Larrakia back in members' hands

The Registrar of Indigenous Corporations, Anthony Beven, has today announced the end of the special administration at the Larrakia Nation Aboriginal Corporation (LNAC).

LNAC has been handed back to its members after six months under special administration.

The corporation is a large community-service organisation based in Darwin that runs night patrols and helps transport people to their homelands. It also carries out art programs, ranger services, aged care and after school and vacation care support.

On 9 September 2010 a majority of the directors wrote to the Registrar requesting the appointment of a special administrator. The Registrar appointed Mr Geoffrey Finch on 4 October 2010.

Before the end of the special administration, the special administrator appointed the following people as the directors of the corporation:

  • Christine Raymond
  • Emily Browne
  • Daniel Siebert
  • Darryn Wilson
  • Dominica Raymond.

‘I’m pleased to return control of the corporation back to its members and new directors,’ Mr Beven said.

To cultivate the best possible environment for the corporation to operate successfully, ORIC is providing corporate governance training for the corporation’s directors.

Background

Special administration is a special measure under the Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006 (CATSI Act). For more information see ORIC’s fact sheet Special administrations: what members and directors should know.

4 April 2011
Contact: Donna Murray
(02) 6219 7658
Ref: ORIC MR1011-26