourist exhibitions of our songs and dance; our art will be museum pieces; our Law, customs and song-lines across country will become folklore; our knowledge of Country will be used only as tourist adventures.
"Once again the Governments say they are doing it in our interest. Their hidden deceit is why they keep us under the Immigration and Ethnic Affairs portfolio, where in the long term we become Australians by 'Grant'. This is their hidden agenda.
"The only way to now respond and resist is to declare our Country and independence; reject inclusion into the racist Australian Constitution, which is still an Act of the British Parliament; give them back their birth certificates; withdraw your names from government records like election roles; withdraw from their Native Title process; stop signing away Country through ILUAs; stop accepting Native Title determination by consent.
"Ask yourselves, what have you really got from these agreements? Experience shows that the people do NOT get anything that is meaningful or permits independent economic growth for our people.
"WE ARE NOT AUSTRALIANS. WE HAVE NOT ACQUIESCED.
"ALWAYS WAS ALWAYS WILL BE SOVEREIGN INDEPENDENT NATIONS and PEOPLES."