Amnesty’s Salil Shetty shames NOT the ALRNT landlords. Are his …

Comment on Amnesty rhetoric fails to show the way forward for homelands by Paul Parker.

Amnesty’s Salil Shetty shames NOT the ALRNT landlords. Are his “rent-a-crowd” style comments due to ignorance, intent to mislead, or mischief?
Amnesty’s surprise to find two-bedroom houses with 15 people living in them, others without toilets, showers, or without electricity and water, is not news.
Such is clear consequence from Australian governments’ apartheid approach to these communities.
Such conditions are common where landlords are NOT held accountable!
Amnesty’s condemnation of Australia’s Government efforts to address poverty within their “Indigenous” communities does NOT question the failed apartheid approach, discredited elsewhere, being practiced upon these communities.
Failed housing is the responsibility firstly of the relevant landowners which for these communities are mostly corporations.
Amnesty fails – or refuses – to address the corporate landlords of these communities for their ongoing refusals to act as responsible landowners towards their tenants.
Amnesty appears not to mention the Commonwealth and NT Government’s failure to take these landowner corporations to court for their sub-standard living conditions.
Australians need a full open public inquiry into these corporate landowners, their management boards, concerning gross failures to satisfy public housing standards within their landholdings.
Upgrades need funds, from where? The first source needs be these corporate landlords fixing their properties.
When corporate landlords are NOT prepared allocate their funds to satisfy our Australian and NT public standards of housing then governments need resume, with just compensation, such land as is required to ensure all the essential services are up to our national and NT basic public standards.
Paul Parker

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Amnesty rhetoric fails to show the way forward for homelands
The Aboriginal Land Rights (NT) Land Trusts are Corporate Bodies.
So Traditional Owners are shareholders in their ALR(NT) corporate entities.
Until so treated, held to account, as responsible, expect little change.
Source: http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/cth/consol_act/alrta1976444/s4.html
Legal status of Land Trust
(3) A Land Trust
(a) is a body corporate, with perpetual succession;
(b) shall have a common seal;
(c) subject to this Part, may acquire, hold and dispose of real and personal property; and
(d) may sue and be sued in its corporate name.


Recent Comments by Paul Parker

What REALLY goes on in our streets: Youth worker
There is little need to change the criminal code.
There already exists a process used to determine whether parental responsibility is failing or working, and what needs to be done.
Even the best of parents may find themselves in court with their children following a single act of youthful irresponsibility.
Any parent can find themselves with youths no longer prepared to follow their reasonable instructions.
The need is for clearer policy dealing with parents who are irresponsible, and more assistance for responsible parents before they become a minority.
The need is for the responsible “Docs” department aka “Territory Families” with Minister Dale Wakefield and CEO Ken Davies to start attending public meetings with media present in Alice Springs to answer questions then respond to address raised issues, on how these problems are being addressed.
Clearly the NT has become an apartheid state, where the rights, responsibility and accountability of residents appears first determined by racial tags.
Racial tags are the responsibility problem, so not part of the solution.


NT road sealing costs threat to Outback Way?
Perhaps a major contributing cost to the deplorable condition of the existing road between Yulara and the border is that it is NOT part of the public highway.
The Commonwealth’s land rights act needs be amended to enable the NT Government reclaim land required for public roads, the same as other states, with just compensation determined and paid.
It is financial and political irresponsibility for NTG to pay for construction of privately owned roads and housing.
The failure of the Commonwealth to enable such resumptions contributes significantly to deplorable conditions.
These wealthy private corporate landlords need spend their own money, not milk public funds.
The failure to eliminate such a rort contributes to the Commonwealth’s reputation as a government committed to promoting racism and inequality.


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Is the NTG Revenue Discussion Paper clear enough?
Without considerably more public discussion before the [Tue, 23 January 2018] meeting in Alice Springs may there be a wipe-out?

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Hazardous waste facility near Alice recommended by EPA
Salt is a corrosive, spread of such corrosion is found with increased salt in the air, as those living closer to salt water soon learn.
We need greater public understanding of effects of salt, how its effects can be multiplied by inappropriate metals or flooding.
We need clearer explanations of the procedures to reduce, and resolve possible corrosion issues over several thousand years.
Even several years appears too long for many politicians to consider.


Senator Nigel Scullion elected acting CLP president
Will the Gunner government persuade the Commonwealth to ensure the Aboriginal Land Rights (NT) land trusts pay the “Land Tax on Territorians”?
Will the Gunner government persuade the Commonwealth to ensure the ALR(NT) land trusts pay other conventional NT and Local government charges like rates?
The ALR(NT) corporate land trusts remain significantly financially advantaged over other land-owners given the Commonwealth’s exemptions freeing them from conventional land-owner responsibilities.
Equality of opportunity and responsibility requires treating the ALR(NT) corporate Land Trusts same as other corporate or natural land-owners in the NT.


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