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ALC 15 year strategic plan 2012-2027



ALC 15 year strategic plan 2012-2027


Anindilyakwa Land Council


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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 Executive Summary 16 At the time of releasing this document (October 2012) the ALC has yet to formally open negotiations with the incoming CLP regarding ongoing issues of particular importance to the Traditional Owners of the Groote archipelago. It should be noted that the Groote Eylandt Indigenous communities were among those people in the bush that changed their longstanding allegiances with the NT Labor Party in the 2012 election in favour of the CLP. Issues surrounding the reform of local shires and the resulting diminution of local community empowerment to deliver local services and to make decisions underpinned this change. It is the view of the ALC that the critical work across the Groote archipelago should be viewed as politically bi-partisan and it is imperative that consistent collaboration continues to occur in the important work ahead. GROOTE EYLANDT ABORIGINAL TRUST (GEAT) The Groote Eylandt Aboriginal Trust (GEAT) was established in the 1960s through the governance of the Church Missionary Society (CMS) to manage and distribute mining royalties and to negotiate with the mining company that resulted in the CMS Agreement. This activity was taken over by the ALC when it was formed in 1991 but GEAT continues to receive funds to allow it to provide services to Anindilyakwa people. The ALC is committed to strengthening its relationship with GEAT for the benefit of Anindilyakwa people. It is widely viewed that it is critical for both ALC and GEAT to work closely together to progress issues outlined within this document. Discussions have recently opened up with GEAT to collaborate on the following issues: ALC support in issuing Section 19 land development applications from GEAT; Mutual collaboration in monies made available for funerals and ceremonies; Prevention of cane toads reaching the Groote archipelago; Sharing the cost of power bills payable to the Power and Water Corporation. It has also been discussed that in the proposed RPA Stage Three that GEAT become an important and close partner within the RPA. It is also critical that GEAT actively engages with the ALC, GEBIE and all partners in the response to this Plan. LOCAL INDIGENOUS BUSINESSES IN THE GROOTE ARCHIPELAGO ALC has created, through its business arm GEBIE, multiple business ventures through direct royalty investment. Meanwhile other local Indigenous businesses with Traditional Owner Boards have been developing mostly without this direct ALC support. The relatively small extent of support that ALC offers other businesses is a matter which needs to be rectified in the work ahead. All local businesses need to be supported. There are three principles which guide the investment that ALC makes in devolving funds for economic development: