The Coalition Government has continued its support of the Larrakia Nation Aboriginal Corporation through the assistance provided by the Office of the Registrar of Indigenous Corporations (ORIC).
ORIC has extended the special administration of the Larrakia Nation Aboriginal Corporation until 31 March 2017. The Darwin-based corporation was placed under special administration on 6 June 2016 after the Registrar received a request for assistance from the directors.
Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Nigel Scullion, said that further to the support provided by ORIC, the Government was providing Larrakia with ongoing funding to deliver key services, as well as funding for short-term staffing needs.
“The Commonwealth has been working closely with the Northern Territory Government and Larrakia Nation on options to address the long-term sustainably of the organisation and ensure vital services to the local community continue to be provided,” Minister Scullion said.
“Officials from my department have been engaging with Larrakia Nation to develop a plan to transition Larrakia Nation out of administration and improve the long-term sustainability of the organisation.
“I have also been working with my fellow Senator for the Northern Territory, Malarndirri McCarthy, to ensure options to address the long term sustainability of Larrakia Nation are addressed and governance matters improved.
“I am committed to supporting the ongoing delivery of night patrol and early childhood support services currently delivered by Larrakia Nation.”