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Thamarrurr Community Government Scheme



Thamarrurr Community Government Scheme

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Tabled Papers for 9th Assembly 2001 - 2005; Tabled Papers; ParliamentNT






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THAMARRURR COMMUNITY GOVERNMENT SCHEME PREAMBLE Thamarrurr is responsible for the way of life of our people. This way of life is expressed as the spirit of our people. This spirit is expressed through family life. Family life is our relationship to kin and country. Responsibility for good family life has always belonged with the elders. Thamarrurr, with the authority of pulen pulen (elder men) and muthingan (elder women), provides direction for this way of life. Many decisions are carried out through kardu keke (the middle aged people) for the benefit of our people. This is our way of doing business. Thamarrurr is reinforced through this constitution. PART 1 - PRELIMINARY 1. Name of constitution This is the Thamarrurr Community Government Constitution. 2. Definitions In this constitution, unless the contrary intention appears "Aboriginal Land Rights (NT) Act" means the Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act 1976 of the Commonwealth; "clerk", for the purposes of Part 4 other than clause 22, includes the Chief Electoral Officer; "community government area" means the area referred to in clause 3; "constitution" means this community government scheme; "council" means the Thamarrurr Community Government Council; "election period" means the period during which an election takes place; "election year" means the year in which an election referred to in clause 16(3) is to take place; "electoral roll" means an electoral roll maintained under clause 15(1); "land owning group" means a land owning group referred to in clause 5(2); "member" means a member of the council;

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