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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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Applications Open for NSW Aboriginal Land Council’s Educational Scholarship

1 July 2021

Applications Open for NSW Aboriginal Land Council’s Educational Scholarship

The NSW Aboriginal Land Council’s (NSWALC) Educational Scholarship is now open for applications from today, 1 July 2021.

The NSWALC Educational Scholarship provides two $10,000 scholarships across NSW and is aimed at Aboriginal students in their penultimate year at university.…

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NSW Aboriginal Land Council Announces Acting Chief Executive Officer

29 June 2021

NSW Aboriginal Land Council Announces Acting Chief Executive Officer

The NSW Aboriginal Land Council (NSWALC) has appointed Mr Yuseph Deen as its Acting Chief Executive Officer.

Originally from the Cairns region of North Queensland, Mr Deen is a descendant of the Wuthathi peoples of Cape York with customary family connections to the Gunggandji peoples and ancestral connections to the Western Islands of the Torres Strait.…

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First NSW Implementation Plan For Closing The Gap

Friday, 25 June 2021

First NSW Implementation Plan For Closing The Gap

The NSW Government and the NSW Coalition of Aboriginal Peak Organisations (NSW CAPO) have launched the State’s first Implementation Plan under the National Agreement on Closing the Gap.   

The Plan sets out the Government’s formal roadmap to achieve meaningful reform in four priority areas outlined in the National Agreement, as well as a fifth NSW-specific priority reform focusing on employment, business growth and economic prosperity for First Nations people.       …

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NSW Aboriginal Land Council State Wide Grants Successful Applications 2021-2022

23 June 2021

NSW Aboriginal Land Council State Wide Grants Successful Applications 2021-2022

The NSW Aboriginal Land Council (NSWALC) is pleased to announce the successful applications for the 2021-2022 Round of the State Wide Grants program.

The NSWALC State Wide Grants program provides grants for organisations and events of statewide Aboriginal participation and significance, that support and promote Aboriginal culture and/or sporting achievement.…

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Resignation of the NSW Aboriginal Land Council Chief Executive Officer

18 June 2021

The New South Wales Aboriginal Land Council (NSWALC) is searching for a new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) following the resignation of James Christian from the position he has held for the past four and a half years.

NSWALC Chair, Anne Dennis said Mr Christian leaves NSWALC and the Land Rights network in a strong position.…