YAC election results questionedPosted on February 25, 2016
A court decision in an ongoing dispute over the board election of the Yindjibarndi Aboriginal Corporation has been reserved.
Legal action was launched over the way the board of the YAC was re-elected last year.
The chairman of a breakaway group of the corporation, John Sandy, brought the case forward after the YAC failed to get the 75 per cent majority needed to elect a new board at its annual general meeting in November, allowing the incumbents to remain.
The board then met in December to discuss matters and review a list of membership applications.
Mr Sandy's lawyer Martin Bennett is alleging the YAC called the meeting for the purpose of using the applications to boost the number of voters in favour of the board.
Some of the considered applicants were members of different Indigenous corporations and had been previously rejected by the YAC.