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NLC CEO appointed to Indigenous Reference Group to develop the north

Jan 02, 2018

NLC CEO Mr Joe Morrison has been appointed to the Indigenous Reference Group to advance Indigenous economic interests in the North.

Subject: Northern Development

Fracking: NLC's position

Dec 18, 2017

Opinions about fracking among Aboriginal communities across the Northern Territory are as diverse as among the rest of the population.

Rangers share knowldege at the Arnhem Land Fire Abatement (ALFA) meeting

Dec 07, 2017

​NLC rangers attended the Arnhem Land Fire Abatement (ALFA) meeting on 5-6 December in Nitmiluk National Park to share knowledge about the challenges and successes of fire management in Arnhem Land.

Subject: Caring for Country

There's no conflict between Indigenous people, native title and development

Nov 16, 2017

By Joe Morrison, CEO of the Northern Land Council. The Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act 1976 is very special legislation, not just for the Northern Territory but by world standards.

Subject: Northern Development

South east Arnhem Land fire abatement (SEALFA) project

Nov 09, 2017

Australia’s vast and ecologically intact northern tropical savannas are extremely flammable and recent fire regimes have been dominated by large, late dry season wildfires.

Subject: Caring for Country

The Living Room visits Mary River

Nov 02, 2017

On Tuesday the 16th of May, William Goodman, pre-recorded a bush tucker segment for the Living Room Show, with celebrity chef Miguel Mestre, which was aired nationally on Channel 10 in September.

Subject: Caring for Country

Project Sea Dragon: ILUA Seafarms Agreement

Oct 31, 2017

Native title holders have authorised an Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) for Stage 1 of Project Sea Dragon, which is planned eventually to deliver a massive prawn farm producing 100,000 tonnes of black tiger prawns a year on Legune Station in the far north-west of the Northern Territory.

Tackling Indigenous Smoking in Remote Communities

Oct 31, 2017

At Miwatj Health Aboriginal Corporation in Nhulunbuy, a team of Yolngu community members deliver programs and activities to support tobacco smokers wanting to quit.

Baniyala community working with NLC to explore lease options

Oct 31, 2017

The NLC has undertaken to work with the Baniyala community in east Arnhem Land to develop a workable model for the issue of local leases under the Land Rights Act.

Subject: Land Rights

NLC Rangers Learn New Skills at the Kimberley Ranger Forum

Oct 31, 2017

Hosted by the Kimberley Land Council through support from the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources, 34 rangers representing 12 NLC ranger groups attended the Kimberley Ranger Forum held on Bardi Jawi country in August at Pender Bay on the Dampier Peninsula, WA.

Subject: Caring for Country

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.

Shall there be a treaty?

Oct 31, 2017

Northern Territory Chief Minister Michael Gunner has committed to engaging with Northern Territory Land Councils about a possible treaty.

Caring for Country Women's Engagement Camp

Sep 30, 2017

Thirty Indigenous women rangers from eleven ranger groups gathered together in late September at Barrapunta Outstation (near Bulman) for the Women Rangers Engagement Camp.

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

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