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
Wild Rivers (Environmental Management) Bill 2010 (Cth) 2010 Environmental protection, Land management, Land use, Water management Unpassed, Private member's bill
Fisheries Management Amendment Act 2009 (NSW) 2009 Rights and interests - customary, Fisheries
Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders (Land Holding) Act 1985 1985 Land rights
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (Land Holding) Act 2013 2013
Indigenous Conservation Title Bill 2007 (WA) 2007 Compensation, Joint management, Native title rights and interests, Settlement Unpassed
Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Land Rights Act 1981 (SA) 1981 Land rights
Reserves (National Parks, Conservation Parks and Other Reserves) Act 2004 (WA) Environmental protection
Akiba on behalf of the Torres Strait Islanders of the Regional Seas Claim Group v State of Queensland (No 2) [2010] FCA 643 2010 Bundle of rights, Clear and plain intention, Connection, Connection - pathway, Continuity, Criminal defence, Extinguishment, Inconsistency of incidents test, International law / obligations, Licence, Non-extinguishment principle, Rights and interests - commercial, Rights and interests - customary fishing, Rights and interests - sea, Society, Tradition, Usufructuary or proprietary s 109 Constitution, s 211 Native Title Act 1993 (Cth), s 223 Native Title Act 1993 (Cth), s 84 Native Title Act 1993 (Cth)
Ward v State of Western Australia (No 4) [2016] FCA 358 2016 Compensation, Connection, Costs, Exclusive possession, Extinguishment, Litigated claim Federal Court of Australia Act 1976 (Cth), s 47A Native Title Act 1993 (Cth), s 47B Native Title Act 1993 (Cth), s 85A Native Title Act 1993 (Cth), s 62A Native Title Act 1993 (Cth)
Watson v State of Western Australia (No 3) [2014] FCA 127 2014 Connection - anthropological report, Costs, Experts, Respondent, Society Federal Court of Australia Act 1976 (Cth), s 225 Native Title Act 1993 (Cth), s 84 Native Title Act 1993 (Cth)
Chubby on behalf of the Puutu Kunti Kurrama and Pinikura People v State of Western Australia [2015] FCA 964 2015 Joinder s 84 Native Title Act 1993 (Cth)
Chubby on behalf of the Puutu Kunti Kurrama and Pinikura People v State of Western Australia (No 2) [2015] FCA 1505 2015 Costs, Joinder s 85A Native Title Act 1993 (Cth)
Aiken on behalf of the Bunuba People (Bunuba #3) v State of Western Australia [2015] FCA 1482 2015 Consent determination s 87 Native Title Act 1993 (Cth), s 47B Native Title Act 1993 (Cth)
Brooking on behalf of the Bunuba People (Bunuba #2) v State of Western Australia [2015] FCA 1481 2015 Consent determination s 87 Native Title Act 1993 (Cth), s 87A Native Title Act 1993 (Cth)
Wurrunmurra on behalf of the Bunuba People v State of Western Australia [2015] FCA 1480 2015 Consent determination s 87 Native Title Act 1993 (Cth), s 87A Native Title Act 1993 (Cth)
Watson on behalf of the Nyikina Mangala People v State of Western Australia (No 7) [2015] FCA 1404 2015 Costs s 85 Native Title Act 1993 (Cth), s 85A Native Title Act 1993 (Cth), s 203BB Native Title Act 1993 (Cth)
Coulthard v State of South Australia [2015] FCA 1380 2015 Consent determination s 87 Native Title Act 1993 (Cth), s 87A Native Title Act 1993 (Cth), s 47A Native Title Act 1993 (Cth), s 47B Native Title Act 1993 (Cth)
Coulthard v State of South Australia [2015] FCA 1379 2015 Consent determination, Overlap, Connection s 87 Native Title Act 1993 (Cth), s 87A Native Title Act 1993 (Cth), s 223 Native Title Act 1993 (Cth)
Wise on behalf of the Kurungal Native Title Claim v State of Western Australia [2015] FCA 1329 2015 Consent determination s 87 Native Title Act 1993 (Cth)
Smith on behalf of the Balanggarra People (Balanggarra #4) v State of Western Australia [2015] FCA 1334 2015 Consent determination s 87 Native Title Act 1993 (Cth)

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