News & Publications
Dec 3, 2021
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.
Dec 1, 2021
The Northern Land Council today welcomes the passage of a historic set of reforms to the Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act 1976.
Nov 30, 2021
It is with deep sadness that the Northern Land Council acknowledges the passing of Mr David Dalaithngu.
Nov 19, 2021
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.
Nov 10, 2021
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.
Nov 8, 2021
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.
Oct 13, 2021
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.
Sep 9, 2021
The NLC supports the call from AMSANT for a minimum Aboriginal vaccination rate of 90% across the NT before borders are opened.
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
The Northern Land Council mourns the passing of Mr Wave Hill, who died on 25 August 2021, aged 85.
Aug 25, 2021
The NLC welcomes the introduction today in Parliament of the Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Amendment (Economic Empowerment) Bill 2021.
Aug 19, 2021
The NLC's temporary suspension of permits to enter and remain on Aboriginal Land in the NLC area has been lifted for permit holders that are not affected by the extended Katherine lockdown.
Aug 16, 2021
The NLC has today suspended permits to enter and remain on Aboriginal Land in the NLC region from 12 midday on Monday 16 August 2021 until further notice.
Aug 16, 2021
In response to the COVID-19 event in the Greater Darwin and Katherine regions all permits to enter and remain on Aboriginal Land in the NLC region are suspended from 12 midday on 16 August 2021 until further notice.
Jul 9, 2021
The NLC’s temporary suspension of permits to enter and remain on Aboriginal Land in the Top End will be lifted at 1pm today.
Jul 6, 2021
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Jul 2, 2021
The Northern Land Council has today extended the suspension of permits to enter and remain on Aboriginal Land to 1pm on Friday 9 July 2021.
Jul 1, 2021
The NLC advises that the NT government’s Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics will close Cahill’s Crossing at the request of Traditional Owners effective at sunrise Friday 2 July 2021.
Jul 1, 2021
Dhäwu dhipali banydji Darwinlil ga dhipali Communitieslil ga Homelandslil mala.
Jun 30, 2021
In a rapid response to the emerging COVID-19 concerns in the Northern Territory the Northern Land Council has produced new material in the Kriol language, spoken throughout much of the southern parts of the NLC area.
Jun 30, 2021
Dumaji Korounabairis / Covid-19 bin gamat iya la NT, NLC bin tok nobodi kaan yusum NLC permit brom Sandei Jun 27 raitap Fraidei Julai 2, 2021.
Jun 30, 2021
Due to the current COVID-19 outbreak in the Northern Territory, the NLC has suspended all permits from Sunday 27 June until Friday 2 July 2021.
Jun 29, 2021
The NLC has today extended the suspension of permits to enter and remain on Aboriginal Land to 1pm on Friday 2 July 2021.
Jun 28, 2021
Today NT Chief Minister Gunner advised that the NT lockdown would be extended for a further 72 hours until 1pm on Friday 2nd July 2021.
Jun 27, 2021
Earlier today the Northern Territory Government declared that Darwin, Palmerston and Litchfield local government areas will enter a full lockdown for 48 hours effective from 1pm on Sunday 27 June 2021.
Jun 24, 2021
The announcement this week that a 10,000-megalitre water extraction licence in the Larrimah area has been revoked is a win for the environment and future generations of Territorians.
Jun 22, 2021
The Northern Land Council applauds the efforts of Aboriginal Territorians Matthew Ryan of Maningrida and Ross Mandi of Galiwin’ku in lodging a complaint with the Australian Human Rights Commission about the failure of the Australian Electoral Commission to undertake the most basic task that the Commonwealth Parliament has given it – to ensure that all Australian voters are enrolled to vote.
Apr 22, 2021
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.
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.
Dec 11, 2020
The Caring for Country Branch’s Women’s Employment Program has received an award at the 2020 NT Human Rights Awards.
Almost four decades on: ‘a bittersweet and long-overdue’ handback of Gagaguwaja Aboriginal Land Trust
Nov 26, 2020
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
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.
Nov 4, 2020
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
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.
Oct 29, 2020
More than 150 people gathered at Old Banka Banka Homestead for a native title Consent Determination over pastoral leases in the Barkly region.
Oct 8, 2020
The Northern Land Council has gone 'back to basics' - helping Aboriginal people acquire and manage their traditional lands and sea.
Oct 7, 2020
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).