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Meet the Roper River's newest Fisheries Inspectors

Yugul Mangi Rangers Clarence Rogers and Julie Roy were appointed as Class I Fisheries Inspectors in June after completing the Certificate III in Fisheries Compliance.

Jul 26, 2022

The NLC looks to local talent and the future with new head office

The NLC has reached an exciting stage in the development of its new Darwin head office at 29 Julius Street, Berrimah.

Jul 21, 2022

Read the latest Land Rights News - Northern Edition

Australia's oldest Aboriginal newspaper, telling stories from remote Aboriginal lands across the Northern Territory.

Jul 21, 2022

Our Council

The NLC’s Full Council is the major decision-making body within the organisation. Full Council consists of 78 members, as well as five co-opted women’s positions, elected from across the NLC’s seven regions.

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Our Work

The most important responsibility of the NLC is to consult with traditional landowners and other Aboriginal peoples with an interest in affected land. Landowners must give informed consent before any action is taken to affect their lands and seas.

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Our Rangers

The NLC’s Caring for Country branch hosts 13 Indigenous ranger groups. The groups operate across almost 200,000 square kilometres of land owned by Aboriginal people in the NLC’s region.

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Our History

The NLC traces its roots back to the Aboriginal struggle for justice and land rights. In 1973 the Woodward Commission of Inquiry into the appropriate way to recognise Aboriginal land rights in the NT was announced. The NLC was formed in the same year to assist with the work of the Commission.

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