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NSWALC Annual Report Now Available Online

20 January 2023

The NSW Aboriginal Land Council (NSWALC) is pleased to inform the Land Rights Network that the NSWALC Annual Report 2021-2022 is now available online (see below).

The NSWALC Annual Report was presented by The Hon. Ben Franklin MLC, Minister for Aboriginal Affairs to the NSW Parliament on 21 December 2022.…

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Looking back on 2022

23 December 2022

The NSW Aboriginal Land Council thanks the Land Rights Network for another successful year, as we worked together to support and uplift our communities across a challenging 2022.

The NSWALC would like to reflect on some achievements across the year, where we continued our advocacy for the interests and rights of Aboriginal people in NSW; supported the Network in strengthening partnerships and connecting with economic, business and employment opportunities; and continued our work as a lead organisation in numerous reforms and implementing the National Agreement on Closing the Gap in NSW.…

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Planning law reforms to provide increased options for LALCs

20 December 2022

In 2019 the State Environmental Planning Policy (Aboriginal Land) 2019 (Aboriginal Land SEPP) came into effect.

The 2019 Aboriginal Land SEPP:

  • Enabled the making of Development Delivery Plans (DDPs) for land owned by LALCs and identified the process for approving and amending DDPs, including approval by the Minister;
  • Required a consent authority to consider a DDP when assessing a development application made by a LALC;
  • Declared certain development on land owned by a LALC ‘regionally significant’ so that planning decisions were made by the relevant regional planning panel rather than the local council.
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Best Wishes to the Land Rights Network and NSWALC closedown

12 December 2022

NSW Aboriginal Land Council (NSWALC) would like to wish all Local Aboriginal Land Council Members, Boards and Staff a happy, healthy and safe holiday break with your families and loved ones.

2022 has been another challenging year as we navigated the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and serious flood issues across the state.…

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NAIDOC Week 2022 – Get UP! Stand Up! Show Up!

4 July 2022

NAIDOC 2022 is here, with the important theme this year of Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up! from Sunday July 3 – Sunday July 10.

Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up! is an affirmation and a reminder of the ongoing fight for positive change and the importance of staying strong and connected together.…

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NAIDOC Week 2021 – Heal Country!

2 July 2021

NAIDOC Week 2021 – Heal Country!

NAIDOC 2021 is almost upon us; with the important theme this year of Heal Country with the week being celebrated from Sunday July 4 – Sunday July 11.

Heal Country is of particular significance to the Land Rights network, as it reflects your continued advocacy for increased and robust Culture and Heritage protections, through your work and leadership role in your communities.…