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Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Protection needed now

9 November 2022

The NSW Aboriginal Land Council (NSWALC) has urged all MPs of the current Parliament to leave a lasting legacy and support the Aboriginal Cultural Heritage (Culture is Identity) Bill 2022.

This follows the handing down yesterday (Tuesday) of an Upper House Inquiry into the Culture is Identity Bill, which found that new, modernised and standalone legislation for the recognition, protection, conservation and preservation of Aboriginal cultural heritage in NSW was “both necessary and long overdue.”…

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Support grows for Aboriginal Cultural Heritage March

27 October 2022

The NSW Aboriginal Land Council (NSWALC) supports next month’s Aboriginal Cultural Heritage march.

The march will be held at Parliament House on 8 November 2022, to coincide with the handing down of the report by an Upper House Inquiry into the Aboriginal Cultural Heritage (Culture is Identity) Bill 2022.…

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NSW Government Budget 2022-2023

24 June 2022

The NSW Government has handed down its 2022-2023 budget. Importantly this budget included funding for Closing the Gap initiatives.

A total of $716 million has been committed over four years for programs, policies and initiatives for Aboriginal people in NSW.…

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Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Bill Introduced in NSW Parliament

24 June 2022

The NSW Aboriginal Land Council (NSWALC) would like to inform the Land Rights Network that the Aboriginal Cultural Heritage (Culture is Identity) Bill 2022 (the Bill) has now been introduced in NSW Parliament. Reverend the Hon. Fred Nile MLC read the Bill in the Legislative Council on Wednesday 22 June.…

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Time for Meaningful Protections for Aboriginal Cultural Heritage in NSW

16 June 2022

Support for New Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Bill in NSW

The NSW Aboriginal Land Council (NSWALC) provides our in-principle support for the Hon. Reverend Fred Nile’s Aboriginal Cultural Heritage (Culture is Identity) Bill 2022.

The Aboriginal Cultural Heritage (Culture is Identity) Bill 2022 (the Bill)is a meaningful starting point to reform Aboriginal culture and heritage protection for future generations of Australians.…

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Support for New Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Bill

16 June 2022

Support for New Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Bill in NSW

The NSW Aboriginal Land Council (NSWALC) understands the Hon. Reverend Fred Nile intends to introduce the Aboriginal Cultural Heritage (Culture is Identity) Bill 2022 (the Bill) into NSW Parliament next week.…

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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.…