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 2013 to 2018 are now available on the database. Summaries of earlier legal developments will become available on a rolling basis throughout 2019.

What's New in Native Title will be available here during the transition period.

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Search across all case, legislation and year fields.
E.g. Worimi 2018
Title Year Issues Legislation considered
Worimi (aka Gary Dates) v Worimi Local Aboriginal Land Council [2010] FCAFC 3 2010 Applicant, Continuity, Standard of proof, Non-claimant application Aboriginal Land Rights Act 1983 (NSW)
Akiba on behalf of the Torres Strait Regional Sea Claim Group v Queensland [2010] FCA 321 2010 Connection - anthropological report, Costs, Subpoena s 85A Native Title Act 1993 (Cth)
Aboriginal Heritage Amendment Act 2016 (Vic) 2016 Heritage protection
Water Amendment (Review Implementation and Other Measure) Act 2016 (Cth) 2016 Water management
Aboriginal Heritage (Miscellaneous) Amendment Act 2016 (SA) 2016 Heritage protection
Biodiversity Conservation Bill 2015 (WA) 2015 Environmental protection, Rights and interests - customary Unpassed
Land Administration (South West Native Title Settlement) Act 2016 (WA) 2016 Settlement
Fisheries Amendment Act 2015 (Vic) 2015 Fisheries
Water Legislation Amendment Act 2016 (Qld) 2016 Water management
Planning Act 2016 (Qld) 2016 Native title rights and interests, Planning
Fisheries Management Amendment Act 2015 (NSW) 2015 Rights and interests - customary, Fisheries
Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Amendment Act 2015 (Cth) 2015 Land rights
Noongar (Koorah, Nitja, Boordahwan) (Past, Present, Future) Recognition Act 2016 (WA) 2016 Rights and interests - customary, Native title rights and interests, Recognition
Nature Conservation and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2016 (Qld) 2016 Environmental protection
Protection of the Environment Operations Amendment (Enforcement of Gas and Other Petroleum Legislation) Act 2015 (NSW) 2015 Environmental protection, Mining
Conservation and Land Management Amendment Act 2015 (WA) 2015 Environmental protection, Joint management, Prescribed body corporate
Environment Legislation Amendment Act 2015 (Cth) 2015 Environmental protection
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples Recognition (Sunset Extension) Act 2015 (Cth) 2015 Recognition
Constitution Amendment (Recognition of Aboriginal People) Act 2015 (WA) 2015 Recognition
Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Land Rights (Miscellaneous) Amendment Act 2014 (SA) 2014 Land rights

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