- Four members appointed for a four-year term
- Aboriginal Lands Trust responsible for providing advice on Aboriginal land issues across the State
Four respected leaders have been appointed to Western Australia's Aboriginal Lands Trust (ALT).
Aboriginal Affairs Minister Peter Collier said three returning members were reappointed, including chairman Dr Robert Isaacs.
"This ensures continuity in critical work, including reforming land tenure to allow for more strategic and effective use of the estate, such as divestment of land to drive economic participation," Mr Collier said.
"The appointment of new member Jacqueline Minney adds a wealth of knowledge and experience to the membership."
The Trust is a significant landholder with responsibility for about 10 per cent of the State's land mass.
It is charged with the management of the ALT estate for the benefit of Aboriginal people across the State.
The appointed chairman and board members are:
- Dr Robert Isaacs AM OAM CM JP PhD (Hon)
- Patrick Green
- Preston Thomas
- Jacqueline Minney.
The ALT provides advice to the Minister on Aboriginal land issues impacting on the Trust estate and is committed to strengthening partnerships across key land administration, planning, housing and service delivery agencies.
Minister's office - 6552 6300
Dr Robert Isaacs is from the Bibilmum, Whadjuk, Wardandi and Noongar Language Group and lives in the Perth metropolitan area. He has been awarded the Member of the Order of Australia (AM), Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) and the Centenary Medal (CM) for services to the community, and is a Justice of the Peace. He is widely respected and recognised for his contributions to Aboriginal housing, local government, Aboriginal health, Aboriginal affairs, employment, education and the community.
Patrick Green is a Bunuba man from the Fitzroy Valley region. He lives in Junjuwa Community, which is on an ALT Reserve. He is active in a broad range of community and political affairs, and has business interests in the Kimberley, in particular Fitzroy Crossing and Broome.
Preston 'Mr T' Thomas is a former deputy chairman of the ALT and is the current chairman of the Kanpa Community Council. He is the board director of the Ngaanyatjarra Council (Aboriginal Corporation). His main aim as an ALT member is to represent the interests of Aboriginal people in relation to the ALT, estate as well as to provide increasing economic development opportunities for Aboriginal West Australians.
Jacqueline Minney is a Yamatji Malgana woman from Shark Bay. She is a multi-functional executive with indigenous affairs management experience across corporate, not-for-profit and the government sectors. In addition, she has a comprehensive knowledge of working with remote and metropolitan Aboriginal communities. She was a former Western Australian Aboriginal Advisory Council member, previous Aboriginal Affairs adviser to the Smith Family and previous RUAH Community Services board member. Jacqueline is a culturally proficient and qualified facilitator and a well-known and respected member of a number of community organisations, including being a Regional Development Australia board member, Leadership Western Australia fellow and manages Opportunities Without Boundaries consultancy.