Saturday, November 9, 2019

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...
Kimberley Land Council. Acting CEO Tyronne Garstone.

KLC says ‘start again’ with Heritage Act

The Kimberley Land Council in Western Australia’s north has called for a complete overhaul of the state’s Aboriginal Heritage Act as a government review...

26-year wait pays off for Robe River

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...

Multiple bids for SA salt lake fall over

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...

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...

‘Administrative chaos’ risks sacred site

An ancient valley in a region of Australia found to hold secrets of Aboriginal occupation dating back to the Ice Age is at risk...

Native Title win may set new precedent

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...

It’s back to the Native Title drawing board

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...

Proud Budina people win Native Title claim

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...

Lease decision would risk title claims: Bergmann

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...

Yilka Native Title claim a long time coming

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...

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...