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Submission on the NT Parks Masterplan

Oct 17, 2022

Subject: Parks Master Plan

The NLC submission on the NT Parks Masterplan urges the Parks and Wildlife Commission to commit to working in partnership with Traditional Owners and Land Councils to improve joint management of the parks estate and deliver long-term ecological, social, cultural and economic benefits for Traditional Owners and other stakeholders. The submission makes recommendations regarding governance, implementation and review of the plan, supporting local Aboriginal employment and economic development, and cultural protection.

Racism in the AFL is a shameful betrayal of trust for all Aboriginal Territorians’

Sep 23, 2022

Subject: Racism

Chairman of the Northern Land Council, Samuel Bush-Blanasi has reflected on the continuing controversies about racist treatment of Aboriginal players in the AFL system.

NLC Corporate Plan 2022-23

Aug 31, 2022

The NLC Corporate Plan provides information about the significant activities which the NLC will undertake over the four years, 2022/23 to 2025/26

Historic meeting of NT Land Councils held on Gurindji country

Aug 26, 2022

Subject: Land Rights, Treaty, Closing the Gap

The four NT Land Councils held a historic meeting on Gurindji country, on Thursday, 25 August 2022.

Submission on the NT Government’s draft Environment Protection Legislation Amendment (Chain of Responsibility) Bill 2022

Aug 16, 2022

Subject: Environment

The NLC’s submission on the NT Government’s draft Environment Protection Legislation Amendment (Chain of Responsibility) Bill 2022 supports the introduction of environmental chain of responsibility laws and calls on the government to apply the laws to all industry sectors, not only onshore petroleum. The submission focuses on the mining sector, where applying the laws would help to mitigate the significant risk of further legacy mine sites and their detrimental environmental outcomes.

Celebrating 10 years of successful two-way education

Aug 9, 2022

Subject: Learning on Country

More than a hundred remote middle and senior school students, teachers, principals, rangers and coordinators from across the Northern Territory have come together (9th to 11th August) at Nitmiluk National Park to celebrate 10 years of the Learning on Country Program.

Read the latest edition of Land Rights News - Northern Edition

Aug 1, 2022

Subject: Newspaper

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

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

Jul 21, 2022

Subject: Business

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

Northern Land Council supports NTG call for COVID vigilance – but don’t forget the flu!

Jul 7, 2022

Subject: Coronavirus

The NLC supports NT Chief Minister's call for increased vigilance in response to the rise in COVID-19 cases and the emergence of the BA4 and BA5 Omicron variants in the NT.

Propelling Traditional Owners into key role in NT’s space industry

Jun 27, 2022

Subject: Northern Development

The NLC is proud to support the involvement of Traditional Owners in the NT’s space industry, which reached a historic milestone in late June with Australia’s first commercial space launch.

Submission on the NIAA draft Indigenous Ranger Sector Strategy 2022-2028

Jun 14, 2022

Subject: Caring for Country

The Northern Land Council (NLC) welcomes this opportunity to provide a submission on the Indigenous Ranger Sector Strategy 2022-2028 - Consultation Draft. We applaud the National Indigenous Australians Agency (NIAA) in acting on the need for an overarching, long-term strategy to strengthen this growing industry sector and empower Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders to set the direction of the programs, monitor and evaluate their achievements and adaptively manage this maturing industry sector.

Northern Land Council supports PM’s call for an end to voter suppression in the NT

Jun 9, 2022

Subject: Voter ID Bill

The Northern Land Council endorses Prime Minister Anthony Albanese’s call for a comprehensive review of the recent Federal election in the Northern Territory seat of Lingiari.

A great heart’: Vale Sir Gerard Brennan

Jun 2, 2022

Subject: Native Title

The Northern Land Council acknowledges the passing of Sir Gerard Brennan in Sydney on 1 June 2022.

Aboriginal Sea Company to make waves with new Chair and CEO

May 26, 2022

Subject: Sea Rights

The NLC congratulates Calvin Deveraux as Chairman and Robert ‘Bo’ Carne as CEO of the recently incorporated Aboriginal Sea Company (ASC).

‘Relations off to good start’: NLC welcomes new Albanese government

May 26, 2022

Subject: Business

The Northern Land Council is committed to working closely with the new Labor Federal Government to achieve further progress for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Northern Land Council welcomes Hon. Natasha Fyles to role of NT Chief Minister

May 13, 2022

Subject: Business

The Northern Land Council welcomes the appointment of the Hon. Natasha Fyles as Chief Minister of the Northern Territory.

Community Planning and Development Newsletter

May 13, 2022

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.

NLC thanks NT Chief Minister Michael Gunner for his service

May 11, 2022

Subject: Business

Following his budget speech yesterday and news of his resignation, the NLC takes this opportunity to pay gratitude to the NT Chief Minister Michael Gunner for his service to the NT and Aboriginal Territorians in particular.

Historic Milestone for NT Aboriginal Investment Corporation

May 3, 2022

Subject: Aboriginals Benefit Account

The Interim Board of the NT Aboriginal Investment Corporation (NTAIC) met for the first time on 27-28 April in Darwin.

Read the latest Land Rights News -Northern Edition

Apr 13, 2022

Subject: Newspaper

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

NLC calls for a fair go for Aboriginal Territorians at the 2022 election: ‘Stop discriminating against us because of where we live!’

Apr 8, 2022

Subject: Voter ID Bill

This week the Northern Land Council released the latest short film in its months-long campaign to encourage Aboriginal Territorians to enrol to vote and to raise awareness about the failure by the Australian Electoral Commission (the AEC) to ensure people living in remote Aboriginal communities and homelands get on the electoral roll.

The NLC pays tribute to outgoing Central Land Council chairman Sammy Wilson and deputy chairwoman Barb Shaw

Apr 7, 2022

Subject: Land Rights

The Northern Land Council welcomes the news of the election of Mr Robert Hoosan as Central Land Council chair and Warren Williams as deputy chair at the CLC’s meeting at Tennant Creek yesterday.

Project Sea Dragon setback ‘disappointing’ but native title holders will still benefit

Apr 5, 2022

Subject: Community Planning & Development

The recent announcement by Seafarms that plans for the world's largest prawn farm on Legune Station in the NT have been delayed is disappointing, but not the end of the road for native title holders, according to NLC CEO Joe Martin-Jard.

Aboriginal lawyer Shekira Cardona’s admission to practice brings passion for change to the NLC

Mar 29, 2022

Subject: Legal

The Northern Land Council welcomes the admission of Shekira Cardona to the roll of legal practitioners of the Supreme Court of the Northern Territory.

Traditional Owners celebrate the handback of Urapunga township and Old Elsey Homestead site

Mar 25, 2022

Subject: Land Rights

On behalf of the Traditional Owners, the Northern Land Council welcomes the resolution of two land claims in the Roper River region of the Northern Territory.

‘45 years of unfinished business’ resolved with handback of land at Kakadu

Mar 25, 2022

Subject: Land Rights

Traditional Owners of the land in the Kakadu region celebrated the return of their ancestral lands to their control following the delivery of the Deeds of Title to large tracts of the Kakadu National Park by the Minister for Indigenous Australians, the Hon. Ken Wyatt AM MP.

NLC Biosecurity Zones end at midnight, 3 March 2022

Mar 3, 2022

Subject: Coronavirus

The Northern Land Council notes the decision by the Commonwealth and Northern Territory governments not to extend the Biosecurity Zones across the NLC area.

History made with Aboriginal Sea Company incorporation

Feb 25, 2022

Subject: Sea Rights

On Friday 18 February 2022, the Aboriginal Sea Company (ASC) was incorporated, marking a major milestone in the historic Blue Mud Bay settlement.