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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Title Year Issues Legislation considered
Wik Peoples v Queensland [2004] FCA 1306 Consent determination, Rights and interests - water
Clarke on behalf of the Wotjobaluk, Jaadwa, Jadawadjali, Wergaia and Jupagulk Peoples v Victoria [2005] FCA 1795 2005 Consent determination
Daniel v Western Australia [2005] FCA 178 2005 Consent determination
Gawirrin Gumana v Northern Territory of Australia (No 2) [2005] FCA 1425 2005 Rights and interests - customary fishing, Rights and interests - sea s 47A Native Title Act 1993 (Cth)
Stanley Mervyn, Adrian Young, and Livingston West, on behalf of the Peoples of the Ngaanyatjarra Lands v Western Australia [2005] FCA 831 2005 Consent determination
Nona on behalf of the Saibai, Dauan, Mabuiag, Badu and Boigu Peoples v Queensla [2005] FCA 1118 2005 Consent determination, Rights and interests - customary fishing, Rights and interests - sea, Rights and interests - water
Thaiday on behalf of the Warraber, Poruma and Iama Peoples and State of Queensland [2005] FCA 1116 2005 Consent determination
Lota Warria on behalf of the Poruma and Masig Peoplesand Queensland and Ors [2005] FCA 1117 2005 Consent determination, Rights and interests - sea
Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (Cth) 1999 Environmental protection, Heritage protection
Fisheries Management Act 2007 (SA) 2007 Rights and interests - customary, Fisheries
North Stradbroke Island Protection and Sustainability and Other Acts Amendment Act 2016 (Qld) 2016 Mining, Environmental protection, Compensation
Heritage Bill 2015 (WA) Rights and interests - customary, Heritage protection, Native title rights and interests Unpassed
Planning and Development (Planning for Prosperity) Bill 2015 (Qld) 2015 Planning Unpassed
Fisheries Management Amendment (Recreational Fishing) Bill 2015 (NSW) 2015 Rights and interests - customary, Fisheries, Native title rights and interests Unpassed, Private member's bill
Mining Legislation Amendment Bill 2015 (WA) 2015 Mining Unpassed
Aquatic Resources Management Bill 2015 (WA) 2015 Rights and interests - customary, Fisheries, Native title rights and interests
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Amendment (A Stronger Land Account) Bill 2014 (Cth) 2014 Unpassed, Private member's bill
Defence Legislation Amendment (Woomera Prohibited Area) Act 2014 (WA) 2014 Rights and interests - customary, Land rights, Native title rights and interests
Aboriginal Heritage Protection Bill 2013 (Tas) 2013 Heritage protection, Planning Unpassed
Mining Act 1971 (SA) 1971 Mining

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