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22 Oct, 2010

The Gunaikurnai Aboriginal people have won native title rights to almost a fifth of Victoria's crown land in a landmark agreement signed in Gippsland. The deal is the first signed under Victoria's Traditional Owner Settlement Act 2010 and brings to an end a 13-year native title court battle

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8 Mar, 2018

The consent determination is the first settlement reached under the new Victorian Native Title Settlement Framework and allows the Gunaikurnai people to exercise non-exclusive native title rights and interests, such as the right to hunt and fish, over a significant part of the Gippsland region.

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8 Dec, 2017

Queensland's seafood industry has praised a Federal Court decision protecting its fishing rights in the Gulf of Carpentaria, in the state's north.

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8 Dec, 2017

Justice Jeffrey Spender of the Federal Court made the determination on Mornington Island on Tuesday, recognising exclusive and non-exclusive native title rights on the Wellesley, South Wellesley, Forsyth and Bountiful Island groups, around 400km north of Mount Isa.

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8 Dec, 2017
The rights recognised include: the right to fish, hunt and gather living and plant resources and the right to hunt and take turtle and dugong in the inter-tidal zone and surrounding waters for personal, domestic or non-commercial communal consumption; the right to take and consume fresh drinking water from fresh water springs in the inter-tidal zone; the right to access the land and waters seaward of the high water line for religious or spiritual purposes; and to access sites of spiritual or religious significance
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8 Dec, 2017

Lardil, Yangkaal, Gangalidda and Kaiadilt Peoples have become native title holders of 121,775 hectares on 23 islands in Queensland’s Gulf of Carpentaria, following a consent determination on Mornington Island today.

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8 Dec, 2017

Traditional landowners will gather with graziers and dignitaries in north Queensland today to celebrate the awarding of native title over an area of the upper Burdekin.

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8 Dec, 2017
Traditional owners in the Kimberley danced and sang during a ceremony yesterday to mark the Federal Court's decision recognising their native title claim, 15 years after it was filed.
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8 Dec, 2017

Western Australia has continued its impressive record in settling native title cases with today’s Gooniyandi native title determination in the Kimberley region.

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8 Dec, 2017
23 Sep, 2013

The Warrungu people of Cardwell, north eastern Queensland are celebrating the successful Native Title determination over their traditional land.

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8 Mar, 2018

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