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Seven New Aboriginal Community Connectors Begin Work in NSW

The NSW Aboriginal Land Council (NSWALC) welcomes seven new Aboriginal Community Connectors, who have begun their work at various locations across NSW.

The Aboriginal Community Connector initiative is led by the Coalition of Aboriginal Peak Organisations (CAPO), and aims to increase the number of Aboriginal students completing their HSC while maintaining their cultural identity.…

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Stronger Communities with Aboriginal Community Connectors

Aboriginal communities are strong, resilient and resourceful, and utilising those strengths in community has been vital to the success of a special new initiative in regional NSW.

It’s called Aboriginal Community Connectors, is led by the NSW Coalition of Aboriginal Peak Organisations (NSW CAPO) and is delivered in Tamworth by the Tamworth Local Aboriginal Land Council.…

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NSWALC Concern over Government’s Indigenous Voice Proposal

17 December 2021

The NSW Aboriginal Land Council (NSWALC) urges caution over the Federal Government’s proposal to move ahead with an Indigenous Voice that is inconsistent with the Uluru Statement from the Heart.

The proposal will create confusion and division within community, and again governments set down what they think is best for Aboriginal people by creating structures that divide and conquer.…

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Sorry Business –The Passing of Aboriginal Leader, Cindy Berwick

12 November 2021

NSW Aboriginal Land Council (NSWALC) and the Land Rights network mourn the passing of Cindy Berwick.

Cindy grew up in the inner city of Sydney and was a Ngunnawal woman descending from the Bell family in Yass.

Cindy was a fearless leader in education and dedicated her life to supporting Aboriginal students’ access to quality education so they too can achieve their educational aspirations.…

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NSW Progresses Closing the Gap Jurisdictional Plan

8 December 2020


NSW Progresses Closing the Gap Jurisdictional Plan

The NSW Coalition of Aboriginal Peak Organisations (CAPO) and NSW Government have agreed on governance arrangements to guide the development of the NSW Jurisdictional Plan to deliver on our Closing the Gap commitments.…

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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.