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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.

The NLC welcomes historic reforms to the Land Rights Act

Aug 25, 2021

Subject: Land Rights, Aboriginals Benefit Account

The NLC welcomes the introduction today in Parliament of the Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Amendment (Economic Empowerment) Bill 2021.

Changes to the NLC’s temporary suspension of permits to enter Aboriginal Land

Aug 19, 2021

Subject: Permits, Coronavirus

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.

Northern Land Council suspends permits from midday today

Aug 16, 2021

Subject: Permits, Coronavirus

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.

Travel advice within the NLC region – update as at 16 August 2021

Aug 16, 2021

Subject: Permits, Coronavirus

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.

Northern Land Council: permit suspension ends at 1pm today

Jul 9, 2021

Subject: Coronavirus, Permits

The NLC’s temporary suspension of permits to enter and remain on Aboriginal Land in the Top End will be lifted at 1pm today.

Travel advice within the NLC region - update

Jul 2, 2021

Subject: Permits, Coronavirus

In response to the COVID-19 outbreak in the Northern Territory all permits to enter and remain on Aboriginal Land in the NLC region remain suspended until 1pm Friday 9 July 2021.

The NLC extends permit suspension to 1pm Friday 9 July

Jul 2, 2021

Subject: Permits, Coronavirus

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.