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


Recent Comments by Paul Parker

Price family were sole complainants against Cocking & Satour 
Too many pots calling kettles black.
Racism is about dividing people into separate groups, identifying them as different due ancestry, social behavior, innate capacities, and other, frequently using these to exclude or include them for “special treatment” whether this by advantage or disadvantage, also to rank then as inferior or superior.
The term “racial discrimination” means any distinction, exclusion, restriction, or preference based on race, colour, descent, or national or ethnic origin which has the purpose or effect of nullifying or impairing the recognition, enjoyment or exercise, on an equal footing, of human rights and fundamental freedoms in the political, economic, social, cultural or any other field of public life.
The Commonwealth continues to seriously infect the Northern Territory with its racism.


Jacinta Price spits dummy
Jacinta, your response to Erwin Chlanda of Alice Springs News is a great disappointment.
I have know Erwin Chlanda over 40 years, his work and commitment as a journalist is exceptional.
Apologise with grace, or shame yourself further.
IMHO Erwin Chlanda is well overdue for recognition by the NPC.


Horses starve, rotting carcasses near homes
Around Australia corporate or natural persons as land owners, managers or others are prosecuted, found negligent and penalties are applied.
Other than racial prejudice, why are these relevant corporate land-owners (Land Trusts), their relevant corporate property managers (Land Councils), their relevant executive management boards, or other relevant individuals not prosecuted?
Frequently applied is the legal principle that ignorance of the law is no excuse.


News cycle: It’s all over in a day
None may claim surprise, the Commonwealth long conducting “racial profiling” since it took over the Northern Territory from South Australia.

Commonwealth promotion of “racial profiling” and apartheid is easier to recognize in the NT.

Commonwealth cares little for equal legal rights and equal legal responsibility which our Constitution offers all Australians.

Puzzle is why so many content to ignore denial of their equal rights, thus opportunity, for a few silver coins…

As Pastor Martin Niemöller explains it:

First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Socialist.

Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Jew.

Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.


Public may pay for government fake news: Opposition
The Chief Minister Michael Gunner and his government adopting principles of Dr Goebbels [Adolf Hitler’s propaganda minister – ED]:
“If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.”
— Dr Joseph Goebbels: On the “Big Lie”
Possible advertising change: “Welcome to the Northern Territory land of big lies.”
Every MLA is part of the NT Government, their is role to draw public attention to serious failings and disgraces.


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