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NSWALC welcomes businesses giving workers a choice on January 26 public holiday

26 January 2023

The NSW Aboriginal Land Council (NSWALC) welcomes and supports a growing number of employers giving their employees the choice of working on the gazetted January 26 public holiday.

Before Christmas, NSWALC CEO Yuseph Deen wrote to major ASX companies asking them to consider giving their employees the choice of working on the January 26 public holiday, and instead taking the time off later at a mutually agreeable time.…

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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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Redfern Community Misled by ILSC

8 August 2022

Redfern Community Misled by Indigenous Land and Sea Corporation

The NSW Aboriginal Land Council (NSWALC) is disappointed with the misleading statement released by the Commonwealth Government’s Indigenous Land and Sea Corporation (ILSC) late yesterday, Sunday 7 August 2022, around the future of operations of the National Centre of Indigenous Excellence Limited (NCIE Ltd).…

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Redfern Community Misled by Indigenous Land and Sea Corporation

8 August 2022

Redfern Community Misled by Indigenous Land and Sea Corporation

The NSW Aboriginal Land Council (NSWALC) is disappointed with the misleading statement released by the Commonwealth Government’s Indigenous Land and Sea Corporation (ILSC) late yesterday, Sunday 7 August 2022, around the future of operations of the National Centre of Indigenous Excellence Limited (NCIE Ltd).…