The Hon Sarah Mitchell MLC, Minister for Aboriginal Affairs in NSW has commenced the statutory review of the Aboriginal Land Rights Act 1983.
The Aboriginal Land Rights Act requires the Minister to review the Act every five years to determine whether the policy objectives of the Act remain valid, and whether the terms of the Act remain appropriate for securing those objectives.
Written submissions are now invited from individuals and organisations with an interest in the future operation of the Land Rights Act in NSW for the Minister’s consideration.
In addition, in partnership with the NSW Aboriginal Land Council, the NSW Government is holding targeted consultation with invited representatives from the Aboriginal community of NSW. The forums will be facilitated by Mr Aden Ridgeway.
The scope of the Statutory Review is to:
The forums will be held in Broken Hill, Wagga Wagga, Dubbo, Lightning Ridge, Tamworth, Kempsey, Lismore, Sydney and Bateman’s Bay.
Written submissions can be made until Friday 15th of September 2017. To make a submission:
By email: Enquiries@aboriginalaffairs.nsw.gov.au
By post: Aboriginal Affairs NSW
Level 3/35 Bridge Street
SYDNEY NSW 2000
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