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NLC calls for urgent action on water security for our mob

Apr 22, 2021

Subject: Country, Land Rights

The NLC welcomes the announcement by the NT Government today that $28 million will be invested to improve water security in Aboriginal communities in the NT. However, while it’s good to see progress, as always the NT Government has remained silent on water security across all rural and remote communities.

NLC Annual Report 2019-20

Apr 6, 2021

The Northern Land Council Annual Report 2019-20 provides a comprehensive account of the Council's performance from 1 July 2019 to 30 June 2020.

Northern Land Council: new access arrangements for Mini Mini and East Alligator River

Mar 21, 2021

The NLC is pleased to announce that, following recent consultations with traditional owners of sea country in the Mini Mini and East Alligator River regions, recreational fishers and tourists on organised fishing tours can now access hundreds of kilometres of prime fishing grounds in those areas that were previously closed subject to further consultations.

Striking a fair balance between TOs’ sea country rights and access for recreational fishers

Feb 28, 2021

The Northern Land Council has introduced a simple and free registration process for recreational fishers to access areas of Aboriginal sea country.

NLC Corporate Plan 2020/21 - 2023/24

Feb 2, 2021

The NLC Corporate Plan provides information about the significant activities which the NLC will undertake over the four years, 2020/21 to 2023/24

The NLC’s women ranger employment program wins human rights award

Dec 11, 2020

Subject: Caring for Country

​The Caring for Country Branch’s Women’s Employment Program has received an award at the 2020 NT Human Rights Awards.

Land Rights News - Northern Edition December 2020

Dec 9, 2020

Subject: Newspaper

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

Community Planning and Development Newsletter

Dec 4, 2020

Subject: Community Planning & Development

Aboriginal groups continue to work with the NLC’s Community Planning and Development (CP&D) team to drive their own development. Through the CP&D Program Aboriginal groups use their land use agreement income to do projects that bring lasting community benefit.

Almost four decades on: ‘a bittersweet and long-overdue’ handback of Gagaguwaja Aboriginal Land Trust

Nov 26, 2020

Subject: Native Title

Traditional Aboriginal owners of land in the Northern Territory’s remote Barkly Tablelands welcomed the gesture by the Minister for Indigenous Australians, the Honourable Ken Wyatt AM MP, who has delivered to them the Deeds of Title to the Gagaguwaja Aboriginal Land Trust.

The NLC: looking forward to a continued ‘critical role’ in the COVID-19 response and the development of new Aboriginal economies in the NT

Nov 24, 2020

Subject: Permits, Coronavirus

The NLC welcomes the recognition by the Minister for Indigenous Australians, the Hon Ken Wyatt AM MP of the ‘critical role’ the NLC and other NT Aboriginal Land Councils have played in the response to COVID-19.

The NLC draws line in sand on unlawful activity on Aboriginal land

Nov 4, 2020

Subject: Permits

The NLC has called for any person on Aboriginal land in the NLC area without a valid permit, lease or licence issued by the Land Council to leave immediately.

‘It’s always been in our hearts’ – an emotional day at Elliott for native title holders for Buchanan Downs and Hidden Valley pastoral leases

Oct 30, 2020

Subject: Native Title

The Northern Land Council congratulates the native title holders of two Barkly Region pastoral leases for their hard work resulting in the long-overdue recognition of their native title rights to country in an historic ceremony at the Northern Territory town of Elliott yesterday.

‘Tears of joy for the old people’: native title holders celebrate recognition of rights in country

Oct 29, 2020

Subject: Native Title

More than 150 people gathered at Old Banka Banka Homestead for a native title Consent Determination over pastoral leases in the Barkly region.

The Northern Land Council goes back to its roots - Territory Q magazine

Oct 8, 2020

Subject: Business

The Northern Land Council has gone 'back to basics' - helping Aboriginal people acquire and manage their traditional lands and sea.

The NLC welcomes High Court decision that clarifies performance of native title functions

Oct 7, 2020

Subject: Land Rights

The Northern Land Council (the NLC) welcomes today’s unanimous decision by the High Court that the NLC has the power to delegate to its CEO and other staff members the job of certifying applications for registration of Indigenous land use agreements (ILUAs).

Malak Malak Traditional Owners launch Healthy Country Plan

Sep 25, 2020

Subject: Caring for Country

The Malak Malak ranger base came to life last Tuesday 15 September with the ranger group hosting the long awaited launch of the Malak Malak Healthy Country Plan.

NLC welcomes recognition of native title rights to pastoral leases

Sep 22, 2020

Subject: Land Rights

The NLC congratulates native title holders of two pastoral leases for their hard work resulting in the long-overdue recognition of their native title rights to country.

Land Rights Act key for Mirarr traditional owners

Sep 3, 2020

Subject: Land Rights

A long struggle by the Mirarr people for ownership and control over the Jabiru township met with success today with the passage of the Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Amendment (Jabiru) Act 2020.

Blue Mud Bay Plan will protect Aboriginal sea country rights

Sep 1, 2020

Subject: Sea Rights, Native Title

On 29 July 2020 the NLC and the NT Government signed the Blue Mud Bay Action Plan.

2020-21 NLC Corporate Plan deferred

Aug 31, 2020

Subject: Business

The NLC has deferred the publication of the 2020-21 Corporate Plan in accordance with the PGPA Rule until January 2021.

Blue Mud Bay Action deal will protect Aboriginal sea country rights

Aug 6, 2020

Subject: Sea Rights

The NLC and the NT Government signed the Blue Mud Bay Action Plan on 29 July.

NT land councils: protection needed for remote drinking water supply

Jul 29, 2020

Subject: Country, Closing the Gap

The four Northern Territory land councils condemn the unacceptable lack of protection for safe and adequate drinking water in the NT.