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NSW Aboriginal Land Council opens nominations for 2024 elections

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Nominations for the New South Wales Aboriginal Land Council elections to be held on February 24 are now open.

NSWALC Councillors are elected to represent the political, cultural, social, and economic interests of the Aboriginal community in New South Wales.

Wuthathi man and NSWALC chief executive Yuseph Deen urged all eligible candidates to get their nominations in with the NSW Electoral Commission.

"The elected Councillors are responsible for setting the strategic direction of NSWALC, allocation of the Council's resources and making decisions on a range of important issues affecting Aboriginal people in New South Wales," he said.

"The role of a Councillor is critical in ensuring the Land Rights network continues to thrive. We have inherited a profound legacy; we need to continue to strengthen it for the next 40 years."

Potential candidates must consider the time needed to prepare and submit forms to the NSW Electoral Commission, especially if opting for postal submission.

"It's important that candidates submit their nominations as early as possible so that if there is an error the candidate will have time to fix it," Mr Deen said.

"If a defect in the form or accompanying materials is not corrected by the close of nominations then the nomination will be rejected."

People intending to be candidates for one of nine regional councillor positions must have their nomination forms received by the returning officer no later than 12 noon on Tuesday 30 January, 2024.

Prospective candidates need to fill in nomination forms and other documentation which is available on the NSW Electoral Commission website.

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