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Northern Land Council congratulates Alan Young Najukpayi, OAM

Jan 26, 2022

Subject: Land Rights

The NLC congratulates Mr Young Najukpayi from Yarralin following the news that he has been awarded an Order of Australia Medal (OAM).

Northern Land Council: we need water management systems for this century, not the last one

Jan 21, 2022

Subject: Water

The NLC calls on the NT government to bring its water management system into the 21st century and in line with its commitments to Aboriginal Territorians.

Submission on the NT Government’s Strategic Water Plan Directions Paper

Jan 21, 2022

Subject: Water

The NLC has made a submission to the NT Government on the Strategic Water Plan Directions Paper, calling for Aboriginal people to be taken seriously in water management arrangements across the NT. Feedback from the community and stakeholders on the Directions Paper will be used by the Government to develop the Strategic Water Plan which will set the agenda for water management through to 2050.

An update on NLC meetings and offices

Jan 18, 2022

Subject: Coronavirus

The NLC's Accountable Authority* has issued a Direction to NLC staff that all meetings scheduled by the NLC will be postponed until further notice.

The NLC welcomes the appointment of Joe Martin-Jard as CEO

Dec 22, 2021

The Chair of the NLC, Mr Samuel Bush-Blanasi, today announced the appointment Mr Joe Martin-Jard as Chief Executive Officer.

Frontier Software Employee Data Breach

Dec 17, 2021

Subject: Business

On the 14th December 2021 the Northern Land Council received advice from our payroll provider, Frontier Software that NLC Employee data had been stolen.

Read the latest Land Rights News - Northern Edition

Dec 16, 2021

Subject: Newspaper

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

We’ve got to save our kids from Covid’ - a message from NLC Chairman Samuel Bush-Blanasi

Dec 14, 2021

Subject: Coronavirus

There is nothing more important to Aboriginal Territorians than family.

Northern Land Council welcomes appointment of new NT Acting Treaty Commissioner

Dec 9, 2021

Subject: Treaty

The Northern Land Council welcomes the appointment of Tony McAvoy SC to the role of Acting Treaty Commissioner in the Northern Territory.

Aboriginal Intertidal Waters Access Map updated following consultations with Traditional Owners

Dec 3, 2021

Subject: Sea Rights

Recreational fishers will have access to more areas of Aboriginal sea country in the Northern Territory following extensive consultations between the Northern Land Council and Traditional Owners.

The Northern Land Council welcomes historic reforms to the Land Rights Act

Dec 1, 2021

Subject: Land Rights

The Northern Land Council today welcomes the passage of a historic set of reforms to the Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act 1976.

Vale Mr David Dalaithngu - ‘an ambassador of Indigenous culture’

Nov 30, 2021

Subject: Country, Art

It is with deep sadness that the Northern Land Council acknowledges the passing of Mr David Dalaithngu.

NLC Annual Report 2020-21

Nov 22, 2021

The Northern Land Council Annual Report 2020-21 provides a comprehensive account of the Council's performance from 1 July 2020 to 30 June 2021.

Stay put: stop putting us at risk by moving around

Nov 19, 2021

Subject: Coronavirus

With the COVID-19 outbreak in the Northern Territory still growing, the Northern Land Council is calling on all people in the Territory to not enter or leave Aboriginal communities unless it is absolutely necessary.

Don’t make decisions about us without us

Nov 11, 2021

Subject: Coronavirus

The Northern Land Council supports the call by the Aboriginal Medical Services Alliance of the Northern Territory (AMSANT) that a safe reopening of the Northern Territory must be based on a number of key principles and actions.

Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required for NLC permits from 12 November 2021

Nov 10, 2021

Subject: Coronavirus

In accordance with the NT Chief Health Officer’s Direction No 55 of 13 October 2021, from 12 November 2021 the NLC will require its staff, and all workers on Aboriginal land, to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

Statement concerning allegations of COVID-19 vaccination payments

Nov 8, 2021

Subject: Coronavirus

Below is a statement from the NLC concerning allegations made over the weekend that the NLC had made payments for people getting COVID-19 vaccinations. Those statements were false and had no basis in fact.

NLC to Chief Minister Gunner: “Don’t throw Aboriginal Territorians under the National Plan bus”

Oct 13, 2021

Subject: Coronavirus

The Northern Land Council – and other NT land councils and Aboriginal health peak bodies like AMSANT and NACCHO – has worked closely with the NT and Federal governments to prevent the spread of COVID-19 among our most vulnerable populations, particularly Aboriginal Territorians living in remote communities and homelands.

The NLC - NT Indigenous Economic Stimulus Package Report 2020-2021

Oct 5, 2021

Subject: Business, Aboriginals Benefit Account

In November 2020 The Minister for Indigenous Australians, the Hon Ken Wyatt AM, MP, announced a $100 million Northern Territory (NT) Indigenous Economic Stimulus Package, developed in partnership with the four NT Land Councils, to provide immediate support for Indigenous businesses, jobs and economic development in the NT.

NT Economic Stimulus Package - round two now open

Sep 29, 2021

Subject: Business

Round two of the NT Economic Stimulus Package administered by the Northern Land Council is now open.

Read the latest Land Rights News - Northern Edition

Sep 15, 2021

Subject: Newspaper

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

The NLC supports call by Aboriginal health peak body for 90% vaccination rates

Sep 9, 2021

Subject: Coronavirus

The NLC supports the call from AMSANT for a minimum Aboriginal vaccination rate of 90% across the NT before borders are opened.

NLC Corporate Plan 2021-22

Sep 1, 2021

The NLC Corporate Plan provides information about the significant activities which the NLC will undertake over the four years, 2021/22 to 2024/25

Vale Mr J Wave Hill – the Northern Land Council mourns the passing of one of the leaders of the land rights movement

Aug 26, 2021

Subject: Land Rights

The Northern Land Council mourns the passing of Mr Wave Hill, who died on 25 August 2021, aged 85.