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Post  Nunga-Martu Federation on Sun Nov 16, 2008 3:43 am

Indigenous Voting Rights Under Review


At the formation of the Nunga-Martu Federation, every citizen was granted equal rights and privileges.
The aim was to create a harmonious society were two very different cultures and societies could co-exist.
However, as intentions may have been honourable, actions were not, and equality was not granted to all.
Indigenous citizens of the Nunga and Martu people, were not all granted the same rights and freedoms, as
the settlers were. While the settlers were able to vote, from the age of 16, the Nunga and Martu people were
restricted to having their voices heard only through their tribal elders.

However today, they are demanding the right to be able vote from the age of 16, just like their settler neighbours.
For if this was truly a country created with the aim of making a harmonious society between two vastly different cultures,
then both cultures should be treated equally.

Several hundred protesters, mostly Nunga and Martu, had gathered outside the parliament in the capital Perth, to
demand the federal government amend laws, to allow the Nunga and Martu people to vote in the same manner
which settlers are able to vote.

The federal government was reluctant to comment on the issue by the press time deadline, however it is widely believed the government is split within its own ranks on the issue, some favouring the idea, others in support of the status quo, while some parliamentarians are believed to be advocating abolishing indigenous voting rights all together.

No indigenous person has ever been voted to the federal parliament.
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Post  Nunga-Martu Federation on Sun Nov 23, 2008 7:23 am

Communists Apply to join Comrades


News of the Federation has recently learnt the communist party, the Peoples Party of Nunga-Martu, has applied to join the Communist International. The government has moved quickly to ban Communist International 'events' from taking place within the Federations borders, and has also placed a travel ban on people associated with political parties involved with the Communist International. A government spokesperson commented saying the measures have been taken to prevent civil unrest & the degradation of societies morals and values. The government denied it viewed the communist international as a threat to its power.

The actions drew immediate condemnation from the Peoples Party of Nunga-Martu, which organised a small but peaceful rally outside the federal parliament in the capital Perth. Police moved in quickly and arrested all 200 protesters, but later released them with out charge but a 50 NMD(Nunga-Martu Doller) fine for trespass. Protesters later claimed the arrests & fines were a violation of their civil & political rights, and vowed to continue opposing the government, which they label as a fascist evil.
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Post  Nunga-Martu Federation on Thu Nov 27, 2008 7:03 pm

Fremantle and Port Adelaide to be Main Ports of Federation


The government has devised a plan which will see the creation of a central port authority, and bring the countries two largest ports, Fremantle, Perth and Port Adelaide, Adelaide, come under one controlling body. The new Central Port Authority of Nunga-Martu - CPANM, will have a 99 year 'open ended' lease on both ports, meaning that after the 99 year lease expires, they, as a government body, will continue to manage the ports, until such a time, a private consortium puts forward a bid, which far out weighs the value of the ports.

It is believed that the CPANM will also take control of other ports in the near future once it's operations over Fremantle and Port Adelaide are established. The Central Port Authority will also be responsible for giving both ports are major make over and expanding both ports to increase capacity of both the amount of containers able to be held and the amount of ships to be unloaded simultaneously, and also for both ports to be able to handle future, larger sized ships. Once the expansions are complete, the two ports will become the only two major International ports of the Nunga-Martu Federation, and will handle all incoming and outbound cargo. The government has reportedly already allocated 1 billion nmd for the project, and has suggested more big ticket infrastructure projects are on the horizon.
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Post  Nunga-Martu Federation on Tue Dec 02, 2008 11:06 pm

Resource Boom on the Horizon for Federation?


Government hired prospectors, working for Australis Mineral Resources(AMR), have discovered various mineral deposits around the nation, varying from gold and iron ore to uranium and alumina. Exact figures are not yet available, however it is estimated that the finds could potentially be worth tens of billions and if fully exploited, hundreds of billions. Tens of thousands of jobs are expected to be created, but experts warned the government would need to invest heavily in upgrading existing transport infrastructure, in particular ports.
The government refused to speculate on the potential worth of the nations mineral wealth or its benefits to the national economy and employment, urging instead that people do not place hope on a resources boom to solve their financial problems.
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Post  Nunga-Martu Federation on Wed Dec 03, 2008 12:11 am

National Airline: TFA


The nations first private airline, which first began operations eight years ago, flying from routes in the south-east to the capital, has been granted approval from the government to fly across the nation, and in fact, on International routes, therefore making it the first nation airline of the Nunga-Martu Federation.



Trans Federation Airways(TFA) named after the spiritual mythology of the native people of the federation, will begin flying across the federation, within a month. International flights are expected in the coming months, as the airline & government negotiate International routes to and from the Federation.



A second airline, Air Dream Time which currently only services the west coast of the Federation, is believed to also be planning to expand its operations nation-wide in the coming months pending government approval.
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Post  Nunga-Martu Federation on Wed Dec 03, 2008 8:06 am

Indigenous Voting Rights not Met, Protests to be taken to steps of Parliament, General strike by Indigenous Workers Looms


The issue of Indigenous voting rights has seemingly been swept under the rug by the government after it made headlines recently nationally. Indigenous groups are outraged that the government has not taken the issue seriously enough and made the relevant legislative changes to bring equality to the nations electoral process. However the government countered, claiming it is taking the issue with great seriousness, but it first needs to work through the divisions within its own party, before it can bring about the necessary changes for indigenous people.

Indigenous groups dismissed the governments statement as "utter bullshit", saying there was nothing stopping the government from introducing legislation, which would have the support of the opposition and minor parties and likely be passed regardless of the divisions within the ruling party.

In protest of the governments inaction, indigenous groups are now threatening to protest at the steps of the parliament in Perth, in what is being described as potentially the largest rally in the Federations history, with over 200,000 predicted to attend. Further action by indigenous employees will also likely be taken, with workers of indigenous background preparing to go on strike indefinately, and there is strong indication that they will have Union support, meaning all workers will likely join the strike.

With the threat of hundreds of thousands of people taking the streets, the government is under pressure to act.
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