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2004 Amendment Act: Aboriginal Lands (Amendment) Act 2004 (Vic)
ALA:Aboriginal Lands Act 1970 (Vic)
AGM:Annual General Meeting
Auditor:A person appointed and authorised to inspect the accounts and records of an organisation and check the organisation is complying with the rules that govern it.
CATSI Act:Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006 (Cth)
Charter:Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities 2006 (Vic)
CEO:Chief Executive Officer
Committee of Management:The governing body of the Trust, responsible for managing the Trust and the Trust Land, and elected by Members.
Corporation:an entity with “legal personality” which means it can act as a person by entering into contracts, buying and selling land etc.
Discussion Paper:Paper published in 2017 by First Peoples State Relations for a further review of the ALA.
Dividends:A payment made by a company or organisation to its shareholders to distribute profits.
Executor:The executor of a Will is responsible for carrying out the wishes of a person after they die.
First Peoples State Relations:First Peoples – State Relations, Department of Premier and Cabinet. Formerly Aboriginal Victoria.
Framlingham ALT Submission:Framlingham Aboriginal Land Trust Submission
Freehold title:To hold a freehold title over land is to have full and free control and ownership of it into the future.
GLaWAC:Gunaikurnai Land and Waters Aboriginal Corporation
Governance:When referring to companies and organisations, governance relates to the set of systems, practices, rules and processes the organisation operates under.
Government:Victorian Government
LTAT Submission:
Lake Tyers Aboriginal Trust Submission
The people who own a share in the Trust. The original Members were people who were living on the Trust Land on a certain day specified in the ALA. Members may have passed on their shares, for example to relatives, who then become Members.
The Minister responsible for administering the ALA, currently being the Victorian Minister for Aboriginal Affairs.
New South Wales Aboriginal Land Council
Office of the Registrar of Indigenous Corporations.
ORIC or CATSI Corporation:
A corporation established under the Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006 (Cth) and regulated by ORIC. This structure is similar to a company limited by guarantee and strives to take into account Aboriginal customs and traditions. This structure is only available for organisations that meet an Indigeneity requirement.
poll vote:
Where each member at a general meeting has one vote. However, if there is a request by 5 members who are present at the meeting or by 10% of the total number of members present at the meeting, the number of votes that each individual may cast is determined according to how many shares that person owns.
The minimum number of members needed at a meeting for the proceedings and decisions made to be valid.
Jason Behrendt and Tim Goodwin
Another term for Members.
The body corporate established by the ALA which owns the Trust Land. It comprises the Members of the Trust but is a separate legal entity from the Members of the Trust.
Trusts:The Lake Tyers Aboriginal Trust and Framlingham Aboriginal Trust
Trust Land:The land owned by each of the Framlingham Aboriginal Trust and the Lake Tyers Aboriginal Trust under the ALA.