Monday, June 30th, 2014

ORIC gives Marra Worra Worra the all clear


The Canberra department that oversees all Aboriginal corporations has given Fitzroy Crossing organisation Marra Worra Worra the all clear to continue its work across the Kimberley.

ORIC, the Office of the Registrar of Indigenous Corporations, told ABC radio that Marra Worra Worra had complied with all requests relating to a transaction between Broome-based service provider KRSP and Marra Worra Worra that caused some confusion earlier this year.

ORIC boss Anthony Bevan said he was happy with how Marra Worra Worra had handled the compliance notices that his office had issued against the not for profit organisation.

He said he was satisfied that all claims and allegations had been properly explained and resolved by those in charge of MWW.

In an interview with an ABC journalist that was aired on Friday, June 26, across the Kimberley, Mr Bevan said MWW directors had submitted the appropriate paperwork to his office and had held an annual general meeting to explain the so called “KRSP transaction” that had been used by some to undermine the MWW board and cause disharmony within the Fitzroy Valley community.

He said ORIC would not be taking any further action.

“From our perspective the corporation has met our requirements in relation to those transactions,” he told the ABC.

“They have put the information to the members at an AGM and the members have had an opportunity to ask questions and make decisions on the transactions,” Mr Bevan said.

He said from ORIC position, the matter was now closed and no further investigation was needed.

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