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.

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Title Year Issues Legislation considered
Sceghi on behalf of the Kultju Native Title Claim Group v State of Western Australia [2019] FCA 1756 2019 Consent determination s 87 Native Title Act 1993 (Cth), s 225 Native Title Act 1993 (Cth)
Nicholls on behalf of the Bundjalung People of Byron Bay and Attorney General of New South Wales (No 2) [2019] FCA 1797 2019 Application for Non-Party to Inspect Affidavits, Practice and procedure 37AG Federal Court of Australia Act 1976 (Cth), s 87 Native Title Act 1993 (Cth)
Pacey on behalf of the Gumbaynggirr People and Attorney General of New South Wales [2019] FCA 1916 2019 Consent determination, PBC s 37M Federal Court of Australia Act 1976 (Cth), s 87 Native Title Act 1993 (Cth), s 94A Native Title Act 1993 (Cth), s 47A Native Title Act 1993 (Cth), s 47B Native Title Act 1993 (Cth), Aboriginal Land Rights Act 1983 (NSW)
Manolis on behalf of the Yawuru Community v State of Western Australia [2019] FCA 1781 2019 Consent determination, PBC s 87 Native Title Act 1993 (Cth), s 47B Native Title Act 1993 (Cth)
McLennan v State of Queensland [2019] FCA 1969 2019 Registration, Connection, Tradition s 190B Native Title Act 1993 (Cth)
Williams on behalf of the Gumbaynggirr People and Attorney General of New South Wales [2019] FCA 1915 2019 Consent determination Aboriginal Land Rights Act 1983 (NSW), s 87 Native Title Act 1993 (Cth)
Fortescue Metals Group v Warrie on behalf of the Yindjibarndi People [2019] FCAFC 177 2019 Occupy, spiritual necessity, Exclusive possession, Area, Evidence, Non-extinguishment principle, Abuse of process s 47B Native Title Act 1993 (Cth), s 13 Native Title Act 1993 (Cth), s 47A Native Title Act 1993 (Cth), s 223 Native Title Act 1993 (Cth), s 225 Native Title Act 1993 (Cth)
Malone v State of Queensland (the Clermont-Belyando Area Native Title Claim) [2019] FCA 2115 2019 Joinder, Lawyer prevented from acting, Interests of Justice Federal Court of Australia Act 1976 (Cth), Native Title Act 1993 (Cth), s 84 Native Title Act 1993 (Cth), s 203BB Native Title Act 1993 (Cth)
Foster on behalf of the Gunggari People #4 v State of Queensland [2019] FCA 1402 2019 Consent determination s 87 Native Title Act 1993 (Cth), s 23B Native Title Act 1993 (Cth), Native Title Act (Queensland) Act 1993 (Qld), s 61 Native Title Act 1993 (Cth), s 225 Native Title Act 1993 (Cth)
Stuart v State of South Australia (Oodnadatta Common Overlap Proceeding) [2019] FCA 1282 2019 Overlap, natural justice, Procedural fairness, Gender Restricted Evidence Evidence Act 1995 (Cth), Federal Court of Australia Act 1976 (Cth), Federal Court Rules 2011 (Cth), Native Title Act 1993 (Cth), Native Title Amendment Act 1998 (Cth), s 82 Native Title Act 1993 (Cth)
Buurabalayji Thalanyji Aboriginal Corporation v Onslow Salt Pty Ltd (No 5) [2019] FCA 1437 2019 Costs Federal Court of Australia Act 1976 (Cth)
Warrabinga-Wiradjuri People #7 v Attorney General of New South Wales [2019] FCA 1177 2019 Joinder, Mediation s 84(5) Native Title Act 1993 (Cth)
Buurabalayji Thalanyji Aboriginal Corporation v Onslow Salt Pty Ltd (No 4) [2019] FCA 1275 2019 Practice and procedure, Interests of Justice, Contractual obligations Federal Court Rules 2011 (Cth), Federal Court of Australia Act 1976 (Cth), s 37M Federal Court of Australia Act 1976 (Cth), s 37P Federal Court of Australia 1976 (Cth)
Holt obo Bandunji Wuyaliya People v Northern Territory of Australia [2019] FCA 1536 2020 ApplicantPolygon claim, Intra-mural, Dismissal, Failure to prosecute claim with reasonable diligence Federal Court Rules 2011 (Cth), r 5.22 Federal Court Rules 2011 (Cth), r 5.23 Federal Court Rules 2011 (Cth)
Tommy on behalf of the Yinhawawangka Gobawarrah v State of Western Australia (No 2) [2019] FCA 1551 2019 Evidence, Professional privilege, Without prejudice privilege Federal Court Rules 2011 (Cth), s 61 Native Title Act 1993 (Cth)
Worimi Local Aboriginal Land Council v Attorney General of New South Wales [2019] FCA 1270 2019 Negative Determination of Native Title s 66 Native Title Act 1993 (Cth), s 61 Native Title Act 1993 (Cth), Aboriginal Land Rights Act 1983 (NSW), s 86G Native Title Act 1993 (Cth)
Foster on behalf of the Gunggari People #4 v State of Queensland [2019] FCA 1300 2019 Joinder, Respondent, Interests of Justice s 84(5) Native Title Act 1993 (Cth), s 87(10) Native Title Act 1993 (Cth)
Alvoen on behalf of the Wakaman People #3 v State of Queensland [2019] FCA 1469 2020 Intra-mural, Respondent s 84(8) Native Title Act 1993 (Cth)
Allen on behalf of the Nyamal People #1 v State of Western Australia [2019] FCA 1570 2020 Polygon claim s 87A Native Title Act 1993 (Cth), s 47B Native Title Act 1993 (Cth)
Eaton on behalf of the Nyamal People #10 v State of Western Australia [2019] FCA 1571 2019 Consent determination s 87 Native Title Act 1993 (Cth), s 47A Native Title Act 1993 (Cth)

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