Originalan tekst odgovora gospođe Stewart i njeno
protesta kojega smo 11/08/2001. uputili Tracy
Stewart Regional Director - ACT:
ASSOCIATION OF AUSTRALIA
In your interview with the daily newspaper VESTI you
underlined that if someone declare that his mother language is Montenegrin
will be classified as South Slave language.
astonished that an Australian institution denied Australians - Montenegrin
origin the right to be Montenegrin "ancestry" , have their own
and language. You received wrong advise.
not - you are supporting Milosevic's chauvinistic policy against
Such a position would certainly not contribute to
better understanding and harmonious coexistence among different ethnic
community in Australia.
Mihailo Mandic, president of
Objavljujemo u cjelosti
odgovor kojega smo dobili od gospođe Stewart i prepisku sa novinarom
Dear Mr. Mandic,
Thank you for your email of 11
August. Copied below, for your information, is the email provided to
the journalist, on which the information in the article in VESTI was
based. This was the only information provided by me for the
Any other information in the article attributed to me should
not have been. As you will see, the information I provided does not
contain any reference to particular ethnic groups. The statement on
language you referred to was not made by me at any time and should not
have been attributed to me.
I hope this clarifies the situation for
Regional Director -
Please find attached information
on the census and it's importance to ethnic communities as requested. The
Census website www.abs.gov.au/census has a media
resource section which features information including sound and pictures.
The direct address is to the image section is:
hope this is of use to you. Please don't hesitate to contact me if you
require anything further.
Communications Manager (ACT)
Australian Bureau of Statistics
slijede pitanja i odgovori koje je gospodja Stewart poslala
CENSUS - QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
Why does Australia need a census?
underpins Australia's democracy, is crucial to the planning of community
services and facilities and is essential for informed debate.
Census results are used to determine the number of seats each state and
territory has in the House of Representatives. The ABS must, by law, carry
out a census every five years.
The census, to be held on Tuesday 7th
August, provides a snapshot of the nation. It provides vital planning
information for government and private sectors and communities, and for a
wide variety of community groups.
Grants to state and local governments
are based on populations calculated from census results.
The census is
for the community and we seek everyone's support to make it a
What services are available to assist
The census strategy to assist the ethnic
community comprises a 2001 Census Inquiry Service, which includes a
telephone interpreter service to help overcome language problems.
Care is taken to promote this service in areas identified as having a
large ethnic population of one particular nationality.
collectors are selected with appropriate liaison and language skills for
the composition of the ethnic population of particular areas whenever
Identification of areas with high concentrations of migrant
populations helps to ensure that supplies of public educational materials
such as brochures, are printed in the relevant languages and are available
for timely distribution.
The peak community body for ethnic matters in
each State is the Ethnic Community Council. At the national level
these bodies come together as the influential Federation of Ethnic
Communities' Councils of Australia Inc (FECCA). The ABS and FECCA
have an effective partnership in conveying the purposes and importance of
the Census to ethnic communities around Australia.
information kit is designed for use nationally to promote the 2001 Census
with a specific focus on younger children from households where the adults
have difficulty in understanding English.
questions are of importance to ethnic communities?
census on Tuesday August 7 aims to take a snapshot of our nation and this
includes information about where our population originates. The ancestry
question is in the census so groups who need services delivered in special
ways can be identified.
Responses to these questions will give an
up-to-date picture of how our nation is comprised. The Census counts
everyone in Australia on census night, and records certain key
characteristics about the population. Ancestry is one of these.
the first time since 1986 that an ancestry question has been
The ABS has worked with a panel of experts to develop these
questions, including representatives of ethnic groups and they strongly
support the topic on the grounds of assistance in service delivery.
relation to the religion question, the Constitution states that the
Government must not impose any religious test on the population.
religion question is included as many services to the community, such as
nursing homes and services for the disadvantaged, are provided by
The questions on language, ancestry and religion are
ones that will provide an accurate picture of the composition of the
What measures are taken
to ensure the census results are accurate?
Bureau of Statistics (ABS) does a small intensive survey after each Census
to check if anyone was missed. We'll be doing this again in 2001.
methods are used across the world and are internationally recognized for
their excellence. We conduct extensive testing of the questions to ensure
that they provide accurate results before adopting the questions on the
form. Many tests were carried out prior to the 2001 Census.
ABS has extensive experience in conducting censuses - this is our 14th
national census. The planning that the ABS has undertaken aims to see the
census to be held on August 7th as one of the nation's most
Where can I get more information
about the census?
For more information about the Census,
visit the public website at: www.abs.gov.au/census
Australian Business Number: 26 331 428 522
ABS Web Site: http://www.abs.gov.au/
ove odgovore sa objavljenim 'Ekskluzivnim intervjuom' vidi se da su VESTI
obmanule javnost podmetanjem lažnih pitanja i odgovora. Mogla bi se
razumjeti greška objavljivanja jednog ovakvog priloga da su Vesti bile
spremne da objave i naše reagovanje...ili, makar, da su našli toliko
hrabrosti da nađu opravdanje za ovakav postupak. Nasuprot našim očekivanjima - VESTI su se
ušutile! Ni glasa, ni objašnjenja, ni odgovora
- što nam daje za pravo da mislimo kako iza ovakve politike stoji
cjelokupno rukovodstvo 'NEZAVISNIH VESTI'.
Svjesni činjenice da se teško izboriti sa moćnom gebelsovom
mašinerijom mi dajemo svoj prilog istini objavljujući originalna dokumenta
iz kojih će posjetioci našega sajta moći na najbolji način ocijeniti
zakulisnu igru kojim se služi čak i jedan list koji preferira da ima
visoko mjesto u srpskoj emigraciji.
Šta li tek rade novine kao što su
Svetski srpski glas i njemu slični
Naše Udruženje je na vrijeme upoznalo svoje
članove i sve iseljenike iz Crne
Gore sa načinom kako da popune obrasce za popis stanovnistva
Više informacija o predstojećem popisu možete naći na
sajtu Australian Bereau of
Statistics, a na jednoj od njegovih stranica se možete uvjeriti da je
i naziv crnogorski jezik kodifikovan pod slovom M
(Montenegrin) i brojem 3505.