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 Let's Talk

23 April 2007

Tiga Bayles interviews Gillon McLachlan who is the Chief Broadcaster Commercial Officer and Phil Martin who has just started in the AFL business and is doing some liasion with various governments. They discuss strong levels of support from the government and Gold Coast council for a Gold Coast AFL team, promoting healthy living and education, Indigenous players, sponsors and more.
Tiga Bayles also talks to David Williams who is an Indigenous Vietnam Vet in the NAVY. David talks about Indigenous Return Service Men march which is being held in Sydney on ANZAC day and many interesting stories about his time during the war.

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Minister Mal Brough and Indigenous Art

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20 April 2007

Tiga Bayles interviews Mal Brough who is the MP Minister for Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs and talks about home ownership, land, access to land, employment, Tiwi Island, communities and their needs and more.
Tiga Bayles also interviews Dr Louise Hamby who is the Exhibition Curator from the Museum of Victoria and Lindy Allen who is the Senior Curator from the Museum of Victoria and have a touring art exhibition which is from Western Arnhem Land and will be held today in Brisbane. They talk about the artwork which is fibre art, baskets, mats, etc. They also tell you how you can purchase this beautiful artwork.

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NITV & Kawanyama State School

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19 April 2007

Tiga Bayles interviews Paul Remati who is the Director of the National Indigenous Television (NITV) that will go to air in just two months. Paul also has experience in New Zealand with Maori TV.
NITV inaugural broadcasts will be transmitted to a potential audience of 220,000 scattered over remote areas of the Northern Territory, South Australia, Queensland and
western New South Wales. These will be carried on the second satellite channel of Indigenous run and Alice Springs based commercial broadcaster Imparja.
Paul talks about how NITV started, his role in NITV, how NITV was funded, what programs will be aired on NITV, their future goals, some of the challenges that will occur and plenty more.
Tiga Bayles also interviews Andrew Patterson and Kevin Beutel who are teachers from Kawanyama State School. They talk about the students learning about new technology, what living in the community means to them, the students going to boarding school, short films the students have made and more.

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Rachelle McIvor and Gavin Allum

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18 April 2007

Tiga Bayles interviews Rachelle McIvor who is a young Indigenous woman and mother of one and Gavin Allum who is from Hopevale, a small community 40km from Cape York in QLD. They talk about the challenges and concerns in Hopevale including the AMP and to make Hopevale as a town which is now still known as a mission. Gavin also talks about himself having a criminal record for bringing too much alcohol into Hopevale. He argues why the rest of Australia can have unlimited alcohol and Hopevale can't.

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Australian National Parks

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17 April 2007

Tiga Bayles interviews Senator Andrew Bartlett and Western Australian Liberal Senator Alan Eggleston. This interview is about the recommendations and exec summary from the recent Senate inquiry into managing Australia's national parks, conservation reserves and marine protected areas and getting Aboriginal people more involved in these areas for they know more history of the place, culture, plants, animals and more. They discuss areas such as Uluru in NT, Burrup and the Gasgoyne area in WA and national parks all over Australia.

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WA Death in Custody

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16 April 2007

Tiga Bayles interviews WA Deaths in custody Watch Committee member Marc Newhouse and Khristo Newall, along with Carl Woods Family Spokesperson Mervyn Eades.
This interview is about Carl Woods who died within minutes of being arrested.



Carl Woods, father of three, died at the scene of a home invasion last year
within minutes of being arrested. His death and the circumstances which led
it have not yet been adequately investigated or explained, not for his
nor to the wider community. To date, no officers have been stood down, and
only investigations into the events of this terrible death have been by the
police themselves.

The Deaths In Custody Watch Committee joins with the family in demanding
like the recent case in Palm Island, the Premier immediately stand down the
officers involved in this and any other death in custody until an
inquiry ensures public confidence in their fitness to serve the public. On
this first anniversary of Mr Woods' death we call for an end to the inaction

and to the practice of police investigating their own actions.

Chairperson of the Deaths In Custody Watch Committee, Marc Newhouse claims
that 'despite the Royal Commission Into Aboriginal Deaths In Custody
over 300 recommendations, most remain ignored and unfulfilled. If these
recommendations had been genuinely implemented many deaths could have been
prevented, quite possibly including that of Carl Woods'. The ongoing
between Aboriginal people and the so-called justice system must be addressed

with real political will, not just rhetoric.'

We note the recent comments of former governor John Sanderson * currently an

indigenous policy advisor to the Carpenter government * that the situation
Aboriginal people in WA is 'worse than the third world', and in other
countries the levels of alienation 'would be seen to constitute a state of
civil war'.

This Black Friday, the 13th of April, a protest rally will take place in the

Supreme Court Gardens, Perth, calling for justice for Carl Woods, his family

and for all those who have died in custody. Hundreds are expected, with
speakers to include family members and leaders from the wider Aboriginal
community, outraged by this death and the inaction. Following the noon
protestors will march on the Premier's office.

The Deaths In Custody Watch Committee has asked the Premier to meet with a
delegation of the organisation and the family, and to receive a letter. 'We
are calling on the Premier to really listen to the grief of this family and
many of us in the wider community, who are both angry and in mourning over
this death and many others. We are calling for Mr Carpenter to expedite a
and transparent inquiry into this death, and to recommend the police
involved be stood down while this investigation takes place. We are
accountability and real justice' states Mr Newhouse.

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Jeff McMullen

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13 April 2007

Tiga Bayles interviews Jeff McMullen who was a reporter on 60 Minutes. This interview is about Jeff McMullen hosting ABC's Difference of Opinion. Some of the topics include Close the Gap, Indigenous health, The Jimmy Little Foundation, Ian Thorpe Foundation, education, housing and more. He discusses the changes from his first 60 minutes show which was on the Aboriginal Health crisis in the central communities of Australia in 1984 to Indigenous health today and much more.

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Chris Graham

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12 April 2007

Tiga Bayles interviews Chris Graham who is the Editor of the National Indigenous Times. Throughout this interview Tiga Balyes and Chris Graham cover a range of topics. Some of these include the policing of Indigenous people all over Australia, broken records, the ALP, poverty in Indigenous communities, land rights, the 40th Referendum, 1991-1996 Prime Minster Paul Keatings' historical speech about Aboriginal people which he gave in Redfern and much more.

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Aboriginal Rainforest Council

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11 April 2007

Tiga Bayles interviews Warren Canendo who is a trainee project officer for the Aboriginal Rainforest Council and has an interest in Aboriginal Tourism and encourages young people to get more involved in the Indigenous cultural identity, leadership skills, education and more.
Tiga Bayles also interviews Russell Butler who is the Chair of the Aboriginal Rain Forest Council. He talks about the Indigenous Mens Leadership Project, youth, leadership and more.

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Linda Burney

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10 April 2007

Tiga Bayles interviews NSW MP and Minister Linda Burney. Following the March state election Premier Morris Iemma has appointed Linda Burney as the new NSW Minister for Volunteering, Fair Trading and Youth. Linda talks about education, government issues, when she used to work in radio and more.

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