NSWALC s66A(2)(a) Policy Directive for Local Aboriginal Land Council Approved Work Policy
CATEGORY: Land Council

This policy establishes the criteria for Local Aboriginal Land Councils (LALCs) to prepare and approve an approved work policy for the short-term employment of LALC Board members, as per section 66A(2)(a) of the Aboriginal Land Rights Act 1983 (ALRA).

The new Section 66A provides for the short-term employment of a Board member within the LALC in specific circumstances. Section 66(1)(j) now provides an exception to the disqualification clause which prescribes that “a person is disqualified from holding office as a Board member of a Local Aboriginal Land Council if the person is an employee of, or consultant or contractor to, the Council”.

This document sets out the directions of the NSW Aboriginal Land Council (NSWALC) prescribed by s.66A(2)(a) for LALCs preparing an approved work policy.


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.