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International Youth Day 2020

It’s International Youth Day 2020, a day of awareness to draw attention to youth issues locally, nationally and worldwide.

The 2020 theme “Youth Engagement for Global Action” highlights how engaging young people can enrich and enhance communities and organisations.

The NSW Aboriginal Land Council knows that the Land Rights movement needs strong young leaders to continue the work done on behalf of Aboriginal communities in NSW.…

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Statement from NSWALC – Murrin Bridge Aboriginal Community

NSWALC has been providing assistance to the Murrin Bridge Local Aboriginal Land Council after being advised of a COVID-19 related matter affecting its community near Lake Cargelligo.

Subsequently, the Murrin Bridge LALC (MBLALC) voluntarily closed the Aboriginal community on Monday 10 August, 2020 for 14 days.…

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Sorry Business – Maurice Stewart

The NSW Aboriginal Land Council and the Office of the Registrar mourns the loss of La Perouse Elder, Maurice Stewart.

Maurice is a lifelong member of La Perouse LALC and served as Treasurer in the mid-1990s.

He was a passionate advocate for Aboriginal rights and worked in land rights for over 20 years.…

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Support for National Agreement on Closing the Gap

NSW Coalition of Aboriginal Peak Organisations (NSW CAPO) has supported the National Agreement on Closing the Gap signed by the National Cabinet, the Australian Local Government Association and the Coalition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peak organisations today.…

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Update on National Agreement on Closing the Gap

The NSW Coalition of Aboriginal Peak Organisations (NSW CAPO) has been working with over 50 peak Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations (Coalition of Peaks) across the Country to negotiate a new national Agreement on Closing the Gap.

After many years of lobbying to secure stronger commitments, and to ensure First Nations people are making decisions about matters that affect our lives, NSW CAPO, working with the national Coalition of Peaks recently signed an historic agreement with Government on Closing the Gap.…

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Update on the Land Negotiation Program Review

In late 2019, the Minister for Water, Property & Housing, Melinda Pavey MP commissioned Ms Chris Ronalds SC to review the operation of the Land Negotiation Program.

The Land Negotiation Program has involved seven LALCs and NSWALC in pilot Aboriginal Land Agreement negotiations with the NSW Government and relevant local governments. …

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Consultation on Crown Lands Draft State Strategic Plan

The NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (DPIE) has released the Crown Lands draft State Strategic Plan for public consultation.

Submissions are due 20 August 2020. Details about making a submission are below.

Under the Crown Land Management Act 2016 the NSW Government is required to create a State Strategic Plan for Crown land.…