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You can call us at one of our offices or use this form to contact us or tell us what you think.

FEEDBACK
COMPLAINTS
DISPUTES ABOUT LAND

FEEDBACK

We value your feedback because it helps us to stay in touch with your needs and to improve the way we work with you.

If you are pleased with us please let us know so that we can recognise and continue to do good work that you value.

Find out more about our commitment to serve you better by reading our service charter.

To tell us what you think use the form at the top of this page.

To make a complaint please read on.

COMPLAINTS

If you have a complaint about our service please let us know so we can resolve the problem.

We recommend that you first try to resolve the issue with the person you have been dealing with and speak with their manager if you are not satisfied.

If your complaint is still not resolved you can:

  • ask a staff member at any of our offices to record your complaint
  • send a letter to:
    Central Land Council
    PO Box 3321
    Alice Springs NT 0871
  • call us on (08) 8951 6211 or 1800 003 640
  • use the complaints form to email us

You can help us respond quickly and effectively to your complaint by:

  • including specific detail about your situation (any correspondence, phone calls or other discussions you have had with staff about the problem you want fixed, relevant documents or photos)
  • considering what you want us to do to fix the problem
  • telling us if you need help to lodge your complaint, for example an interpreter or someone you want to speak on your behalf
  • treating our staff with courtesy and respect, as they will treat you
  • considering if your complaint relates to a dispute about land (these disputes are managed separately).

We will not respond to messages which are abusive or meant to intimidate.

To make a complaint please use this form.

How we handle your complaint

We will respond as quickly as possible to your complaint and will let you know within 10 days that we have received it.

If the matter is complex, we may take several weeks to give you an answer.

We will let you know if we can resolve your complaint directly, or whether we need more time to investigate it. Sometimes we may need to speak to staff who are out bush or away from the office for some time.

We will inform you of the findings of our investigation and what we may do about them.

If your complaint cannot be resolved

You can ask us for a review of a decision.

Where we are unable to resolve a complaint to your satisfaction, we will explain why and let you know what other options you have.

If you have been unable to resolve a complaint with us you may wish to contact the National Indigenous Australians Agency.

The NIAA deals with complaints about commonwealth corporate entities such as the Northern Territory land councils, but not with disputes about land.

Call the agency on (02) 6152 3050, email complaints@niaa.gov.au or send a letter to

Complaints
National Indigenous Australians Agency
PO Box 2191
Canberra ACT 2600

DISPUTES ABOUT LAND

We have statutory functions under section 25 of the Aboriginal Land Rights Act and section 203BF of the Native Title Act to help resolve disputes about land or to assist in promoting agreement about making native title applications or ownership of land.

Disputes about land can involve Aboriginal people, land trusts and corporations and other incorporated Aboriginal groups.

Our dispute management framework outlines how we deal with disputes, including those about land.

Please note that we will only assist with disputes about land or where disputes have a significant impact on our ability to do our work.

Some disputes are between family members, for example about housing. These types of disputes are best handled by specialist family mediators.

We help disputing parties if they consent to it and show commitment to managing the dispute.