Land & Native Title

  • Application to establish a Katherine Regional Land Council
    On 25 January 2011 an application to establish the Katherine Regional Land Council was submitted to Minister Macklin under section 21(A) of the Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act 1976. Minister Macklin referred the application for enquiry to the former Aboriginal Land Commissioner, the Hon Justice Howard Olney AM QC.

  • Aboriginals Benefit Account (ABA)
    The Aboriginals Benefit Account (ABA) contributes to the recognition and protection of land rights by effective and efficient administration of royalty equivalent monies generated from mining on Aboriginal land in the Northern Territory.

  • Indigenous Land Corporation
    The Indigenous Land Corporation is a statutory authority that assists Indigenous Australians to acquire and manage land to achieve cultural, social, economic and environmental benefits.

  • Native Title Program
    Supports Indigenous native title claimants or holders through the funding of a network of Native Title Representative Bodies (NTRBs) or other Native Title Service Providers (NTSPs).
  • Native Title Organisation Review
    This review will look at the role and functions of NTRBs and NTSPs to ensure that they continue to meet the evolving needs of the system, and particularly the needs of native title holders after claims have been resolved.

  • Native Title Discussion Paper
    An area of focus for government is the engagement between Indigenous Australians and the resources industry; particularly in the area of agreements about access to Indigenous land to facilitate mining and other resource development activities.

  • Prescribed Bodies Corporate Amendment Regulations
    FaHCSIA is making regulations under the Native Title Act 1993 (the ‘Act’) which are designed to implement a number of recommendations concerning the structures and processes of Prescribed Bodies Corporate (PBC).

  • Township leasing on Indigenous land
    The Australian Government is committed to pursuing land reform for townships on Indigenous land that respects cultural links to land and traditional land holding systems, and delivers a system of improved housing, infrastructure and service delivery.

  • Indigenous Capability and Development Program Guidelines

  • Review of Part IV (Mining) of the Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act 1976
    The Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Amendment Act 2006 included the requirement for an independent review of the operation of Part IV of the Land Rights Act as soon as practicable after the fifth anniversary of the amendments coming into operation.

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