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Aboriginal Land Rights Amendment Bill 2022

9 November 2022

The Aboriginal Land Rights Amendment Bill 2022 (the Bill) was introduced to NSW Parliament on Tuesday 8 November 2022.

The Bill is the first stage of reforms outlined in the 2021 Statutory Review of the Aboriginal Land Rights Act 1983 (NSW) (ALRA), available here.…

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A New Life for Peat Island

4 November 2022

A bright new future is ahead for Kooroowall-Undi, or  Peat Island,  on the NSW Central Coast, following an historic ownership transfer to the Darkinjung Local Aboriginal Land Council.

The island and a portion of the mainland foreshore at Mooney Mooney on Deerubbin,  or the Hawkesbury River, are now owned by the DLALC, following an eight-year process and 10 months of intense negotiations.…

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Fisheries Management Amendment (Enforcement Powers) Bill 2022

4 November 2022

The NSW Government recently introduced the Fisheries Management Amendment (Enforcement Powers) Bill 2022.

The NSW Aboriginal Land Council (NSWALC) condemn the proposed changes to NSW fisheries management legislation and the continual criminalisation of Aboriginal Peoples’ fundamental human right to practise our culture and fish in accordance with our laws and customs.…

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435th NSWALC Council Meeting Communique

1 November 2022

The NSW Aboriginal Land Council (NSWALC) met for its 435th meeting in Parramatta from Wednesday October 12 to Thursday October 13, 2022.

A number of topics were discussed including the NSWALC Investment Fund performance, Audited Financial Statements and potential future partnerships.…

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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.…