The Premier is settling a dangerous precedent in calling for a Traditional Land Owner veto on Freehold Title according the Federal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey.
“I attended last week’s Country Cabinet Community Forum in Port Pirie,” Mr Ramsey said.
“I was highly surprised when Premier Malinauskas called for the Traditional Owners to have a right of veto in the case of the proposed National Radioactive Waste Management Facility in Kimba.
“Either the Premier is ignorant of the facts or he is embarking on dangerous exercise which has the potential to impact on the rights of home owners and businesses all over the state.
“In case the Premier is not aware, the land purchased by the Commonwealth in Kimba has Freehold Title which specifically extinguishes Native Title.
“The Premier needs to explain why if land with inalienable Freehold Title in Kimba should be subject to Traditional Owner veto, how and why those same rules would not apply everywhere.”
“Freehold Title is the title we hold for our houses and businesses.
“It provides security when we borrow money. It is the most secure title an individual can obtain.”
“If the Premier is not suggesting his constituents in Croydon or indeed all of metropolitan Adelaide now need to secure approval from the Traditional Owners for on-property improvements, he then needs to explain to the people on farm lands, specifically to the people of Kimba, why they hold lesser rights than his constituents.”
Sept 19 2022
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