Limited assistance is available to Murujuga Aboriginal Corporation (MAC) members who prove to be the descendants of the original signatories of the three contracting parties to the Burrup and Maitland Industrial Estates Agreement (BMIEA). The three contracting party groups are; the Ngarluma Yindjibarndi, Yaburara Mardudhunera and the Wong-Goo-Tt-Oo.
MAC currently has approximately 1,200 members. All members are descendants from one or more of the five traditional Aboriginal language groups (indicated above). The MAC Board of Directors has carefully developed assistance policies for the MAC membership based on the core objectives of the organisation.
To access assistance, an Aboriginal person must be a member of MAC. If not already a member, an application for membership can be made to MAC by completing the Membership Application Form. In order to complete the Membership Application Form, the Aboriginal person must be 18 years of age, provide identity documentation, and details of their ancestry/lineage which traces to one or more of the five traditional Aboriginal language groups which comprise MAC (detailed above). This information will then be presented to the MAC Board of Directors for their consideration, and if found acceptable, approval.
The Member Services team is happy to assist applicants. However, all supporting documentation must be provided on time for the monthly Board of Director’s Meeting. A checklist is provided. Membership applications can be delayed if supporting documentation is missing, not provided, or inaccurate.
MAC Members Assistance Applications and MAC Assistance Policies provide information pertaining to the distribution of assistance funding. Unlike other Aboriginal corporations, MAC does not receive royalties. As a result, the assistance provided to members is limited.
Further information regarding the assistance offered to members or inquiries relating to how to become a MAC member can be accessed at the MAC office based at 313 King Bay Road, Dampier WA or by contacting MAC through the contact form on this website.
Please Note: It may take from five to seven business days to process an Assistance Application after it has been received at the MAC office. Other applications, such as those relating to health emergencies and funeral arrangements, are prioritised. This could result in further delays to the processing timeframe.