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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.

NLC welcomes recognition of native title rights to pastoral leases

Sep 22, 2020

Subject: Land Rights

The NLC congratulates native title holders of two pastoral leases for their hard work resulting in the long-overdue recognition of their native title rights to country.

Land Rights Act key for Mirarr traditional owners

Sep 3, 2020

Subject: Land Rights

A long struggle by the Mirarr people for ownership and control over the Jabiru township met with success today with the passage of the Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Amendment (Jabiru) Act 2020.

Blue Mud Bay Plan will protect Aboriginal sea country rights

Sep 1, 2020

Subject: Sea Rights, Native Title

On 29 July 2020 the NLC and the NT Government signed the Blue Mud Bay Action Plan.

2020-21 NLC Corporate Plan deferred

Aug 31, 2020

Subject: Business

The NLC has deferred the publication of the 2020-21 Corporate Plan in accordance with the PGPA Rule until January 2021.

Blue Mud Bay Action deal will protect Aboriginal sea country rights

Aug 6, 2020

Subject: Sea Rights

The NLC and the NT Government signed the Blue Mud Bay Action Plan on 29 July.

NT land councils: protection needed for remote drinking water supply

Jul 29, 2020

Subject: Country, Closing the Gap

The four Northern Territory land councils condemn the unacceptable lack of protection for safe and adequate drinking water in the NT.

Kenbi Rangers inspire next generation to care for country

Jul 15, 2020

The Kenbi Rangers, along with a number of supporters and stakeholders, hosted a junior ranger camp over three days in July at Charles Point as part of their ongoing commitment to engaging with the local community.

Vale Jack Ah Kit – the NLC mourns the passing of a great leader

Jul 13, 2020

The Northern Land Council mourns the passing of John Ah Kit – known better to many as Jack Ah Kit or just Jack – who passed away on Sunday 12 July at the Royal Darwin Hospital.

Cool room breakdowns – no problem! Children go hunting at Wagiman Culture Camp

Jul 13, 2020

The otherwise quiet heritage site of Sawmill on the Wagiman Aboriginal Land Trust came to life on July 13 when the annual Wagiman Culture Camp - its diverse lineup of informative and entertaining guests – kicked off.

‘I want to excel’: young Galiwin’ku local thrives in traditional owner-funded position

Jul 10, 2020

Evellena Wanambi loves her job as a Youth Sport and Recreation (YSR) Officer at the East Arnhem Regional Council in Galiwin’ku. Thanks to funding provided by Galiwin’ku traditional owners, she is employed to support young people in her community to reach their potential.

NLC supports Kakadu traditional owners and calls for review of Parks’ management

Jul 8, 2020

The relationship between senior management and traditional owners at Kakadu national park requires urgent action to be resolved.

Traditional owners try tech to keep ancient language alive

Jul 8, 2020

Subject: Community Planning & Development

Malak Malak traditional owners have funded the development of a language app containing over 300 words and phrases. The Malak Malak Vocab Builder is now available on the Google Play and App store.

NLC Annual Report 2018-19

Jul 2, 2020

The Northern Land Council Annual Report 2018-19 provides a comprehensive account of the Council's performance from 1 July 2018 to 30 June 2019.

NT land councils want borders to remain closed

Jun 25, 2020

Subject: Coronavirus

The Central Land Council and Northern Land Council call on the NT Government to keep the NT borders with all other jurisdictions closed until community transmission of COVID-19 has been eliminated in Australia.

NLC update on permit conditions after 5 June 2020

Jun 4, 2020

Subject: Coronavirus

Restrictions on travel to and from remote communities in the Northern Territory will be lifted on 5 June.