Thursday, May 28, 2020

Oil company to pay up in rare Native Title ruling

An oil and gas explorer will have to pay court costs of more than $200,000 for what has been described as “unreasonable conduct” in...

McGlade team may contest ‘unjust’ govt ruling

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...

Land use deals kill native title: Pat Dodson

Opportunities offered to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people under Indigenous Land Use Agreements often come at too high a cost, WA Senator Pat...

Former native title chief must repay Githabul

A former director of Githabul Nation Aboriginal Corporation RNTBC has been convicted of three charges of dishonestly misusing his position to gain a personal...

Corporation pursues answers to land removal

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”...

‘Profound’ ruling resonates across nation as calls grow for Act overhaul

The Federal Court ruling that has halted the biggest native title settlement in Australian history — WA’s $1.3 billion agreement with the Noongar people...

Shock court ruling scuttles historic $1.3b WA native title agreement

The biggest native title settlement in Australian history—worth a massive $1.3 billion—is in danger of being scuttled after a shock Federal Court ruling that...

200K boost to Taungurung in land battle

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...

Access deal hailed as goldmine for Nyiyaparli

A land access agreement between the Nyiyaparli People in Western Australia’s Pilbara and Greenmount Resources, a wholly owned subsidiary of ASX-listed gold explorer and...

Business leader blasts Native Title avoidance

Australian governments and industry have a higher level of responsibility to earn their social licence to operate when it comes to Native Title and...

Robe River Kuruma consent latest step in continuing journey

The Robe River Kuruma people are celebrating the legal recognition of their land and culture after an on-country Federal Court hearing. Federal Court judge, Justice Michael Barker...

Gooniyandi consent reflects ‘deep connection to country’

The Gooniyandi people have been recognised as the native title holders of a further 184 square km of their country in the central Kimberley. Made...