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Welcome to the resource area for locating NLC publications including media releases, newsletters, public notices and the Land Rights News (Northern Edition), Australia's longest running Aboriginal newspaper.

Land Rights News (Northern Edition) is published by the Northern Land Council and is distributed free to communities in the Northern Territory. See the rates to advertise in the only newspaper to reliably reach Aboriginal people in the remote Top End.

NT land councils want borders to remain closed

The Central Land Council, with the support of the Northern Land Council, calls 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.

Subject: Coronavirus

NLC update on permit conditions after 5 June 2020

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

Subject: Coronavirus

NLC's Aboriginal language short films about COVID-19

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

Subject: Coronavirus

NLC's Chairman shares a message about 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."

Subject: Permits, Coronavirus

New travel restrictions for communities in the NLC area

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.

Subject: Permits, Coronavirus

Public information sheet on disbursements and funerals

The NLC is advising people to postpone funerals to a later date if possible. In addition, no disbursements ("royalty" payments) will be made over the next six weeks.

Subject: Coronavirus

Public information sheet from the NT Aboriginal Land Councils

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

Subject: Permits, Coronavirus

NLC information on accessing Top End communities

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

Subject: Permits, Coronavirus

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

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.

Subject: Permits, Coronavirus

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

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.

Subject: Permits, Coronavirus

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

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.

Subject: Permits, Coronavirus

Coronavirus (COVID-19) information sheet, Australian Government Department of Health

There is one confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Territory as at 13 March 2020 – this person is located in Darwin. There are no other confirmed cases anywhere else in the Territory.

Subject: Coronavirus