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Registering Indigenous Land Use Agreements - it's all or nothing
Insight 06 Feb 2017

In McGlade v Native Title Registrar the Full Federal Court has found that the Native Title Registrar does not have the jurisdiction to register an agreement on the Register of Indigenous Land Use Agreements unless the agreement is signed by all registered native title claimants This is a significant ...

Certainty to return to Aboriginal cultural heritage in Queensland
Insight 03 Sep 2018

Project proponents and operators in Queensland can breathe a sigh of relief following the introduction of a Bill to restore certainty and validity to agreements for the management of Aboriginal cultural heritage in that state The Bill proposes amending the 2003 Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Act to ...

High Court rules mining leases and native title can co-exist
Insight 13 Mar 2014

Yesterday the High Court ruled that certain mining leases in Western Australia did not extinguish all native title rights but rather the mining rights and native title rights co-exist In doing so the High Court took the opportunity to clarify the test for determining when native title rights will be ...

South West settlement agreed to in principle
Insight 03 Feb 2015

The West Australian Government and the South West Aboriginal Land and Sea Council have come to an in-principle agreement in relation to a collective native title claim of the Noongar people The South West Settlement Agreement which should provide greater clarity regarding aboriginal heritage surveys ...

Court determines Native Title compensation for the first time
Insight 25 Aug 2016

Yesterday afternoon the Federal Court handed down a decision which for the first time provided judicial consideration of how to calculate native title compensation A decision on this issue has been long awaited ever since the Native Title Act commenced in 1994 Partner Ben Zillmann Senior Associate ...

Native Title
Sectors & Services

Native title has been on the Australian legal landscape for more than a decade, generating many practical issues for the mineral, oil and gas exploration, production and infrastructure industries, as well as for financiers, pastoralists, ...

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