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Appointment to the National Native Title Tribunal.



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ATTORNEY-GENERAL THE HON PHILIP RUDDOCK MP

NEWS RELEASE

Parliament House, Canberra ACT 2600  Telephone (02) 6277 7300  Fax (02) 6273 4102 www.law.gov.au/ag

22 July 2004 125/2004

APPOINTMENT TO THE NATIONAL NATIVE TITLE TRIBUNAL

The Attorney-General, Philip Ruddock, today announced the appointment of a part-time member to the National Native Title Tribunal (NNTT).

“The appointment of Mr Robert Faulkner brings his knowledge and lengthy experience with aboriginal societies to the Tribunal,” Mr Ruddock said.

Mr Robert (Bob) Norman Faulkner has extensive experience in providing advice about indigenous affairs to governments. He is currently the Manager of the Indigenous Coordination Centre based in Tamworth, New South Wales.

In 2003 Mr Faulkner was awarded a Public Service Medal for outstanding public service in the delivery of improved services to indigenous communities, particularly of inland northern New South Wales.

Mr Faulkner was an elected Councillor of the Parry Shire Council in Tamworth from 1975 to 1999. He has been extensively involved in community organisations that focus on indigenous affairs, including establishing the first reconciliation group in Tamworth and being the Vice-Chair of the NSW Reconciliation Committee.

Mr Faulkner is a custodian of sacred Aboriginal sites in the Moonbi area and conducts cultural tours of the bush and national parks. He is also an authorised marriage celebrant and Justice of the Peace.

“To allow the NNTT to flexibly manage its workload, Mr Faulkner’s appointment has been made on a part-time basis,” Mr Ruddock said.

“The Tribunal has an important role in assisting communities across Australia to resolve native title issues.”

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