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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 587 search results

Title Year Issues Legislation considered Jurisdiction
Roberts on behalf of the Widjabul Wia-Bal People v Attorney General of New South Wales [2020] FCAFC 103 2020 s 13 Native Title Act 1993 (Cth), s 47B Native Title Act 1993 (Cth), s 101 Crown Lands Act of 1884 (NSW), s 39 Crown Lands Act of 1884 (NSW), s 136K Crown Lands Consolidation Act 1913 (NSW), s 88 Crown Lands Act 1989 (NSW), r 30.01 Federal Court Rules 1979 (Cth) New South Wales
Worimi (aka Gary Dates) v Worimi Local Aboriginal Land Council [2010] FCAFC 3 2010 Aboriginal Land Rights Act 1983 (NSW) New South Wales
Akiba on behalf of the Torres Strait Regional Sea Claim Group v Queensland [2010] FCA 321 2010 s 85A Native Title Act 1993 (Cth) Queensland
Aboriginal Heritage Amendment Act 2016 (Vic) 2016 Victoria
Water Amendment (Review Implementation and Other Measure) Act 2016 (Cth) 2016 Commonwealth
Aboriginal Heritage (Miscellaneous) Amendment Act 2016 (SA) 2016 South Australia
Biodiversity Conservation Bill 2015 (WA) 2015 Unpassed Western Australia
Land Administration (South West Native Title Settlement) Act 2016 (WA) 2016 Western Australia
Fisheries Amendment Act 2015 (Vic) 2015 Victoria
Water Legislation Amendment Act 2016 (Qld) 2016 Queensland