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Native Title Law Database

The Native Title Law Database is the most comprehensive collection of publicly accessible native title case and legislation summaries in Australia. Previously published as What's New in Native Title, the database is a key resource for traditional owners, practitioners and researchers.

Each item includes a summary and link to the source judgement or piece of legislation. Use the Search all function to search by legal issue or subject, court, native title or language group names, year, jurisdiction, and any other keywords or phrases.

Summaries of cases and legislation from 2012 are now available on the database. Summaries of earlier legal developments will become available on a rolling basis.

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1 - 10 of 406 search results

Title Year Issues Legislation considered Jurisdiction
Land Acquisition Amendment Bill 2018 (TAS) 2018 Tasmania
Reserves (Tjuntuntjara Community) Bill 2018 (WA) 2018 Mining Act 1978 (WA) Western Australia
Boney v Attorney General of New South Wales (No 2) [2018] FCA 1241 2018 s 85 Native Title Act 1993 (Cth), Federal Court of Australia Act 1976 (Cth) New South Wales
Kemppi v Adani Mining Pty Ltd (No 4) [2018] FCA 1245 2018 s 251A Native Title Act 1993 (Cth), s 24CG Native Title Act 1993 (Cth), s 203BE Native Title Act 1993 (Cth) Queensland
Walker v State of South Australia (No 2) [2013] FCA 700 2013 s 61 Native Title Act 1993 (Cth) South Australia
Hazelbane v Northern Territory of Australia [2008] FCA 291 2008 s 84C Native Title Act 1993 (Cth) Northern Territory
Malthouse on behalf of the Bar Barrum People #6 v State of Queensland (No 2) [2016] FCA 696 2016 s 87 Native Title Act 1993 (Cth) Queensland
Tommy on behalf of the Yinhawanga Gobawarrah v State of Western Australia [2018] FCA 1671 2018 s 37M Federal Court of Australia Act 1976 (Cth), Administrative Decisions (Judicial Review) Act 1977 (Cth), s 203FE Native Title Act 1993 (Cth) Western Australia
Dargin on behalf of the Danggan Balun (Five Rivers) People v State of Queensland [2018] FCA 1889 2018 s 66B Native Title Act 1993 (Cth) Queensland
Margarula on behalf of the Mirarr People v Northern Territory of Australia [2018] FCA 1670 2018 s 94A Native Title Act 1993 (Cth) Northern Territory