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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 207 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
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
Wharton on Behalf of the Kooma People v State of Queensland [2020] FCA 574 2020 s 84(3) Native Title Act 1993 (Cth), s 61 Native Title Act 1993 (Cth), s 66(3) Native Title Act 1993 (Cth), s 83A Native Title Act 1993 (Cth), Federal Court Rules 2011 (Cth) Queensland
Williams on behalf of Danggan Balun (Five Rivers) People v State of Queensland [2020] FCA 938 2020 s 66B Native Title Act 1993 (Cth), r 8.23 Federal Court Rules 2011 (Cth), r 8.21 Federal Court Rules 2011 (Cth) Queensland
Blucher on behalf of the Gaangalu Nation People v State of Queensland (No 2) [2020] FCA 946 2020 s 84(5) Native Title Act 1993 (Cth) Queensland
Kennedy v State of Queensland [2002] FCA 747 2002 s 61 Native Title Act 1993 (Cth), s 86G Native Title Act 1993 (Cth), s 84(3) Native Title Act 1993 (Cth), s 84 Native Title Act 1993 (Cth) Queensland