Programme for StandUp2017

30 May

FRIDAY night 23rd June 6-9pm

Panel of people directly affected:

Elaine Peckham, Barb Shaw, Vincent Forrester

SATURDAY 24th June

8-9 breakfast

9-10: smoking/ welcome

10-11: panel: community councils, housing

11-1 workshops

a. community governance – how do we bring back control? – Ngarla Kunoth-Monks (Alekerre First Nation Cultural Trust, Utopia), Pamela and Veronica Lynch (Blacktank), Vanessa Poulson (President Karnte camp)

b.housing –what do we need and how do we get it? -Barb Shaw and Matthew Ryan (NT Aboriginal Housing)

1-2 lunch

2-3 panel: Income Management, Education

3-5 workshops

a. income management – how do we want to manage our money? – Senator Rachel Siewert (Greens)

b. education –bringing back culture and language –  Sharon Anderson (Warlpiri, Lajamanu), Valerie Patterson (Warlpiri, Lajamanu)

SUNDAY 25th June

8-9 breakfast

9-10 panel: jobs/ justice

10-12 workshops

a. jobs –how do we protect our rights? -Celeste Liddle (NTEU) (blog: Rantings of an Aboriginal Feminist)

b. prisons – too many in jail – how do we work towards justice? -Dylan Voller, Vickie Roach

12-1 lunch

1-2 panel: Stolen generations/ Treaty

2-4 workshops

a. stolen generations – bringing them home – how to build a movement -Aunty Hazel

b. treaty – what do we want? -Pat Ansell Dodds (Arrernte and Anmatjere), Yingiya Mark Guyula (Yolngu MLA), Thalia Tane (Maori, Aotearoa)

MONDAY 26th June

8-9 breakfast

9-12 feedback and closing

12-1 Lunch

1-5 action



We have limited cabins for elderly/people with mobility issues, and have a campground set up less than 5 minutes walk from the Pioneer Shed for people to use. NO COST.

We will be providing 3 meals a day for people attending StandUp2017. NO COST/DONATION

We can reimburse fuel costs for travel from communities in the NT.

We are seeking volunteers to help with numerous roles such as scribes, drivers, food prep, set up and pack down, media etc.

Please contact us if you need  further details on any of the above on 0457 574419 or email: or on fb IRAG – Intervention Rollback Action Group – Alice Springs . Or comment here.

Central Land Council passes resolution

10 May

CLC council passed the following resolution today at Tennant Creek:
“CLC believes that the Intervention and Stronger Futures legislation is racist and continues genocidal policies, has not improved Aboriginal lives and should be repealed.”

planning for Stand Up 2017 – 10 years of the Intervention well under way

12 Apr


Our meetings are going really well, we’re solidifying the workshops, and getting the word out. We’ve had one meeting in N’taria, and are looking to visit other communities in the lead up to let people know.

We always love more people getting involved in the organising, so if you’re interested, come along, every Sunday a5pm, usually at Barb’s place.

Next meeting is on Monday 17th April 2 pm (because of Easter), at Barbara’s place.

To get in touch with us, ring 0457 574 419, or leave us a message on our facebook page (


Que Kenny talks about impacts of the Intervention in N’taria

12 Apr

Watch Que here:

IRAG WORKING GROUP MEETING Monday 17th April, 2 pm at Barbara Shaw’s place, Mt Nancy. Plans are moving along quickly for the Stand Up 2017 Campaign.

4 Mar

Pat Ansell Dodds talks about Treaty

7 Feb

You can see Pat Ansell Dodds talking about the need for a treaty here, filmed in February 2017 at Telegraph Station.

4 Feb