WA Aboriginal Corporation placed into liquidation

The Registrar of Indigenous Corporations, Anthony Beven, noted the decision today of the Federal Court in Perth to wind up Waminda Aboriginal Corporation. The application was made to the court by the special administrators of the corporation.

Mr Brian McMaster and Mr Jack James from KordaMentha in Perth were appointed liquidators.

‘The corporation was experiencing governance and financial difficulties earlier this year and the special administrators were appointed,’ Mr Beven said. ‘The corporation has now ceased operating and the action taken by the special administrators was to protect creditors and members of the corporation and finalise the corporation’s affairs.’

Waminda Aboriginal Corporation was located in Armadale in Perth and originally provided a variety of services to Aboriginal people including aged care, home and community care, home maintenance and a program for children up to five years old.

The Registrar of Indigenous Corporations appointed special administrators to Waminda in April 2008 under the Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006. The special administrators were appointed to resolve a dispute between directors and assess the corporation’s ability to manage into the future. They found the corporation was insolvent.

The former clients of Waminda have been transferred to other service providers.

The liquidators can be contacted (08) 9220 9333.

Contact:
Lisa Donnelly
02 6219 7611
25 August 2008
ORIC MR0809–05