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Sacred sites protected under final Kenbi Open Area Declaration

Mar 22, 2018

Subject: Land Rights

The Northern Land Council has welcomed the official gazettal this week of the Kenbi Open Area Declaration over beaches and the intertidal zone of Aboriginal land in the Cox Peninsula vicinity.

Submission to the Northern Territory Social Policy Scrutiny Committee: Animal Protection Bill 2018

Mar 19, 2018

The Northern Land Council (NLC) welcomes the opportunity to provide a submission to the Social Policy Scrutiny Committee and is hopeful that the advice provided will be seriously considered in the formulation of the Committee’s report to the Legislative Assembly in respect of the Animal Protection Bill 2018.

The Wardaman: Looking after Country

Mar 14, 2018

Subject: Caring for Country

Birds are closely connected to Wardaman culture. Many Wardaman dances have been adapted from bird movements and much Wardaman rock art depicts birds.

Remembering Land Rights News 1988

Mar 13, 2018

Subject: Land Rights

These days, the Northern and Central Land Councils each publishes its own editions of Land Rights News. Thirty years ago, the time of the Australia’s Bicentenary, Land Rights News was a joint publication, and its production was not without tribulation.

Pastoral Land Bill Changes Wanted

Mar 13, 2018

Subject: Pastoral

The Northern Land Council is pressing the Northern Territory Government to amend its Pastoral Land Legislation Amendment Bill, which, in its present form, would give pastoralists the right to secure sub-leases on their properties to allow for land to be used for a range of non-pastoral purposes, but would severely curtail the rights of native title holders.

Native Title Act changes challenged

Mar 4, 2018

Subject: Native Title

Senator Patrick Dodson, Shadow Assistant Minister for Indigenous Affairs and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, comments on the Australian Government Options Paper, Reforms to the Native Title Act 1993, launched at the end of November 2017.

Malak Malak ranger story

Feb 19, 2018

Subject: Caring for Country

Meet Matthew, Amos, Aaron and Rob from the Malak Malak Ranger Group as they take you across their country. The Malak Malak Rangers manage 30,000 hectares of land along the iconic Daly River. Their land and sea management activities include managing intense invasive weed infestations, fire management, environmental monitoring and scared site protection. Their persistent work has seen the invasive weed Mimosa pigra eradicated on a 30km stretch of the Daly River.

Sabrina Wauchope, Croker Island Junior Ranger

Feb 19, 2018

Subject: Caring for Country

Sabrina Wauchope, 16, is training to become a Garngi Ranger in her home of Croker Island. This video was put together by female rangers who took part in media training at the Womens' Engagement Camp at Barrapunta Outstation in late September.

Bulgul Ranger Group

Feb 19, 2018

Subject: Caring for Country

Find out how Bulgul Rangers have returned their country to almost the way it was in the past. Quolls, dingos and migratory birds have now been identified, thought to have nearly disappeared. Ranger coordinator Ricky Cubillo tells NLC: "Our culture can be passed on to the younger generations and stories won't be lost thanks to the work of the Bulgul Ranger Group."

Numbulwar Numburindi Ranger Group

Feb 19, 2018

Subject: Caring for Country

The Numburindi ranger group has one of the highest number of women engaged in the program. Numburindi Rangers have decided that regular women's culture camps should be held to engage young women from the community with cultural heritage, healthy living and land management activities.

Wudicupildiyerr Outstation Rangers

Feb 19, 2018

The Wudicupildiyerr Outstation Rangers look after 160,000 hectares of land and sea throughout the Daly River/Port Keats Land Trust. Since this video was made, Wudi Rangers have been successful in receiving NTG funding to provide infrastructure including power, ablution facilities and amenities at their ranger base, enabling them to continue the great work they have achieved over the years.

Roper Highway Upgrade

Feb 19, 2018

The Roper River Highway connects the Stuart Highway at Mataranka with the remote community of Ngukurr. Following consultation and negotiation with Traditional Owners by the Northern Land Council, 7.3 km of sealed road and two high level bridges ave been constructed at the Roper River Crossing and the Wilton river Crossing.

Ganalanga Mindibirrina - Home of the Waanyi Garawa people

Feb 19, 2018

The Ganalanga-Mindibirrina Indigenous Protected Area (IPA) was declared on 29 June 2015 with a ceremony held at Wallace Creek on 29 June 2016. Hear from the Waanyi and Garawa people on what the Ganalanga Mindibirrina Indigenous Protected Area means to them.

NLC Annual Report 2016-17

Nov 1, 2017

The Northern Land Council Annual Report 2016-17 provides a comprehensive account of the Council’s performance from 1 July 2016 to 30 June 2017

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 Annual Report 2015-16

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

NLC Strategic Plan 2016-2020

Jul 27, 2017

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