Oct 31, 2017
Australia's longest-running Aboriginal newspaper, telling stories from remote Aboriginal lands from across the Northern Territory.
The NLC currently supports 17 Indigenous ranger groups. NLC’s Caring for Country rangers operate across almost 200,000 square kilometres of land owned by Aboriginal peoples in the Land Council's area.
The NLC is an independent statutory authority of the Commonwealth, enabled by the Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act 1976. Under the Act, we are responsible for assisting Aboriginal peoples in the Top End of the Northern Territory to acquire and manage their traditional lands and seas.
Jan 02, 2018
NLC CEO Mr Joe Morrison has been appointed to the Indigenous Reference Group to advance Indigenous economic interests in the North.
Nov 16, 2017
By Joe Morrison, CEO of the Northern Land Council. The Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act 1976 is very special legislation, not just for the Northern Territory but by world standards.
Nov 15, 2017
The Northern Land Council has agreed to extend for one year a waiver under the Aboriginal Land Act which will allow unrestricted access by fishers to the intertidal zone around the Northern Territory.
Browse the latest stories on rangers, land rights, sea rights and more from across the NLC's region.
The NLC publishes the Land Rights News (Northern Edition) quarterly and many other publications on a regular basis. You can search for news, submissions and reports and other publications using the search and filter facility.
The Northern Land Council’s Full Council is the major decision-making body within the organisation. The NLC’s constituency is a representation of the Traditional Owners within its jurisdiction. There are seven regions within the NLC’s jurisdiction.