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NSW Reconstruction Authority to be created

24 November 2022

The Reconstruction Authority Bill 2022 passed NSW Parliament on 17 November 2022.

The Bill will establish an NSW Reconstruction Authority (NSWRA) and is modelled on a similar agency established in Queensland 11 years ago. The Bill is the NSW Government’s response to a key recommendation of the NSW Flood Inquiry held earlier this year.…

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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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Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Protection needed now

9 November 2022

The NSW Aboriginal Land Council (NSWALC) has urged all MPs of the current Parliament to leave a lasting legacy and support the Aboriginal Cultural Heritage (Culture is Identity) Bill 2022.

This follows the handing down yesterday (Tuesday) of an Upper House Inquiry into the Culture is Identity Bill, which found that new, modernised and standalone legislation for the recognition, protection, conservation and preservation of Aboriginal cultural heritage in NSW was “both necessary and long overdue.”…

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NSWALC welcomes Upper House support for cultural fishing

8 November 2022

The NSW Aboriginal Land Council (NSWALC) has welcomed the report, handed down yesterday, into the commencement of the Fisheries Management Amendment Act 2009.

“It’s simple. The NSW Government must immediately end the prosecutions of Aboriginal people exercising their cultural fishing rights.…

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Outcry over cultural fishing crackdown

3 November 2022

The NSW Aboriginal Land Council (NSWALC) and NTSCORP Limited (NTSCORP) 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.…

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Support grows for Aboriginal Cultural Heritage March

27 October 2022

The NSW Aboriginal Land Council (NSWALC) supports next month’s Aboriginal Cultural Heritage march.

The march will be held at Parliament House on 8 November 2022, to coincide with the handing down of the report by an Upper House Inquiry into the Aboriginal Cultural Heritage (Culture is Identity) Bill 2022.…

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Moratorium on Aboriginal Cultural Fishing Prosecutions Needed Now

19 September 2022

Moratorium on Aboriginal Cultural Fishing Prosecutions Needed Now As Charge Against Elder Dropped

The NSW Aboriginal Land Council (NSWALC) continues to call for an immediate moratorium on prosecuting Aboriginal people for cultural fishing, following the NSW Government’s withdrawal of a final charge against Yuin Elder Kevin Mason recently.…

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Resignation of the NSW Aboriginal Land Council Chief Executive Officer

18 June 2021

The New South Wales Aboriginal Land Council (NSWALC) is searching for a new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) following the resignation of James Christian from the position he has held for the past four and a half years.

NSWALC Chair, Anne Dennis said Mr Christian leaves NSWALC and the Land Rights network in a strong position.…