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Comment on CLC members want forensic probe into their organisation by Russell Bray.

Well said June, more of it. Great. ho owns the land?
The other week I saw the CEO of Land Management NT Government in the office of birth deaths and marriages.
The conversation was about a caveat to put on the 16 Mile outstation to stop Central Land Council kicking my family off.
The CEO told me that a caveat would be useless because no one owns the Freehold Land. Central Land Council is just the caretaker of the land trust which comes under the name of Thenge Lhere which is a corporation under ORIC in Canberra and they do not own the land.
The land belongs to all the Aboriginal people from Northern Arunta for the deed is for everyone who has an interest in their ancestors’ land.
So what gives Bob Gosford, lawyer at Central Land Council, the authority to go to an executive meeting with our names on the agenda and not invite us to fight for our rights?
The bit of Stock Route, 4000 hectares, which is part of Burt Plain, belong to the Northern Arunta People for everyone.

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CLC members want forensic probe into their organisation
Erwin: I praised the man up for not siding with CLC like the rest of the Aboriginal Corporations Ingerreke, Lhere Artepe, Ilpma and the NT Government who receive government money and not going to the outstations. Maybe I should not have mentioned Amoonguna. I do not know.


CLC members want forensic probe into their organisation
We, the Bray and Tickner family of 16 Mile Outstation (since 2012), have been on the Tangentyere work program for the same period, for which Centrelink provides the money.
On Monday Lesley rang Tangentyere admin to have a bobcat picked up, which he had worked on over the week end.
The person told him no as Central Land Council have blocked 16 mile from the work program. According to Mathew he was told the police maybe removing us from our rightful home land.
Once again Central Land Council have come through the back door not informing the CEO who knew nothing about it and the board to have this passed.
This is racial discrimination against our family. Yesterday (Tuesday) we had a meeting with Walter Shaw, who told us that Tangentyere is there for the people and not Central Land Council.
Walter told us Central Land Council tried it with Amoonguna whom they service as well.
Who do these people think they are?
Bob Gosford (a lawyer from Central Land Council) on the 19th had a meeting with the executive.
I believe the CLC executive board to be acting illegally, because Ngala Kunoth Monks was nominated by three people from the Mbantwe Group of Lhere Artepe and not the full nine directors of Untulye and Ilpme, for these people had trespass notices put on them by the mother.
We were on the Agenda but not invited.


CLC members want forensic probe into their organisation
About time our people have stood up for themselves after all these years since the Australian government / Central Land Council took over their lives 1976 and ruined the future of all our children.
BEAUTIFUL. LOVE IT. DO NOT STOP. SHOULD THEY THREATEN YOU WITH TAKING YOU TO COURT FOR YOU ARE IN CHARGE OF THE CEO AND ADMINISTRATION.


Recent Comments by Russell Bray

Don’t mess with our treasures, says Alice
Mate in the white man’s world every thing is destroyed. It’s all to do with money hungry people.
How many places for lease in town? Go spend your money renting these. Use it for the markets.
Alex who was the Aboriginal Minister? And I think the Broome Open Air operates once a week to a fullhouse.


Horses to be culled, dead ones left for sun to ‘do its work’
It has been brought to the attention of Central Land Council lawyer Robert Gosford months ago that donkeys are being let loose by Alan Martin on Athenge Hlere Land Trust, breeding and running wild, looking for food and water.
On January 23 Jonathon Conway and I met with Robert on other issues.
At the meet I produced photos of donkeys near my fence trying to get in looking for food and water.
My dogs hunted them out of our yard.
When seeing the photos Robert said Alan was told to round up and get rid of the donkeys.
Jonathon asked who gave Alan permission to have these animals for he did not consult the proper traditional owners, the Conway and Steven Families.
Like Robert Gosford keeps saying, all traditional owners need to be involved.
Alan is doing what he likes and does not belong to the land.
Jonathon made a serious comment that they want our land back and these people to be moved off.
Should they not get rid of these poor animals? Another saga of Santa Teresa.
Yesterday I rang CLC at 8.52am and spoke with Bonita, secretary of the General Manager Nigel Graves to complain that nothing is being done about this awful situation.
Same crap … in meeting … get in touch with Joe Martin Jard.
Bonita told me Joe was out bush, not told how long.
Last month I rang the RSPCA spoke to a bloke said he was going to see Alan – no feedback.
About five months ago there were four donkeys now there are about 20 breeding well if not someone is releasing more to roam.
Cruelty to dumb animals.
[ED – We are inviting the CLC to comment.]


Now $90m earmarked for Aboriginal gallery
Last Thursday week Arunta men met on the banks of the Todd down from the Anzac Oval.
A plan was presented and it was completely different from the one I saw in the papers which showed the oval would be part of the building complex.
This plan showed the oval will not be touched at all. The grandstands are to be removed. It was agreed steel a fence would be built around the whole complex.
The meeting was nearly over when it was suggested that the Cultural Centre be built on the same block.
According to a pamphlet from Gunner, do they need 40,000 square metres for the one building and that will take all the school area plus more? So how big a building is this Culture Centre going to be?


Aboriginal gallery is bound to have a stone wall
It all comes back to square 1. $50m would be the cost to rid of the school and maybe build a couple of unisex toilets.
No 2: We still have not got the new grounds to keep the sports men and women to play their sports and the question is how long to wait for the grass to grow and build the facilities?
No 3: Where is the money for the Art Centre?
No 4: Where is the money to build the two new ovals with lights?
We, the people, would like to know, Mr Gunner.


Land rich, jobs poor: Indigenous work around The Rock
I worked there as housing officer, all lies they say they are looking for literate people.
Let’s look at the white rangers that are given the positions over the traditional men or women.
The point is that these Aboriginals can speak good English and they have the knowledge to talk to the tourist who understand.
While there was a ranger’s position, applicants were a white young woman from Sydney and a 40 year old traditional man who spoke good English and a cultural lawman for the land.
I knew the ranger who was on the interview panel and he told me the law man missed out on one question.
My question back to him was what does this woman know about Uluru?
No, we are going to employ this man for six months to teach her all about law and culture and for her to lead the tourist so they will understand all about Uluru. What a lot of crap.
The moral and the truth is that they did not want this man living over the hill in the ranger village. Racist.


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