Our corporate land owners – the Land Trusts, with their …

Comment on Thanks for more ‘us and them’, Ms Macklin and Mr Snowdon by Paul Parker.

Our corporate land owners – the Land Trusts, with their agents the Central Land Council, do NOT require exemptions from being held accountable as landowners, landlords, and agents for the shoddy housing.
They need be held accountable.
All landowners and landlords need be accountable to protect their tenants, even shareholder tenants.
Aboriginal Land Rights (NT) tenants, including “Traditional Owners” need recover their basic human rights as Australians, currently denied them through Commonwealth support for abuse of these exemptions.
Failure to provide equality of rights, responsibility and opportunity, condemns our communities be labeled “Fail To Thrive”.

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Thanks for more ‘us and them’, Ms Macklin and Mr Snowdon
Problem is less Centrelink’s processes – though even a reasonable English ability can find them difficult to follow. It is the ongoing failure of government to ensure these individuals obtained basic education and understanding of their programs, procedures and requirements. Like pointing to one of several signs then asking blind person to read it.
Many of older generation were pushed to learn and did, with schooling compulsory. Activists then persuaded Government to drop this basic education requirement, to not enforce compulsory attendance at school, and not to concentrate on ensuring all learned basic English. Our result is lost generations.
Some room for teaching “Traditional” culture and history, as long as we retain the primary task for primary and secondary educators to ensure all achieve literacy, numeracy and oral English, so all have wider choices for their own futures.
Read: A remote community where all adults work and kids go to school. By KIERAN FINNANE.
https://www.alicespringsnews.com.au/1610.html


Thanks for more ‘us and them’, Ms Macklin and Mr Snowdon
Similar poor health statistics found around the world, almost everywhere “hunter-gatherer” cultures are adapting to cope with “post-cultivator” and “post-industrialized” modern suburban cultures.
Welfare / Centrelink / Rights:
Receipt of welfare / Centrelink required the providers agreement signed by recipients, not that recipients understood fully the agreement.
The Equal Rights campaign did NOT force people onto welfare. The ongoing Equality of Opportunity campaign forced Commonwealth stop excluding applicants with racial tests, forced Commonwealth cease their racist disqualification of home locations.
Recipients frequently still fail to understand agreements they sign.
Alcohol:
Around world is recognition that alcohol supply laws relate to over-consumption, that over-consumption statistically relates with injuries to people’s health and welfare.
Particularly so within poorer or lower educational standard communities.
Raising education standards, and employment opportunities, reduces alcohol related problems.
Availability of alcohol created problems in the NT, with decades of consumption away from legal and social behavior controls.
There are no quick fixes, and prohibition failed. Reducing problem drinker culture needs established social lounges where both consumption and behavior are controlled to reduce intoxication. Social desire to join others and consume in such places changes drinker culture slowly.
Over-consumption remains a problem as youths approach drinking age, without a clear social message that an alcoholic drink is not the problem, becoming intoxicated is the problem.
This being addressed, certainly with improvements required.
Leases:
Few valid “conventional leases” exist for housing within Central Australian Aboriginal Land Rights (NT) communities.
Soon to expire leases arranged by the Commonwealth (Mal Brough), managed by Territory Housing, only allowing refurbishments: These leases are deemed not sufficient to provide tenants a sub-lease.
Still “being negotiated” are “valid leases” for tenants of the various ALR(NT) Land Trust with their Commonwealth appointed agent, the Central Land Council.
Decades on we are yet to see leases, even in draft form.
Will these leases comply with NT standards for leases and registration of leases, or other?
Until leases resolved and issued for the communities, land ownership, dwelling ownership, and access, remains firmly controlled by the relevant ALR(NT) Land Trust and their agents the Central Land Council.


Thanks for more ‘us and them’, Ms Macklin and Mr Snowdon
The Central Land Council was appointed by the Commonwealth to act as agent for various Aboriginal Land Rights (NT) Land Trusts.
The Central Land Council and the Haasts Bluff Land Trust claim “Traditional Owners” have no right to live in a house.
The Central Land Council and the Haasts Bluff Land Trust claim “Traditional Owners” have no right to receive visitors in their homes.
The Central Land Council and the Haasts Bluff Land Trust claim “Traditional Owners” must obtain a lease granting these rights IF they seek right to have family or friends visit them in houses on Land Trust property.
Amendments to ALR(NT) apparently allow visitors on roads to drive to front of most houses, however to enter visitors must obtain permits through the Central Land Council, or the tenant must have this right in their lease.
Racism with apartheid attitudes from Commonwealth and others the only explanation for why our corporate landowners created under Commonwealth ALR(NT) are exempted – so NOT held accountable.
Consistent refusal by Land Trusts and their agents the Central Land Council to issue standard leases to their tenants in their houses on their land is because providing tenants leases gives them rights.
These same rights elsewhere regarded as basic human rights requiring judicial approval to qualify.
The Commonwealth restricts legal challenges through restrictions upon legal assistance, to maintain their racist apartheid and segregation policies upon Australians.


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‘Safe nuclear power known since 2009’
Australians mostly accept the existence of some nuclear benefits but they maintain opposition to wider nuclear development.
This means Australians may support replacement of our ageing Lucas Heights facility, when know where it will be.
Nuclear participants need STOP promoting activities wider than our existing Lucas Heights if it is to be replaced.
Replacement of our Lucas Heights facility will ensure our needs for various nuclear products will continue to be provided within Australia.
Replacement of our Lucas Heights facility enables continued production, training, and research with public education.
Australians involved in public discussions of other plans then may feel better prepared to discuss alternative facilities.
The Australian public needs to approve or reject other facilities in our wider community.


Warlpiri don’t want Zachary Rolfe murder trial to be in Darwin
More on the Rolfe Murder trial: “In the Northern Territory, persons charged with serious offences are tried by a Judge and jury in the Supreme Court. This ensures every person accused of a serious crime receives a fair trial, free from government or political influence.”
This is worth reading to understand the process.
In different state/territories the rules may permit Defendants to choose they be tried before a Judge only.


Street kids: What cops can do
Australians sought Federation to ensure all Australians shared same legal rights with same legal responsibilities.
Since Federation our Commonwealth government has ignored, enticed, persuaded, encouraged, or justified its own government actions or failures to act by abusively using the term “Aboriginal” claiming that was sufficient justification for the Commonwealth’s actions and inactions.
The Commonwealth refuses to accept ALL Australians hold equal legal rights with equal legal responsibilities.
Australian voters in the 1967 Referendum re-stated their Federation intention that ALL Australians share the same legal rights and legal responsibilities without qualification using racial identification.
We need to extinguish ALL Australian governments’ claims that racism upon Australians is lawful.
Racism is no justification for treating Australians, particularly children, differently.


Seeking equality as Indigenous distrust of government peaks
The cited “limitation of democracy” and “muffled voices” was ended when Neville Bonner was appointed To the Senate in 1971.
Consider his election in his own right by popular vote in 1972, 1974, 1975 and 1980.
Since Neville Bonner broke the ice, others have been elected.
Australians support equality of legal rights and legal responsibilities as Australians.
Australian voters’ silence is towards in-equality.
The Uluru Statement promotes in-equality, not equality.


Yuendumu murder charge update
Re: Psuedo Guru Posted November 15, 2019 at 8:15 am “Anarchy rules in Alice Springs.”
I doubt anarchy rules in Alice Springs.
These problems are not Alice Springs problems, they are Australian problems.
The problems relate to “racial tag” support from racists.
We need to end the Commonwealth’s ongoing promoting, enforcing, defending its wedging of Australians using “racial tags” to diminish our rights as Australians.
The Commonwealth needs to act for Australians in need of basic services, not racial wedging.
While “racial tag” wedging continues then yes, the racists are winning.


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