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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