Mulan Aboriginal Corporation seeks help from the Registrar

The Registrar of Indigenous Corporations, Anthony Beven, yesterday appointed a special administrator to the Mulan Aboriginal Corporation. The special administrator will assist the corporation to deal with recent management changes.

Mulan is situated at Lake Gregory near the Canning Stock Route, approximately 280 kilometres south of Halls Creek in the Tjurabalan lands in Western Australia. The corporation manages a range of essential services for the Mulan community of about 200 people.

‘The directors asked me to appoint a special administrator for a short period of time to ensure the corporation’s services to the community are not affected,’ Mr Beven said.

The corporation was incorporated on 12 December 1979 and is registered under the Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006 (the CATSI Act).

The objectives of the corporation focus on improving the social and economic wellbeing of the corporation’s members. In practical terms the corporation manages all of the services provided to the community, including the local store.

The Registrar has appointed Mr Austin Taylor and Mr Stuart Reid to act as joint special administrators.

‘The Mulan Aboriginal Corporation has a solid reputation and I want to help them with the changes they are making.

‘The special administrator will focus on recruiting a new CEO and putting a stable management structure in place,’ Mr Beven added.

The Office of the Registrar of Indigenous Corporations (ORIC) will also provide corporate governance training for the directors before the special administration ends on 31 December 2010.

Mr Taylor can be contacted on (08) 8418 8900 or 0417 806 532 and Mr Reid on (08) 8923 9239.

Special administration is a special measure under the CATSI Act. For more information see ORIC's fact sheet xxx:: Special administrations: what members and directors should know

14 July 2010
Contact: Sayuri Piper,
Tel: (02) 6219 7658
Ref: ORIC MR1011-04