Thursday, May 28, 2020

Arma Legal providing remote Native Title services during COVID-19

While Western Australian remote communities face stringent lockdown measures, boutique law firm, Arma Legal, provides clarity on the State of Emergency Declaration and what...

Historical Yamatji Native Title agreement opens door to unique economic opportunities

In early February Yamatji Traditional Owners had cause for great celebration after the Federal High Court approved the Yamatji Nation’s Indigenous Land Use Agreement...

Yamatji Nation negotiates landmark Native Title and ILUA claims

Yamatji Traditional Owners celebrated both their Native Title determination and Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) at an on-Country Federal Court hearing in Geraldton today. The...

Tough bail conditions for Native Title fund thief

The man accused of stealing up to $3 million from a Native Title People’s Trust must hand over the title of his home as...

Thalanyji Native Title Registered body corporate placed under special administration

After extensive complaints raised as early as February 2018, Buurabalayji Thalanyji Aboriginal Corporation (Thalanyji) has been placed under special administration by the Office of...

Fee for Native Title land access yields positive results

The Kimberley Marine Tourism Association (KMTA) are asking the WA Government to allow access to Traditional Owners’ land via a single fee, claiming separate...

Former Liberal treasurer appears in court over Native Title funds theft

Former treasurer of WA Liberal Party’s Durack division, Graham Greenaway, has appeared in court over allegations of stealing nearly $3 million from a Native...

Gnulli Native Title determined 22 years after first claim

The Yinggarda, Baiyungu and Thalanyji people this week achieved Native Title recognition, 22 years after their initial claim was lodged. The Gnulli Native Title claim...

South West Native Title Settlement to go ahead as Court rejects review applications

The Noongar People’s South West Native Title Settlement is one step closer to being fulfilled thanks to a decision handed down today from the...

Breakaway Noongar group lodges huge compensation claim without claimant group authorisation

A group of Noongar Traditional Owners have lodged a $290 billion compensation claim for spiritual damages caused by extinguishment of Native Title. The largest compensation...

Traditional Owners challenge State and Federal Governments over public beach access

Bindunburr and Jabirr Jabirr/Ngumbarl Native Title holders will challenge an appeal from the Commonwealth and WA State Governments this week in the High Court...

Pastoral lease land handed back to Traditional Owners during Wyatt NT visit

Traditional Owners celebrated the handback of land in the Northern Territory this week with a visit from Minister for Indigenous Australians Ken Wyatt. On Wednesday,...