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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.…

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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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First NSW Implementation Plan For Closing The Gap

Friday, 25 June 2021

First NSW Implementation Plan For Closing The Gap

The NSW Government and the NSW Coalition of Aboriginal Peak Organisations (NSW CAPO) have launched the State’s first Implementation Plan under the National Agreement on Closing the Gap.   

The Plan sets out the Government’s formal roadmap to achieve meaningful reform in four priority areas outlined in the National Agreement, as well as a fifth NSW-specific priority reform focusing on employment, business growth and economic prosperity for First Nations people.       …