Country, Culture, People, Future

October 2013

YMAC on the shortlist for Pinnacle Awards

Posted: October 29th, 2013

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YMAC is proud to share with our readers that the organisation has been shortlisted for the Australian Institute of Management (AIM) WA WestBusiness Pinnacle Awards in the category of Aboriginal Leadership Development Excellence. The awards recognise business leadership in the Western Australian community.

All of the award winners across the several categories will be awarded prize money to go to a nominated charity of their choice.

The winners will be announced at a ceremony on 28 November. YMAC congratulates all of the other nominees.

YMAC News issue 22 now available for download

Posted: October 24th, 2013

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YMAC News issue 22 FRONT COVER

The latest issue of YMAC News is now available for download!

Our cover story is all about the Federal Court’s decision to recognise the Banjima people’s native title rights, and includes lots of photos of Banjima community members who attended the Court Hearing.

There are also photos from preservation evidence hearings for the Kariyarra and Jurruru claims. These hearings gave elders the chance to make sure the Federal Court could record their knowledge, and represent significant progress on both of these claims.

You can also read about a scholarship for Yugunga-Nya students, a visit by some of the Yamatji Committee members to the Western Desert, and the new book by author and elder Clarrie Cameron. There is also an update from YMAC’s policy officer Christina Colegate about the Federal Government’s Review of Native Title Organisations.

Click here to download YMAC News Issue 22, or browse earlier issues here.

Have your say on pastoral lease issues

Posted: October 22nd, 2013

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The Standing Committee on Public Administration will hold public committee hearings for its inquiry into pastoral leases this November. The Committee will be travelling to Carnarvon for a public hearing on 5 November and to Port Hedland for a public hearing on 6 November.

The outcomes of the inquiry will impact on the way pastoral leases are administered into the future. Click here for more information and to view the inquiry’s terms of reference.

Members of the public can sit in on the hearings, but to have your say to the committee, contact Lauren Mesiti on 9222 7376 as soon as possible, as places are limited.

Download our Annual Report 2013

Posted: October 18th, 2013

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YMAC is proud to release our Annual Report for the 2012/13 financial year. It contains many of the highlights from the year, messages from the CEO and Co-Chairs about big issues facing native title claimants, complete financial statements, and many beautiful pictures of country.
YMAC Annual Report  2013
Click here to download our Annual Report from our website or email srosenfeld@ymac.org.au to request a hard copy.