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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 795 search results

Title Year Issues Legislation considered Jurisdiction
Wharton on behalf of the Kooma People v State of Queensland [2003] FCA 1398 2020 Native Title Act 1993 (Cth), s 61 Native Title Act 1993 (Cth) Queensland
Gebadi v Woosup (No 3) [2020] FCA 403 2020 s 61 Native Title Act 1993 (Cth) Queensland
Widjabul Wia-Bal v Attorney General of New South Wales [2020] FCAFC 34 2020 Federal Court of Australia Act 1976 (Cth), s 87 Native Title Act 1993 (Cth), s 87A Native Title Act 1993 (Cth), s 86 Native Title Act 1993 (Cth), s 94 Native Title Act (Cth) New South Wales
Barngarla Determination Aboriginal Corporation RNTBC v District Council of Kimba (No 2) [2020] FCAFC 39 2020 National Radioactive Waste Management Act 2012 (Cth), Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth), Local Government (Elections) Act 1999 (SA) South Australia
Croft on behalf of the Barngarla Native Title Claim Group v State of South Australia (Port Augusta Proceeding) [2020] FCA 888 2020 Native Title Act 1993 (Cth), Aboriginal Heritage Act 1988 (SA) South Australia
Saunders on Behalf of the Bigambul People v State of Queensland [2020] FCA 563 2020 s 61 Native Title Act 1993 (Cth), s 84(3) Native Title Act 1993 (Cth), s 66(3) Native Title Act 1993 (Cth), r 34.104 Federal Court Rules 2011 (Cth), s 84(5) Native Title Act 1993 (Cth), s 84C Native Title Act 1993 (Cth), s 37M Federal Court of Australia Act 1976 (Cth) Queensland
Munn v State of Queensland [2002] FCA 78 2002 s 84(5) Native Title Act 1993 (Cth), s 66(3) Native Title Act 1993 (Cth) Queensland
Kooma People v State of Queensland [2002] FCA 86 2002 s 84(5) Native Title Act 1993 (Cth) Queensland
Wharton on behalf of the Kooma People v State of Queensland [2002] FCA 1112 2002 s 84C Native Title Act 1993 (Cth), s 66B Native Title Act 1993 (Cth) Queensland
Yanunijarra Aboriginal Corporation RNTBC v State of Western Australia [2020] FCAFC 64 2020 s 56 Native Title Act 1993 (Cth), s 32 Native Title Act 1993 (Cth), s 109 Native Title Act 1993 (Cth), s 148 Native Title Act 1993 (Cth), s 126 Native Title Act 1993 (Cth), s 75 Native Title Act 1993 (Cth), s 76 Native Title Act 1993 (Cth) Western Australia