SBS piece on Friday night’s news about the Jobs with Justice campaign and the Gurindji strike and protest.“To the Honourable President and members of the Senate in Parliament assembled:

The NT Intervention promised to deliver ‘real jobs’ for Aboriginal communities. Instead, thousands of waged jobs have been lost and Aboriginal organisations have been crippled as Community Development Employment Projects (CDEP) close down. Under the new CDEP scheme designed by the federal Labor government, Aboriginal people no longer receive wages. They are being forced to work providing vital services such as rubbish collection, school bus runs, sewerage maintenance, construction and aged care in exchange for quarantined Centrelink payments. … ”

October 29 NDA rallies

The following cities are holding rallies to call for Jobs with Justice and an end to the NT intervention:

 §             Alice Springs:

Rally 12.30 Friday 29th October, Court House Lawns, Mparntwe, Alice Springs

Speakers include: Walter Shaw (Tangentyre Council), Miguel Ociones (LHMU), Monica Morgan (Amnesty International), Gurindji workers.

  • §             Brisbane

Speakout outside Centrelink, 21 Cordelia St, South Brisbane

12pm 29 October. Speakers include Sam Watson.

  • §             Melbourne:

Rally Friday, 29 October 2010 5.30pm, State Library of Victoria (cnr Swanston and Lt La Trobe Streets)

  • §             Sydney:

Protest at Sydney Town Hall on Friday, 29 October 2010 – Noon

Speakers include: Mark Fordham, Former CDEP co-ordinator Ampilatwatja community, Lee Rhiannon, Greens Senator-elect, Paul McAleer, MUA Sydney branch secretary