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

ABORIGINAL LAND COUNCILS

NEW SOUTH WALES ABORIGINAL LAND COUNCIL

DISQUALIFICATION FROM HOLDING OFFICE AS A NSWALC COUNCILLOR

Section 132 of the Act sets out the grounds on which a person is disqualified from holding office as a Councillor of NSWALC.

You cannot hold office as a Councillor if you:

  • are currently an employee or consultant to NSWALC
  • work in other paid employment
  • become mentally incapacitated
  • become bankrupt
  • fail to undertake required training
  • have been disqualified from holding office as a LALC Board member

Other grounds for disqualification

  • you have been convicted of an offence under the Aboriginal Land Rights Act in the last five years
  • you have been convicted of an offence related to the management of a corporation within the past five years or are disqualified from holding office or management of a corporation
  • you have been convicted of an offence within the past five years that is punishable by 12 months or more in prison
  • you were a director or involved in management of a body corporate that has been wound up or to which a controller or administrator has been appointed within the past three years
  • on two or more occasions you held office as Chairperson or Deputy Chairperson of NSWALC prior to the appointment of an administrator.

The Act allows for some flexibility. A person who is disqualified from holding office as a Councillor can apply to the Registrar to review the circumstances and determine that they are not disqualified. This is a decision for the Registrar.

If you would like to stand for election to NSWALC but unsure if you are eligible, contact the Office of the Registrar before accepting nomination.

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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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