Amnesty ignores Apartheid. Certainly many complain the Northern Territory Government and …

Comment on Amnesty’s Utopia report full of omissions and misrepresentations by Paul Parker.

Amnesty ignores Apartheid.
Certainly many complain the Northern Territory Government and Commonwealth may NOT provide public funds to build more houses for these Land Trust corporate landlords.
But why are public money grants required by these Land Trust corporate landlords?
Same Land Trust corporate landlords have reasonable incomes, royalties, and rents, why not use their own funds?
Why does the Commonwealth continue to exempt these wealthy Land Trust corporate landlords from our usual tenancy requirements like issuing tenants valid leases and maintaining tenants houses?
Such does not help their tenants.
The Central Land Council acting for these Land Trust corporate landlords claims “Traditional Owners” possess no right to leases for their homes, no right for their family to live with them, no right for friends or tradespersons to visit them in their homes, no right to run a business, and reminds us that any “Traditional Owner” can terminate any permissions granted immediately whenever such whims are felt.
The Central Land Council claims “Traditional Owners” seeking these otherwise basic human rights must obtain leases from the Land Trust corporate landlords.
In practice the Central Land Council and the Land Trust corporate landlords refuse to issue leases.
For over 20 years our segregated family – several belatedly acknowledged as “Traditional Owners” – has been required to seek, so sought and been denied leases.
Still not seen one in draft form.
The Commonwealth granted temporary leases to itself – as they were essential – yet refuses to issue the tenants with sub-leases.
Commonwealth now wants Northern Territory Government to manage them, perhaps pay for them.
Where are the draft leases for these houses on communities ?
Northern Territory Government needs to publish these draft leases, make them available, easy to find, so as to promote public discussion.
It is clear the Central Land Council and these Land Trust corporate landlords dislike leases.
Leases provide all parties with enforceable rights and responsibilities.
Seems the Land Trust corporate landowners prefer to be exempted from having to care for their tenants houses – and be accountable in court!
The Commonwealth should give everyone who wants one, a block of land in Alice Springs, with an equivalent generous grant to build their own homes, now that will solve the housing problem for a few years. 🙂

Recent Comments by Paul Parker

The APY saga: Evidence suggests dysfunction
These consequences flow from ongoing governments’ racist division achieved with local support for apartheid approaches to policy.
Government’s response thus remains “government only does this to help you …”
Clearly this not true, or else far more improvements should be visible.
Consider more how the local supporters for these racist apartheid approaches provide so little improvement, leaving the APY little room to argue and negotiate.
The best path to achieving equality of opportunity, and better measurable results, is for APY to join the rest of Australia and dump these out-of-date apartheid feudal approaches.


Partition off Darwin to fix NT’s urban bias: Professor
The Commonwealth may be agreeable to divide the NT into even more separately organized kingdoms as suggested by Professor Gerritsen.
His proposal to partition Darwin off from the rest of the Northern Territory suits longer term partitioning of the NT into various separate fiefdoms, per Commonwealth’s Aboriginal Land Rights (NT).
I doubt the NT achieving better fiscal equity is a priority to those involved.
It appears more like ownership and control without accountability and responsibility.
The Commonwealth is still working to partition NT into separate, self-governing, legal kingdoms, all done in accordance with various Commonwealth racist apartheid legislation guidelines.
Elsewhere Amos Aikman recently wrote of lease difficulties to do with the case before Justice Stephen Southwood involving the Commonwealth’s ALR(NT) racially segregated and partitioned community at Santa Theresa, concerning issues around housing, rentals, repairs and leases – or lack of them, affecting tenants living there.
This appears a repeat of Amoonguna housing issues covered earlier by the Alice Springs News, neither appear resolved.
[Q: Did Commonwealth quietly provided required funds to repair the private corporate land-owner’s houses?]
I admit wondering why they are suing the NT government, when the pot of gold for these is in Canberra, while in this case NT appears to act on behalf of, on instructions from, the Commonwealth, within limitations of Commonwealth’s racial segregationist policies set out in the ALR(NT), or flowing from same, makes this case more complicated than most property / tenancy cases.

Surprising conservative on council: Jacinta Price
Racial tags remain racist tools.
Racists aim to shift debates, use racial tags to move focus so racial membership becomes the issue.
The 1967 Referendum campaign and the overwhelming result was to stop, to eliminate, government use of racial tags as legislative filters to eliminate, or to qualify, our shared legal rights and legal responsibilities as Australians.
Almost every use of racial tags supports racists’ cause.

Street kids: No Protective Custody but Care Orders
CORRECTION Re: Paul Parker Posted August 15, 2017 at 12:40 pm

My error, it should read:

I certainly hope “departmental spokesperson” and others put more effort into funding and the providing of single bedroom units affordable on Centrelink to house those 16 to 18 (and older).


CAAMA, Imparja reluctant bedfellows
Re: Ralph Posted August 9, 2017 at 4:51 pm
Why do Aboriginal / Indigenous Corporate bodies require greater standards of accountability than other corporate entities ?
IMHO the Commonwealths Aboriginal / Indigenous entities exist to protect positions, reputations, and control, of Ministers and governments not purported beneficiaries.
Racism includes application of different standards to businesses where directors, shareholders, or beneficiaries, are qualified by racial identification.
Government financial assistance, even contracting, benefits many businesses under the Corporations Act.
While the majority of businesses in Australia are small, they make up around 97% of all businesses, with around 60% businesses failing in first three years.
The Australian Bureau of Statistics report into corporate insolvencies for 2011-2012 found 44% of businesses suffered poor strategic management, 40% inadequate cash flow or high cash use, and 33% suffered from trading losses.
Directors and employees, from smallest to largest corporations, subject to judicial accountability for corporate negligence.
Many successful in business advise trying to understand why they were failing, or they failed, is what enabled them to succeed later.
The need is to encourage those in business to seek and obtain advice from others sooner without racist measuring.

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