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. […]

Corporation pursues answers to land removal

February 8, 2017

The Supreme Court in WA has ordered the operator of a solar salt field in Onslow in WA’s Pilbara to hand over “pre-action discovery” documents to the Buurabalayji Thalanyji Aboriginal Corporation, the governing body for […]

200K boost to Taungurung in land battle

December 21, 2016

The Victorian government is providing $200,000 in funding to the Taungurung people to continue their native title negotiations. Parliamentary Secretary for Justice, Ben Carroll, said the funding would support the Taungurung Clans Aboriginal Corporation to […]

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