The Victorian Traditional Owners Land Justice Group (LJG) is continuing a long tradition of traditional owner activism and working together for land justice in Victoria.
Report of the Steering Committee for the Development of a Victorian Native Title Settlement Framework.
About the Land Justice Group
The Land Justice Group (LJG) is an unincorporated body which provides a voice for each traditional owner group in Victoria. Membership is open to 1 representative, and a deputy, from each traditional owner group in Victoria. It meets approximately every 3 months in Melbourne. Its aim is to lobby the Victorian government for improvements to policy, legislation and action to achieve greater land justice for all of the traditional owners in the State. See LJG's library for details of past LJG activities.
The Land Justice Group Executive consists of four members. The two Co-Chairs are Robert Nicholson and Annette Xiberras. The executive members are Geoff Clark and Darren Perry. The secretariat members are Gary Murray, Margaret Gardiner and Aileen Black. The new Governance arrangements were endorsed by the LJG in March 2012 and can be accessed in the following document.
The Land Justice Group currently has representatives appointed from the following groups:
Former Co-Chairs of the Land Justice Group
Len Clarke: Co-Chair from 2005-2010
Len is an outstanding leader who has worked tirelessly throughout his many years as an LJG Co-Chair, and has made an impressive contribution to achieving land justice in Victoria.
To Victorian traditional owners, Len says: "We've got one chance... let's all stick together, we're all marching down the same road. We all hope to get to the destination at the same time and that is - some type of land justice recognition to our people that have missed out over the centuries and it's about time that we got recognised, so let's all stick together."
We would like to thank Len for his dedication, passion and time.
LJG Co-Chairs from left to right: Bobby Nicholls, Graham Atkinson and Len Clarke (Co-Chair from 2005-2010)