News & Publications
Sep 13, 2023
The Northern Land Council is set to launch celebrations marking 50 years since the inaugural meeting of its first Full Council.
Sep 4, 2023
The findings of the Department of Environment, Parks and Water Security into illegal land clearing at Tarwoo Station represent a clear disregard by the Northern Territory Government in punishing criminal activity on land involving Aboriginal interests.
May 22, 2023
The Northern Land Council today honoured Yunupingu as a fierce fighter for land and sea rights, the Land Council, and for Aboriginal people across Australia.
Aug 26, 2022
The four NT Land Councils held a historic meeting on Gurindji country, on Thursday, 25 August 2022.
The NLC pays tribute to outgoing Central Land Council chairman Sammy Wilson and deputy chairwoman Barb Shaw
Apr 7, 2022
The Northern Land Council welcomes the news of the election of Mr Robert Hoosan as Central Land Council chair and Warren Williams as deputy chair at the CLC’s meeting at Tennant Creek yesterday.
Mar 25, 2022
On behalf of the Traditional Owners, the Northern Land Council welcomes the resolution of two land claims in the Roper River region of the Northern Territory.
Mar 25, 2022
Traditional Owners of the land in the Kakadu region celebrated the return of their ancestral lands to their control following the delivery of the Deeds of Title to large tracts of the Kakadu National Park by the Minister for Indigenous Australians, the Hon. Ken Wyatt AM MP.
“Boh boh comrade!” NLC pays tribute to a loyal servant of the NT, The Hon Warren Snowdon MP, Member for Lingiari
Feb 17, 2022
Following his valedictory speech in Canberra yesterday the Northern Land Council takes this opportunity to thank the member for Lingiari, the Honourable Warren Snowdon MP, for his loyal service to the Northern Territory, and Aboriginal Territorians in particular, for over 30 years representing our interests in Canberra.
Feb 15, 2022
The Northern Land Council welcomes Ms Jody Broun’s appointment as the Chief Executive Officer of the National Indigenous Australians Agency.
Jan 26, 2022
The NLC congratulates Mr Young Najukpayi from Yarralin following the news that he has been awarded an Order of Australia Medal (OAM).
Dec 1, 2021
The Northern Land Council today welcomes the passage of a historic set of reforms to the Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act 1976.
Vale Mr J Wave Hill – the Northern Land Council mourns the passing of one of the leaders of the land rights movement
Aug 26, 2021
The Northern Land Council mourns the passing of Mr Wave Hill, who died on 25 August 2021, aged 85.
Aug 25, 2021
The NLC welcomes the introduction today in Parliament of the Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Amendment (Economic Empowerment) Bill 2021.
Jun 24, 2021
The announcement this week that a 10,000-megalitre water extraction licence in the Larrimah area has been revoked is a win for the environment and future generations of Territorians.
Apr 22, 2021
The NLC welcomes the announcement by the NT Government today that $28 million will be invested to improve water security in Aboriginal communities in the NT. However, while it’s good to see progress, as always the NT Government has remained silent on water security across all rural and remote communities.
Oct 7, 2020
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).
Sep 22, 2020
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.
May 13, 2020
The NLC has welcomed the introduction of the Aboriginal Land Rights (NT) Amendment (Jabiru) Bill 2020 into the Federal Parliament.
Apr 4, 2018
The community of Gunyangara in north east Arnhem Land celebrated the signing of a 99-year township lease to the Ngarrariyal Aboriginal Corporation on 18 November 2017, 10 years after the Gumatj people, led by Dr Galarrwuy Yunupingu, put forward a similar proposal to then Indigenous Affairs Minister Mal Brough.
Mar 22, 2018
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.
Mar 13, 2018
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.