Published 31 July 200931 July 2009 · Main Posts A quick word on the Alice Springs town camps Jennifer Mills before i rush headlong back into my friday afternoon pile o’ deadlines. Macklin’s office sent out a gleeful announcement of ALP success on Wednesday, saying they had agreement from 16 town camps to the houses-for-rights swap. The “win” was reported enthusiastically in the oz (sorry, that’s ‘the squalid, violent, overcrowded newspaper The Australian’) and elsewhere. Hmm, seems to be premature, since there is a court injunction out against the deal. “It emerged yesterday that the leases had not yet been signed.” Emerged from no less a source than careful reading of the original press release. And they say journalism is dead. here‘s a piece from NIT giving details of the injunction And the following is from ANTaR: Professor James Anaya, United Nations Human Rights Rapporteur, will be visiting Australia during the second half of August. After his visit, he will be providing the UN Human Rights Council with a report on his assessment of human rights in Australia. The Australian government will be expected to respond. This is a unique opportunity for us to highlight our concerns about the government’s treatment of Aboriginal Australians in the Northern Territory. Our government is now planning to reinstate the Racial Discrimination Act in the Northern Territory, but not in a way that will comply with human rights principles. Their intention is to impose ‘special measures’ on Aboriginal people living in the 73 prescribed areas of the Northern Territory. http://www.gopetition.com.au/online/29768.html Jennifer Mills Jennifer Mills was Overland fiction editor between 2012 and 2018. Her latest novel, The Airways, is out through Picador. More by Jennifer Mills Overland is a not-for-profit magazine with a proud history of supporting writers, and publishing ideas and voices often excluded from other places. If you like this piece, or support Overland’s work in general, please subscribe or donate. Related articles & Essays First published in Overland Issue 228 25 May 202326 May 2023 · Main Posts The ‘Chinese question’ and colonial capitalism in New Gold Mountain Christy Tan SBS’s New Gold Mountain sets out to recover the history of the Gold Rush from the marginalised perspective of Chinese settlers but instead reinforces the erasure of Indigenous sovereignty. Although celebrated for its multilingual script and diverse representation, the mini-TV series ignores how the settlement of Chinese migrants and their recruitment into colonial capitalism consolidates the ongoing displacement of First Nations peoples. First published in Overland Issue 228 15 February 202322 February 2023 · Main Posts Self-translation and bilingual writing as a transnational writer in the age of machine translation Ouyang Yu To cut a long story short, it all boils down to the need to go as far away from oneself as possible before one realizes another need to come back to reclaim what has been lost in the process while tying the knot of the opposite ends and merging them into a new transformation.