A list of the latest native title and PBC news.
Timber Creek compensation case31 May, 2019
"A decision by the High Court of Australia to compensate the Ngaliwurru and Nungali Peoples has been hailed as the most important Native Title decision since the historic Mabo ruling in 1992."
Strongest form of Native title recognised over remote Northern Territory town of Pine Creek10 Apr, 2019
After 20 years of negotiations, the two claim groups — the Wagiman and the Jawoyn Bolmo, Matjba and Wurrkbarbar — have exclusive native title rights over almost all of the town's 12 square kilometres of land.
Yeeda signs new MoU with MG Corporation8 Apr, 2019
A NEW Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between MG Corporation and Yeeda Pastoral Company has been welcomed by Agriculture and Food Minister Alannah MacTiernan. The MoU will see parcels of native title lands in the East Kimberley transitioned to...
How are trustees managing the precious resources of native title groups?2 Jan, 2019
If these Future Funds / native title super funds are not protected in the same way as superannuation, Aboriginal people who might otherwise be self-sufficient could end up repeating the cycle of intergenerational welfare.
Bonita Mabo: tributes pour in for 'mother of native title'27 Dec, 2018
Tributes are flowing for the “matriarch of reconciliation”, Bonita Mabo, an activist and reconciliation advocate in her own right who was the wife of the land rights champion Eddie “Koiki” Mabo. She has died in Townsville, surrounded by...
Australia mourns loss of gentle and stoic mother of native title27 Dec, 2018
Tributes flowed this week as Australia mourned the death of the mother of native title, Bonita Mabo. Dr Mabo, the wife of Eddie Mabo, worked tirelessly alongside her husband for land rights. She passed away just days after being...
‘Divide and conquer’: fracking developers campaign to Indigenous groups5 Dec, 2018
Traditional owners say a lack of information, the promise of cash and the sheer size of potential land to be fracked are creating confusion in Western Australia. Indigenous traditional owners from a remote part of Western Australia fear...
Feral cats close to being eradicated by Indigenous rangers on remote West Island3 Dec, 2018
On the remote West Island in the Gulf of Carpentaria, Indigenous rangers say after years of hard work, there is now just one feral cat left on the island. An eradication program by the local Li-Anthawirriyarra Sea Rangers has used...
'It is not about money': Australia's largest native title settlement challenged again30 Nov, 2018
A group of Noongar traditional owners lodge application for judicial review Australia’s largest native title settlement is facing a second legal challenge from a group of traditional owners who say the process was...
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