Video clips of the Sydney launch on 5 November 2012 can be found further down on this page.
A Decision to Discriminate
Aboriginal Disempowerment in the Northern Territory
Through the use of direct quotation, this new book is an important historical record that focuses on the Senate Committee Inquiry into the Stronger Futures legislation. It shows how the Government decision- making process chose to ignore the views expressed by many Aboriginal people of the Northern Territory communities, in much the same way as has happened since colonisation.
Sydney book launch:
The Wire - New book offers counter narrative to govt's Indigenous policies - Tuesday, 6 November 2012 http://www.thewire.org.au/storyDetail.aspx?ID=9818
Launched by Graeme Mundine and Jeff McMullen
Monday, November 05, 2012, 6.30pm
at gleebooks, 49 Glebe Point Rd, Glebe
This new book by ‘concerned Australians’ is an important historical record that focuses on the Senate Committee Inquiry into the Stronger Futures legislation. It shows how the Government decision-making process chose to ignore the views and ideas expressed by many Aboriginal people of the Northern Territory communities in much the same way as has happened since colonisation.
'A Decision to Discriminate' follows in the footsteps of concerned Australians earlier publications. It uses quotes as a way of recording what the people have said and is an invaluable resource for students of Aboriginal history and human rights law, particularly those with an interest in the continuing struggles of Aboriginal people.
This book documents:
o How the majority of those providing evidence to the Committee held similar adverse views in regard to the Stronger Futures legislation
o How Aboriginal people of the Northern Territory are being denied the right of taking responsibility for their communities
o How the Senate Inquiry Committee failed to offer constructive alternatives for Government consideration through recommendation that genuinely reflected the views of the people
Graeme Mundine is a highly respected Aboriginal Leader.
Jeff McMullen is a well known journalist and Indigenous human rights advocate.
Video clips from the launch
1. Jeff McMullen
2. Graeme Mundine
3. Jeff McMullen - reading the letter from Deni Langman
4. Barbara Shaw
5. Sekai Holland
For an article about the book launch: please click here
For Graeme Mundine's speech: please click here
For the Media Release for the launch: please click here
Adelaide's book launch, 9 December 2012
The Wire - Amelia Kunoth-Monks following in her grandmother's footsteps - 12 December 2012 - http://www.thewire.org.au/storyDetail.aspx?ID=9960
Adelaide launch flyer: please click here
Video clips from the launch
1. Djiniyini Gondarra
2. Amelia Pangarte Kunoth-Monks
3. Rosalie Kunoth-Monks
Blackett, Western Sydney book launch: 18 March 2013 - 6 - 8pm
To be launched by Jeff McMullen, CEO (Honorary) Ian Thorpe’s Fountain for Youth
For details about the Blackett Book (NSW) launch 18 March: please click here
For the Blackett book launch flier: please click here
Geelong (VIC) – Friday 3 May, 2pm
Narana Creations, 410 Torquay Road, Geelong
Auntie Betty Pike, Elder Aboriginal Catholic Ministry
Michele Harris, 'concerned Australians'
For further information please contact (03) 5241 5700
For the flyer: please click here
Monday May 13th at 7.30pm
Mona Vale Memorial Hall
1606 Pittwater Rd, Mona Vale
Our guest speakers will give an update on the NT Intervention, as it is still going on via Stronger Futures, and will do so for at least another nine and a half years.
Special presentation of the book, “A Decision to Discriminate: Aboriginal Disempowerment in the Northern Territory”, which will be on sale. The message in this book is highly important and vital.
All welcome, this is a Free night including light supper.
For the Flyer: please click here
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Hosted by ASG-MWP
Videos from the launch:
Shepparton (VIC) – Friday 31 May, 6.30pm for a 7.00pm start
Shepparton Library, 41-43 Marungi Street, Shepparton
The presentation includes video clips and opportunities for questions
For the flyer: please click here
Michele Harris, ‘concerned Australians’
Neville Atkinson, Yorta Yorta Nation
For catering purposes please RSVP by Tuesday, 28th May
RSVP: please phone Jan Sutton at Shepparton Library 1300 374 765
For further information please contact Fran on 0409 012 228 or Leon on 5820 000
Book launch ‘A Decision to Discriminate’
& Film Screening ‘Our Generation’
with Graeme Mundine
Tuesday 11 June, 6.30pm-9.00pm
Ryde Library, 1 Pope Street, Ryde (Parking available)
For the A5 flyer to print: please click here
Graeme Mundine will launch the book “A Decision to Discriminate: Aboriginal Disempowerment in the Northern Territory”. This book records what Aboriginal people said and is an invaluable resource for students of Aboriginal history and human rights law, particularly those with an interest in the continuing struggles of Aboriginal people.
The updated version of “Our Generation” explores the Yolngu people of Northeast Arnhem Land’s struggle for their land and culture.
There will be time for Q & A.
Also in the Guringai festival brochure on page 26: please click here
For the order form: please click here
To print the order form (2 order forms on 1 page)
For speeches and photos from various launches: please click here
ACM Sydney: please click here
Indymedia - What the NT Aboriginal people really said about Stronger Futures - 7 November 2012 - A new book which tells what Aboriginal people told the Senate inquiry into the Stronger Futures legislation has been launched in Sydney. Launches in Melbourne, Canberra, Murray Bridge and Adelaide are to follow. It's called "A Decision to Discriminate: Aboriginal Disempowerment in the Northern Territory", published by the group ‘concerned Australians’, which has put out several books on the NT intervention. This is the latest. ...
Catholic Communications, Sydney Archdiocese - New Book Charts Disempowerment of Aboriginal People - 5 November 2012 - Aboriginal elders and communities from the Northern Territory tell their stories of disempowerment in a hard-hitting new book to be launched tonight. The book, "A Decision to Discriminate - Aboriginal Disempowerment in the Northern Territory" charts the Government's lack of consultation with Indigenous people when designing the Stronger Futures legislation. The stories are taken from evidence presented to the senate hearings prior to the legislation. ...