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Negotiations and agreement-making have reaped rewards for the Ngadjon-Jii People who are today set to have their native title rights recognised over national parks and reserves 47 km south of Cairns, including exclusive rights to an island in the Russell River.

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8 Dec, 2017

A Federal Court determination giving the Ngadjon-Jii (pronounced Nud-jon-jee) people native title rights over 13,287 hectares of their traditional lands today was welcomed today by the Minister for Natural Resources and Water, Craig Wallace.

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8 Dec, 2017

A traditional owner group from the Ashburton region have had their native title rights over 11 thousand square kilometres of land officially recognised. The Thalanyji people have been pushing for this since 1995.

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12 Jan, 2018
18 Sep, 2008

Attorney-General Robert McClelland has today welcomed the Federal Court’s formal recognition of the Thalanyji peoples' native title rights in the Pilbara region of Western Australia

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8 Mar, 2018
4 Nov, 2014

The Fraser Island native title determination formally recognises the Butchulla People’s native title rights and interests over approximately 163,826 hectares of national park on Fraser Island, and came into effect immediately upon the Federal Court’s decision last week.

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8 Mar, 2018
24 Oct, 2014

After two decades of struggle, the Butchulla people have won an important battle in the campaign to rename Queensland’s tourism hot spot. The resolution of the title claim at a beachside hearing on Friday is a significant step, but convincing the wider public and overseas tourists, is a whole new challenge

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8 Mar, 2018
24 Oct, 2014

As five-year-old Judah Tobane plays on the powdery white sands of Fraser Island, his father Wayne tells him they are finally home. His people call this island K’Gari, and yesterday the Federal Court of Australia recognised the native title rights of the indigenous Butchulla tribe who had inhabited the island for potentially 50,000 years.

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8 Mar, 2018
24 Oct, 2014

Crowds of Butchulla people are on Fraser Island to hear the Federal Court grant their native title claim over part of the island. (Gallery of images)

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8 Mar, 2018

The Butchulla people have been granted native title rights over part of Fraser Island in a historic Federal Court sitting on the island.

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8 Dec, 2017

After a long legal battle, the Butchulla people have been recognised as the traditional owners of Fraser Island. The historic native title determination was passed down by the Federal Court of Australia on the island among the sand, sun and surf.

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8 Dec, 2017

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