29 June, 2023
The date for the next NSW Aboriginal Land Council (NSWALC) councillor election has been confirmed by the Minister for Aboriginal Affairs and Treaty, with Local Aboriginal Land Council (LALC) members to go to the polls on 24 February 2024.
“It’s incredibly important for a community-controlled organisation like NSWALC, that advocates for self-determination, that our nine councillors are elected by the LALC membership,” NSWALC CEO Yuseph Deen said.
“The NSWALC Council is democratically elected every four years in a process run by the NSW Electoral Commission,” Mr Deen said.
He encouraged LALC members or potential members to update their details via their LALC and/or to contact their LALC to become a member.
“NSWALC continues to grow – we now have 29,000 members and 121 LALCs across the state. We want people taking an active role in their Land Council, especially the next generation to continue the legacy of Land Rights.’’
Eligible voters elect nine councillors to represent the interests of LALC members in Sydney/Newcastle, Mid North Coast, North Coast, Northern, South Coast, Wiradjuri, Central, North Western and Western regions.
Aboriginal people over 18 who are voting members of a LALC can vote. Further details on closing of the rolls and nomination dates will be available shortly.