New South Wales


Aboriginal Economies in a climate changing world


From: Wednesday June 19, 2024, 12:15 pm

To: Wednesday June 19, 2024, 1:30 pm

When the NSW Government passed laws to recognise Aboriginal Land Rights in 1983, they extended on earlier land rights models to, among other objectives, finance profit generating enterprises led by Local Aboriginal Land Councils (LALCs).  Over the last 40 years LALC entrepreneurship, however uneven and limited the success, offers an alternate economic paradigm inflected by indigenous cultural values and communal aspirations. Further, as energy transition accelerates, this systems change creates opportunities for greater inclusion and participation in new economies that mobilises the Aboriginal land estate to ensure survival on country in a climate changing world.

This event is a hybrid event and can be attended in-person or virtually.

About the Speaker

Professor Heidi Norman is a leading researcher in the field of Australian Aboriginal political history.  She has published widely on histories of Aboriginal land rights, Aboriginal participation in Rugby League, studies of media representation, the history of Aboriginal working life in cities and political histroy of Aboriginal affairs administration.  Her family are from Gomeroi lands of northwestern NSW.  She is a member of the First Nations Clean Energy Network and the Commonwealth Government's First Nations Clean Energy and Emissions Reduction Advisory Committee where she has contributed to development of the First Nations Clean Energy Strategy.

Details and Registration 

Date: Wednesday 19 June 2024
Time: Arrive from 12:15pm, 12.30pm until 1.30pm AEST 
Cost: Free for Members (and Guests of Members) / $10 for Non-Members

(In-Person) Macquarie University City Campus - 123 Pitt Street, Sydney NSW 2000. 
Please see reception on Level 24 upon arrival.
(Online) Via Zoom - link to join will be sent following your registration. 

Please let us know in the registration whether you will be attending in-person or via Zoom



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Macquarie University City Campus. Please see reception on Level 24 upon arrival.

123 Pitt Street, Sydney NSW 2000

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