Two new members for NSWALC’s Youth Advisory Committee

22 October, 2019

22 October 2019

Two new members for NSWALC's Youth Advisory Committee

A high school student from Yamba and a nurse from Broken Hill have added to the nine-person New South Wales Aboriginal Land Council (NSWALC) Youth Advisory Committee.

Yaegl and Wiyabal woman, Monique Laurie, 18 and Paarkantji Wilyakali woman, Tameka O'Donnell, 25 will represent the North Coast and Western Regions on the Committee.

NSWALC Chairperson, Cr Anne Dennis said Monique and Tameka were both selected for the significant contributions they are making to their communities and their abilities to become positive ambassadors for the Land Rights movement.

"Monique is a member of the Birrigan Gargle LALC and has been elected Head Boarder and Yalari Captain of her school."

"Tameka is on the board of the Broken Hill LALC and works as a nurse following her graduation from University" Cr Dennis said.

"The Land Rights movement continues to attract strong young leaders to carry on our work on behalf of Aboriginal communities," Cr Dennis said.

"Monique and Tameka are part of the next generation of our movement's leaders and we look forward to supporting them on their journey."

For further information on the NSWALC Youth Advisory Committee, please contact the Strategy and Policy Unit via or call (02) 9689 4444.


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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.