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Your Feedback on NSWALC Programs, Grants and Training

The NSW Aboriginal Land Council (NSWALC) is inviting you to have your say about your experiences with NSWALC’s grants, programs and training.

Your feedback and insights are important for us to know, so we can improve what we do to better meet your needs.…

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Three Months until the NSW Aboriginal Land Council Elections

The NSW Aboriginal Land Council election date has been set for Saturday, 24 February 2024.

The NSW Electoral Commission will run the election.

Key Dates

  • Close of Rolls – 6 December 2023
  • Nominations Open – 2 January 2024
  • Postal Vote Applications Open – 8 January 2024
  • Nominations Close – 30 January 2024 (Noon)
  • Election Day – Saturday, 24 February 2024

For more information on nominations, postal voting and other election matters, please read the downloadable version of the NSWALC Election Fact Sheet.…

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Grace Toomey stands down as Councillor for the Central Region

The NSW Aboriginal Land Council (NSWALC) Councillor for the Central Region, Grace Toomey has been disqualified from holding office pursuant to s132(1)(i) of the Aboriginal Land Rights Act 1983 and has stood down.

Grace undertook a onetime secondary employment without approval of the Council and despite donating her remuneration, was disqualified as a result.…

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October 14 `another day of mourning’ after No vote in Voice referendum

After observing the Week of Silence to grieve the outcome of the Voice referendum, the NSW Aboriginal Land Council (NSWALC) has promised to fight even harder to support and empower Aboriginal peoples in NSW.

“NSWALC will continue to support communities in having their voices heard and stand up for Aboriginal peoples across NSW,” NSWALC Chairperson Cr Danny Chapman said.…

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NSWALC welcomes new Councillor for Sydney/Newcastle Region

The NSW Aboriginal Land Council (NSWALC) is pleased to announce Barry ‘BJ’ Duncan will be the new Councillor for the Sydney/Newcastle Region until the NSWALC general election is held in February 2024.

Following former Sydney/Newcastle Councillor Abie Wright’s resignation last month, protocols under the Aboriginal Land Rights Act (ALRA) mean the role is then offered to the person who secured the second-highest number of votes in the 2019 election, in this case BJ Duncan.…

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NSWALC welcomes State Government commitment to act on land claims backlog

The NSW Aboriginal Land Council (NSWALC) welcomes the State Government’s commitment to act on the land claims backlog in the State.

The Premier, the Hon. Chris Minns, spoke on 2GB yesterday morning, where he acknowledged the high number of undetermined land claims, and also the time it was taking for these claims to be determined by Crown Lands.…

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Misinformation on NSW Land Claims

The Aboriginal Land Rights Act 1983 (ALRA) was established to compensate the centuries of dispossession and recognised the enduring disadvantage found within Aboriginal communities. The land claims process provided a compensatory mechanism for the dispossession of land from Aboriginal peoples.…