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Prime Minister’s SABL lies exposed

land act amendment notice

The Prime Minister’s numerous promises to cancel the unlawful SABL leases have been exposed as a complete lie.

Proposed amendments to the Lands Act, released by the Minister, Benny Allen, show the government intends to allow the SABL leases to remain for their full 99 year terms.

land amendment act sabl

This is despite the fact SABL leases have been exposed as an illegal scam by a Commission of Inquiry and in several court cases. The leases were issued without the informed consent of customary land owners and in breach of numerous rules and regulations.

Since receiving the CoI reports in June 2013 the Prime Minister has made repeated promises that he will implement the findings, cancel the leases and return 5 million hectares of land to its customary owners.

Instead the proposed amendments to the Lands Act, although preventing any new SABL leases from being issued, will allow the current leases to remain and in many cases landowners will not regain control of their land until after 2100!

Land (Amendment) Act 2013 [pdf file 5MB]

  1. Julius Naepa
    May 12, 2016 at 8:50 am

    Thanks Team,

    Noted and posted on social media for share and distribution of the hard copies,

    Julius Naepa.

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