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The NSW Aboriginal Land Council Announces NSWALC Fishing Fund Recipient

8 February 2021

The NSW Aboriginal Land Council (NSWALC) is pleased to announce that Wiradjuri man Mr Aaron Chamberlain has been successful with his application to the NSWALC Fishing Fund.

The Fishing Advisory Committee unanimously recommended providing a grant to Mr Chamberlain to enable him to purchase an established business ‘Hawkesbury River Seafood,’ with 200 shares in estuary prawn trawl, a fully licensed boat, and equipment.…

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Cricket Australia Applauded for Australia Day Stance

 22 January 2021

Cricket Australia applauded for Australia Day stance

The nation’s largest member-based Aboriginal organisation has applauded Cricket Australia’s decision to remove references to Australia Day from its programing.

The New South Wales Aboriginal Land Council, which has more than 20 thousand members across 120 local land councils, said that the efforts of the national summer game would help unify Australia.…

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Best Wishes to the Land Rights Network and NSWALC closedown

18 December 2020

NSW Aboriginal Land Council (NSWALC) would like to wish all Local Aboriginal Land Council members, Boards and staff, a happy and safe holiday break with your families and loved ones.

2020 has been a very challenging year as we navigated the COVID-19 pandemic and kept our Elders and communities safe, while continuing our ongoing work in addressing health, social, education, employment, and housing issues in our communities.…

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Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Reform

7 December 2020

Have Your Say on Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Reform

In 2010, a bipartisan commitment was made to reform NSW Aboriginal Culture and Heritage (ACH) laws. The laws have been under review since, for more than 10 years.

In 2018 a draft Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Bill was consulted on.…

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2020 Overcoming Indigenous Disadvantage Report Acknowledges Aboriginal Community Control

3 December 2020

The NSW Aboriginal Land Council (NSWALC) supports the findings of the 2020 Overcoming Indigenous Disadvantage (OID) Report, which detail the vital role that Aboriginal community-controlled organisations play in addressing disadvantage.

The report by the Productivity Commission has found that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures create a strong foundation for building wellbeing in 32 key areas, and that successful initiatives shared the following characteristics by:

  • Addressing racism and discrimination
  • Sharing decision-making with Aboriginal organisations/communities
  • Addressing laws and policies detrimental to Aboriginal peoples
  • Including investment, collaboration, and coordination
  • Ensuring access to effective culturally safe services in line with community needs.
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LALC Meetings and COVID-19 Restrictions

26 November 2020

The Office of the Registrar and the New South Wales Aboriginal Land Council (NSWALC) would like to provide updated advice to Local Aboriginal Land Council (LALC) members regarding the current situation with COVID-19.

LALC Meetings:

As COVID-19 restrictions continue to ease and community transmission is diminished, LALCs should consider holding members’ meetings in a COVID-safe way.…