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The positive determination will result in the Esperance Nyungar community receiving an annual income stream based on 25 per cent of the annual rental for exploration tenements, a direct funding package of $2.55 million over five years and a land package with an estimated value of approximately $24 million.

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8 Dec, 2017
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8 Dec, 2017
27 Feb, 2014

After an 18 year process, a group of traditional owners in Western Australia's Goldfields will have their native title recognised by the Federal Court of Australia in a consent determination in Esperance.

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9 Mar, 2018
27 Oct, 2004

After years of negotiations and legal action it appears an agreement over native title on five islands in the Torres Strait, in far north Queensland, has been finalised.

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15 Mar, 2018
10 Dec, 2004

It has been 12 years since Eddie Mabo and the people of Murray Island were granted native title over their land. This week their neighbours on Erub, or Darnley Island, have the same proud feeling.

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8 Mar, 2018
27 Jul, 2011

PDF fact sheet of Gunditjmara native title rights

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8 Mar, 2018
30 Jul, 2011

On July 27th The Gunditjmara and Eastern Maar peoples were granted native title ownership of Deen Maar Island, also known as Lady Julia Percy Island, and 4000 hectares of Crown land between Dunkeld and Yambuk on Victoria's south-west coast. The announcement came after a 15 year long legal struggle. The decision was handed down by Justice North at a special hearing of the Federal Court held at the Yambuk.

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8 Mar, 2018
1 Aug, 2011

The Gunditjmara and Eastern Maar indigenous community won native title claims in south-east Victoria last week, but lessons learnt from previous wins show a long road still lies ahead.

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8 Mar, 2018
25 Aug, 2013

After a 15-year legal saga, native title rights have been granted to two Aboriginal groups in a moving Federal Court session on Victoria's coast.

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8 Mar, 2018

Attorney-General Robert Clark today joined indigenous groups, the Commonwealth and members of the community at a special sitting of the Federal Court to recognise the native title rights of the Gunditjmara and Eastern Maar people, in Victoria’s south-west.

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11 May, 2018

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