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ALC 15 year strategic plan 2012-2027



ALC 15 year strategic plan 2012-2027


Anindilyakwa Land Council


Anindilyakwa Land Council annual report; Anindilyakwa Land Council strategic plan; Reports; PublicationNT




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Anindilyakwa Land Council (N.T.) -- Periodicals; Aboriginal Australians -- Northern Territory -- Groote Eylandt -- Periodicals

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ALC 15 year Strategic Plan 12. Background Information 12. BACKGROUND INFORMATION 12.1 ABOUT THE ALC The ALC is a statutory authority formed within the provisions of Section 21 of the Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act 1976. In 2012, the ALC had 23 members, formally elected under the supervision of the Australian Electoral Commission for a three-year term. The members are spread across 14 clan groups plus representatives from the three communities. Collectively this group is referred to as the Executive Council or ALC Executive. The ALC currently comprises members from each Indigenous clan within the Land Councils area. 12.2 ABOUT GEBIE In order to complement better support and sustain the economic benefits of the Anindilyakwa people, the ALC established its business arm, the Groote Eylandt and Bickerton Island Enterprises Aboriginal Corporation (GEBIE) in 2001. From small beginnings, this has now grown to be a significant operation engaged in a broad range of activities. Most importantly, it provides a reliable and well-governed vehicle for royalties paid by GEMCO to be distributed to Traditional Owners over the age of 18 years bi-annually. GEBIE runs a social program that provides community support in the areas of health, education, social participation and sport. It also has a large investment in businesses and joint ventures to pursue long-term sustainable employment and profit for the traditional owner members. A large part of GEBIEs business activity is in delivering major infrastructure projects across all the communities of the Groote archipelago. 12.3 THE REGION LOCATION Groote Eylandt and Bickerton Island are situated in the NT on the western side of Arnhem Land in the Gulf of Carpentaria; approximately 640km east south east of Darwin and 50km off the Arnhem Land coast. Groote Eylandt is Australias third largest island; named by explorer Abel Tasman in 1644 and is Dutch for Large Island.