To be eligible to be a Member of PKKP Aboriginal Corporation you must be 18+ years of age, complete an application form and Ratification Deed Poll for Membership and must be recognised as an individual of one of our two language groups: Puutu Kunti Kurrama or Pinikura. If you are a registered Member of PKKP Aboriginal Corporation, you will be entered onto our Register of Members.
How to become a member of the PKKP Aboriginal Corporation
What Membership entitles you to
You must be a Member of the Corporation and a Beneficiary of the Trust in order to access benefits from PKKP. For this reason, when applying or Membership with PKKP, it’s advised you also apply to become a Beneficiary of the Trust. This can be done through a Beneficiary Trust Application form.
All Members of PKKP Aboriginal Corporation have rights and responsibilities as Members.
All Members have rights and responsibilities as Members
Some of these rights and responsibilities include:
- The right to attend, speak and vote at meetings of the Corporation
- To be elected or appointed as a Director of the Corporation
- The right to inspect registers
- To comply with the PKKP Rule Book
- To notify the Corporation of any change in address details within 28 days
- To comply with Member codes of conduct
- To treat other Members with respect and dignity
- To not behave in a way that significantly interferes with the operation of the Corporation and Corporation meetings.
All Members are also required to abide by PKKP’s Code of Conduct Policy. The Code of Conduct Policy outlines PKKP’s expectations of Members in relation to their behaviour and personal conduct during interactions with PKKP AC, its employees and its stakeholders. A copy of the Code of Conduct can be found here.
Our Application Reviewing Process
Once an application is sent to us for Membership, the application is sent to the Land Committee for assessment and review. This committee considers the application, and applicant is advised of the decision. The criteria to become a PKKP Member is that you are biologically linked to apical ancestors of PKKP land.