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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 5. Goal A: Protect the Land and Sea 42 LANDFILL METHANE CAPTURE There are now recognised technologies that attract carbon-credit funding where methane emitted from organic waste decomposition in landfill sites is captured and converted into clean power. The whole issue of landfill management and waste disposal on Groote Eylandt is currently an area of collaboration between GEMCO and ALC. Advice is being sought by the ALC as to the viability of a methane capture scheme for a new consolidated landfill site to be located on GEMCOs mining leases. ACTIONS: 17. Establish the viability of a methane capture scheme for a new consolidated landfill site to be located on GEMCOs mining leases in collaboration with Indigenous enterprise companies. 5.3 PROTECT THE SEAS Surrounding Groote Eylandt is a marine environment with fabulous reef systems and rich, Indigenous, commercial and recreation fisheries. Importantly, the sea country of the Anindilyakwa people is crossed by songlines associated with male ceremonial law, which is the basis for the authority of senior Traditional Owners. The songlines provide spiritual links among the islands within the Groote archipelago as well as from the Groote archipelago to the mainland. The songlines are also the basis for social and exchange links between Anindilyakwa people and their neighbours. In the lead up to 2012, these songlines have been threatened due to proposals by mining companies to explore and mine the waters surrounding the Groote archipelago. It is important to note that under the Aboriginal Land Rights Act (1976) and the Native Title Act (1993), no ownership for Traditional Owners is supported by legislation. The ALC is funded by the Commonwealth to protect its ownership over traditional lands only. The recent Federal High Court decision brought about rights over the inter-tidal zone via the Blue Mud Bay ruling, however this does not apply to open waters. A number of key initiatives have been led by the ALC investing its own royalty income to lobby for and place as many layers of protection over their sea country.