NLC Annual Report 2011/12
The Northern Land Council Annual Report 2011-2012 provides a comprehensive account of the Council’s performance from 1 July 2011 to 30 June 2012.
NLC commenced strategic planning workshops in early 2012 with Councillors and the new Strategic Plan is expected to be finalised next year. This means NLC’s 2007-2011 Strategic Plan remains the guiding document for this Annual Report. The Strategic Plan describes our vision, key objectives and strategies and should be read in conjunction with the overarching legislation, the Aboriginal Land Rights Act (NT) 1976 (ALRA) and Native Title Act 1993 (Native Title Act).
The NLC continues an ambitious program of actions aligned to key strategic directions; enhanced social, political and economic participation and equity for Aboriginal people in the NLC’s jurisdiction through the promotion, protection and advancements of their land and water rights, human rights and interests.
The Annual Report highlights achievements and identifies future directions and attempts to foresee challenges that need addressing to avoid setbacks in achieving outcomes throughout the year.
As a Commonwealth Statutory Authority this report is tabled in the Australian Parliament by the Minister for Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs and aims to inform local, national and Australian government policy, constituents, staff, stakeholders, students, news media and the wider community.