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Indigenous Law - Amendments to the New South Wales Aboriginal Land Rights Act

Filed under: Conveyancing, Indigenous Law

On 1 July 2007 far reaching amendments came into force in relation to the NSW Aboriginal Land Council and all Local Aboriginal Land Councils. This followed...

Native Title exists in the Gulf of Carpentaria

Filed under: Building & Construction law, Indigenous Law

The Federal Court has determined that native title rights exist over waters in the Gulf of Carpentaria, off the North West Queensland coast. However, in...

Courts confirm extinguishment of native title by crown actions

Filed under: Conveyancing, Indigenous Law

When assessing the impact of native title on a proposed new project, an important first step will always be an assessment of whether or not native title...

Queensland's cultural heritage laws overhauled

Filed under: Indigenous Law

At a time when cultural heritage issues are occupying the front page of newspapers in the State, the Queensland Government has finally acted to overhaul...

Queensland native title - back to the future

Filed under: Indigenous Law

As a result of legislation introduced in the Queensland Parliament on 25 February this year, Queensland's native title 'Alternate State Provisions' for...

Yorta Yorta native title case

Filed under: Conveyancing, Indigenous Law, Local Government

On 12 December 2002, the High Court handed down its decision in Yorta Yorta Aboriginal Community v Victoria (Yorta Yorta).

Yorta Yorta - Some further consideration

Filed under: Indigenous Law

The Yorta Yorta decision points to the High Court taking a more literal interpretation of native title legislation and as such, may mean future claimants...

Queensland's native title mining regime rises from the ashes

Filed under: Business & Commercial Law, Conveyancing, Building & Construction law, Indigenous Law

On 27 November, the Full Federal Court unanimously held that four determinations made by the Commonwealth Attorney-General under section 43(1) of the Native...

High Court dismisses Yorta Yorta claim for native title - 12 December 2002

Filed under: Indigenous Law

The High Court of Australia has handed down another important ruling on native title. The Yorta Yorta decision, which involved a claim centred around the...

Consultation draft of cultural heritage legislation released

Filed under: Conveyancing, Energy & Natural Resources, Indigenous Law

The Queensland Government has released consultation drafts of proposed Bills to protect Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural heritage. As Ben...


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