THE Far South Coast Regional Aboriginal Land Council has voted unanimously to support the Bega Local Aboriginal Land Council officers against a push to have them removed.
The meeting was held because a quorum of members of the Bega LALC has requested an extraordinary meeting today (Tuesday) to remove the officers.
After discussion and confirmation of the status of the LALC, in particular the 2002-2003 audit, the regional body gave its support to the current officers.
Chairperson of the RALC, Ms Donna Brennan, said the members of the regional body were aware that in the past the Bega LALC had experienced problems with management and complying with the NSW Aboriginal Land Rights Act.
These problems had resulted in the appointment of an administrator and several years operating under the cessation of funding.
“Since the employment of the current co-ordinator it is evident that the Bega LALC has improved its management practices and continues to comply with legislation,” she said.
“It is also clear that the LALC convenes meetings on a regular basis and any member has the opportunity to attend these meetings to voice any concerns they may have.
“The Far South Coast RALC fully supports the current officers and staff of the Bega LALC and urges any members who attend the extraordinary meeting to consider all the facts before casting their votes.
“We would like to take this opportunity to congratulate the Bega LALC officers and co-ordinator for their accomplishments during the past several years,” Ms Brennan said.
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