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Upcoming Training

Training is scheduled for North Western Region LALCs on Wednesday 15 and Thursday 16 May in Dubbo. To register, contact the New South Wales Aboriginal Land Council’s Central Zone office or Justice Connect (contact details below).

If your LALC is interested in receiving customised training for your board and staff please contact the LALC Lawyer Geraldine Menere on (02) 8599 2125 or email

The free training sessions being delivered in each Region

Legal duties of LALC board members

This training session will help LALC board members understand their roles and the legal duties that apply to them, how to make decisions in the best interests of the LALC, and the process for managing conflicts of interest that arise between the personal interests of a board member and the interests of the organisation.

The training will cover:

  • the source of legal duties for LALC boards
  • key legal duties of board members
  • other laws that board members should be aware of, and
  • how board members can protect themselves from personal liability and risk.

Understanding important agreements

This training session will help LALCs understand why it is important to put agreements in writing, the different types of important agreements your LALC may be asked to enter into, and how to reduce risk for the organisation when entering into, changing and terminating agreements.

The training will cover:

  • the importance of documenting agreements
  • specific types of agreements and contracts
  • reviewing an agreement or contract, and
  • risk assessment and approval processes for agreements and contracts.

Employment – The employment lifecycle

This training session will help LALCs understand the key obligations of an employer in the employment lifecycle, from recruitment through to termination.

The training will cover:

  • pre-employment
  • formation of the employment relationship
  • management of the employment relationship, and
  • termination of employment.

Employment – What happens when you get it wrong?

This training session will help LALCs understand actions that may lead to legal claims such as unfair dismissal and adverse action claims, and how to recognise and prevent inappropriate and unlawful behaviour in the workplace.

The training will cover:

  • unfair dismissal and general protections claims
  • discrimination and harassment
  • workplace bullying, and
  • employer liability.



Last Updated: 04 April 2018

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