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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E.g. Worimi 2018
Title Year Issues Legislation considered
Yanner v Eaton [1999] HCA 53; 201 CLR 351 Clear and plain intention, Connection, Criminal defence, Extinguishment, Inconsistency of incidents test, Licence, Rights and interests - customary fishing, Tradition, Usufructuary or proprietary Fauna Conservation Act 1974 (Qld), Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth), s 109 Constitution, s 211 Native Title Act 1993 (Cth)
Lardil, Kaidilt, Yangkaal and Gangalidda People v Queensland [2000] FCA 1548 2000 Judicial review
Wik Peoples v Queensland [2000] FCA 1443 2000 Consent determination
Yarmirr v Northern Territory [2000] FCA 48 2000 Rights and interests - sea
Director of Fisheries (Northern Territory) v Arnhem Land Aboriginal Land Trust [2001] FCA 98 2001 Rights and interests - sea Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act 1976 (Cth)
Brown v Western Australia [2001] FCA 1462 2001 Consent determination
Commonwealth v Yarmirr [2002] HCA 56; 208 CLR 1 Clear and plain intention, Exclusive possession, Inconsistency of incidents test, International law / obligations, Rights and interests - customary fishing, Rights and interests - sea
Congoo v State of Queensland [2001] FCA 868 2001 Consent determination
Lardil, Kaiadilt, Yangkaal & Gangalidda Peoples v Stateof Queensland [2001] FCA 414 2001 Costs, Exclusive possession, Extinguishment, Injunction, Licence, Litigated claim, Respondent
Members of the Yorta Yorta Aboriginal Community v Victoria [2001] FCA 45 2001 Connection, Connection - pathway, Continuity, Society, Standard of proof, Dismissal s 223 Native Title Act 1993 (Cth)
Andrew Passi on behalf of the Meriam People v Queensland [2001] FCA 697 2001 Consent determination, Extinguishment s 47A Native Title Act 1993 (Cth)
De Rose v South Australia [2002] FCA 1342 2002 Connection, Society s 223 Native Title Act 1993 (Cth)
Western Australia v Ward [2002] HCA 28; 213 CLR 1 Bundle of rights, Clear and plain intention, Exclusive possession, Extinguishment, Inconsistency of incidents test, Usufructuary or proprietary s 223 Native Title Act 1993 (Cth)
Wilson v Anderson [2002] HCA 29; 213 CLR 401 2002 Extinguishment
Attorney-General of the Northern Territory v Ward [2003] FCAFC 283 2003 Consent determination, Extinguishment, Rights and interests - exhaustive s 225 Native Title Act 1993 (Cth)
De Rose v State of South Australia [2003] FCAFC 286 2003 Connection, Continuity, Society s 223 Native Title Act 1993 (Cth)
Members of the Yorta Yorta Aboriginal Community v Victoria [2002] HCA 58; 214 CLR 422 Connection, Connection - pathway, Continuity, Extinguishment, Society, Standard of proof, Tradition s 223 Native Title Act 1993 (Cth)
Lardil Peoples v Queensland [2004] FCA 298 2004 Society
Wandarang, Alawa, Marra and Ngalakan Peoples v Northern Territory of Australia [2004] FCAFC 187 2004 Consent determination, Public rights s 223 Native Title Act 1993 (Cth)
Warria on behalf of the Kulkalgal v Queensland [2004] FCA 1572 2004 Consent determination

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