I agree with Alex Nelson when he says that there …

Comment on CLC members want forensic probe into their organisation by Hal Duell.

I agree with Alex Nelson when he says that there badly requires to be an official inquiry probing the Central Land Council, Centrecorp and its various affiliates and subsidiaries, and I also agree that this will likely blow out to be the NT’s equivalent of the Fitzgerald Inquiry of Queensland in the late 1980s.
The CLC has its favourites out on the communities, and those favourites have their favourites in terms of access to Toyotas, housing and jobs that bring an actual salary.
Start pulling a thread from that jumper, and the whole garment stands a good chance of unraveling.
A lot of people will stand to be disrobed, and none of us relish the idea of standing naked in front of our peers.
So expect to be fought tooth and nail when trying to initiate an independent inquiry.

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CLC members want forensic probe into their organisation
Could it be that the Northern Land Council and the Central Land Council are lineal descendants of the old Aborigines Protection Board(s) that operated in NSW, West Australia, Queensland and South Australia?
You know the drill: We know what’s best for you, so do as we say and we will provide the rations.
Just a thought, but they do seem to exert a similar level of control.


CLC members want forensic probe into their organisation
I wonder if this latest request to pry information from the uber-secrecy of the Land Councils is simply a desire to access their own recent history.
We are flooded with stories from ancient times, dream-time and the like, but what about what has happened over the last 50 and 60 years? About that time span we all know precious little. What little we do know, to the extent that it has entered the public domain, is all but non-existent.
And that recent history lies, to a great extent, in the vaults of the different land councils.
What are you hiding, and why are you so concerned that it be made public?


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Does anyone else wonder at the apparent contradiction of the two leading stories currently on this site?
In the first, the NT is sitting on the bones of its arse and heading to Canberra to beg for a bail-out.
In the second, a gallery is proposed that will cost at least $50 million with another $30 million needed to build a new sporting ground.
Wouldn’t the adage of if you’re in a hole, stop digging, apply here?


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When walking around Alice the range of humanity present is so obvious.
It makes me realise that we all come from somewhere and that there is exactly bugger-all any of us can do to change that.
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Ah, Edan, as tantalising as a scoop neckline at the Saturday dance.


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Earth Creation gone. National Indigenous Art Gallery going.
It’s possible to imagine this government’s favorite cultural event would be the unveiling of a new season’s lawnmowers.


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