How does the SYG govern?
Our Government Offices
Garna Jimmuru, Office of the Chief Minister
Gulal Dugar, Office of the Attorney General
Gurrnggaang, Office of Communications & Broadband
Minjaani Wungarlji, Office of Foreign Affairs & Trade
Dulgu, Office of Parks & Wildlife
Dulgu Jabuja, Office of the Environment
Ja Birnyjalin, Office of Sport & Recreation
Nyaambin, Office of the Arts
Bunjur, Office of Health
Wulburuuny, Office of Cultural Affairs
Munduung Binaajin, Office of Employment & Training
Frequently Asked Questions
Does the Yidindji government want money as a form of compensation or redress?
No, the Yidindji government does not want any money or taxpayer funded redress package. Not one dollar!
Will I lose my property or assets on the Yidindji territory?
No, the Yidindji government is not interested in Australian land titles or properties. We are very keen to assist the Commonwealth of Australia access a far more secure form of tenure.
Is the Yidindji government recognised by other countries?
Yes. A number of UN member states know of the Yidindji people and the Yidindji Government. Most importantly, the Commonwealth of Australia acknowledges and recognises our government. The Federal Court of Australia actually binds all Australians to acknowledge the Yidindji people, their Dominium Eminens and Imperium.
Aren't Yidindji people Australians?
No. The Yidindji people and other Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander societies [Qld & WA] were excluded from participating in the referendum that created Australia’s birth certificate, that being the Commonwealth of Australia Constitution Act of 1901.
What gives Yidindji the power to create laws and a government?
Yidindji has the ‘grundnorm’ which is the foundation or authority to create laws. This is supported by all UN members states that signed off on UNDRIP, the United Nations Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
Article 4 states: Indigenous peoples, in exercising their right to self-determination, have the right to autonomy or self-government in matters relating to their internal and local affairs, as well as ways and means for financing their autonomous functions.
Can I become a Yidindji citizen?
Can I apply for a visa to enter the Yidindji territory?
Is the Yidindji government looking to become an independent nation?
No. The Yidindji government has no plans to become a member of the United Nations.
Are the Yidindji people pushing for a treaty?
Contact the Office of Protocol
The Yidindji government is here to help, if you have any questions please send an email.