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Land Councils convene to focus on a new approach to Indigenous advancement

Sep 29, 2017

Today, the NSW Aboriginal Land Council, Kimberley Land Council and the Northern Land Council met in Sydney to commence a high-level dialogue aimed at resetting the relationship between Indigenous Australians, Governments and the broader Australian society.

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

NLC Annual Report 2015-2016

Jul 28, 2017

The Northern Land Council Annual Report 2015-16 provides a comprehensive account of the Council’s performance from 1 July 2015 to 30 June 2016

Subject: Governance

NLC Strategic Plan 2016-2020

Jul 27, 2017

This Strategic Plan reflects the Northern Land Council’s strategic direction for the period 2016 – 2020.

Subject: Governance

Land Rights News Northern Edition July 2017

Jul 27, 2017

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

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

Joe Morrison delivers Keynote Speech Northern Australian Development

Jun 19, 2017

Joe Morrison, CEO NLC delivers the Keynote Speech at the Northern Australian Development Conference at Cairns, Queensland

Subject: Business, Northern Development

Land Rights News Northern Edition April 2017

Apr 21, 2017

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

Land Rights News Northern Edition January 2017

Jan 23, 2017

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

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

Unhappy Anniversaries: What is there to celebrate? Eighth Nugget Coombs Memorial Lecture

Oct 05, 2016

This year marks two major anniversaries: 50 years since the Wave Hill walk-off and 40 years since the Australian Parliament passed the NT Aboriginal Land Rights Act.

Subject: Land Rights

Land Rights News Northern Edition October 2016

Oct 01, 2016

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

Royal Commission compromised from the start

Jul 28, 2016

Three Northern Territory Aboriginal peak organisations say they are bitterly disappointed that the Prime Minister has ignored their request to be consulted about the terms of reference for the Royal Commission into child protection and youth detention in the Northern Territory, and utterly reject his choice of former NT Chief Justice Brian Martin as the Royal Commissioner.

Land Rights News Northern Edition July 2016

Jul 15, 2016

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

Landmark “Right to Trade” decision

Jul 01, 2016

The Federal Court has recognised the rights of the Rrumburriya Borroloola people (the traditional owners of Borroloola and members of the wider Yanyuwa group) to exclusive possession over vacant crown land in the town, and to take and use resources for any purpose including commercial purposes – a so-called “right to trade”.

Land Rights News Northern Edition April 2016

Apr 24, 2016

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

Land Rights News Northern Edition January 2016

Jan 29, 2016

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

Land Councils urge Senate support for positive Land Rights Act amendments

Nov 25, 2015

THE Northern and Central Land Councils have welcomed the Federal Government’s willingness to negotiate significant amendments to the provisions of the Aboriginal Land Rights Act which allow some of the land councils’ functions to be delegated to Aboriginal corporations.

Native Title recognised at Borroloola

Nov 24, 2015

​THE Federal Court has determined that Aboriginal people in the Gulf country of the Northern Territory have native title rights over six pastoral leases which cover more than 15,000 square kilometres of coastal and inland country.

NLC puts political parties on notice

Nov 23, 2015

AFTER meeting last week at Gulkula in north-east Arnhem Land, the 111th Full Council of the Northern Land Council stated that policy failures of successive governments have left Indigenous people untrusting of interference in their lives.

NLC puts NT Government on notice

Nov 18, 2015

THE Northern Land Council has put the Northern Territory Government on notice that any dilution of the Aboriginal Sacred Sites Act will be strenuously opposed.

Joe Morrison address to National Press Club 2015

Feb 11, 2015

Joe Morrison, CEO NLC gives the address to National Press Club Canberra

Subject: Northern Development

Land Rights News Northern Edition January 2014

Jan 30, 2014

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

Subject: Land Rights