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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 45 search results

Title Year Issues Legislation considered Jurisdiction
Love v Commonwealth of Australia; Thoms v Commonwealth of Australia [2020] HCA 3 2020 51(xix) Constitution, Migration Act 1958 (Cth), Australian Citizenship Act 2007 (Cth) Commonwealth
Western Australia v Manado; Western Australia v Augustine; Commonwealth of Australia v Manado; Commonwealth of Australia v Augustine [2020] HCA 9 2020 s 212 Native Title Act 1993 (Cth), s 225 Native Title Act 1993 (Cth) Commonwealth
Water Amendment (Review Implementation and Other Measure) Act 2016 (Cth) 2016 Commonwealth
Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Amendment Act 2015 (Cth) 2015 Commonwealth
Environment Legislation Amendment Act 2015 (Cth) 2015 Commonwealth
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples Recognition (Sunset Extension) Act 2015 (Cth) 2015 Commonwealth
Water Amendment Act 2015 (Cth) 2015 Commonwealth
Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Storage Amendment (Miscellaneous Measures) Act 2014 (Cth) 2014 Commonwealth
Charities Act 2013 (Cth) 2013 Commonwealth
Tax Laws Amendment Acts 2013 (Cth) 2013 Commonwealth