30 September, 2014
Cassie Marshall, a Gamilaraay woman from Moree works at the NSWALC head office in Parramatta.
I started at NSWALC on a two year traineeship (Assistant to the Chairperson) and within those two years I completed qualifications in Business Administration. I’ve been at NSWALC for almost three years now.
I work in the Corporate Governance Unit preparing for Council meetings and assisting with secretarial duties. For me the most important part of my work is preparing for the meetings, there are nine Councillors plus a number of staff to support.
The most satisfaction I get from my work is definitely learning something new every day. Believe me, not a day goes by that I don’t learn something.
Growing up in Moree, I was aware of Land Rights, as Moree is known for active elders within the Land Rights network. When the opportunity came up to work here, I did not hesitate to apply.
Working at NSWALC, I see the size of the network it’s kind of overwhelming and I know there’s a lot going on, but I am willing to learn as much I can to help our people.
I think there are a lot of young people interested in Land Rights and LALCs but their voices aren’t always being heard.
Older people are sometimes quicker to dismiss rather than listen. We know Land Rights is important but we need to make sure that all the information gets passed on. Our involvement’s got to be more than token.
I think it’s very important for young people to get involved in Land Rights and LALCs, particularly for our future, otherwise who will be there to continue what the Land Right legends started?