Saturday, September 26, 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...

Clock is ticking for landmark title claim

Lawyers challenging Australia’s biggest Native Title settlement say the passing of time has become a “live issue” as the National Native Title Tribunal prepares...

Native Title win for Kimberley mob – with a hitch

The Ngurrara People in Western Australia’s Kimberley have been recognised as the Native Title holders of about 20,455 sq km of land and water...

FMG reviews Native Title ruling in Pilbara

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...

EXCLUSIVE: Australia’s longest running land claim finally settled

Australia’s longest running land claim - the Kenbi land claim across the Cox Peninsula on the western side of Darwin Harbour – has finally been...

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...

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...

Report slams ‘undermining’ of native title rights in WA

There were continuing and relentless attempts to undermine native title in WA’s Kimberley region, a new Oxfam global report pushing for the land rights...

Kulyakartu claim finally recognised

The Federal Court has recognised native title for the Kulyakartu people in the East Pilbara region of Western Australia. Lodged in 2005, the Kulyakartu claim...

‘Many sticks bundled together are hard to break’

The Thiin-Mah Warriyangka Tharrkari Jiwarli people have had their native title status formally recognised by the Federal Court. Submitted in 2016, the combined claim covers...

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...