Stand up for our land rights!
Join us and find out why the government's proposed amendments to the Aboriginal Lands Act are reprehensible.
1 pmThursday, 14 September 2023Parliament Lawns, Nipaluna/Hobart
The Tasmanian government is hell-bent on removing any power we have over our land and our identity.
The Aboriginal Lands Act was passed in 1995, and the premier of the day, Ray Groom, returned 12 sites - equating to 3800 hectares - to the Aboriginal community.
Ray Groom gave a powerful speech in Parliament about the purpose of the Aboriginal Lands Act. He championed for an Aboriginal Lands Act that:
Has responsibility for its own board policy decisions.Is free to operate at arm's length ...
The State Government has again asked for feedback on the Aboriginal Lands Act. We must all act now to make sure the Aboriginal Community decides how the returned land is governed and managed.
The Government is encouraging further feedback on revised proposals, which would remove the current safeguards in place regarding the electoral roll and how land is managed. The review of the previous consultation seems to bias certain submissions, who feel that the current process excludes ‘local’ Aboriginal people and organisations.
The Tasmanian Government wants to change the Aboriginal Lands Act 1995, which will change the way land is managed, who and how we elect the council members for the Aboriginal Lands Council Tasmania, and how land is returned.
They are asking for feedback, and the consultation about the changes ends on Sunday, 24 July.
Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre is hearing the main issues to the changes put
forward by the Government are:
Revisions to Aboriginal Land Council Tasmania (ALCT) Elections The community does not ...
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