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POLICY & REFORM

The NSW Aboriginal Land Rights Association is founded upon the principal of upholding the purpose of the NSW Aboriginal Land Rights Act 1983. 

 

We do this by Local Aboriginal Land Councils develop policies and procedures aligned to the law and their members cultural ways.

We specialise in empowering LALC members to play a key role in developing their own housing and governance policies that work for within their own boundaries.

STRATEGY & CAMPAIGNING

We are driven by our reactive and proactive response to grassroots community organising.

 

Over recent years, key members of the NSW Aboriginal Land Rights Association have been responsible for some of the biggest public gatherings in Australia such as;

  • Stop Black Deaths In Custody (2020)

  • Survival Day Sydney (Annual Event Jan 26th)

  • Snap Action at Channel 7 Sunrise (2018)

  • SOS Black Australia (2016)

  • 50th Anniversary of the Aboriginal Tent Embassy (2022)

  • International Climate March (2015)

NSWALRA Inc promotes the involvement of our people in their Local Aboriginal Land Councils through attending members meetings and voting in elections. We aim to increasing the voting turnout of LALC members for the upcoming NSWALC Councillor elections in 2023.

NCAT REPRESENTATION

NSWALRA Inc have represented up to 30 Aboriginal Housing tenants with a success rate that rivals publicly funded service providers. We fill the need where a service gap is identified. It doesn't matter where you live or who you rent with, we all deserve a quality home to live in.

We specialise in the providing our people an effective evidence based argument in relation to the of the NSW Residential Tenancy Act 2010,  NSW Aboriginal Land Rights Act 1983 and NSW Aboriginal Housing Act 1998.

Contact us at info@nswalra.org to discuss your housing circumstances and how we might be able to assist.

SUSTAINABLE TENANCY MANAGEMENT PROGRAM

NSWALRA Inc provide wrap around support to Aboriginal Housing tenants at risk of homelessness.

 

We believe improving relationships between landlord and tenant is key to maintaining and sustaining tenancies.

 

Our Sustainable Tenancy Management Program is tailored to Aboriginal Housing Tenants and has ensured up to 20 families have remained housed since engaging in our program.

CONSULTANTS

The NSW Aboriginal Land Rights Association is founded upon the principal of upholding the purpose of the NSW Aboriginal Land Rights Act 1983. 

 

We do this by Local Aboriginal Land Councils develop policies and procedures aligned to the law and their members cultural ways.

We specialise in empowering LALC members to play a key role in developing their own housing and governance policies that work for within their own boundaries.

REPATRIATION PROJECT

NSWALC Inc advocates the return of sacred objects to its Tribal Custodians. To assist in this space, NSWALRA Inc purchases sacred Aboriginal artifacts from Private Collections across Australia and the world for research, archiving and repatriation. 

NSWALRA Inc has facilitated the repatriation of two sacred artifacts from NSW and SA and we have a further two undergoing research and repatriation. 

To know more about this project, please contact us on info@nswalra.org 

WHAT OUR PEOPLE SAY

CEO Cowra Local Aboriginal Land Council

Cowra LALC approached NSW Aboriginal Land Rights Association as a Consultant providing support to our members and LALC through improving Governance and housing policies. 

NSWALRA understands the complexities and constraints of the NSW Aboriginal Land Rights Act 1093 and is further able to advocate in ways that we as LALCs are quite limited.