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Thursday, 18 April 2013

Solidarity Starts at Sandon Point 5-30am 20 April

Join the Country in Crisis Convoy Sandon Point Smoking Ceremony which will launch the Convoy on its 
Signed & Parking on Sandon Road
Sandon Point Aboriginal Tent Embassy

At Sunrise at Sandon Point on April 20th 2013 a new era in indigenous rights and eco activism begins.The dawn sacred smoking ceremony with Uncle Dootch Kennedy at Sandon Point will launch the Country in Crisis Convoy -

 The Convoy Starts at Kuradji/Sandon Point as a reminder of the Struggle of local aboriginal 
people to prevent the desecration of their lands and waters in the name of Corporate profits. The wider community issues ofCoal Dust and Fracking CSG and The Convoy is very much about raising awareness on those issues.

more on the Convoy site...

Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Country in Crisis Convoy Fundraiser Wed April 17 Newtown

Convoy Fundraiser : April 17 2013

 An inspired call by a regular Camp Walmadan participant has driven the formation of The Country in Crisis Convoy.

  • The Journey will begin with a smoking ceremony at Sandon Point at sunrise on Saturday 20th April 2013.
  • A Convoy around Sydney will assemble at Occupy Sydney 6-am to 8am
  • Convoy will be loaded with anti CSG,No Uranium Stand up for the Burrup and Save the Kimberley messages and drive to a rendezvous protest outside Parliament House in Macquarie St
  • Convoy heads to Leards Forest via Newcastle
  • South Australia Join convoy

CONVOY LAUNCH & Fundraiser :

Our ears will be pleasured on the evening by;
Walmadan Country-James Price Point

Mick Quinn

& Rani's Fire

Who have kindly donated their time, effort and voices to this wonderful cause. Thank you for your support♥

Auction: Prime Signage Real Estate for your Message.

Sponsors: Donate weekly fortnightly or once off
St George
Kimberley Calling
Account # 431-518-717
BSB # 112--879

Bands/Acts/Entertainment: Mick Quinn and Rani's Fire

Newtown TBA

From 4pm til 9

Hey Folks WE WON, Woodside will no longer be building a massive gas hub at Walmadan. However there is a great big country still waiting to be saved, and now we know we can win.

This convoy is now taking to the road to visit all those precious sites around our awesome country still threatened by greedy mining compaines. Major focus' will be on CSG, Uranium and saving the Burrup Peninsular from further damage, and fighting for it to be World Heritage listed.

We leave to protect part of this ancient land first walked upon 130 million years ago by dinosaurs who left their prints, then walked upon, loved, cared for and respected for at least the last 40,000 yrs ago by the original inhabitants of this land, a history of culture, country and tradition that still lasts and is very strong amongst the Goolarabooloo people today.

This is all under threat for short term gain. Woodside alongside their joint venture partners and the West Australian Govt are hell bent on destroying this legacy of our world's history for 5 decades of gas flow and a few billion $$ for their company shareholders and executives. By building the world's biggest gas hub right in the middle of Sacred Aboriginal Ground.


The Campervan will be launched at a Special event in Newtown on April 17th from 4pm till late.

All who come along will have the opportunity to leave a handprint and message on the van in support of the Goolarabooloo and their defence of their Ancestors ancient burial sites, and one of the last remaining Songlines in Australia.

If you aren't up to speed on the Goolarabooloo or Songlines please ask.

For those who can't make the event but would like to support you can deposit money into

St George
Kimberley Calling
Account # 431-518-717
BSB # 112--879

Also putting a call out to any peeps who'd like to join me in this "CALL FROM COUNTRY" either in my van ( personal message me if you are keen, any petrol costs not covered by fund raising will be split evenly between 3 passengers), or if you have your own vehicle and are ready to go by 19/20th April, by all means lets cross this country together and kick some greedy corporate butt.

Courtesy Jaxon Makes sure you get a copy of "Camp Walmadan" (A Guide To Country, Community and Culture) before you head off, it will help you understand your role on arrival and give you a greater understanding of what supporting the Goolarabooloo means. http://kimberleydirectaction.wordpress.com/

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Occupy Sydney Constitutional Challenge Falls Short

We didn't succeed in our Federal Court case.
Also the Court has allowed the City of Sydney Council to make an order for costs against our applicant. 

Eamonn or I will let people know what the Council ask for (in the next few days/weeks).

Eamonn will also speak with the lawyers regarding the potential for an appeal to the High Court. HUGE UPS to Eamonn of course through all this!!!
***** People in the Group hearing with ongoing matters in the Local Court:
- the matters had been consistently adjourned pending this decision. The hearing dates for the group trial will be set on 6th June 2013
- we should all definitely chat before then regarding any questions, any possibility of a High Court appeal etc

More on the decision
- I will scan and email the 27-page decision/send around the link as soon as I can 
- a brief summary of the decision is as follows:

Essentially there are two parts/limbs to the legal test for determining whether the implied freedom of political communication is impermissibly burdened:
1. did the law effectively burden communication about govt/plitical matters; and
2. the 'proportionality' test - is the law reasonably appropriate and adapted to serve a legitimate end of representative and responsible govt.

The court found that we had proved the first limb.
The court denied that we had proved the second. The court found that the Council's prohibitions on camping or staying overnight served a legitimate end being "maintaining public health, safety and amenity in a high use public area and preserving the ability of all members of the public to use the area"
The court found that the Council's prohibitions were reasonably appropriate and adapted to serve the above end.
(We had anticipated that this would be the reason in any negative outcome for us.)
All in all, a disappointing outcome of course. Onwards. 

Big respect y'all,