Skip to main content

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.

To receive updates from the Native Title Law Database, please subscribe to Native Title Research news.

By accessing this material you agree to the Disclaimers of liability.

1 - 10 of 73 search results

Title Year Issues Legislation considered Jurisdiction
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
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
Talbott v Minister for the Environment [2020] FCA 1042 2020 s 51(xxxi) Constitution, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Heritage Protection Act 1984 (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
Fisheries Management Amendment Act 2015 (NSW) 2015 New South Wales
Protection of the Environment Operations Amendment (Enforcement of Gas and Other Petroleum Legislation) Act 2015 (NSW) 2015 New South Wales
Aboriginal Land Rights Amendment Act 2014 (NSW) 2014 New South Wales
Dunghutti Elders Council (Aboriginal Corporation) RNTBC v Registrar of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Corporations [2011] FCAFC 88 2011 Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006 (Cth) New South Wales
Dunghutti Elders Council (Aboriginal Corporation) RNTBC v Registrar of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Corporations (No 2) [2011] FCAFC 110 2011 Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006 (Cth) New South Wales
Dunghutti Elders Council (Aboriginal Corporation) RNTBC v Registrar of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Corporations (No 3) [2011] FCA 1019 2011 Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006 (Cth) New South Wales