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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.…

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420th NSWALC Council Meeting Communique

24 February 2022

The NSW Aboriginal Land Council (NSWALC) met with the Hon Ben Franklin MLC, Minister for Aboriginal Affairs during its 420th meeting, held in Terrigal from Tuesday February 15 to Thursday February 17.

A number of a issues were discussed including Culture and Heritage, Closing the Gap and Aboriginal Fishing Rights.…