BJ Cruse is a monaroo Elder and the current chairperson of the Eden Local Aboriginal Land Council (LALC), a position he has held for 35yrs. BJ has been active in Indigenous politics since 1966 when he joined the Wallaga Lake Political Youth Group as the group's treasurer
Indigenous people in Eden calling for just recompense 20 years after Olympics
The Commonwealth Government of Australia on behalf of the Defence compulsorily acquired, portions of the Eden Local Aboriginal community subject lands pursuant to lands acquisition Act 1989, by way of imposing restriction on the said land. This compulsory restrictions acquisition was carried out without the prior, free and informed consent of the Aboriginal community.