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The North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency (NAAJA) is currently grappling with a series of challenges, including financial audits, executive resignations, and legal disputes. Concerns have been raised about the agency’s financial management and governance practices.

The NAAJA is undergoing financial audits by both the Northern Territory government and federal agencies. These audits have led to disputes over unspent funds, putting the agency’s financial practices under scrutiny. Additionally, there are questions about the eligibility of board members and the postponement of the annual general meeting, further highlighting governance issues within the organization.

A significant challenge for the NAAJA is its inability to recruit a permanent chief executive, largely due to ongoing legal issues, including a long-running unfair dismissal case. The agency has also seen the resignation of four executives amid these legal disputes, raising concerns about its overall stability.

Moreover, the appointment of the NAAJA’s chair and the agency’s handling of domestic violence incidents have come under criticism, adding to the array of issues the organization must address.


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Article Title: NAAJA deputy chair Colleen Rosas defends Aboriginal legal service amid financial audits, instability
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