Aboriginal Legal Service invites community to elect Company Members

MEDIA RELEASE

Monday 22 November 2021

 

The Aboriginal Legal Service (NSW/ACT) Limited (ALS) is pleased to confirm a community meeting in Redfern to elect Company Members, after a previous election meeting was postponed due to COVID.

Company Members play an important role in community-controlled governance of the ALS. To be eligible to become a Director on the organisation’s Board, candidates must first be elected by their communities as a Company Member.

The ALS elects Company Members every three years. Up to ten Aboriginal people are elected from each of three regions across NSW and the ACT: Northern, Western, and Central South Eastern. The Northern and Western Region elections took place in June, while the Central South Eastern Region election was postponed due to the COVID-19 Delta outbreak.

The rescheduled election meeting will now take place at Redfern Community Centre on Saturday 11 December. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people aged 18+ and living in the Central South Eastern Region are invited to join for a cuppa and light lunch, and to cast their vote.

Voters will be required to show photo ID proving their age and residency and fill in a declaration form. For full details, visit www.alsnswact.org.au/company_elections or call (02) 9213 4100.

  • Event details:
  • Date: Saturday 11 December
  • Time: 10:45am for an 11am (sharp) start
  • Venue: Redfern Community Centre, 29-53 Hugo St, Gadigal and Eora land
  • Requirements: Attendees must be Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander, aged 18 and over, and live in the Central South Eastern Region. You will need to show photo ID with your date of birth and address to cast your vote.

 

ENDS

 

Media contact: Alyssa Robinson - 0427 346 017 - [email protected] 

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