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Northern Land Council extends permit suspension to Friday

Jun 29, 2021

Subject: Coronavirus

​The NLC has today extended the suspension of permits to enter and remain on Aboriginal Land to 1pm on Friday 2 July 2021.

A message to our mob from the Northern, Tiwi and Anindilyakwa Aboriginal Land Councils and AMSANT

Jun 28, 2021

Subject: Coronavirus

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.

COVID-19 lockdown - Northern Land Council says ‘Stay Safe, Stay on Country, Care for Family’

Jun 27, 2021

Subject: Coronavirus

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.

NLC challenge overturns unsustainable water licence decision

Jun 24, 2021

Subject: Land Rights, Caring for Country

The announcement this week that a 10,000-megalitre water extraction licence in the Larrimah area has been revoked is a win for the environment and future generations of Territorians.

The Australian Electoral Commission must restore the NT Electoral Roll for remote 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.

Read the latest Land Rights News - Northern Edition

Jun 17, 2021

Subject: Newspaper

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

NLC calls for urgent action on water security for our mob

Apr 22, 2021

Subject: Country, Land Rights

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.

NLC Annual Report 2019-20

Apr 6, 2021

The Northern Land Council Annual Report 2019-20 provides a comprehensive account of the Council's performance from 1 July 2019 to 30 June 2020.

Striking a fair balance between TOs’ sea country rights and access for recreational fishers

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.

NLC Corporate Plan 2020/21 - 2023/24

Feb 2, 2021

The NLC Corporate Plan provides information about the significant activities which the NLC will undertake over the four years, 2020/21 to 2023/24

The NLC’s women ranger employment program wins human rights award

Dec 11, 2020

Subject: Caring for Country

​The Caring for Country Branch’s Women’s Employment Program has received an award at the 2020 NT Human Rights Awards.

Community Planning and Development Newsletter

Dec 4, 2020

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.

Almost four decades on: ‘a bittersweet and long-overdue’ handback of Gagaguwaja Aboriginal Land Trust

Nov 26, 2020

Subject: Native Title

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

Subject: Permits, Coronavirus

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.

The NLC draws line in sand on unlawful activity on Aboriginal land

Nov 4, 2020

Subject: Permits

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

Subject: Native Title

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.

‘Tears of joy for the old people’: native title holders celebrate recognition of rights in country

Oct 29, 2020

Subject: Native Title

More than 150 people gathered at Old Banka Banka Homestead for a native title Consent Determination over pastoral leases in the Barkly region.

The Northern Land Council goes back to its roots - Territory Q magazine

Oct 8, 2020

Subject: Business

The Northern Land Council has gone 'back to basics' - helping Aboriginal people acquire and manage their traditional lands and sea.

The NLC welcomes High Court decision that clarifies performance of native title functions

Oct 7, 2020

Subject: Land Rights

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).

Malak Malak Traditional Owners launch Healthy Country Plan

Sep 25, 2020

Subject: Caring for Country

The Malak Malak ranger base came to life last Tuesday 15 September with the ranger group hosting the long awaited launch of the Malak Malak Healthy Country Plan.