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New Community Outcomes Model is Underway

The NSW Aboriginal Land Council (NSWALC) is pleased to announce that the new Community Outcomes delivery model is now underway, from 1 July 2023.

Community Outcomes is a new pathway to delivering outcomes to Local Aboriginal Land Councils (LALCs) through strategic planning and collaboration, to build LALC growth and sustainability and foster positive relationships.…

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Staying Safe from Increasing Online Scams and Fraud

Following ongoing increases in sophisticated online scams targeting businesses as well as individuals, NSW Aboriginal Land Council would like to raise awareness of the importance of cyber security in our communities.

Keeping up with current threats, being cautious online, and blocking malicious or unwanted messages if they reach you, are good ways to protect yourself from online threats.…

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NSWALC Community Fund Recipients 2022-2023 Round

The NSW Aboriginal Land Council (NSWALC) is pleased to announce the final recipients for the NSWALC Community Fund’s (NCF) 2022-2023 round.

A variety of projects have been supported, to assist eligible Local Aboriginal Land Councils (LALCs) with land acquisition, land management and projects demonstrating clear community development outcomes.…

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Introducing the NSWALC Strategic Plan Supplement 2023-2026

The New South Wales Aboriginal Land Council (NSWALC) is pleased to make the NSWALC Strategic Plan Supplement 2023-2026 (the Supplement) available to the Land Rights Network.

NSWALC would like to thank Local Aboriginal Land Councils and Aboriginal Owners for providing their input and feedback into the development of the Supplement.…

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Bringing Their Spirits Home: Aboriginal Soldiers in World War Ⅰ

35,000 kilometres is a very long way to travel.

That’s the distance Joe Flick clocked up, to complete his work with the Winston Churchill Trust on a project called “Bringing Their Spirits Home”, to increase the recognition of World War Ⅰ Aboriginal soldiers in Australia and internationally.…

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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.…