Launching of NSWALC’s Corroborate Portal

22 May, 2024

The NSW Aboriginal Land Council (NSWALC) is launching an online portal, Corroborate, on 28 May 2024. The initiative has been developed in line with NSWALC’s 2022 – 2026 Strategic Plan, which is committed to providing support to Local Aboriginal Land Councils (LALCs) in carrying out their functions, and NSWALC’s Community Outcomes delivery model, which has been underway since July 2023.

NSWALC developed the Corroborate portal to provide LALCs with access to resources and to reduce the compliance burden on LALCs by simplifying the system and supporting LALCs to be self-managing and self-sufficient.

The Corroborate portal will allow LALCs to complete the Self Reporting and Assessment (SRA) process, which includes four (4) self-assessment questions that relate to the funding and reporting obligations of NSWALC policy and the Aboriginal Land Rights Act 1983. Each question will be supported by documented evidence uploaded into the system or by completing a questionnaire.

How does it work:

  • The Corroborate portal is a web-based portal that can be accessed using a username and password specific to NSWALC systems.
  • On 28 May, NSWALC will send an email to your LALC with the website link and your username to help you access the portal.
  • Shortly after, you will receive an SMS phone message with the password. Together with your username, you will have access to the Corroborate portal.
  • A written instruction PDF is available here to assist you with completing the tasks and uploading the evidence.
  • If you are having issues uploading or accessing evidence, you can request an extension seven (7) days before the assessment is due. Follow the PDF instructions on how to proceed.
  • The due date of the first SRA assessment is 28 July 2024.

For further information on the NSWALC LALC Financial Reporting Policy (2023-2028) and the NSWALC LALC Funding Policy (2023-2028) visit: alc.org.au/resource-category/land-council/

Acknowledgement

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.

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