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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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Sorry Business: The Passing of David Dalaithngu AM

30 November 2021

Sorry Business: The Passing of Dalaithngu AM

The NSW Aboriginal Land Council (NSWALC) and the NSW Land Rights Network mourn the passing of one of Australia’s greatest artists, David Dalaithngu overnight.

Mr Dalaithngu was from the Mandhalpuyngu clan of the Yolŋgu people, was raised in Arnhem Land and spent his final years on Ngarrindjeri country at Murray Bridge in South Australia.…

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New Chairperson and Deputy to lead the NSW Aboriginal Land Council

30 November 2021

New Chairperson and Deputy to lead the NSW Aboriginal Land Council

Councillor Danny Chapman has been elected Chairperson of the NSW Aboriginal Land Council (NSWALC), the largest member-based Aboriginal organisation in Australia.

Cr Chapman, representing the South Coast Region, was elected by the nine Councillors who met today for the bi-annual Chairperson and Deputy Chairperson election.…

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NSWALC Annual Report Now Available Online

26 November 2021

The NSW Aboriginal Land Council (NSWALC) is pleased to inform the Land Rights network that the NSWALC Annual Report 2020-2021 is now available online.

The NSWALC Annual Report was submitted to The Hon. Don Harwin, MLC Minister and has been presented to the NSW Parliament on 23 November 2021.…

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Review of the Aboriginal Land Rights Act (1983) NSW

24 November 2021

The NSW Minister for Aboriginal Affairs has tabled a report on the 5-yearly review of the Aboriginal Land Rights Act 1983NSW (ALRA) in NSW Parliament today.

The report canvasses opportunities to strengthen Aboriginal Land Rights to deliver social, cultural and economic outcomes, reflecting Aboriginal Land Council network and community feedback.…