YAMI LESTER OAM – 24 August 1941 to 21 July 2017 R.I.P.

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Yami Lester OAM – 24 August 1941 to 21 July 2017  R.I.P.

It is with great sadness that the family of Yami Lester announce the passing of Yami Lester (Poppa Yami), Yankunytjatjara leader and Elder, Land Rights and anti-nuclear campaigner on 21 July 2017, age 75. Continue reading

WILL APY-MINTABIE BILL BE REPEALED IF FOUND TO HAVE NIL EFFECT?

Dear Editor,

A Crushing Blow to Civil Rights in Australia

UPDATE: On 3/12/2009 Hansard records research performed by Ms. Chapman had revealed NIL statistical evidence existed to justify this new legislation. In my and other’s opinion it was only successful because of party numbers.
 
The APY-Mintabie Amendment bill now needs to signed off by S.A. Governor Scarce. It is now his job to make sure this bill is constitutionally and legally valid and does not double up on existing laws.
 
Faxes outlining objections have been sent to the SA Governor’s office – 08 82039899, asking him to give careful thought prior to signing off this Wednesday.

PRECEDENT, INTERVENTION STYLE LEGISLATION FOR OUTBACK TOWN 

South Australians may be interested to know about recent events relating to the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Land Rights (Mintabie) Amendment Bill 2009.  View here

The APY-Mintabie Amendment Bill has been passed through the Lower House of Assembly.  Will this Bill be repealed if it is found to have nil effect? 

It was illuminating to see the true colours of some South Australian politicians emerge when reading the record of debate in Hansard, 1/12/2009.  Continue reading