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NSW Reconstruction Authority to be created

24 November 2022

The Reconstruction Authority Bill 2022 passed NSW Parliament on 17 November 2022.

The Bill will establish an NSW Reconstruction Authority (NSWRA) and is modelled on a similar agency established in Queensland 11 years ago. The Bill is the NSW Government’s response to a key recommendation of the NSW Flood Inquiry held earlier this year.…

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Collarenebri’s Community Spirit in Flood Crisis

11 November 2022

The roar of the helicopter overhead echoes across town as it prepares to land near Collarenebri Central School, laden with essential supplies for a community isolated by floodwaters.

Collarenebri’s a small town on the Barwon River northeast of Walgett, and like many other parts of NSW is continuing to deal with rising floodwaters in what’s known as “Blue Sky Floods”.…

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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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NAIDOC Week 2022 – Get UP! Stand Up! Show Up!

4 July 2022

NAIDOC 2022 is here, with the important theme this year of Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up! from Sunday July 3 – Sunday July 10.

Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up! is an affirmation and a reminder of the ongoing fight for positive change and the importance of staying strong and connected together.…

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NSW Aboriginal Land Council Small Community Grants

1 July 2022

The NSW Aboriginal Land Council (NSWALC) have made changes that simplify access to small grants to assist community members and organisations.

The Small Regional Grants has been rebranded and is now the Small Community Grants scheme (SCG).

The scheme is available under section 108 (1)(d) of the Aboriginal Land Rights Act 1983 (NSW) (ALRA), to make grants for or on behalf of Aboriginal persons in relation to a Community Benefits Scheme.…

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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).