Northern Territory

Wheeling and dealing to host poisonous nuclear waste - sparks land council squabble

An Alice Springs-based group of Aborigines is pushing to revive plans to host Australia's nuclear waste 30km north of the town, with help from the Northern Territory and federal governments. The proposal has become entwined with ructions inside the powerful Central Land Council (CLC) that have seen chairman Maurie Ryan suspended for the second time this year.

Members of the group said they were recognised as traditional owners at a full CLC meeting they attended at Mr Ryan's invitation. Read more about Wheeling and dealing to host poisonous nuclear waste - sparks land council squabble

Old Chinese coin found in Arnhem Land adds another layer to our ancient trading

There has been regular trading along the northern coast of Australia with other countries for many centuries before the British arrived. Here is an interesting find that puts some further light on the trading lines.

The coin was found on a beach on Elcho Island, part of the Wessel Islands off the coast of Arnhem Land, NT, during an exploratory expedition of scientists in consultation with the local traditional owners. Read more about Old Chinese coin found in Arnhem Land adds another layer to our ancient trading

Yolngu Nations warns communities about the treacherous 99-year township leases

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Yolngu Nations Assembly (YNA) urges the Commonwealth Government and Indigenous communities to consult carefully before considering entering into 99-year township leases ... The Traditional Owners only made an agreed to negotiate. "When Yolngu say, 'yes, we understand' that doesn't mean 'yes, we can go ahead'."

To force our people to accept 99 year leases for their land as the only way for them to achieve any form of economic advantage from their homelands is a crime. Read more about Yolngu Nations warns communities about the treacherous 99-year township leases

ILC betrays Ngukurr First Nation youth by leaving them high and dry

In outback Australia, many young First Nations people aspire to work in the cattle industry and it is local employment. Here is another example of the Indigenous Land Corporation (ILC) leaving our First Nations youth high and dry and continue to employ non-Indigenous people. The young people are being deliberately excluded by the ILC who are deliberately sidestepping our First Nations people and employing non-Indigenous people, often on a contract basis. Here is a story by an insider of the treachery involved. Read more about ILC betrays Ngukurr First Nation youth by leaving them high and dry

Grieving mother denied compensation as her son's killers declare bankruptcy

Five men from Alice Springs have used bankruptcy declarations to evade a court order to pay $180,000 compensation to a grieving indigenous mother over the death of her son. Trainee ranger Kwementyaye Ryder, 33, died after he was bashed and kicked in the head by a group of young white males on a drinking binge on July 25, 2009. He had a pre-existing aneurysm.

Andra Jackson Sydney Morning Herald 26 October 2013 Read more about Grieving mother denied compensation as her son's killers declare bankruptcy

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