A Bigger Picture for our Human Rights

Roma Mitchell Community Legal Centre Inc

RMCLC closed all its Generalist Legal Services on 20 March 2001. From July 6 2001 RMCLC has kept a volunteer Roma Mitchell Human Rights Volunteer Service operating with sufficient community volunteer input to offer free legal services.

Roma Mitchell Human Rights Volunteer Service
An arm of the Roman Mitchell Community Legal Centre Inc

Current projects

  • Volunteer Legal Service
    RMCLC's generalist legal services closed on 20 March 2001, ceasing its former funded operations from 6 July. RMCLC is now a Human Rights Volunteer Service
  • Evening Advisory Service
    6pm Mon & Thurs - appointment by telephone booking
  • Reconciliation and Human Rights
    Pro-active involvement in the local promotion of Human Rights & Aboriginal Reconciliation, by working together in unison with Indigenous people to assist co-ordination of access to community based legal and related services
  • Candle Light Walk for Indigenous Treaty,
  • Australian Bill of Rights
  • Justice & Peace
  • National Sorry Day Committee - John Bond jbond@hubble.dialix.com.au
    SA Journey of Healing program - Ivan Copley ivan@sa.uca.org.au
  • Norwood Primary School Memorial plaque for Kent Town Boys Home old scholars:
    A local community Steering Committee was chaired by the Principal of the primary school, and included student representatives, parent and local artist Mary Kastanos, the local council Cultural Heritage Advisor, and a former Aboriginal resident of the home, now a Minister of Religion, Revd Sid Graham. Funds had been raised by the parent group and by local community donations. The plaque was set in the school and unveiled on 30 May during Reconciliation Week 2001. RMCLC Reconciliation and Human Rights first initiated local community Sorry Day activities in 1998 from which the plaque project has developed.
  • ANTaR - Australians for Native Title and Reconciliation - South Australian Campaign
    A brief description of this project is available from Glen Giles at SA ANTaR gilesgd@senet.com.au
  • "STARS SWEETHEARTS": Reconciliation Art Project supported by Roma Mitchell Reconciliation and Human Rights - Portrait of Ngarrindjeri Elder of Meningie entered in 2000 Archibald Prize by local artist Mary Kastanos - portrait made available below with artist's consent [from 138KB JPEG file "2000ArchibaldEntry-Portrait.gif"] for exhibition on this site.
    "STARS Sweethearts" (Setting The Aboriginal Record Straight) is a portrait of Elder Daisy M. Brown Rankine, Ngarrindjeri Elder of Meningie, South Australia, Convenor: Lake Albert Ngori (pelican) Meiwi Sub-Committee. Aunty Daisy is adorned with broaches: the golden pelican (her ngatji: companion/totem); Meiwi* flag; International Year of the Older Persons (a reminder to respect our elders); plus the Reconciliation emblems. The background waters depict the River Murray at Wellington, where her great grandparents lived. The pelicans, seagulls and shag are some of the bird life of the area. Mary Kastanos: Artist "As an Australian born Greek (my mother's people were refugees from Smyrna, my father a Greek Cypriot), I knew little about this land we call Australia, or its Indigenous inhabitants. In understanding about caring and sharing for each other and the land, I'm learning about reciprocity in living." (Meiwi Flag in background of photograph)
    Meiwi means: "Life to all Living Things, Creatures Great and Small" Elder Daisy M. Brown/Rankine.
  • Human rights
    Indigenous Liaison - Ngarrindjeri Tendi:
    Please send donations for use of the Ngarrindjeri Flag to the
    NGARRINDJERI JUSTICE FIGHTING FUND c/: BANK SA - BSB 105-165 - A/c No. 015569840
    The Bigger Picture - Ngarrindjeri Rights:
    Ngarrindjeri Link: http://www.ngarrindjeri.net
    The link gives brief details of the project which are also obtainable through 4 "rtf"files:- "BigrPict.rtf" [6KB+ & Word 97 file], "BigrPict16pts.rtf" [10KB+ & Word 97 file]; with the Bigger Picture pledge "BigrPictpledge.rtf" [11KB+ & Word 6 file], and the words and chords to the Bigger Picture song on file "BigrPictSong.rtf" [5KB+ & Word 97 file].
    Ngarrindjeri Treaty - SA Social Contract:
    A brief description of this project may be provided by consultation with the Ngarrindjeri Treaty Working Group members on nlpa@lm.net.au and kalparrin@lm.net.au .
    Australian Social Economic Rights Project (ASERP) - Ngarrindjeri Submission (contribution by Convenor):
    An ASERP submission through VCOSS to the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in April 2000 put up Australia's failure to comply with the UN International Covenant on Social, Economic and Cultural Rights - Two Ngarrindjeri Nation members submitted an appendix to the ASERP UN submission, with the help of Reconciliation and Human Rights. Contact: Alexandre Tikhonov Secretary to the CESCR, Office of the UNHCHR, UN Office 1-025, 8-14 avenue de la Paix, 1211 Geneve, SWITZERLAND.
  • The FAIR Ten Point Plan - Domestic Violence self help against perpetrators:
    The Reconciliation and Human Rights Convenor drafted the plan at the request of involved non Indigenous & Indigenous domestic violence victims. Link: "Fair10PtPlandraft10.htm". Back to Top General Contact Information
  • Volunteer Legal Service

    Volunteers Sub-committee (a few of the volunteers at their meeting)
    (L-R: Treasurer/Volunteers & Human Rights Convenor Patrick Byrt, Carren Walker, Matthew Mead, Paul Bialous, Secretary Bob Gregrory)
  • Employment Law Service
    (relocated after decision by the Office of the Employment Advocate to the Para District Community Legal Service Inc)

Employment Law Service (ELS)

Eligible disadvantaged (low income, youth, women, migrant and Indigenous) workers in South Australia and the Northern Territory may request free, confidential advice, information, referrals and support dealing primarily with the Workplace Relations Act 1996 and Australian Workplace Agreements (AWA's). General employment advice and a Telephone Advice Clinic are available. Eligible disadvantaged workers having a problem at work can phone us from anywhere in South Australia or the Northern Territory for an assessment of their problem. Union members should contact their union in the first instance. Telephone appointments of up to half an hour duration are held at the following times - Tuesday: 9.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and 2.30 p.m. to 4.30 p.m. ELS is an advice service only.

  • The Workplace Relations Act 1996
  • Australian Workplace Agreements
  • Certified Agreements and Enterprise Bargaining
  • Federal and State Awards
  • Award Procedures and Enforcement
  • Employee and Employer rights and obligations
  • Conditions of Employment
  • Workplace Harassment, Discrimination and Equal Opportunity
  • Occupational Health and Safety
  • Rates of Pay and Leave Entitlements
  • Unfair Dismissal Applications and Procedures
  • Freedom of Association issues


Site 1 This is the Kumarangk News web site.


Site 2 This is the Ngarrindjeri flag image link.


Sites 3 & 4 These are Aboriginal web sites for up to date access.



Site 5 This is a link to the FAIRA Aboriginal Corporation- publisher of "Land Rights Queensland" news.


Site 6 This Ngarrindjeri Bigger Picture site hosts a Human Rights Campaign for a Treaty


Sites 7 The Bigger Picture site is the Ngarrindjeri Bigger Picture from Camp Coorong


Site 8 This is the Ngarrindjeri Ngrilkulun 2000 Corroboree archive site


Site 9 World Court for Human Rights links to an IT cyber court possibly open to you !


Site 10 The Koori Internet World is a web site with local, national and international links

Site 11 re: NAIDOC 2003 - National Aboriginal & Islander Day Observance Committee: A brief description of this project is available from ATSIC: naidoc@atsic.gov.au

NAIDOC 2003: National Aboriginal & Islander Day Observance Committee - further details are available from ATSIC: NAIDOC 2003 c/- PO Box 17 WODEN ACT 2606 - TEL: (02) 6121 4951 - Fax: (02) 6282 2854

Wizard [Oh happy day when we are that advanced ! - ed.]
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