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South east Arnhem Land fire abatement (SEALFA) project

Nov 09, 2017

Australia’s vast and ecologically intact northern tropical savannas are extremely flammable and recent fire regimes have been dominated by large, late dry season wildfires.

Subject: Caring for Country

Project Sea Dragon: ILUA Seafarms Agreement

Oct 31, 2017

Native title holders have authorised an Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) for Stage 1 of Project Sea Dragon, which is planned eventually to deliver a massive prawn farm producing 100,000 tonnes of black tiger prawns a year on Legune Station in the far north-west of the Northern Territory.

Tackling Indigenous Smoking in Remote Communities

Oct 31, 2017

At Miwatj Health Aboriginal Corporation in Nhulunbuy, a team of Yolngu community members deliver programs and activities to support tobacco smokers wanting to quit.

Baniyala community working with NLC to explore lease options

Oct 31, 2017

The NLC has undertaken to work with the Baniyala community in east Arnhem Land to develop a workable model for the issue of local leases under the Land Rights Act.

Subject: Land Rights

Rockets to launch in north east Arnhem Land

Oct 31, 2017

The Arnhem Land Aboriginal Land Trust has granted a lease over 275 hectares of land near Gulkula in north east Arnhem Land to Gumatj Corporation Limited for use as a commercial rocket launching facility.

McArthur River Mine Compensation Talks

Oct 31, 2017

The Northern Territory Government says it’s prepared to engage in discussions with the Northern Land Council about compensation to native title holders for the effect on native title rights and interests of the grant of mineral leases where the McArthur River Mine near Borroloola is situated.

NLC Rangers Learn New Skills at the Kimberley Ranger Forum

Oct 31, 2017

Hosted by the Kimberley Land Council through support from the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources, 34 rangers representing 12 NLC ranger groups attended the Kimberley Ranger Forum held on Bardi Jawi country in August at Pender Bay on the Dampier Peninsula, WA.

Subject: Caring for Country

Shall there be a treaty?

Oct 31, 2017

Northern Territory Chief Minister Michael Gunner has committed to engaging with Northern Territory Land Councils about a possible treaty.

Subject: Treaty

Caring for Country Women's Engagement Camp

Sep 30, 2017

Thirty Indigenous women rangers from eleven ranger groups gathered together in late September at Barrapunta Outstation (near Bulman) for the Women Rangers Engagement Camp.

Subject: Caring for Country

Malak Malak and Yugul Mangi Rangers sawfish surveys

Sep 27, 2017

The Largetooth Sawfish (scientific name Pristis pristis, known locally as Tyemerirriny) can be found in the freshwater section of a number of big rivers in northern Australia.

Subject: Caring for Country

Indigenous Protected Area Dedication Ceremony

Sep 19, 2017

The Ritharrngu, Ngandi, Ngalakgan, Warndarrang, Marra, Alawa and Nunggubuyu Traditional Owners celebrated the dedication of the South East Arnhem Land Indigenous Protected Area (IPA) at a ceremony at Namiliwiri Outstation near Ngukurr on 19 September.

Subject: Caring for Country

Judbarra/Gregory National Park Joint Management Annual Camp

Jul 28, 2017

Holding an annual country camp is a founding principle of the Joint Management Partners of the Judbarra/Gregory National Park.

Subject: Caring for Country

Three new community development projects underway

Jul 27, 2017

It has been a busy and exciting time for the NLC’s Community Planning and Development Program, with the first three community development projects approved by Traditional owner groups.

Subject: Community Planning & Development

Cherry Wulumirr Daniels awarded an Order of Australia in recognition of dedicating her life to the advancement of her community

Oct 31, 2016

Cherry Wulumirr Daniels OAM chose to share her joy of being awarded an Order of Australia in the 2016 Queens Birthday Honours List with her family and community of Ngukurr on 26 October. And so in front of a cheering crowd at the Ngukurr School she was formally handed her Order of Australia medal by the Administrator of the Northern Territory, the Hon. John Hardy OAM