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  • Speech by NLC CEO at Native Title ceremony at Borroloola

    Joe Morrison, CEO delivers a speech at a special sitting of the Federal Court at Borroloola on 11 August. At this sitting a “right to trade” was part of the successful native title claim by the Rrumburriya Borroloola people (the traditional owners of Borroloola and members of the wider Yanyuwa group. It’s the first time in the Northern Territory that a right to trade has been recognised in a native title claim. The court sat on the bank of the McArthur River, where Justice John Mansfield, who will retire from the Federal Court on August 24, handed certificates of title to the native title claimants.

  • Media release: Royal Commission compromised from the start

    Three Northern Territory Aboriginal peak organisations say they are bitterly disappointed that the Prime Minister has ignored their request to be consulted about the terms of reference for the Royal Commission into child protection and youth detention in the Northern Territory, and utterly reject his choice of former NT Chief Justice Brian Martin as the Royal Commissioner.

  • Kenbi Land Claim: The Chairman of the NLC delivers a speech at the Handback Ceremony

    The Chairman of the NLC, Samuel Bush-Blanasi delivers a speech at the Kenbi Land Claim handback ceremony at Mandorah on June 21 2016

  • NLC welcomes new Deputy Chair

    The NLC welcomes Wayne Wauchope on the Executive Council as Deputy Chairman.

  • Land Councils urge Senate support for positive Land Rights Act amendments

    THE Northern and Central Land Councils have welcomed the Federal Government’s willingness to negotiate significant amendments to the provisions of the Aboriginal Land Rights Act which allow some of the land councils’ functions to be delegated to Aboriginal corporations.

  • Native Title recognised at Borroloola

    THE Federal Court has determined that Aboriginal people in the Gulf country of the Northern Territory have native title rights over six pastoral leases which cover more than 15,000 square kilometres of coastal and inland country.

  • NLC puts political parties on notice

    AFTER meeting last week at Gulkula in north-east Arnhem Land, the 111th Full Council of the Northern Land Council stated that policy failures of successive governments have left Indigenous people untrusting of interference in their lives.

  • NLC puts NT Government on notice

    THE Northern Land Council has put the Northern Territory Government on notice that any dilution of the Aboriginal Sacred Sites Act will be strenuously opposed.

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