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Next steps to Closing the Gap welcomed by Aboriginal peaks

Wednesday 31 August 2022

The NSW Coalition of Aboriginal Peak Organisations (NSW CAPO) has welcomed today’s launch of the 2022-2024 NSW Closing the Gap Implementation Plan and a $15 million Community and Place Grants Program.

The announcements were made this morning by NSW CAPO Co-Chair and NSW Aboriginal Land Council Councillor, Charles Lynch and NSW Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Ben Franklin at the Aboriginal Legal Service in Wagga Wagga.…

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Consultations on Aboriginal Joint Management Model for National Parks

5 July 2022

Consultations on Aboriginal Joint Management Model for National Parks

The NSW Government has announced it will begin consultations on developing a proposed new model for Aboriginal joint management of NSW National Parks.

There are currently a range of joint management arrangements and legal rights[i] in place that Aboriginal communities across NSW have worked hard over decades to secure.…

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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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NSWALC Concern over Government’s Indigenous Voice Proposal

17 December 2021

The NSW Aboriginal Land Council (NSWALC) urges caution over the Federal Government’s proposal to move ahead with an Indigenous Voice that is inconsistent with the Uluru Statement from the Heart.

The proposal will create confusion and division within community, and again governments set down what they think is best for Aboriginal people by creating structures that divide and conquer.…