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NSW Reconstruction Authority to be created

24 November 2022

The Reconstruction Authority Bill 2022 passed NSW Parliament on 17 November 2022.

The Bill will establish an NSW Reconstruction Authority (NSWRA) and is modelled on a similar agency established in Queensland 11 years ago. The Bill is the NSW Government’s response to a key recommendation of the NSW Flood Inquiry held earlier this year.…

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Aboriginal Land Rights Amendment Bill 2022

9 November 2022

The Aboriginal Land Rights Amendment Bill 2022 (the Bill) was introduced to NSW Parliament on Tuesday 8 November 2022.

The Bill is the first stage of reforms outlined in the 2021 Statutory Review of the Aboriginal Land Rights Act 1983 (NSW) (ALRA), available here.…

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Fisheries Management Amendment (Enforcement Powers) Bill 2022

4 November 2022

The NSW Government recently introduced the Fisheries Management Amendment (Enforcement Powers) Bill 2022.

The NSW Aboriginal Land Council (NSWALC) 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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435th NSWALC Council Meeting Communique

1 November 2022

The NSW Aboriginal Land Council (NSWALC) met for its 435th meeting in Parramatta from Wednesday October 12 to Thursday October 13, 2022.

A number of topics were discussed including the NSWALC Investment Fund performance, Audited Financial Statements and potential future partnerships.…

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Aboriginal Cultural Heritage March – 8 November 2022

24 October 2022

NSWALC is urging other LALCs and supporters to get behind the Aboriginal Cultural Heritage (ACH) march set down for next month.

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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Next steps to Closing the Gap welcomed by Aboriginal peaks

Wednesday 31 August 2022

The NSW Coalition of Aboriginal Peak Organisations (NSW CAPO) has welcomed today’s launch of the 2022-2024 NSW Closing the Gap Implementation Plan and a $15 million Community and Place Grants Program.

The announcements were made this morning by NSW CAPO Co-Chair and NSW Aboriginal Land Council Councillor, Charles Lynch and NSW Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Ben Franklin at the Aboriginal Legal Service in Wagga Wagga.…

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NSW Government Budget 2022-2023

24 June 2022

The NSW Government has handed down its 2022-2023 budget. Importantly this budget included funding for Closing the Gap initiatives.

A total of $716 million has been committed over four years for programs, policies and initiatives for Aboriginal people in NSW.…

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Expressions of Interest for the NSWALC Fishing Advisory Committee

9 May 2022

The New South Wales Aboriginal Land Council (NSWALC) is seeking Expressions of Interest (EOI) from people with significant commercial fishing industry experience and knowledge, for independent membership to its Fishing Advisory Committee.

The Fishing Advisory Committee

The Committee is responsible for assessing funding applications and providing recommendations, advice, and direction to the NSWALC Council on applications to the NSWALC Fishing Fund (NFF).

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424th NSWALC Council Meeting Communique

6 May 2022

The NSW Aboriginal Land Council (NSWALC) met for its 424th meeting in Albury from Thursday April 28 to Friday April 29, 2022.

A number of topics were discussed including the Aboriginal Cultural Heritage reforms, CEO recruitment, appointment of an independent member for NSWALC Audit and Risk Committee, NSWALC Investment Fund performance, and progress on the Closing the Gap campaign and community consultations.…