26-year wait pays off for Robe River

May 2, 2018

The Robe River Kuruma community in Western Australia’s Pilbara is celebrating its second Native Title determination after a federal court hearing at Pannawonica Hill in Robe River last week. It follows the community’s first Native […]

Multiple bids for SA salt lake fall over

March 21, 2018

Three Aboriginal groups have failed in competing claims over Australia’s second biggest salt lake, the 250km Lake Torrens in central South Australia. The Full Court of the Federal Court this month dismissed separate appeals by […]

‘Administrative chaos’ risks sacred site

February 21, 2018

An ancient valley in a region of Australia found to hold secrets of Aboriginal occupation dating back to the Ice Age is at risk of being destroyed by a rail line planned by billionaire Andrew […]

Native Title win may set new precedent

December 20, 2017

Traditional owners of the Mount Jowlaenga area in Western Australia’s Kimberley have won a landmark court battle with miner Sheffield Resources over one of the biggest mineral sands deposits to be discovered in three decades. […]

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 […]

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