The Aboriginal Land Rights (NT) Land Trusts are Corporate Bodies. So …

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

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.

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Amnesty rhetoric fails to show the way forward for homelands
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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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.

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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).

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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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