Aboriginal Land Rights Act 1983 2017 Statutory Review
8 June 2017
The Minister for Aboriginal Affairs is undertaking a five-year statutory review of the Aboriginal Land Rights Act 1983 (ALRA), in accordance with section 252A of the Act.
A report on the outcome of the review is due to be tabled in each House of Parliament by 4 December 2017.
Nine forums will be held across New South Wales over the next three months.
SCOPE OF THE REVIE
As per section 252A of the ALRA, the Minister is to review the Act to determine whether the policy objectives of the Act remain valid and whether the terms of the Act remain appropriate for securing those objectives.
The focus of the consultation that will inform this Statutory Review of the ALRA is to:
The statutory review of the ALRA will be informed by nine forums to be held across NSW in each of the NSW Aboriginal Land Council (NSWALC) regions from mid-June to August 2017. The forums will be held at:
The forums will be developed and hosted in collaboration with NSWALC and will include invited representatives of Local Aboriginal Land Councils (LALCs) and other Aboriginal community representatives. The forums will discuss the ALRA's operation and the future opportunities it presents for the Aboriginal peoples of NSW, as well as identifying strategic, collaborative and innovative proposals to realise those opportunities.
NSWALC will keep the network informed on developments and the forums. If LALCs wish to discuss the review please call Aboriginal Affairs NSW (Tara Egan 02 9561 1262 and Daniel Lutton 02 9561 1210).