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New South Wales Aboriginal Land Council

Category: Organisation
Sub Category:Representative Body | Statutory Body
Location:Paramatta, New South Wales, Australia
URL: http://www.alc.org.au/
Summary Information:
As the State's peak representative body in Indigenous affairs, the NSW Aboriginal Land Council aims to protect the interests and further the aspirations of its members and the broader Aboriginal community.

NSW has Australia's largest Indigenous population, estimated at more than one hundred thousand. Its Aboriginal communities are diverse, ranging from urban to rural and remote, and from modern to traditional in their beliefs and practices.

The NSW Aboriginal Land Council is committed to ensuring a better future for Aboriginal people by working for the return of culturally significant and economically viable land, pursuing cultural, social and economic independence for its people and being politically pro-active and voicing the position of Aboriginal people on issues that affect them.
Detailed Information:
Under the Land Rights Act, NSWALC is empowered to do the following:

- administer the NSWALC Account and Mining Royalties Account
- grant funds for payment of the administrative costs and expenses of Regional and Local Aboriginal Land Councils;
- acquire land on its own behalf or on behalf of, or to be vested in, Local Aboriginal Land Councils;
- determine and approve/reject the terms and conditions of agreements proposed by Local Aboriginal Land Councils to allow mining or mineral exploration on Aboriginal land;
- make claims on Crown lands, either on its own behalf or at the request of Local Aboriginal Land Councils;
with the agreement of the particular LALC, manage any of the affairs of that Council;
- conciliate disputes between Aboriginal Land Councils or between Councils and individuals or between individual members of those Councils;
-make grants, lend money or invest money on behalf of Aborigines;
- hold, dispose of or otherwise deal with land vested in or acquired by NSWALC;
- ensure that Regional and Local Aboriginal Land Councils comply with the Act in respect of the establishment and keeping of accounts and the preparation and submission of budgets and financial reports;
- ensure that elections for the Chairpersons and other officers of Regional and Local Aboriginal Land Councils are conducted in accordance with the Act;
- advise the Minister on matters relating to Aboriginal land rights;
- exercise functions conferred or imposed by the Commonwealth Native Title Act
- exercise such other functions as conferred or imposed on it by or under the Aboriginal Land Rights Act (1983) or any other Act.

Related Entries

Agreement
  • Kelly on behalf of the Byron Bay Bundjalung People v NSW Aboriginal Land Council [2001] FCA 1479 (23 October 2001) - Respondent
  • Bundjalung of Byron Bay (Arakwal) Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) - Signatory
  • Crescent Head Agreement - Aboriginal Representative Party
  • Wellington Agreement - Signatory
  • Local Agreement between Eurobodalla Shire Council and Aboriginal Community
  • Powercoal Pty Ltd, Victor Perry, Stephen Seiver & NSW ALC ILUA Area Agreement Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) - Signatory
  • Tumut Brungle Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) - Signatory
  • Model Low Impact Exploration Access Agreement
  • Twofold Bay Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) - Signatory
  • Mary-Lou Buck on behalf of the Dunghutti People v State Of New South Wales & Ors [1997] FCA 1624 - Respondent
  • Kempsey 'Dunghutti Youth' Shared Responsibility Agreement (SRA)
  • Overarching Memorandum of Understanding on Job Compacts - Signatory
  • Protocol for the Negotiation of Agreements for Exploration and Mining for New South Wales - Signatory
  • Many Rivers Regional Partnership Agreement (RPA) - Signatory
  • Barkandji Traditional Owners #8 v Attorney-General of New South Wales [2015] FCA 604 - Respondent
  • Yaegl People #1 v Attorney General of New South Wales [2015] FCA 647 - Respondent
  • Organisation
  • NTSCorp Limited - Formerly known as
  • Case Law
  • Darkinjung Local Aboriginal Land Council v New South Wales Aboriginal Land Council (Unreported, FCA 11 October 2000) - Respondent
  • Darkinjung Local Aboriginal Land Council v New South Wales Aboriginal Land Council [2001] FCA 1124
  • New South Wales Aboriginal Land Council v New South Wales Native Title Services Limited [2007] FCA 112

  • Glossary

    Representative Body | Statutory Body

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