OFFICE OF THE REGISTRAR, Aboriginal Land Rights Act 1983 (NSW)

ABORIGINAL LAND COUNCILS

LOCAL ABORIGINAL LAND COUNCILS

DISQUALIFICATION FROM HOLDING OFFICE AS A LALC BOARD MEMBER

Section 66 of the Act sets out the grounds on which a person is disqualified from holding office as a Board member.

You cannot hold office as a LALC Board member if you:

  • are no longer a voting member of the LALC
  • are currently an employee or consultant to the LALC
  • are elected as a Councillor to NSWALC
  • become mentally incapacitated
  • become bankrupt
  • fail to undertake required training as a new Board member.

Other grounds for disqualification:

  • you have been convicted of an offence in the last five years
  • you have been disqualified from holding office as a director or manager of a body corporate
  • you were previously an office-bearer of a land council that has been under administration on two or more occasions.

The Act allows for some flexibility. A person who is disqualified from holding office as a Board member can apply to the Registrar and ask that an offence be ignored so that they are not disqualified. This is a decision for the Registrar.

If you would like to stand for election to a LALC Board but unsure if you are eligible, contact the Office of the Registrar.

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Office of the Registrar Aboriginal Land Rights Act 1983 (NSW)

Post Office Box 112 Glebe NSW 2037

Phone: 02 9562 6327

Fax: 02 9262 6350

Email: adminofficer@oralra.nsw.gov.au

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