201902 Goldfields Land and Sea Council Newsletter February 2019

 

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201902 Goldfields Land and Sea Council Newsletter February 2019

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An aim of the program is to provide transferable skills to employees and to act as a stepping stone to broader employment. To date seven staff have left to take up full time employment elsewhere including with the Department of Prisons, the Forest Products Commission, Northern Star Resources, the Department for Child Protection (youth services) and Central Regional TAFE. The GLSC Rangers do regular fee for service work for Northern Star Resources at Kanowna Belle, have completed work for Jubilee Mine and Hannans North Tourist Mine, and are currently preparing for work with Paddington Gold Mine, Poseidon Nickel and Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety. The GLSC looks forward to further developing and expanding its Ranger Program with more fee for service activities which will increase employment opportunities for Aboriginal people in the Goldfields. GLSC Hosts Indigenous Desert Alliance Meeting In related news, in June 2018 the GLSC was pleased to host the 2nd Indigenous Desert Alliance conference on the old Credo pastoral lease. This important conference brought together rangers from all of the Desert regions of WA to allow communication of new ideas and ways of looking after country. For more information on the Ranger Program please contact Anthony Sherlock, Project Manager anthony.sherlock@glc.com.au M: 0421541426 - T: (08) 9091 1661 Website: www.rangers.glsc.com.au GLSC Team Building Following the AGM GLSC staff came together for some friendly competition on the bowls course. This annual event brings together our Perth and Kalgoorlie staff and the rangers for some team building. Fun was had by all – although Hans says he was robbed! Welcome to New Staff Ella End – Trainee Receptionist: Ella joined the Perth Office Staff in August 2018 as our new Trainee Receptionist. She moved from Margaret River to Perth and has completed a Certificate III in hospitality at the Crown Casino. Ella is now studying her Certificate III in Business. • Sonya Hills has achieved a significant milestone, being with the GLSC for 20 years. • Andrew Burke, David Lanagan and Matthew Moharich have all been with the GLSC 5 years. • Rhianne Ransom is on maternity leave from 2 January 2019, congratulations to Rhee on the safe arrival of her baby boy GLSC NEWSLETTER - FEBRUARY 2019 Two New Claims Filed by GLSC The last three months have been busy at the GLSC with the filing of two new claims, Tjalkadjara and Nyalpa Pirniku, and substantial work done to progress the establishment of the Mirning PBC. The GLSC is delighted that investment in research in the north of its region is beginning to see results for Traditional Owners. Read on for more about the two new claims, updates on further research in the north and the Mirning PBC as well as other recent GLSC activity. Tjalkadjara Filed On 27 November 2018 at the Laverton Racecourse, the GLSC held an authorisation meeting for a new native title claim. Covering 24,270 sqkm, in the north-east of the GLSC’s area the new claim is called Tjalkadjara. The claim covers a number of pastoral leases, the De La Poer Nature Reserve and unallocated Crown land. Over 50 people attended the meeting and resolved to authorise the claim. The Form 1 was lodged in the Federal Court on 18 December 2018. The Applicants for the claim are Ivan Forrest, Daniel Tucker, Geraldine Hogarth, Maria Meredith, Kelman Foley, Nadine Tucker, Bronwyn Newland and Roslyn Sullivan. Above: Map of Tjalkadjara Claim Area Left: Mr Stephen Wright SC explains the authorization process to native title claimants at Laverton. GLSC NEWSLETTER - FEBRUARY 2019

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Nyalpa Pirniku Filed On 9 January 2019, GLSC held an information meeting in Kalgoorlie for its consultant anthropologist Dr John Morton to explain his research and provide information regarding the area shown on the map below. On 23 January 2019 at the Leonora Recreation Centre, the GLSC held an authorisation meeting for this native title claim, now named Nyalpa Pirniku. The claim covers a number of pastoral leases and unallocated Crown land. Over 50 people attended the meeting and resolved to authorise the claim. The Form 1 was lodged in the Federal Court on 18 February 2019. Applicants for the claim are Patricia Lewis, Leo Thomas, Vanessa Thomas, Ron Harrington-Smith, Victor Cooper, Ashley Blake, Hector O’Loughlin, Darren Polak, Elvis Stokes and Ian Tucker. GLSC Native Title Strategy Above: Nyalpa Pirniku Claim Area Above: Dr. John Morton presents at the 9 Jan Northern Goldfields Research 2018/2019 The GLSCs comprehensive research program is now delivering outcomes. In addition to Tjalkadjara and Nyalpa Pirnku the GLSC intends to progress at least two more new claims during 2019 in the northern region. Taken together these new claims will cover a significant part of GLSC’s northern area. Mirning PBC on way to Registration A meeting of Mirning native title holders was held on country at Mundrabilla on 16 February 2019 for the purpose of enabling the establishment of the Mirning Traditional Lands Aboriginal Corporation (MTLAC). Once registered with the Office of the Registrar of Indigenous Corporations and nominated to the Federal Court, the MTLAC will be the registered native title body corporate to manage the native title rights and interests of the Mirning native title holders as their agent. 2018 GLSC Annual General Meeting We would like to thank all the Members who attended the AGM on the 21 of November 2018. The meeting ran smoothly and we received a lot of vital feedback. The GLSC would also like to thank all the staff, Rangers and Board of Directors for their assistance in organising and running the meeting. GLSC NEWSLETTER - FEBRUARY 2019 This map shows the two newly filed claims in green and yellow as well as indicating four remaining research areas in the region. GLSC anticipates that a further two claims will be formulated in 2019, based on existing research, to be followed by further claims in subsequent years. It is important to note that research area boundaries are indicative only, and that future claim boundaries will be based on research and discussions with traditional owners. The GLSC will be talking with traditional owners in the remaining research areas in the coming months. RANGERS REVIEW From July 2018 further funding commitments have extended the life of the GLSC Aboriginal Ranger program. This includes: • State government funding through the Department of Biodiversity Conservation and Attractions (DBCA) for July 2018 through to June 2020; and • A Commonwealth government commitment to fund the GLSC Aboriginal Ranger Program from July 2018 to June 2021. This investment is on the back of a number of major steps forward for the GLSC Rangers, who attracted $170,000 in fee for service work in 2017-2018. The Rangers undertake formal nationally accredited and informal training in conservation and land management. This includes chemical handling, weed control, front end loader machine operation, and soil erosion management as well as Prescribed Fire Burns, Visitor Risk Management and 1080 Baiting. GLSC NEWSLETTER - FEBRUARY 2019

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