It’s back to the Native Title drawing board

November 1, 2017

It’s ‘groundhog day’ as Australia’s biggest Native Title settlement is placed back before the National Native Title Tribunal, this time by Western Australia’s new Labor government. The NNTT is accepting objections to the controversial $1.3 […]

Proud Budina people win Native Title claim

October 18, 2017

The Budina people in Western Australia’s Pilbara have been granted Native Title on just over 4000 square kilometres of land in the Carnarvon, Upper Gascoyne and Ashburton areas. Federal Court judge Justice John Griffiths handed […]

Lease decision would risk title claims: Bergmann

October 4, 2017

The Mount Jowlaenga people in Western Australia’s north have warned of ramifications for Native Title holders across Australia if the State Government gives the go-ahead for a multi-million dollar mineral sands project on MJP traditional […]

Yilka Native Title claim a long time coming

October 4, 2017

The year he started a 24-year legal bid on behalf of the Yilka people for Native Title over their traditional lands, Harvey Murray brought a new jacket. When his goal was finally realised, Mr Murray […]

FMG reviews Native Title ruling in Pilbara

July 26, 2017

Lawyers for billionaire Andrew Forrest’s Fortescue Metals Group were this week reviewing a Federal Court judgement that found the Yindjibarndi people in Western Australia’s Pilbara were entitled to exclusive Native Title rights over land on […]

Groups lose in Qld Native Title claim

July 26, 2017

Queensland’s Yugara and Turrbal peoples — who unsuccessfully sought Native Title claims over Brisbane — have had their appeals rejected by the Full Court of the Federal Court. In a judgement handed down Tuesday on […]

McGlade team may contest ‘unjust’ govt ruling

June 28, 2017

A legal challenge could be mounted against Federal Parliament’s changes to the Native Title Act following the so-called ‘McGlade case’. The lawyer who acted for the plaintiffs in McGlade — the David-versus-Goliath battle that blocked […]

Land use deals kill native title: Pat Dodson

June 28, 2017

Opportunities offered to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people under Indigenous Land Use Agreements often come at too high a cost, WA Senator Pat Dodson has warned. Senator Dodson said agreements — where native title […]

Former native title chief must repay Githabul

May 31, 2017

A former director of Githabul Nation Aboriginal Corporation RNTBC has been convicted of three charges of dishonestly misusing his position to gain a personal advantage, according to the Office of the Registrar of Indigenous Corporations. […]

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