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455th NSWALC Council Meeting

The NSW Aboriginal Land Council (NSWALC) met for its 455th Meeting on Thursday 21 March 2024 in Parramatta.

The meeting was the first meeting of the new Council since the NSWALC Elections were held in February 2024.

The 455th meeting followed a 2½ day induction schedule for Councillors.…

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Applications Open: 2024-25 Round of the NSWALC Regional Event Grants

The NSW Aboriginal Land Council (NSWALC) is pleased to announce that applications are now open for the 2024-25 Round of the NSWALC Regional Event Grants.

The NSWALC Regional Event Grants Program

Events chosen for a NSWALC Regional Event Grant must support and promote Aboriginal culture and/or sporting achievement, have Aboriginal participation and be of regional significance for Aboriginal peoples in NSW.…

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Candidates Finalised for the 2024 NSWALC Elections

27 candidates have nominated to contest the New South Wales Aboriginal Land Council (NSWALC) elections on Saturday, 24 February.

136 polling booths will be set up across eight of the nine regions to elect the new Council to represent the NSWALC membership for the next four years.…

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NSWALC calls out racism; tells mob to stay safe in lead-up to Survival Day

The NSW Aboriginal Land Council (NSWALC) denounces the divisive debate around celebrating Australia Day on January 26, as this day represents the invasion and dispossession of Aboriginal lands, and the beginning of colonisation.

“We know a growing number of Australians are also uncomfortable with celebrating Australia Day on January 26 and want a different day celebrated to reflect our inclusive society,’’ NSWALC CEO Yuseph Deen said.…

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NSWALC congratulates Senator Dodson on his outstanding legacy

The NSW Aboriginal Land Council (NSWALC) has congratulated Yawuru man Senator Pat Dodson on his outstanding contribution to public service and making a profound difference in the lives of First Nations peoples.

Late last year Senator Dodson announced he would be stepping down on 26 January 2024 after 7 years in the Senate.…

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Thelma Plum to headline NSWALC’s Rock for Land Rights Concert at Parramatta

The NSW Aboriginal Land Council (NSWALC) is pleased to confirm beloved singer-songwriter Thelma Plum will headline its landmark Rock for Land Rights Concert on Saturday, 4 November 2023 at Parramatta Park.

This year is the 40th anniversary of the Aboriginal Land Rights Act (ALRA) being proclaimed in NSW, and the concert at Parramatta Park’s The Crescent will be a fitting end to a year of festivities.…

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Western region LALCs hear exciting renewable energy opportunities

The NSW Aboriginal Land Council (NSWALC) collaborated with the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS), and the First Nations Clean Energy Network to deliver a workshop exploring economic opportunities in energy transition and renewable energy projects.

The workshop held in the Western region earlier this year explored potential ways Aboriginal landholders can play in addressing climate change, and the economic opportunities that might be gained from engaging in the renewable energy economy.…