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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 256 search results

Title Year Issues Legislation considered Jurisdiction
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
Buurabalayji Thalanyji Aboriginal Corporation v Onslow Salt Pty Ltd (No 7) [2020] FCA 572 2020 Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006 (Cth), Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) Western Australia
Drury on behalf of the Nanda People v State of Western Australia [2020] FCAFC 69 2020 Native Title (Prescribed Bodies Corporate) Regulation 1999 (Cth), Acts Interpretation Act 1901 (Cth), s 49 Native Title Act 1993 (Cth), s 55 Native Title Act 1993 (Cth), s 56 Native Title Act 1993 (Cth) Western Australia
Harkin on behalf of the Nanatadjarra People v State of Western Australia [2020] FCA 1015 2020 s 61 Native Title Act 1993 (Cth), s 84(5) Native Title Act 1993 (Cth), s 253 Native Title Act 1993 (Cth) Western Australia
Prior v South West Aboriginal Land and Sea Council Aboriginal Corporation [2020] FCA 808 2020 s 24CK Native Title Act 1993 (Cth), s 24CH Native Title Act 1993 (Cth), Administrative Decisions (Judicial Review) Act 1977 (Cth), s 51(xxvi) Constitution, s 24CI Native Title Act 1993 (Cth), s 203BE Native Title Act 1993 (Cth), Federal Court of Australia Act 1976 (Cth) s 31A Western Australia
Nyamal Palyku Proceeding (No 2) [2020] FCA 788 2020 Land Act 1933 (WA), Land Regulations 1887 (WA) Western Australia
Nyamal Palyku Proceeding [2020] FCA 428 2020 s 62 Native Title Act 1993 (Cth) Western Australia
Augustine on behalf of the Jabirr Jabirr/Ngumbarl People and State of Western Australia [2020] FCA 379 2020 s 225 Native Title Act 1993 (Cth), s 56 Native Title Act 1993 (Cth) Western Australia
Gordon on behalf of the Malarngowem Native Title Claim Group Part B v State of Western Australia [2020] FCA 1149 2020 s 87 Native Title Act 1993 (Cth), s 225 Native Title Act 1993 (Cth), s 67 Native Title Act 1993 (Cth), s 68 Native Title Act 1993 (Cth), s 56 Native Title Act 1993 (Cth), s 57 Native Title Act 1993 (Cth), s 66 Native Title Act 1993 (Cth) Western Australia
Biodiversity Conservation Bill 2015 (WA) 2015 Unpassed Western Australia