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Aboriginal Artefacts to be Returned to Country at Tamworth

25 October 2021

The NSW Aboriginal Land Council (NSWALC), Tamworth Local Aboriginal Land Council (TLALC) and Armidale Region Aboriginal Cultural Centre and Keeping Place (ACCKP) are very pleased to announce the forthcoming repatriation of significant Aboriginal artefacts to the Tamworth Aboriginal Community.…

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End Prosecutions for Aboriginal Cultural Fishing

20 October 2021

The NSW Aboriginal Land Council (NSWALC) calls on the NSW Government to support Aboriginal cultural fishing practices by ending the prosecutions of Aboriginal people exercising their cultural fishing rights.

This follows recent media coverage of the 2018 apprehension of 74-year-old Kevin Mason by NSW Fisheries officers, where the great-grandfather was chased into the sea at Narooma because of a small bag of abalone with which he was going to feed his family.…

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Applications Open for NSW Aboriginal Land Council’s Educational Scholarship

1 July 2021

Applications Open for NSW Aboriginal Land Council’s Educational Scholarship

The NSW Aboriginal Land Council’s (NSWALC) Educational Scholarship is now open for applications from today, 1 July 2021.

The NSWALC Educational Scholarship provides two $10,000 scholarships across NSW and is aimed at Aboriginal students in their penultimate year at university.…

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NSW Aboriginal Land Council Announces Acting Chief Executive Officer

29 June 2021

NSW Aboriginal Land Council Announces Acting Chief Executive Officer

The NSW Aboriginal Land Council (NSWALC) has appointed Mr Yuseph Deen as its Acting Chief Executive Officer.

Originally from the Cairns region of North Queensland, Mr Deen is a descendant of the Wuthathi peoples of Cape York with customary family connections to the Gunggandji peoples and ancestral connections to the Western Islands of the Torres Strait.…

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Resignation of the NSW Aboriginal Land Council Chief Executive Officer

18 June 2021

The New South Wales Aboriginal Land Council (NSWALC) is searching for a new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) following the resignation of James Christian from the position he has held for the past four and a half years.

NSWALC Chair, Anne Dennis said Mr Christian leaves NSWALC and the Land Rights network in a strong position.…

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Voice proposal – good start, but falls short of Uluru aspirations

15 January 2021                   

The Indigenous Voice proposal released by the Federal Government recently has many positive aspects, but falls short of the Aboriginal aspirations expressed in the Uluru Statement from the Heart, according to the New South Wales Aboriginal Land Council (NSWALC).…

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Rio must pull out of Oak Flat after damning Parliamentary report

10 December 2020                   

Rio must pull out of Oak Flat after damning Parliamentary report

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Mining giant Rio Tinto must pull out of its proposed Resolution copper mine at Oak Flat in Arizona in the wake of a damning Parliamentary Committee report, the First Nations Heritage Alliance said today.…