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420th NSWALC Council Meeting Communique

24 February 2022

The NSW Aboriginal Land Council (NSWALC) met with the Hon Ben Franklin MLC, Minister for Aboriginal Affairs during its 420th meeting, held in Terrigal from Tuesday February 15 to Thursday February 17.

A number of a issues were discussed including Culture and Heritage, Closing the Gap and Aboriginal Fishing Rights.…

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Update on LALC Members’ Meetings, Compliance and Rapid Antigen Tests

4 February 2022

Update on LALC Members’ Meetings, Compliance, COVID-19 Restrictions and Rapid Antigen Tests

The New South Wales Aboriginal Land Council (NSWALC) would like to provide further updated advice to Local Aboriginal Land Councils (LALCs) regarding the holding of Members’ Meetings, LALC compliance requirements and Rapid Antigen Tests (RATs).…

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Commemorating January 26, 2022

25 January 2022

Commemorating January 26, 2022

January 26 is our Day of Mourning, Invasion Day. The day we reaffirm our survival.

The NSW Aboriginal Land Council (NSWALC) calls on governments to abolish the date. For too long, we have had to endure a day that symbolises pain and suffering for our people.…

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Special Event Grant Funding Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Aboriginal Tent Embassy

26 November 2021

Special Event Grant Funding Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Aboriginal Tent Embassy

On 26 January 1972, four young men set up a beach umbrella on the lawns opposite Parliament House in Canberra.

Describing the umbrella as the Aboriginal Embassy, Michael Anderson, Billy Craigie, Bertie Williams and Tony Coorey were protesting the-then McMahon Government’s approach to Aboriginal Land Rights.…

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Aboriginal Artefacts to be Returned to Country at Tamworth

25 October 2021

The NSW Aboriginal Land Council (NSWALC), Tamworth Local Aboriginal Land Council (TLALC) and Armidale Region Aboriginal Cultural Centre and Keeping Place (ACCKP) are very pleased to announce the forthcoming repatriation of significant Aboriginal artefacts to the Tamworth Aboriginal Community.…

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End Prosecutions for Aboriginal Cultural Fishing

20 October 2021

The NSW Aboriginal Land Council (NSWALC) calls on the NSW Government to support Aboriginal cultural fishing practices by ending the prosecutions of Aboriginal people exercising their cultural fishing rights.

This follows recent media coverage of the 2018 apprehension of 74-year-old Kevin Mason by NSW Fisheries officers, where the great-grandfather was chased into the sea at Narooma because of a small bag of abalone with which he was going to feed his family.…