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Notice for Annual General Meeting 2020/21

44 0 25 Oct 2021

ABN: 55 942 996 311

NOTICE

To all Members of the Yorta Yorta Nation Aboriginal Corporation we will be holding our

 

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

For the Financial Year 2020/21

 

DATE: Saturday 27th November, 2021

TIME: 10am

VENUE:  Dharnya Centre

 

(Follow Sandridge Track into Barmah National Park from Barmah township)

 

For further details please contact:  Reception on 03 5832 0222

 

YYNAC Financial Reports are available on Registrar of Indigenous Corporations website at www.oric.gov.au, YYNAC 2020/21 Annual Reports will be available in late Nov 2021.

 

NB: As we do have many returned letters, could you please inform family members, that have changed address since becoming a member, that the meeting is coming up and to update their address by sending an email to reception@yynac.com.au Thank you.

 

 

Yorta Yorta Family Group Meetings – Meeting Notice Details 2021

79 0 25 Oct 2021
Family Group Venue City Date Time
Robert Cooper Park Lake, 481 Wyndham Street Shepparton 30/10/2021 (Sat) 10am -12pm
William Cooper Park Lake, 481 Wyndham Street Shepparton 30/10/2021 (Sat) 1pm – 3pm
John Atkinson Park Lake, 481 Wyndham Street Shepparton 30/10/2021 (Sat) 4pm – 6pm
         
Jenny Charles Park Lake, 481 Wyndham Street Shepparton 30/10/2021 (Sat) 10am – 12pm
Maggie Toodles Park Lake, 481 Wyndham Street Shepparton 30/10/2021 (Sat) 1pm – 3pm
         
Annabella Howard Park Lake, 481 Wyndham Street Shepparton 31/10/2021 (Sun) 10am -12pm
Jack Cooper Park Lake, 481 Wyndham Street Shepparton 31/10/2021 (Sun) 1pm – 3pm
Maggie Stone Park Lake, 481 Wyndham Street Shepparton 31/10/2021 (Sun) 4pm – 6pm
         
Elizabeth Atkinson Park Lake, 481 Wyndham Street Shepparton 6/11/2021 (Sat) 10am – 12pm
Ada Cooper Park Lake, 481 Wyndham Street Shepparton 6/11/2021 (Sat) 1pm – 3pm
         
Aaron Atkinson Mercure Port of Echuca, 465 High Street (next to McDonalds) Echuca 6/11/2021 (Sat) 10am – 12pm
Bagot Morgan Mercure Port of Echuca, 465 High Street (next to McDonalds) Echuca 6/11/2021 (Sat) 1pm – 3pm
Edgar Atkinson Mercure Port of Echuca, 465 High Street (next to McDonalds) Echuca 6/11/2021 (Sat) 4pm – 6pm
         
Fred Walker Mercure Port of Echuca, 465 High Street (next to McDonalds) Echuca 7/11/2021 (Sun) 10am – 12pm
Tommy McCrae Mercure Port of Echuca, 465 High Street (next to McDonalds) Echuca 7/11/2021 (Sun) 1pm – 3pm
Alf Morgan Mercure Port of Echuca, 465 High Street (next to McDonalds) Echuca 7/11/2021 (Sun) 4pm – 6pm

 

Meeting Support

All Meetings will be provided support by YYNAC Staff to support admin and minute taking. We will consistently monitor changes to restrictions and follow regulations and advice provided by the Australian Government Department of Health.

  • YYNAC will provide venue, tea, coffee facilities.

Contact

For additional support regarding your Family Group Meeting email  reception@yynac.com.au  or call 03 5832 0222.

Vacancy: Aboriginal Water Policy Officer

109 0 08 Oct 2021

Aboriginal Water Policy Officer

Yorta Yorta Nation Aboriginal Corporation
Shepparton & Goulburn Valley
Community Services & Development
Indigenous & Multicultural Services
Contract/Temp
 

YORTA YORTA NATION ABORIGINAL CORPORATION

ABORIGINAL WATER POLICY OFFICER

CONTRACT TYPE: 12 Month Fixed Term

HOURS:  Full time (37.5 hours per week)

We will offer an attractive remuneration package, to be negotiated relevant to the skills and experience of the successful applicant, including:

•   Access to a vehicle, phone, laptop and salary sacrifice options to increase your take-home pay

•   The support of a professional and competent team of administrative and managerial staff

The Yorta Yorta Nation Aboriginal Corporation (YYNAC) was established in 1998 to represent the descendants of the original Yorta Yorta peoples in making decisions and acting on any matters of significance to the Yorta Yorta peoples and to enter into agreements with any person, government agency or authority in relation to the protection of the Yorta Yorta Country. The Yorta Yorta traditional lands covers a unique stretch of forest-wetlands located in what is now known as the central Murray- Goulburn region in North-Central Victoria and Southern News South Wales approximately 20,000 square kilometres. The YYNAC has maintained its status as a Registered Aboriginal Party (RAP) under the Cultural Heritage Act since 2007.

YYNAC is a not-for-profit organisation working towards a better future for its people through numerous projects and partnerships with local, state, national and international organisations and governments. For more information please visit: www.yynac.com.au.

The Aboriginal Water Policy Officer role will include being a part of the organisation in Barmah. The purpose of this position is to assist in the identification of prioritising and streamlining opportunities for Aboriginal water opportunities, challenges and issues for the Yorta Yorta Nation, and building networks of response through engagement, consultation and collaboration with government agencies, departments and representatives.

About the Role

The Yorta Yorta Water Policy Officer will be the primary conduit for contact from state and federal government departments, including consultation requirements on anything related to the Water Act 1989 Victoria, as expressed through the Murray-Darling Basin Plan, and the Victorian Government Aboriginal Water Policy (2016).

This position will contribute to environmental and cultural outcomes from a water perspective for the Yorta Yorta community. It will work with the Council of Elders, community and government partners to develop information on Traditional Owner water values and uses of water in the Murray River and associated waters environment, and contribute to the identification of Yorta Yorta water objectives and outcomes.

The role will be supported by Yorta Yorta Nation to both assist government –primarily at state and delivery agent level – and Yorta Yorta Nation, in determining engagement protocols, priorities for engagement on state government water, understanding and responding to the Yorta Yorta Nation’s expectations and priorities, including in assisting government on understanding preferred means of engagement with Traditional Owners on water policy and planning, including means of presentation, timelines, and expectations.

If you are proud of your Yorta Yorta heritage, have more than two years’ experience in a similar role and want to use your talents to support the development of our Whole of Country Unit, people and the preservation of our living culture, whilst being part of a supportive team – please contact us today.

The role is a full time (37.5 hrs. per week) on a fixed-term 12mth contract. Wages will apply according to experience.

To obtain a full position description please contact Laura at finance@yynac.com.au via email only, queries will not be responded to via social media or over the phone.

After viewing the PD you can submit your resume and cover letter by email if you wish to finance@yynac.com.au

Applications close 29/10/2021

This is an “Indigenous Only” role under Special Measures of the EEO Act 2010, Section 12.

  • Contribution to the organisation’s reputation in the broader community by operating in an culturally responsible way, as well as promote and encourage diversity and the values of YYNAC is expected.
  • All positions with YYNAC require a negative Drug & Alcohol Test to be submitted prior to commencement of employment.
  • A current Working with Children Check & Police Check may be required prior to beginning employment
 

Vacancy: Traditional Owner Engagement Coordinator

106 0 08 Oct 2021

Traditional Owner Engagement Coordinator

Yorta Yorta Nation Aboriginal Corporation
Shepparton & Goulburn Valley
Community Services & Development
Indigenous & Multicultural Services
Full time

 

Yorta Yorta Nation Aboriginal Corporation is currently seeking a Traditional Owner Engagement Coordinator for our Barmah Office.

The Yorta Yorta Nation Aboriginal Corporation (YYNAC) was established in 1998 to represent the descendants of the original Yorta Yorta peoples in making decisions and acting on any matters of significance to the Yorta Yorta peoples and to enter into agreements with any person, government agency or authority in relation to the protection of the Yorta Yorta Country. The Yorta Yorta traditional lands covers a unique stretch of forest-wetlands located in what is now known as the central Murray- Goulburn region in North-Central Victoria and Southern News South Wales approximately 20,000 square kilometres. The YYNAC has maintained its status as a Registered Aboriginal Party (RAP) under the Cultural Heritage Act since 2007.

YYNAC is a not-for-profit organisation working towards a better future for its people through numerous projects and partnerships with local, state, national and international organisations and governments. For more information please visit: www.yynac.com.au.

About this role

The Traditional Owner Engagement Officer (TOEO) will be employed by the Organisation to lead engagement with Yorta Yorta Nation (YYNAC), its members and the  full group on Yorta Yorta Nation-building activities whilst fostering Cultural Understanding and Awareness with Stakeholders.

The TOEO’s primary function is to build and maintain relationships with the Organisation’s members and the Yorta Yorta Nation full group in its recognised area, and to support their knowledge of and involvement in the Yorta Yorta Nation-building activities of YYNAC.

The TOEO will coordinate engagement between the Organisation, the Department and agreed service providers to facilitate the Organisation undertaking Yorta Yorta Nation-building initiatives of YYNAC.

The role will be required to liaise with the Chief Executive Officer of Yorta Yorta Nation, the Board, Elders and Yorta Yorta Senior Managers of the Whole of Country Unit. 

If you are proud of your Yorta Yorta heritage, have more than two years’ experience in a similar role and want to use your talents to support the development of our people and the preservation of our living culture, whilst being part of a supportive team – please contact us today.

The role is a full time (37.5 hrs. per week) on an initial fixed-term 24mth contract. Salary to be negotiated according to experience (APS Level 5 equivalent) Access to a company vehicle, phone, lap top and salary sacrifice options to increase your take-home pay included. 

To obtain a full position description please contact Laura via email only finance@yynac.com.au, queries will not be responded to via social media or over the phone. 

After viewing the PD you can submit your resume and cover letter by email to finance@yynac.com.au     

Applications close 29/10/2021

This is an “Indigenous Only” role under Special Measures of the EEO Act 2010, Section 12.

  • Contribution to the organisation’s reputation in the broader community by operating in an culturally responsible way, as well as promote and encourage diversity and the values of YYNAC is expected.
  • All positions with YYNAC require a negative Drug & Alcohol Test to be submitted prior to commencement of employment.
  • A current Working with Children Check & Police Check may be required prior to beginning employment.
 

Vacancy: Cultural Heritage Site Monitors

149 0 08 Oct 2021

Cultural Heritage Site Monitors

Yorta Yorta Nation Aboriginal Corporation
Shepparton & Goulburn Valley
Community Services & Development
Indigenous & Multicultural Services
Casual/Vacation
 

YYNAC is seeking qualified Site Monitors to offer professional Cultural Heritage Management services. We are seeking expressions of interest for Casual Site Monitors on upcoming projects on Yorta Yorta Country.

Site Monitors will need to be able to: participate in survey works; record, report and register cultural heritage.

Key Skills that we are looking for are:

  • Relevant qualifications and/or demonstrated experience and knowledge of relevant Aboriginal culture and heritage and Aboriginal land interest matters, policies, legislation, issues and practices
  • Ability to effectively work in a team based workforce
  • Ability to effectively communicate both written & verbally
  • Knowledge and understanding of Occupational Health & Safety in the workplace
  • Commitment to adhering to the Yorta Yorta Cultural & Land Management Values
  • Current Drivers Licence
  • Construction Induction Card (White Card)
     

OTHER RELEVANT INFORMATION:                                   

The position will be predominantly located at Barmah & Shepparton, Victoria with works carried out across Yorta Yorta Country.

  • The position may involve some work outside normal office hours.
  • Commitment to equal opportunity and occupational health and safety principles and practices is required. You will need to disclose any pre-existing illness or injury you know about which could be affected by the described work duties. Under section 82 (7) of the Accident Compensation Act, failure to disclose such a pre-existing illness or injury will mean that, if employed, you will not be paid compensation for that condition.
  • All positions with YYNAC require a negative Drug & Alcohol Test to be submitted prior to commencement of employment.

Remuneration will be negotiated based on qualifications, experience and award rates.

Please email finance@yynac.com.au for full position descriptions or any enquiries.

Position queries will not be answered through Facebook.

Applications close 5pm, Friday 29th October 2021

www.yynac.com.au

These are “Indigenous Only” positions under Special Measures of the EEO Act 2010, Section 12.

 

Vacancy: Woka Walla Casual Crew Members

145 0 08 Oct 2021

Woka Walla Casual Crew Members

Yorta Yorta Nation Aboriginal Corporation
Shepparton & Goulburn Valley
Farming, Animals & Conservation
Conservation, Parks & Wildlife
Casual/Vacation

YYNAC is seeking seeking expressions of interest for Woka Walla Casual Crew Members for upcoming exciting projects on Yorta Yorta Country.

Crew Members will need to be able to: participate in on country works including but not limited to; participating in a broad range of maintenance programs to agreed contract specification standards e.g. revegetation activities (tree planting, seed collection, etc.), fencing, construction/removal, etc.

Key Skills that we are looking for are:

•           Displaying a sound knowledge of open space maintenance techniques

•           Ability to effectively work in a team based workforce

•           Ability to effectively communicate both written & verbally

•           Knowledge and understanding of Occupational Health & Safety in the workplace

•           Commitment to adhering to the Yorta Yorta Cultural & Land Management Values

  • Current Drivers Licence
  • Construction Induction Card (White Card)
     

OTHER RELEVANT INFORMATION:                                                                                                                                       

  • The position will be predominantly located at Barmah & Shepparton, Victoria with works carried out across Yorta Yorta Country.
  • The position may involve some work outside normal office hours.
  • Commitment to equal opportunity and occupational health and safety principles and practices is required. You will need to disclose any pre-existing illness or injury you know about which could be affected by the described work duties. Under section 82 (7) of the Accident Compensation Act, failure to disclose such a pre-existing illness or injury will mean that, if employed, you will not be paid compensation for that condition.
  • All positions with YYNAC require a negative Drug & Alcohol Test to be submitted prior to commencement of employment.

Remuneration will be negotiated based on qualifications, experience and award rates.

Please email finance@yynac.com.au for full position descriptions or any enquiries.

Position queries will not be answered through Facebook.

Applications close 5pm, Thursday 14th October 2021

www.yynac.com.au

These are “Indigenous Only” positions under Special Measures of the EEO Act 2010, Section 12.

Vacant Positions: Yorta Yorta Traditional Owner Land Management Board

520 0 03 Oct 2021

Vacant Positions: Yorta Yorta Traditional Owner Land Management Board (the Board)

 

General: Yorta Yorta Nation Aboriginal Corporation is seeking applications for 3 (three) vacant Yorta Yorta positions on the Yorta Yorta Traditional Owner Land Management Board (the Board).

 

Role of Board: The role of the Board is to enable the knowledge and culture of the Yorta Yorta People to be incorporated into management of Barmah National Park. The key function of the Board will be to monitor and encourage compliance with the Joint Management Plan through the preparation of a Joint Management Implementation Plan.

 

For Position Description including Key Selection Criteria please contact:

Yorta Yorta Nation Aboriginal Corporation.

Attention: YYNAC

Subject: YYTOLMB Board Vacancy.

Email: reception@yynac.com.au

Website: www.yynac.com.au

EMAIL ENQUIRIES ONLY

 

Applications close COB, 18 October 2021 all applications must address the key selection criteria.

No late applications will be accepted.

General Meeting Rescheduled

223 0 10 Aug 2021

Dear Members, 

 

Please see below advice from ORIC – Registrar for Aboriginal Corporations received 3rd August 2021 advising that the General Meeting scheduled for Sunday 8th August 2021 could not be cancelled or rescheduled, the only reason being is if there was no quorum reached then it would have to be adjourned to be resumed the following week under YYNAC Rule Book and CATSI Act. 

 

As there was no quorum at the meeting Sunday 8th August 2021 and in line with the YYNAC Model Rules (and CATSI Act) this meeting will be resumed in line with the 7.7.2 (a) 

 

The General Meeting scheduled for Sunday 8th August that was adjourned will be resumed Sunday 15th August at 10am at Yenbena located at 2-8 Schier Street, Barmah, Vic 3639 

 

Due to the General Meeting as scheduled for the 8th August 2021 being held not reaching a quorum of members with at least 5 Family Groups in attendance, the Registrar of Indigenous Corporations have advised that in line with the YYNAC Rule Book (and CATSI Act) this meeting was adjourned to the same time of the same day in the next week, and the same place as first detailed in the General Meeting notice – further as per the notice it cannot be held by Zoom. 

 

YYNAC has a COVID Safe Plan which includes a QR code.  

 

Monica Morgan

CEO

YYNAC

Notice of Cancellation of General Meeting

276 0 04 Aug 2021

On behalf of the Board of YYNAC To All Members:

CANCELLATION  OF AUGUST 8TH GENERAL MEETING OF THE YORTA YORTA NATION ABORIGINAL CORPORATION.

State Government COVID-19 restrictions have severely impacted YYNAC’s ability to hold a meeting due to the difficulty involved in crossing State Borders and also the requirement that any indoor meeting allow 4 square metres per person.

There are also some issues with the release of the Notice for the Meeting, therefore the Board plans to issue an updated Notice to our members so it complies with the requirements in the YYNAC Rule Book.

 

Joe Day

Chairperson

 

Notice of a General Meeting of the Yorta Yorta Nation Aboriginal Corporation

668 0 22 Jul 2021

NOTICE OF A GENERAL MEETING

OF THE

YORTA YORTA NATION ABORIGINAL CORPORATION

 

To be held at the Yenbena Centre, 2/8 Schier Street, Barmah

Sunday 8th August 2021

Meeting to start at 10am

This request is made as a Board member of the Yorta Yorta Nation Aboriginal Corporation under the Yorta Yorta Nation Aboriginal Corporation Rule Book see 7.3 Calling of General Meetings, 7.3.1 A Director may call a general meeting of the corporation.

The resolution is for the Yorta Yorta Nation Aboriginal Corporation members to discuss and move the following motions:

Motion: That Yorta Yorta Nation Aboriginal Corporation support the Rumbalara Football Netball Club

Moved: Kalina Morgan-Whyman

Motion: That the Yorta Yorta Nation Aboriginal Corporation is the authoritative voice for the Yorta Yorta membership and is the responsible Traditional Owner representation body for the Yorta Yorta Nation as set out in the YYNAC Corporation Rule Book.

We as members of the Yorta Yorta Nation Aboriginal Corporation do not support the signing of  any agreements that will undermine our sovereign authority or independence.

 

And as such we do not support the signing of agreements under the following projects of Kiaela

Institute:

  • Munarra School of Excellence
  • Goulburn Murray Prosperity Plan
  • Algabonyah Cabinet
  • Empowered Communities

 

Moved: Kalina Morgan-Whyman

This meeting has been requested by Kalina Morgan-Whyman as a member of the Yorta Yorta Nation Aboriginal Corporation Board.

 

 

Information will be placed on the Yorta Yorta Nation Aboriginal Corporation website or contact

YYNAC Reception for further information on 03 58320222