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Armoured rescue vehicle deployed at the Tent Embassy

By johnboy - 10 January 2012 74

ACT Policing apprehended a 28-year-old man following negotiated surrender at the Aboriginal Tent Embassy last night (Monday, January 10).

Around 11.30pm police attended the tent embassy after a man and a woman flagged down AFP Protective Services Officers following an alleged assault and theft.

Witnesses said a man at the site threatened to shoot them. Police attended and set up a cordon around the man’s caravan.

ACT Policing’s Negotiators attended along with Specialist Response and Security members who, using the Armoured Rescue vehicle, negotiated the alleged offender’s surrender.

The offender allowed police to search his residence where they located items believed to have been taken in the theft and used in the alleged assault.

The man was arrested, taken to the ACT Watch House and later released on conditional Watch House bail.

Investigations are continuing.

Anyone who may be able to assist with the investigation is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers website on www.act.crimestoppers.com.au. Information can be provided anonymously.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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Skyring 9:29 pm 15 Jan 12

The Antichrist said :

Skyring said :

If you look at the records, Ayers Rock came long before Uluru

do you mean those records which indicate that it was named Ayers Rock in 1873 ?

I could be wrong, but something tells me that the local Pitjantjatjara people were calling it Uluru for oh, maybe just a few thousand years before that.

Do you have a source for that? Or are you just guessing?

My point is that the earliest records we have give the famous monolith the name of Ayers Rock. Certainly it must have been called various other names by the various locals before 1873, but we have no records of what those names were.

HenryBG 4:13 pm 11 Jan 12

colourful sydney racing identity said :

jimbocool said :

HenryBG said :

jimbocool said :

the Anangu have been at Uluru since creation.

Right. So it’s all a fantasy, just as the rest of us have been saying.

A fantasy to you perhaps, but the Anangu creation myth is recognised in law, just as much of the Judeo-Christian mythology is too. The point being that the statement “it’s been called Uluru for thousands of years” is supported by anthropological and legal evidence.

Arguing with a racist is probably on par with arguing with a creationist or a flat-earther, there is really no point, they will refuse to see reason and will hold on to their discredited world view until the bitter end.

I’m sorry, but I fail to see why *my* ability to reason is in question when my interlocutor is the one brandishing irrational beliefs. Dix points for brandishing the “racist” tag in response to being called on innaccurate statements, though.

Just to be clear: the Anangu were *not* around *anywhere* “since creation”. It’s all a fantasy. Like the rest of us, the Anangu migrated to Australia at some stage and eventually ended up where they are now.

00davist 3:03 pm 11 Jan 12

Jim Jones said :

fgzk said :

Ever had a priest punch you?

Surprisingly often, actually.

Moved on from Favor-Aid?

jimbocool said :

HenryBG said :

jimbocool said :

the Anangu have been at Uluru since creation.

Right. So it’s all a fantasy, just as the rest of us have been saying.

A fantasy to you perhaps, but the Anangu creation myth is recognised in law, just as much of the Judeo-Christian mythology is too. The point being that the statement “it’s been called Uluru for thousands of years” is supported by anthropological and legal evidence.

Arguing with a racist is probably on par with arguing with a creationist or a flat-earther, there is really no point, they will refuse to see reason and will hold on to their discredited world view until the bitter end.

Jim Jones 2:47 pm 11 Jan 12

fgzk said :

Ever had a priest punch you?

Surprisingly often, actually.

jimbocool 2:33 pm 11 Jan 12

HenryBG said :

jimbocool said :

the Anangu have been at Uluru since creation.

Right. So it’s all a fantasy, just as the rest of us have been saying.

A fantasy to you perhaps, but the Anangu creation myth is recognised in law, just as much of the Judeo-Christian mythology is too. The point being that the statement “it’s been called Uluru for thousands of years” is supported by anthropological and legal evidence.

HenryBG 1:59 pm 11 Jan 12

jimbocool said :

the Anangu have been at Uluru since creation.

Right. So it’s all a fantasy, just as the rest of us have been saying.

bearlikesbeer 1:36 pm 11 Jan 12

“January 26th is ‘Australia Day’ – the nation’s annual public holiday to commemorate the founding of the white Australian state.” http://london.indymedia.org/events/11356

“On Australia Day we come together as a nation to celebrate what’s great about Australia and being Australian. It’s the day to reflect on what we have achieved and what we can be proud of in our great nation. It’s the day for us to re-commit to making Australia an even better place for the future.” http://www.australiaday.org.au/australia-day/about-our-national-day.aspx

I prefer the second one.

pink little birdie 1:14 pm 11 Jan 12

People are coming from all over Australia to the Tent Embassy from Thursday 26th Jan to the 29th Jan for the official event. Though many are prepared to stay longer.

40th ANNIVERSARY OF THE ABORIGINAL TENT EMBASSY
CANBERRA – 26-29 JAN 2012

– Upcoming event

Event: Thu 26 to Sun 29 January 2012: Parkes, Canberra, ACT
40th anniversary of the Aboriginal Tent Embassy Canberra
Sovereignty Never Ceded: a key theme of the 40th Anniversary
“Indigenous elders invite all Aboriginal people, supporters
and other members of the general public, to come together
at the ‘Aboriginal Tent Embassy’ site, on Thursday 26th
January 2012, to celebrate “SOVEREIGNTY DAY” and be part of
the Sacred Fire Ceremonial Gathering that will marks 40
years since the first protest on the site.”
Event details (incl. Agenda, Poster, Audio and Video):
http://treatyrepublic.net/content/invitation-aboriginal-tent-embassy-january-2012
http://treatyrepublic.net/node/906
Event details: http://www.aboriginaltentembassy.net/
Event details: http://indymedia.org.au/aboriginal-tent-embassy-40th-anniversary-canberra
Event details: http://indymedia.org.au/40th-anniversary-of-the-tent-embassy-canberra
Event summary: http://www.greenleft.org.au/events/49413
Aboriginal Embassy Elder Tribute song: http://www.reverbnation.com/artist/artist_songs/2079567
“We will not leave till justice, at long last, is done”:
http://www.indymedia.org.au/2011/12/11/aboriginal-tent-embassy-%E2%80%93-canberra-january-26-2012-%E2%80%93-%E2%80%9Cwe-will-not-leave-till-justice-at-l
Interview with Dr Janet Hunt: http://www.989fm.com.au/podcasts/lets-talk/dr-janet-hunt-and-jacqui-phillips/

invasion day 2012 is the big one.

I don’t know why it isn’t on here yet but I shall send johnboy some emails about it

Proboscus 12:36 pm 11 Jan 12

The Tent Embassy will be celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. Although the “protestors” and the protest have become irrelevant, this milestone should still be celebrated.

After the anniversary has been celebrated everyone at this eyesore should be moved on and the area reclaimed for everyones enjoyment.

fgzk 12:21 pm 11 Jan 12

When you are on their land/place I suggest you respect the laws of the three groups you mentioned. Its not that hard. Ever had a priest punch you?

jimbocool 12:20 pm 11 Jan 12

whitelaughter said :

The Antichrist said :

I could be wrong, but something tells me that the local Pitjantjatjara people were calling it Uluru for oh, maybe just a few thousand years before that.

Extremely unlikely – linguistic drift means a few centuries tops; assuming that they were the tribe in possession at the time (I don’t have the background info on the Arrernte language to judge whether there’s any truth to the claim that the Rock was given to the wrong tribe, so I’ll settle for pointing out that the dispute exists and leave it at that).

Not so, Whitelaughter. The land and Uluru belong to theUluru-Kata Tjuta Aboriginal Land Trust who hold it on behalf of the Anangu traditional owners. For the land to have been returned to them under the Aboriginal Land Rights Act they would need to have proved that they are the owners according to Aboriginal law and tradition. As far as the law, the Central Land Council, and traditional owners are concerned, ownership of Uluru is undisputed and non-controversial.

According to Anangu custom and tradition – which has been recognised by the law, hence the granting of the land – the Anangu have been at Uluru since creation. The word “Uluru” has no other meaning and, according to the Anangu, is the name the rock has had since creation.

Deref 12:10 pm 11 Jan 12

Kerehona said :

When the Ngnnawal People went into the camp to protest, that’s their business. It’s not for us to comment

Not only is it our right to comment on things that happen in our community, I’d go so far as to say it’s our responsibility – if not to comment then at least to be aware and to have an opinion. What makes the activities of one group of people or another taboo?

Kerehona said :

we should just be quiet just out of respect.

For someone who throws the racist epithet around, you certainly make some comments that seem very akin to racism.

Respect? For what? Just because they’re Aborigines? Do I also have to respect the activities of Catholics just because they’re Catholics, or respect bikies just because they’re bikies?

We can respect people or groups for their actions. and we can respect those actions, but to suggest that we should respect people simply because of their membership of a group is ludicrous.

We can and should make every effort to right wrongs and injustices done to individuals or groups, but that’s respect for the principles of justice. People have to earn respect, it’s not something that’s just due to them.

And just in case you’re tempted – I have no idea who those people are or what they did. It’s entirely possible that, if I knew, I’d respect them or their actions. But because I don’t know, I have no basis for judgement one way or the other, do I?

Deref 11:47 am 11 Jan 12

Mysteryman said :

Kerehona said :

oh, its the Gollywog lovers – again.

No threats this time?

Maybe his brother’s on holidays.

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