Native title in Australia
In Australia, the common law doctrine of Aboriginal title is referred to as native title, which is "the recognition by Australian law that Indigenous people have rights and interests to their land tha...
Aboriginal title
Aboriginal title is a common law doctrine that the land rights of indigenous peoples to customary tenure persist after the assumption of sovereignty under settler colonialism. The requirements of pro...
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1946 Pilbara strike
The 1946 Pilbara strike was a landmark strike by Indigenous Australian pastoral workers in the Pilbara region of Western Australia for human rights recognition and payment of fair wages and working co...
Yirrkala bark petitions
The Yirrkala bark petitions 1963 are historic Australian documents that were the first traditional documents prepared by Indigenous Australians that were recognised by the Australian Parliament, and ...
Gurindji strike
131°06′59″E / 17.38698°S 131.11641°E / -17.38698; 131.11641The Gurindji Strike (or Wave Hill Walk-Off) was a walk-off and strike by 200 Gurindji stockmen, house servants and t...
Milirrpum v Nabalco Pty Ltd
Milirrpum v Nabalco Pty Ltd, (1971) 17 FLR 141 (the "Gove land rights case"), was the first litigation on native title in Australia. The decision of Justice Richard Blackburn ruled against the claiman...
Mabo v Queensland (No 1)
Mabo v Queensland (No 1) was a significant court case decided in the High Court of Australia on 8 December 1988. It found that the Queensland Coast Islands Declaratory Act, which attempted to retrospe...
Mabo v Queensland (No 2)
Mabo v Queensland (No. 2) (commonly known as Mabo) was a landmark High Court of Australia decision recognising native title in Australia for the first time. The High Court rejected the doctrine of te...
Wik Peoples v Queensland
Wik Peoples v The State of Queensland (commonly known as the Wik decision) is a decision of the High Court of Australia delivered on 23 December 1996 on whether statutory leases extinguish native titl...
Yorta Yorta v Victoria
Yorta Yorta v Victoria was a native title claim by the Yorta Yorta indigenous people of north central Victoria, Australia which was dismissed by Justice Olney of the Federal Court of Australia in 1998...
Yarmirr v Northern Territory
Yarmirr v Northern Territory, [2001] HCA 56, was an application for the determination of native title to seas, sea-bed and sub-soil, appealed to the High Court of Australia.
The application was m...
Wotjobaluk, Jaadwa, Jadawadjali, Wergaia and Jupagulk Peoples v Victoria
Wotjobaluk, Jaadwa, Jadawadjali, Wergaia and Jupagulk Peoples v Victoria is a decision of the Federal Court of Australia delivered on 13 December 2005 by Justice Ron Merkel in respect of a native titl...
Native title legislation in Australia
Commonwealth, State, and Territory Parliaments of Australia have passed legislation codifying and modifying native title under the common law.
The recognition of the legal concept of native title ...
Aboriginal Land Rights Act 1976
The Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act provides the basis upon which Aboriginal people in the Northern Territory can claim rights to land based on traditional occupation. The Act was str...
Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Land Rights Act 1981
The Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Land Rights Act, 1981 grants certain land and other rights to the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara people in South Australia. The Act began its life as ...
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Native Title Act 1993
The Native Title Act 1993 ("NTA") is a law passed by the Australian Parliament the purpose of which is "to provide a national system for the recognition and protection of native title and for its co-e...
Native Title Amendment Act 1998
The Native Title Amendment Act 1998 (Cth), also commonly referred to as the "10 Point Plan" is an Australian native title law created by the John Howard led Liberal Government in response to the 1996 ...
Pitjantjatjara people
This article is for the Australian Indigenous group. For their language, see Pitjantjatjara dialect. For the lands act concerning them, see Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Land Rights Act 1981.T...
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Mediation in Australia
Mediation in the multi-cultural society of Australia, as a form of dispute resolution, may involve understanding the role that culture plays.Cultural differences often exist due to race and ethnicity,...
Native Title Prescribed Body Corporate
When a group of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people succeed in having their native title recognised in a Federal Court determination, they are required to nominate a body corporate to hold and...
Pastoral lease
A pastoral lease is Crown land that government allows to be leased, generally for the purposes of grazing on rangelands.
Pastoral leases exist in both Australian commonwealth law and state jurisdi...
Aboriginal Land Trust
In Australia, an Aboriginal Land Trust (ALT) is a type of non-profit organisation that holds the freehold title to an area of land on behalf of a community of Aboriginal Australians. The land has been...
Canadian Aboriginal law
Canadian Aboriginal law is the body of Canadian law that concerns a variety of issues related to aboriginal peoples in Canada. Aboriginal law provides certain rights to land and traditional practices....
Northern Land Council
The Northern Land Council (NLC) is in the Top End of the Northern Territory of Australia. It has its origins in the struggle of Australian Aboriginal people for rights to fair wages and land. This inc...
Bathurst Island (Northern Territory)
Bathurst Island (2,600 km or 1,000 sq mi, 11°35′S 130°18′E / 11.583°S 130.300°E / -11.583; 130.300) is one of the Tiwi Islands in the Northern Territory off the ...
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Land council
Land councils, also known as land and sea councils, are Australian community organisations organised by region that represent the Indigenous Australians who occupied that region before the arrival of ...
Australian referendum, 1967 (Aboriginals)
The Australian referendum of 27 May 1967, called by the Holt Government, approved two amendments to the Australian constitution relating to Indigenous Australians. Technically it was a vote on the Con...
List of native title claims in South Australia
Native title claims may be made in any Australian jurisdiction, using State or Commonwealth laws. Claims made in the State of South Australia are listed below by date of lodgement.
Noongar people
The Noongar (/ˈnʊŋɑː/; alternatively spelt Nyungar, Nyoongar, Nyoongah, Nyungah, or Noonga) are an Indigenous Australian people who live in the south-west corner of Western Australia, from Geraldton o...
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