Malcolm Fraser’s contribution to Land Rights remembered

20 March, 2015

20 March 2015

Malcolm Fraser's contribution to Land Rights remembered

The NSW Aboriginal Land Council (NSWALC) today expressed its condolences to the family of former Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser who passed away today.

NSWALC Chair Craig Cromelin paid tribute to Mr Fraser's contribution to the Land Rights movement and his commitment to reconciliation and social harmony.

"Significantly, his government was responsible for guiding the passage of the Aboriginal Land Rights Act (NT) 1976.

"This legislation, introduced by the Whitlam Government, was a critical moment in the history of Land Rights in Australia.

"In his later years, Mr Fraser dedicated himself to reconciliation, human rights and combating the scourge of racism in Australia.

"We acknowledge the contribution made by Mr Fraser and extend our sympathies to his family."

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We pay our respects to the Traditional Owners of the lands where we work as well as across the lands we travel through. We also acknowledge our Elders past, present and emerging.

Artwork Credit: Craig Cromelin, from a painting he did titled, "4 favourite fishing holes". It is a snippet of his growing years on the Lachlan River, featuring yabby, turtle, fish and family.