ALC aims to provide consistent and equitable processes, that promote organisational accountability and transparency, while representing the collective wishes and the opinion of the Anindilyakwa people giving priority to the protection of their interests on land and in the seas of the Anindilyakwa archipelago.
To achieve this, the ALC working with the Anindilyakwa Land Trust operates in accordance with Section 19 of the Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act 1976 (ALRA). Section 19 regulates the “grant of an estate or interest in the whole, or any part, of the land vested in it to any person for any purpose” and guides the process to be undertaken where a request is made to grant a lease of land within the Anindilyakwa Land Trust jurisdiction.
The procedure to be followed is to ensure that:
- Appropriate community consultation occurs with the traditional Aboriginal owners and any Aboriginal community or group that may be affected by the proposed grant of lease.
- Appropriate action by the ALC is undertaken in a timely manner in accordance with the functions of the ALC as outlined by ALRA 23 AA(4), so that clear expectations for applicants are established.