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 2012 are now available on the database. Summaries of earlier legal developments will become available on a rolling basis.

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Title Year Issues Legislation considered
Alvoen on behalf of the Wakaman People #5 v State of Queensland (No 2) [2020] FCA 960 2020 Legal Representation s 85A Native Title Act 1993 (Cth)
Roberts on behalf of the Widjabul Wia-Bal People v Attorney-General of New South Wales (No 2) [2020] FCAFC 128 2020 Separate Questions, Application to extend time to file cross-appeal
Minning on behalf of the Untiri Pulka Claim Group v State of Western Australia [2020] FCA 1051 2020 Consent determination s 61 Native Title Act 1993 (Cth), s 87 Native Title Act 1993 (Cth), s 94A Native Title Act 1993 (Cth), s 47B Native Title Act 1993 (Cth), s 66 Native Title Act 1993 (Cth), s 67 Native Title Act 1993 (Cth), s 68 Native Title Act 1993 (Cth), s 251B Native Title Act 1993 (Cth)
Bahtabah Local Aboriginal Land Council v Attorney General of New South Wales [2020] FCA 1236 2020 Notice, Non-claimant application, Determination - negative, fee simple Aboriginal Land Rights Act 1983 (NSW), s 61 Native Title Act 1993 (Cth), s 86G Native Title Act 1993 (Cth)
Malone on behalf of the Western Kangoulu People v State of Queensland [2020] FCA 1188 (August 2020) 2020 Good faith, Experts, Society, Strike-out application, Dismissal, Model litigant s 85A Native Title Act 1993 (Cth), s 37M Federal Court of Australia Act 1976 (Cth), Federal Court Rules 2011 (Cth)
Parkin on behalf of the Quandamooka People v State of Queensland [2020] FCA 1132 2020 Applicant - Joinder, Joinder, Interest, Interests of Justice s 84(5) Native Title Act 1993 (Cth), s 13 Native Title Act 1993 (Cth)
Wagonga Local Aboriginal Land Council v Attorney General of New South Wales [2020] FCA 1113 2020 Determination - negative, Extinguishment, Non-claimant application s 61 Native Title Act 1993 (Cth), Aboriginal Land Rights Act 1983 (NSW)
Booth on behalf of the Gunaikurnai People Claim Group v State of Victoria (No 3) [2020] FCA 1143 2020 Suppression s 37AF Federal Court of Australia Act 1976 (Cth), s 37AH Federal Court of Australia Act 1976 (Cth)
Champion on behalf of the Marlinyu Ghoorlie Claim Group v State of Western Australia [2020] FCA 1175 2020 Open Justice Principles, Connection - anthropological report r 20.03 Federal Court Rules 2011 (Cth)
Farrell on behalf of the Murungun Yunulalda, Budal Lirijal, Mambali Amaling-Gan, Murungun Igalumba and Mambali Lajarirr Estate Groups v Northern Territory of Australia [2020] FCA 1273 2020 Consent determination, patrilineal s 87 Native Title Act 1993 (Cth)
Dodd (Vincent) on behalf of the members of Jamangku, Japuwuny, Parlakuna Palkinykarni and Yilyilyimawu landholding groups v Northern Territory of Australia [2020] FCA 1279 2020 Native Title Determination, Consent determination s 87 Native Title Act 1993 (Cth)
Marputu Aboriginal Corporation RNTBC v Element 25 Limited [2020] NNTTA 58 2020 Expedited procedure Mining Act 1978 (WA), s 25 Native Title Act 1993, s 29 Native Title Act 1993 (Cth)
Ryan on behalf of the members of the Central Limbunya, Nawurlala, Parayi-Kakaru and Tjutamalin landholding groups v Northern Territory of Australia [2020] FCA 1283 2020 Consent determination, Extinguishment s 87 Native Title Act 1993 (Cth), s 225 Native Title Act 1993 (Cth), s 94A Native Title Act 1993 (Cth), s 57 Native Title Act 1993 (Cth)
Fulton on behalf of the Mambali Amaling-Gan, Murungum Igalumba, Murngun Milgawirri, Budal Yuwaran and Guyal Bardi Bardi Dumnyun-Ngatanyana Estate Groups v Northern Territory of Australia [2020] FCA 1271 2020 Consent determination s 87 Native Title Act 1993 (Cth), s 94A Native Title Act 1993 (Cth)