27 November 2019

NSWALC Election to be Held on Saturday

The New South Wales Aboriginal Land Council will hold its election across the state this Saturday - 30 November.

Eight of the nine regions will head to the polls. The membership of the Northern region will not be required to vote after Cr Charles Lynch from Tamworth was reinstated unopposed.

NSWALC is the largest member based Aboriginal organisation in Australia with a network of 120 Local Aboriginal Land Councils and 23,000 members.

It holds its elections every four years, with the elected Councillors responsible for setting the strategic direction of NSWALC and making decisions on a range of important issues affecting Aboriginal people in New South Wales.

More than 17,000 eligible voting members are being urged to vote and MAKE YOUR MARK.

More than 160 polling booths will be set up across New South Wales on Saturday.

This year, NSWALC also implemented three days of pre-polling and has provided greater access to postal voting to give better opportunity for members to vote.

51 nominations were received for the nine regions when the ballot draw was held earlier this month.

The nine successful candidates will form the Council for the next four years, with results expected to be declared on 6 December.

Due to demand and availability, NSWALC may not be able to facilitate further media requests.

To assist with your election coverage, NSWALC has prepared a number of video and radio grabs for media to download and broadcast, without restrictions. A selection of vision is also supplied.

If you require further information for your story, please don't hesitate to get in touch!

You'll find more background information about the election on our website - with links to the NSW Electoral Commission website as well - /about-nswalc/2019-nswalc-election.aspx

Contact: Paul Cochrane - 0437 543626 

Interview Talent is New South Wales Aboriginal Land Council CEO James Christian.

Television

Grabs and General Vision - https://bit.ly/2rsGbcc

Radio

Grabs - https://bit.ly/2DhdoKl