Re: Melanie Ross Posted May 31, 2015 at 2:11 pm …

Comment on In the bush, the Age of Entitlement meets the Asset Test by Paul Parker.

Re: Melanie Ross Posted May 31, 2015 at 2:11 pm
In reply to Melanie Ross’s question: “How has the Land Rights Act stopped you from ‘doing what you please on your country?'”
In simple terms, it prevents living a normal life, in more detail:
The Central Land Council claims a “Traditional Owner” has a right to stand somewhere upon the ground, though not clear on where.
The Central Land Council claims a “Traditional Owner” does not have the right to live in a house.
The Central Land Council claims a “Traditional Owner” does not have the right to receive visitors, tradespeople, even family members to their home, unless receive permission through the Central Land Council which may be canceled at a moments notice.
The Central Land Council claims trading is not a “Traditional” activity.
The Central Land Council claims a “Traditional Owner” does not have the right to undertake a business with persons not “Traditional Owners” except with “Land Trust” permissions.
The Central Land Council and or the Haasts Bluff Land Trust and or unknown “Traditional Owners” ordered the departure of our family from Kintore.
The Central Land Council and or the Haasts Bluff Land Trust and or unknown “Traditional Owners” are claiming the right to order the separation and segregation of families within ALR(NT) lands.
With attempts to resolve the matters rejected, issues were raised before the NT Supreme Court.
The Central Land Council and or the Haasts Bluff Land Trust and or unknown “Traditional Owners” belatedly acknowledged to the NT Supreme Court the “Traditional Owner” status of some members of our family.
However the Central Land Council and or the Haasts Bluff Land Trust and or unknown “Traditional Owners” maintain their claim of the right to practice apartheid, the right to segregate, to order separation of families of Australians, using racial testing.
The NT Supreme Court found the related issues, needed judicial resolution.
The claims of authority to segregate, to order forced separation of families, requires some Constitutional issues arising be taken to the High Court.
Commonwealth Attorney-General’s refusal to grant legal aid prevents the Constitutional issues being resolved, as well as preventing the NT Supreme Court proceeding to trial, resulting in the NT Supreme Court ordering a stay of proceedings until legal assistance provided.
When legal assistance provided these issues may be clarified.
Central barrier preventing “Traditional Owners” doing what they desire within their country, is the ongoing refusal of the Central Land Council and or the Haasts Bluff Land Trust and or unknown “Traditional Owners” to issue reasonable valid leases.
I believe the Central Land Council is currently attempting to have collected “rent” from “Traditional Owners” for the houses they live in without valid leases being issued.
The matters are not resolved, so over two decades later, our families remain segregated under the Commonwealth ALR(NT).
Similar difficulties exist within lands of Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara.

Paul Parker Also Commented

In the bush, the Age of Entitlement meets the Asset Test
These are all problems created by the Commonwealth, and need be resolved by the Commonwealth.
Improvements in management require greater public accountability.
Expect little change until Commonwealth cancels exemptions from accountability, until Commonwealth requires same public standards of responsibility and accountability for ALR(NT) and Native Title Act corporate land trusts as expected from other landlords.
These Commonwealth created landlords refuse leases, refuse to maintain their housing, while they deny basic legal and human rights, and at same time try shift their costs onto Public Funding.
They shall continue this way until publicly called to account in the courts.
It’s time the Commonwealth Attorney-General ceased supporting apartheid, started supporting legal assistance for those seeking equality of opportunity.


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