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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Search across all case, legislation and year fields.
E.g. Worimi 2018
Title Year Issues Legislation considered
Working with Children (Indigenous Communities) Amendment Bill 2021 (Qld) 2021 Employment Working with Children (Risk Management and Screening) Act 2000 (Qld), Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities (Justice, Land and Other Matters) Act 1984 (Qld)
Gilla on behalf of the Yugunga-Nya People v State of Western Australia [2021] FCA 952 2021 Removal of party, Application to vary court orders s 61 Native Title Act 1993 (Cth), s 66B Native Title Act 1993 (Cth), s 37M Federal Court of Australia Act 1976 (Cth), s 37N Federal Court of Australia Act 1976 (Cth)
Ryan (Snr) on behalf of the Warrgamay People v State of Queensland [2021] FCA 977 2021 Consent determination s 87 Native Title Act 1993 (Cth)
AC (deceased) v State of Western Australia [2021] FCA 735 2021 Indigenous Land Use Agreement, Dismissal s 251A Native Title Act 1993 (Cth), Noongar (Koorah, Nitja, Boordahwan) (Past, Present, Future) Recognition Act 2016 (WA)
CD (deceased) v State of Western Australia [2021] FCA 734 2021 Removal of party, Indigenous Land Use Agreement s 37M Federal Court of Australia Act 1976 (Cth), s 84(8) Native Title Act 1993 (Cth), s 24EA Native Title Act 1993 (Cth)
Sailor on behalf of the Wangkamahdla People v State of Queensland [2021] FCA 790 2021 Consent determination s 87A Native Title Act 1993 (Cth)
Friday v Minister for Primary Industry and Resources [2021] FCA 794 2021 Procedural fairness, Authorisation, Mining - objection, Validity of lease Mineral Titles Act 2010 (NT), s 24MD Native Title Act 1993 (Cth)
Alvoen on behalf of the Wakaman People #5 v State of Queensland (No 3) [2021] FCA 785 2021 Practice and procedure r 21.02 Federal Court Rules 2011 (Cth), s 37M Federal Court of Australia Act 1976 (Cth)
Hamlett on behalf of the Wajarri Yamatji People (Part E) v State of Western Australia (No 2) [2021] FCA 868 2021 Consent determination s 87 Native Title Act 1993 (Cth), s 94A Native Title Act 1993 (Cth)
Hamlett on behalf of the Wajarri Yamatji People v State of Western Australia (No 3) [2021] FCA 869 2021 Variation of determination s 13 Native Title Act 1993 (Cth), Federal Court Rules 2011 (Cth)
Quall v Native Title Registrar [2021] FCA 865 2021 Practice and procedure, Judicial review s 24CK Native Title Act 1993 (Cth), Administrative Decisions (Judicial Review) Act 1977 (Cth), r 26.01 Federal Court Rules 2011 (Cth)
Dann on behalf of the Wajarri Yamatji People (Part D) v State of Western Australia [2021] FCA 867 2021 Consent determination