CLCAC Constitution

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CLCAC Constitution
Release date: 11 Aug 2009
Type: Corporate documentation

Objectives

The objectives of the corporation are:

  • (a) the principal object of the Association is the relief of poverty, sickness, destitution, serious economic disadvantage, distress, dispossession, suffering and misfortune among Aboriginal peoples within the area of the Association amongst the members of the Association. Without limiting the generality of sub-rule (above), the Association shall advance its principal object by the following means;
  • (b) facilitating the return of Aboriginal land and waters in the lower Gulf of Carpentaria to Aboriginal people and obtaining secure title to those lands and waters;
  • (c) assisting Aboriginal people to manage land and waters in the lower Gulf, including wherever possible, to control access to those lands and waters;
  • (d) assisting Aboriginal people to manage natural resources in the land and waters in the lower Gulf, including wherever possible, to control access to those natural resources;
  • (e) advocating the rights and interests of Aboriginal people in the lower Gulf regarding activities that impact upon the land and waters;
  • (f) promoting the education, training and employment of Aboriginal people in traditional and contemporary land management practices, natural resource management and conservation activities;
  • (g) for the primary benefit of Aboriginal people, developing commercial and other enterprises associated with the use and management of land and waters;
  • (h) taking steps to achieve and to promote economic development and self determination for Aboriginal people in the lower Gulf;
  • (i) assisting Aboriginal people to protect sacred sites and sites of significance in land and waters;
  • (j) promoting the continuation of Aboriginal culture, knowledge and language and the protection of member’s intellectual property relating to traditional and/or contemporary Aboriginal culture, knowledge and language in the lower Gulf of Carpentaria.
  • (k) to maintain for a gift fund to be named "The Carpentaria Land Council Aboriginal Corporation Gift Fund".

(extracted from Section 3)