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Tuesday, 20 October 1970

Purpose; Grant of $4,000 towards the cost of $5,400 to erect a concrete basketball court to competition standards with electric lighting and a spectators' stand using 5-tiered 1-sided steps.

Recommendation: A grant of $4,200 to the Warrabri Social Club for the erection of a concrete basketball court, including lighting and spectators' stand subject to the Club contributing at least $1,200 towards the cost of the project.

T.   Village Council, Elcho Island

Purpose: Grant of $8,000 towards the cost of $10,000 to install lighting at village sports oval.

Recommendation: A grant of $8,000 to the Elcho Island Village Council for the installation of lighting at the village sports oval subject to:

(a)   the Council- contributing at least $2,000 towards the cost of the project;

(b)   the Council establishing a special trust fund, controlled by three nominated trustees, with the grant;

(c)   the Mission giving assistance to install and maintain the lighting.

U.   Amoonguna Social Club

Purpose: Grant of $42,000 to construct a tourist centre to include a barbecue, hamburger stall, artifact and souvenier sales stand, museum and an expanded store area to permit stocking of a greater selection of goods.

Recommendation: A grant of $42,000 to the Amoonguna Social Club to construct a tourist centre subject to:

(a)   the Club paying the architect's fees of $2,500;

(b)   the Club undertaking to equip and furnish the building;

(c)   the Club undertaking not to: - transfer any of the assets - mortgage the building without prior reference to the Advisory Committee;

(d)   the Club keeping the building and contents fully insured at all times.

V.   Mr DickJagamara, Yuendumu

Purpose: Loan of $2,000 towards the C03t of building a self-contained cottage at Yuendumu.

Recommendation: A loan of $2,000 to Mr Jagamara to bridge the gap between funds available to build a cottage and the cost thereof on the basis of repayment by fortnightly instalments over a 10-year period at 1 per cent per annum flat rate of interest subject to:

(a)   Mr Jagamarabeing granted a lease over the land required;

(b)   the value of the cottage being not less than $6,000;

(c)   security by way of first morgage being provided and the house being fully insured against all risks, the policy being endorsed in favour of the Commonwealth for the duration of the loan.

W.   Docker River Social Club

Purpose: Loan of $3,600 to purchase building materials for the construction of a canteen and accommodation for a manager.

Recommendation: An interest-free loan to the Docker River Social Club to enable it to purchase materials for the construction of a canteen and accommodation of a manager, the loan being repayable on 2 equal annual instalments subject to:

(a)   the Club being granted a lease over the land required;

(b)   security by way of first mortgage being provided and the building being fully insured against all risks, the policy being endorsed in favour of the Commonwealth for the duration of the loan.

X.   Roper River Citizens Club

Purpose: Loan of $10,000 to enable the local store to continue operations.

Recommendation: A loan of $ 1 0.000 to the Roper River Citizens Club to enable it lo continue operating a store subject to:

(a)   the loan being used to pay off the most pressing debts now outstanding in accordance with the decision of the newly constituted management committee;

(b)   no repayment being required before 31st December 1970 - The question of any further remission being then decided;

(c)   the question of interest and repayment being considered in December 1970;

(d)   the Club giving permission to the Director of Social Welfare to pass an audited copy of the statement of account, submitted each 6 months, to the Advisory Committee;

(e)   the Club making available its books for inspection, at the request of the Advisory Committee, by an Administration official nominated by the Director of Social Welfare;

(f)   the Club providing security by way of bill of sale over stock-in-hand, the security being equal to that given for the loan the Club received under section 12 (2.) (e) of the Social Welfare Ordinance;

(g)   voluntary labour being used as much as possible in maintaining the store until the loan is redeemed;

(h)   one of the signatories operating the Club's cheque account being the Area Advisor, or his nominee;

(i)   there being no change in the composition of the board of management without the Minister's approval on behalf of the Fund;

(j)   the conditions applying to the loan under section 12 (2.) (e) of the Social Welfare Ordinance also applying to this loan should the term of this loan exceed the firstmentioned loan.

Y.   Rirratjingo Group, Yirrkala (Mr Roy Marika)

Purpose: Loan of $3,400 to enable the purchase of a land rover and trailer.

Recommendation: A loan of $3,400 to the Rirratjingu Group for the purchase of a land rover and trailer repayable in equal monthly instalments over 2 years at 2 per cent per annum flat rate of interest subject to:

(a)   the Group providing proof that it ha; funds not less than $1,000 towards the cost of the vehicle;

(b)   the vehicle and trailer being new;

(c)   the vehicle being kept registered and fully insured, and presented each month for inspection to a person nominated by the Mission at Yirrkala;

(d)   all necessary repairs being carried out after each inspection;

(e)   the vehicle being driven only by licensed drivers; (0 security being provided by way of bill of sale and an all-risk insurance policy covering the full value of the vehicle be endorsed in favour of the Commonwealth for the duration of the loan;

(g)   the Group appointing 2 trustees, to whom the loan moneys can be paid, who will accept the above obligations.

Z.   Mungalli! Clan, Yirrkala (Mr Narridjin)

Purpose: Loan of $3,000 to enable the purchase of a land rover.

Recommendation: A loan of $3,000 to the Mungalili Clan for the purchase of a land rover repayable in equal monthly instalments over 2 years at 2 per cent per annum flat rate of interest subject to:

(a)   the Clan providing proof that it has not less than $600 towards the cost of the vehicle;

(b)   the vehicle being new;

(c)   the vehicle being kept registered and fully insured, and presented each month for inspection to a person nominated by the Mission at Yirrkala;

(d)   all necessary repairs being carried out after each inspection;

(3)   the vehicle being driven only by licensed drivers;

(f)   security being provided by way of bill of sale and all risk insurance policy covering the full value of the vehicle be endorsed in favour of the Commonwealth for the duration of the loan;

(g)   the Clan appointing 2 trustees, tn whom the loan moneys can be paid, who will accept the above obligations.

Some very worthwhile projects are contained in that document-

In continuing to discuss the matter of Aboriginal affairs, I mention that I recently listened here to a speech by the honourable member for Brisbane (Mr Cross) in relation to Aboriginal affairs. He made the statement that in 1966 a strike occurred on many pastoral properties in the Northern Territory. There are over 200 pastoral properties in the Northern Territory. Despite the fact that Wattie Creek is on one of them - Wave Hill - the stock camp was not on strike at that time -

November - and some honourable members will be aware that not much cattle work is done in these areas at that time. But the men on Limbunya Station - the station next door to the west of Wave Hill - were advised by the strike organisers to do certain things. The honourable member for Sturt (Mr Foster), would be interested in this because the man concerned would be a friend of his. He is a ticketed Communist - Brian Manning.


Mr Foster - They voted for you up there. Why are you going mad at your constituents?







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