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Northern Land Council welcomes landmark High Court ruling
The Northern Land Council has welcomed Wednesday's "landmark ruling" in the High Court of Australia in favour of Yanyuwa and Yan...
Giovanni Torre 8 Feb 2024
High Court backs Traditional Owners over mine project
Native title holders in the Northern Territory have won a High Court appeal preserving their rights over a development for a maj...
Neve Brissenden 7 Feb 2024
Northern Land Council welcomes return of NT Treaty process
The Northern Land Council has welcomed the recommencement of the Northern Territory Treaty process.On Friday, the NT government...
Giovanni Torre 23 Jan 2024
Former Northern Land Council chair Dr Bush-Blanasi to be farewelled at state funeral
Former Northern Land Council chairman, Dr Bush-Blanasi will be farewelled at a state funeral on Friday. A proud Yolngu and Mayi...
Callan Morse 13 Dec 2023
Aboriginal Areas Protection Authority, Traditional Owners launch High Court action against Director of National Parks
The High Court of Australia will this week hold two days of hearings on the question of crown immunity for Commonwealth body cor...
Giovanni Torre 11 Dec 2023
Northern Land Council commends proposed nature repair law and revised 'Water Trigger'

The Northern Land Council (NLC) has commended the Senate's approval of the Nature Repair Market Bill. Roughly half of the Northern Territory's land and 85 per cent of its coastlin...

Joseph Guenzler Dec 7, 2023
Community leaders mourn passing of Dr Samuel Bush-Blanasi - "giant of the Top End"

Community leaders from across the Northern Territory and Australia have expressed shock and sadness over the passing of Northern Land Council Chair, Dr Samuel Bush-Blanasi. Central...

Giovanni Torre Nov 14, 2023
'Fearless' NT land council chair Samuel Bush-Blanasi dies, aged 61

Land rights activist and long-serving chair of the Northern Land Council Dr Bush-Blanasi has died aged 61. Dr Bush-Blanasi served on the NLC board for nine terms, including four a...

Neve Brissenden Nov 13, 2023
"Deeply Saddening": Land Councils respond to referendum result after week of mourning

A number of Indigenous groups across the country have concluded a week of silence after the Voice to Parliament referendum defeat to express sadness, disappointment and defiance, s...

Dechlan Brennan Oct 23, 2023
Commercial fishing in Buckingham Bay reeled in after "inaction" from NT Government, land council announces

Traditional Owners of Buckingham Bay, NT, are limiting the amount of commercial barramundi activity in their intertidal waters and ending the waiver allowing commercial fisheries t...

Giovanni Torre Sep 20, 2023
Northern Land Council to celebrate 50-year milestone with celebration concert

King Stingray are set to headline a concert in celebration of 50 years of the Northern Land Council.  It has been five decades since the inaugural meeting of the NLC's first Full...

Rhiannon Clarke Sep 15, 2023
Northern Land Council slams "outrageously low" fine for illegal land clearing

The Northern Land Council has slammed the “outrageously low” penalty issued by the NT government for illegal land clearing.The NLC said on Monday that the findings of the Departmen...

Giovanni Torre Sep 4, 2023
NT land councils urge voters to stand up and vote 'yes'

The Northern Territory Aboriginal land councils are asking the people of Australia to stand with them and vote 'yes' in the upcoming referendum on an Indigenous Voice. And they ar...

Rudi Maxwell Jun 22, 2023
NT land councils unite to issue historic declaration supporting the Voice and constitutional recognition

The four Northern Territory Aboriginal land councils signed the Barunga Voice Declaration on Friday, addressing all Australians and urging them to support a Voice to Parliament.Mor...

Giovanni Torre Jun 9, 2023
Northern and Central Land Councils overwhelmingly support Voice to Parliament at joint mass meeting

A meeting of the Northern Land Council and Central Land Council held Wednesday passed a resolution with overwhelming support endorsing a call to all Australians to support a Voice...

Giovanni Torre Jun 8, 2023
Political leaders pay tribute to Yunupingu

Political figures have paid tribute to Yunupingu after the death of the lifelong advocate for justice.In a joint statement from Minister for Indigenous Australians Linda Burney, NT...

Giovanni Torre Apr 3, 2023
Yunupingu, a giant of Aboriginal land rights and justice, passes away

Yunupingu's last name and image used in accordance with his family's wishes.Yunupingu, a Yolngu man of the Gumatj clan and lifelong warrior for the rights of Aboriginal people, has...

Giovanni Torre Apr 3, 2023
Ngarinyman-Wulayi Traditional Owners and Northern Land Council launch legal action against land clearing

Senior Traditional Owners and the Northern Land Council have launched legal action in the Supreme Court of the Northern Territory, challenging a decision made on 25 November by a P...

Giovanni Torre Feb 13, 2023
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