Receiver appointed to oversee YAC
A receiver has been appointed to Yindjibarndi Aboriginal Corporation by the Supreme Court following a finding earlier this month that the corporation had no validly appointed board.
Supreme Court Justice Rene Le Miere has appointed Ian Charles Francis to oversee YAC until an April 19 general meeting in which YAC members will vote to elect a new board of directors.
Justice Le Miere said in his reasons the decision was made to see that the property and resources of the corporation were under control of the receiver so that they cannot be used or applied to favour one group over another.
YAC member John Sandy, who brought the case before the courts said he was pleased the court recognised a receiver was necessary to oversee YAC in the lead up to the general meeting.
“We are relieved that finally Yindjibarndi people will be able to vote with their hearts and elect a board of directors who are truly representative of all people in our community,” he said.
The Supreme Court also ordered that the receiver shall not make any decisions on native title matters without prior approval of the court.