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The Betrayal of Papunya
Code: 110  |  Type: Conversation   |  Genres: Indigenous, Feminism, , Politics & Current Affairs, Religion & Spirituality
Friday, May 18 2012 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Free, no bookings
Sydney Dance 4, Pier 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay Venue & Transport Info
Russell Skelton, Marion Scrymgour, Christopher Warren (facilitator)
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In King Brown Country: The Betrayal of Papunya Walkley Award-winner Russell Skelton digs down to the core of Indigenous issues in the sniffing capital of Australia. Russell discusses with Northern Territory MLA Marion Scrymgour how systematic failure of Indigenous policy has betrayed a once secure community. The session will be moderated by Chris Warren.

Presented by The Walkley Foundation for Journalism.

Change from printed program: Change from the printed program: Marion Scrymgour joins this event.

Russell Skelton (Australian)

Russell Skelton is a contributing editor to The Age and the 2011 Walkley Book Award-winner for his book King Brown Country. He is a former deputy editor, foreign editor and foreign correspondent (Japan and Hong Kong). He was also deputy editor of The National Times on Sunday. Russell has been reporting regularly on Indigenous issues since 2005. He received the prestigious Grant Hattam Quill Award for investigative journalism and a United Nations Association of Australia Media Peace Award for his reports on Aboriginal disadvantage.

Christopher Warren (Australian)

Christopher Warren is the federal secretary of the Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance, the union of people who inform and entertain Australia and New Zealand. He is responsible for coordinating the industrial and professional campaigns of the organisation on issues to build a strong and independent media and entertainment sector. A journalist, Chris is also CEO of the Walkley Foundation for Excellence in Journalism and a long-time trustee of the $3 billion Media Super. He is immediate past president of the International Federation of Journalists.

Marion Scrymgour (Australian)

Marion Scrymgour is the member for Arafura in the Northern Territory Legislative Assembly. She was the CEO/Director of the Katherine West Health Board Aboriginal Corporation until shortly before standing for election in August 2001. She has been Chair of the Legislative Assembly Committee inquiring into alcohol and substance abuse, Minister for The Environment and Parks, Minister for Children and Families, Minister for Education, and Deputy Chief Minister. Marion has inherited Tiwi identity and obligations as a member of the Miyartuwi Skin Group.