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Renewed promise for Constitutional recognition

The NSW Aboriginal Land Council (NSWALC) congratulates newly elected Prime Minister, Anthony Albanese and the Australian Labor Party for its win in the 2022 Federal election.

Labor’s victory holds a renewed promise of the timely advancement of the rights and aspirations of First Nations people across the country.…

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Expressions of Interest for the NSWALC Fishing Advisory Committee

9 May 2022

The New South Wales Aboriginal Land Council (NSWALC) is seeking Expressions of Interest (EOI) from people with significant commercial fishing industry experience and knowledge, for independent membership to its Fishing Advisory Committee.

The Fishing Advisory Committee

The Committee is responsible for assessing funding applications and providing recommendations, advice, and direction to the NSWALC Council on applications to the NSWALC Fishing Fund (NFF).

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424th NSWALC Council Meeting Communique

6 May 2022

The NSW Aboriginal Land Council (NSWALC) met for its 424th meeting in Albury from Thursday April 28 to Friday April 29, 2022.

A number of topics were discussed including the Aboriginal Cultural Heritage reforms, CEO recruitment, appointment of an independent member for NSWALC Audit and Risk Committee, NSWALC Investment Fund performance, and progress on the Closing the Gap campaign and community consultations.…

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Sorry Business – Passing of Rob Welsh

25 March 2022

NSW Aboriginal Land Council (NSWALC) and the Land Rights network mourn the passing of Gomeroi and Murrawarri man Rob Welsh. Rob also had connections via his mother to the Anawin & Dunghutti people.

Rob devoted his life to empowering and uplifting his people through Land Rights, particularly within the Redfern community.…

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Have Your Say on National First Nations Cultural Heritage reforms

22 March 2022

A co-authored discussion paper on the Modernisation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Heritage has been released by the First Nations Heritage Protection Alliance (FNHPA) and the Australian Government. NSWALC is a member of FNHPA, and is Co-Chaired by Councillor for the North Western Region, Anne Dennis.…

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Recruitment of NSWALC CEO is underway

16 March 2022

The NSW Aboriginal Land Council (NSWALC) is recruiting to fill its Chief Executive Officer position.

The NSW Aboriginal Land Council is committed to ensuring a better future for Aboriginal people by working for the return of culturally significant and economically viable land, pursuing cultural, social and economic independence for Aboriginal people in NSW.…

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Normal Operation for NSWALC Funeral Grants

8 March 2022

The NSW Aboriginal Land Council (NSWALC) would like to reassure the Land Rights Network that the NSWALC Funeral Grants scheme remains available for all eligible community members.

This follows community concern over the status of a funeral fund operated by another company, which has gone into liquidation.…

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Information for LALCs – Flood Assistance

4 March 2022

Information for LALCs – Flood Assistance

This document provides information about key disaster assistance measures the Commonwealth and NSW Governments are providing for communities impacted by the NSW flood crisis.

While all care has been taken in the preparation of this document, the situation is changing rapidly, and is current as of 4 March 2022.…

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Sorry Business – Passing of Aunty Thelma Slater

3 March 2022

Sorry Business – Passing of Aunty Thelma Slater

NSW Aboriginal Land Council (NSWALC) and the Land Rights network mourn the passing of Kamilaroi Elder, Aunty Thelma Slater.

Born at Walhallow, Thelma dedicated her life to ensuring the rights of Aboriginal people, notably equality, better health, appropriate housing and living conditions  and the rights to  a good education.…