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Public information sheet from the NT Aboriginal Land Councils

Stay on Country, Care for Family - We’re all in this Together! This is an open message to traditional Aboriginal owners, remote community members and the public about the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic from the four Land Councils in the NT. We are working hard to make sure we can still provide services out bush and keep our staff and community safe and well.

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Meet the NLC's new Full Council

Australia's longest-running Aboriginal newspaper, telling stories from remote Aboriginal lands from across the Northern Territory. In this edition: a wrap-up of the huge ranger forum, meet the NLC's newly-elected Full Council, lots of photos from Garma and Barunga festivals and NLC's Community Planning and Development Development Program turns three.

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New travel restrictions for communities in the NLC area

Earlier today the Commonwealth government announced that from midnight tonight, Thursday 26 March 2020, anyone wanting to enter ‘designated areas’ in the Northern Territory will need to self-isolate for 14 days before they can enter that designated area.

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Public information sheet on disbursements and funerals

The NLC is advising people to postpone funerals to a later date if possible. In addition, no disbursements ("royalty" payments) will be made over the next six weeks.

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The NLC announces suspension of all permits to enter Aboriginal land for non-essential travel

At its meeting on 14 March 2020 the NLC Executive Council determined that all existing non-essential permits will be suspended and no new non-essential travel permits will be granted until further notice.

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The NLC welcomes Aboriginal ranger funding extension

The Northern Land Council welcomes the joint announcement from the Minister for Indigenous Australians Ken Wyatt and Minister for the Environment, Sussan Ley that the NIAA Indigenous Ranger Program funding will be extended for seven years to 2028.

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