The GLSC is an association of Aboriginal people from Western Australia’s Goldfields region. It was established in 1984 as the peak Aboriginal land and heritage body in the region.
The GLSC is the Federal Government-appointed Representative Body for native title in the Goldfields.
It enjoys widespread support from throughout the region, including Aboriginal communities, organisations and individuals. The people represented by the GLSC are geographically dispersed, and culturally diverse. They include the Tjupan people as far north as Wiluna, to the Nyungar claimants of the Esperance and south coastal region.
GLSC membership is open to Aboriginal people who are ordinarily resident in the area or who are traditional owners or holders of native title.
On behalf of all of its members, the GLSC provides strong and innovative leadership on the many issues which are shaping the development of their lives and their communities, particularly in securing native title rights to their traditional lands. The GLSC is very mindful of the importance of these lands to members’ spiritual, cultural and economic well-being.
Day-to-day management of the GLSC’s activities is the responsibility of the Chief Executive Officer, a salaried officer appointed by the Board of Directors.
The Chief Executive Officer is supported in the day-to-day management by a sub-committee of elected office bearers (Executive Committee) and a team of dedicated and well-qualified staff which includes lawyers, anthropologists, project officers and administrative personnel.