In what could only be described as interesting, Mr Stanhope has apparently refused to meet with local Ngunnawal people in relation to land claims.
Opposition Indigenous affairs spokeswoman, Jacqui Burke, says this is disrespectful and is quick to point out that Mr Stanhope is comfortable with using the Indigenous community for his own political agenda.
Personally I find it somewhat odd that Mr Stanhope has refused discussions given his previous and apparent undying support for indigenous, migrant and other minority groups in the Territory. I would have thought this was an issue he would have jumped all over.
ABC article here.
UPDATED: Mr. Stanhope has put out a media release explaining the lengths he has gone to trying to include the Bell family in a resolution.