We, the Bray and Tickner family of 16 Mile Outstation …

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

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.

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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
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.


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

Shooting, not selling feral camels
Surprised: Why should not BHP or any other mining company pay for the culling of these animals?
Example: We were told by a Central Land Council lawyer to whom I gave [as an example] an amount of forty million dollars.
Who benefits from the money? Her statement: 50% mining, government 40% and land councils 4%.
I then asked what do us blackfellas get? 1% of the land council. She was sent on walkabout, just for her honesty.
On land councils they do not want to see an Aboriginal go ahead in making a life for themselves in any business scheme.
They dictate to our uneducated people and as soon as an educated man or woman enters the scene he or she becomes a danger to them.
Camels: A local butcher many years ago wanted a mobile abattoir employing local Aborigines to slaughter and sell to overseas and Australian buyers.
This leaves the land councils out and they stopped employment for Aboriginal people earning honest money.
Stay on the dole where you [belong].
The only time land councils deal with the wrong people is when they want the wrong information.


Transport Hall: No details of the cost for appointed manager
These two women ministers want to spend $50m [on an art gallery]. Put the money towards something that has put Alice on the map. All about history. Too many art shops on Todd Street and ripping the Aboriginals off. Question, Dale: Who will be looking after the profits?


Street kids: What cops can do
Going back 30 odd years we ran Aranda House.
Let me tell you it has not changed one little bit.40 to 50 kids a night, 24/7.
Feed, shower, clean clothes, off to school in the bus.
Drop them off once we left run away to wander the streets.
Nothing is going to change.
Hang on, maybe the millions spent on resurrecting alcoholics, druggies, ice freaks at CAAPU. These people are too far gone. Bit like the kids but you would have more chance working on a young brain.
Donna Ah Chee, CEO of Aboriginal Congress, maybe you and Yoffa can turn the Memorial Club, a sight for sore eyes, into a 24 hour homeless youth centre.
Don’t you think we have enough medical centres to deal with the unhealthy?
Surely, spend some of the millions from the Aboriginal Benefit Association which I heard on the message sticks you are on the board of.
Yes? No?
A big, big conflict if yes. Be truthful.


Warlpiri don’t want Zachary Rolfe murder trial to be in Darwin
Darwin Observer: I agree. All I am saying the jury [needs to be] 50/50. And they can come from Darwin or Katherine.
A thought? In the NT law system, is there such a thing as a three judge, magistrate system on the bench?
They seem to change everything to suit themselves.


Warlpiri don’t want Zachary Rolfe murder trial to be in Darwin
The trial should be held where the [alleged] murder happened and the jury would have to be 50/50 black and white educated people.
Jack: The only time the Warlpiris came to town was to see the white laws results and these results are a no-no.
The only time they protested was the first day and the next will be on the 19th.
You make out that these people are bad people.
If this case is heard in Darwin the government should pay for fares and accommodation like they do for all the white people judges, police, lawyers, the association [police] with our taxpayers’ money. Let’s be fair.


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