There are legal responsibilities under the Commonwealth’s Aboriginal Land Rights …

Comment on Housing mess as community fights land council over lease by Paul Parker.

There are legal responsibilities under the Commonwealth’s Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act 1976 [ALRNT].
The Amoonguna Aboriginal Land Trust appears to be the rightful owner of the land, with authority and responsibility for the land and all activities occurring upon the land – except where responsibility has been transferred under lease, or in accordance with Commonwealth’s ALRNT.
The Amoonguna Aboriginal Land Trust needs under ALRNT provide its instructions concerning leases to the Central Land Council (CLC) who then provides directions, thus leases.
Amoonguna community requires reasonable duration leases for security of tenure to be able to manage their own community.
Without such leases Amoonguna ALT community residents need to file suit against Amoonguna ALT and the CLC (property agent) for their failure to maintain their housing to basic acceptable standards, and for their refusal to issue reasonable leases.
The CLC and Land Trusts regularly refuse to issue reasonable leases so as to avoid their accepting responsibility, with refusal to transfer any responsibility, so as to maintain tyrannical, abusive and extortionate authority over all residents.

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Student boarding funding restored – for now
Pleased to see funding will continue to support rural and remote families able keep their children boarding at St Philip’s, and other colleges, and so receive mainstream education.
IMHO restoring level of funding is not sufficient.
It’s clear many rural and remote students grossly fail to achieve their potential.
It’s easy enough to provide schools for pre, infants and primary, however secondary education in many areas lacks population to justify secondary schools.
There exists still a failure to provide equality of opportunity in education for rural and remote families.
Alice Springs and other Schools of the Air demonstrate how improved internet enables lower cost specialist secondary educators to conduct rural and remote classes and discussions using video link with local support, but is this currently and regularly provided and used?
Education can ensure equality of opportunity.
There exists considerable room for improvement from Commonwealth, states and territories, each share responsibility for the social disease of failure to thrive in education.


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Re: Evelyne Roullet Posted September 20, 2018 at 2:25 pm.
Perhaps it is time to re-read George Orwell’s books “Animal Farm” and “1984”.
I am prepared to defend the anonymous writers, many of whom am sure possess self-respect tempered by fear of revenge.
I agree it is essential to feel safe, to be able to express ourselves without fear of being judged, humiliated or discriminated against.
However many in the NT demonstrate totalitarian tendencies, with vindictive tendencies towards those who fail to agree with them.
NT politics, particularly party politics, is more like tail wagging the dog, than the dog wagging the tail.


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Are they planning any leases of new locations to the Chinese?
Perhaps forgetting the not so long ago Giles’s government diplomatic incident involving a lease which strained links between Darwin, Canberra, Washington and Beijing.


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Clearly Tabby Fudge does not understand the NAPLAN test.
Perhaps neither does COGSO (NT Council of Government School Organisations).
The NAPLAN test is NOT about passing or failing.
The NAPLAN has “No pass” and “No fail”.
The NAPLAN test measures where each student understands the core education principles. Those seeking grade scores for students or teachers clearly need look elsewhere.
This failing, when not addressed, reduces their capacity to learn more complex things they often are expected to learn later.
NAPLAN tests are essential to reduce student fail-to-thrive rates in NT post-primary education.
Each student needs understanding basic disciplines of literacy, numeracy and learning, their NAPLAN result is their learner education license.
NAPLAN tests confirm each understands core basics, certifies each is able to proceed to find their own way further around Australian education where they can improve themselves with further experience.
Many NT students fail their learner education license, yet are still pushed forward.
Later failure to achieve remains a foreseeable result from their failure to understand basic disciplines of literacy, numeracy and learning in Australian education.
NT’s failure to ensure these core education skills achieved ensures many students crash later due lack of core skills to understand enough to advance themselves further.


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Even smaller drones a great tool for increased police efficiency.
Every rural NT Police stations need a drone with officers trained to use them.


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