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Northern Land Council: permit suspension ends at 1pm today

Jul 9, 2021

Subject: Coronavirus, Permits

The NLC’s temporary suspension of permits to enter and remain on Aboriginal Land in the Top End will be lifted at 1pm today.

Travel advice within the NLC region - update

Jul 2, 2021

Subject: Permits, Coronavirus

In response to the COVID-19 outbreak in the Northern Territory all permits to enter and remain on Aboriginal Land in the NLC region remain suspended until 1pm Friday 9 July 2021.

The NLC extends permit suspension to 1pm Friday 9 July

Jul 2, 2021

Subject: Permits, Coronavirus

The Northern Land Council has today extended the suspension of permits to enter and remain on Aboriginal Land to 1pm on Friday 9 July 2021.

Cahill’s Crossing to close as of sunrise on Friday 2 July

Jul 1, 2021

Subject: Permits, Coronavirus

The NLC advises that the NT government’s Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics will close Cahill’s Crossing at the request of Traditional Owners effective at sunrise Friday 2 July 2021.

NLC -wuŋ dhäwu COVID-19buy (Yolngu Matha version of NLC’s COVID-19 travel advice)

Jul 1, 2021

Subject: Permits, Coronavirus

Dhäwu dhipali banydji Darwinlil ga dhipali Communitieslil ga Homelandslil mala.

Northern Land Council rolls out COVID-19 travel advice in language, with Kriol first off the block

Jun 30, 2021

Subject: Permits, Coronavirus

In a rapid response to the emerging COVID-19 concerns in the Northern Territory the Northern Land Council has produced new material in the Kriol language, spoken throughout much of the southern parts of the NLC area.

Trebul infameishin bla NLC eriya (Kriol version of NLC’s COVID-19 travel advice)

Jun 30, 2021

Subject: Permits, Coronavirus

Dumaji Korounabairis / Covid-19 bin gamat iya la NT, NLC bin tok nobodi kaan yusum NLC permit brom Sandei Jun 27 raitap Fraidei Julai 2, 2021.

COVID-19: Travel advice within the NLC region (English version)

Jun 30, 2021

Subject: Coronavirus, Permits

Due to the current COVID-19 outbreak in the Northern Territory, the NLC has suspended all permits from Sunday 27 June until Friday 2 July 2021.

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.

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.

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.

NLC’s Aboriginal language short films about COVID-19

Apr 4, 2020

Subject: Coronavirus

“Stay on country, care for family” in Yolngu Matha, one of 18 language messages produced by the NLC.

NLC’s Chairman shares a message about Coronavirus

Mar 31, 2020

Subject: Permits, Coronavirus

A message for all you mob in the NLC area from the Chairman, Samuel Bush-Blanasi. "Stay on country, look after your family and look after yourself."

New travel restrictions for communities in the NLC area

Mar 26, 2020

Subject: Permits, Coronavirus

The Commonwealth government announced that from midnight, 26 March, anyone wanting to enter ‘designated areas’ in the NT will need to self-isolate for 14 days before they can enter.

Public information sheet from the NT Aboriginal Land Councils

Mar 20, 2020

Subject: Permits, Coronavirus

An open message to traditional owners, remote community members and the public about the coronavirus pandemic from the four land councils in the NT.

NLC information on accessing Top End communities

Mar 18, 2020

Subject: Permits, Coronavirus

The NLC has suspended all permits to enter Aboriginal land for non-essential travel in response to COVID-19

The NLC announces suspension of all permits to enter Aboriginal land for non-essential travel

Mar 14, 2020

Subject: Permits, Coronavirus

At its meeting on 14 March 2020 the NLC Executive Council determined that all existing non-essential permits will be suspended and no new non-essential travel permits will be granted until further notice.

Remote Top End communities closed off to non-essential travel due to coronavirus - ABC News Darwin

Mar 14, 2020

Subject: Permits, Coronavirus

Remote communities in the Northern Territory's Top End have been closed to all non-essential travel in response to concerns about the spread of COVID-19.

The NLC backs NTG’s call to cancel non-essential trips to remote Aboriginal communities

Mar 12, 2020

Subject: Permits, Coronavirus

The NLC's Executive Council has met with the Northern Territory Department of Health and the Danila Dilba Health Service’s CEO Ms Olga Havnen to examine strategies and information focused on protecting Aboriginal communities in the NLC’s region from the risk of coronavirus.