Interim CEO to lead CLC during national recruitment drive
[by Sasha Pavey]
Joe Martin-Jard. Image: supplied
Former New South Wales Aboriginal Land Council CEO Lesley Turner will lead the Central Land Council for the next six months, while it embarks on a national recruitment campaign for a new chief executive officer.
Mr Turner, an Arrernte man from Alice Springs, will join the CLC after Easter for a handover with current CEO Joe Martin-Jard.
Mr Turner was a senior executive in the Commonwealth public service for many years before joining the New South Wales Aboriginal Land Council in 2007.
He was appointed CEO of the land council in 2013. During his term as NSW Aboriginal Land Council CEO he restructured the organisation with a focus on economic development and strengthening relationships with constituents and governments.
Mr Turner led the NSW Aboriginal Legal Service between 2017 and 2019. His role as acting CEO of the CLC will begin on 23 April and the recruitment of a permanent CEO will start in May.
The executive of the CLC has formed a subcommittee to manage the process.
Second Neighbours star's racism claims
[Bella Fowler, news.com.au]
Two Neighbours stars have revealed shocking racist incidents they experienced on the set of the iconic Channel 10 show, saying the industry needs to “do better”.
Man who partially destroyed Victorian Aboriginal site near Lake Bolac sorry for 'huge mistake'
[Sian Johnson, ABC]
Lake Bolac resident Adrian, whose family owns one of the properties the stone arrangement sits on, said he didn't realise the stones he moved with a loader over the Easter weekend were culturally significant.
Cape York children to perform Cooktown story
[supplied by Liz Inglis]
Children from across Cape York Peninsula will bring to life the traditional Endeavour River creation story in Warrma, a performance incorporating traditional Indigenous dance with modern special effects, during Cooktown & Cape York Expo 2021 – The Rising Tide on 11-20 June.