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Public Access to Beaches and Native Title Determinations

2 Apr, 2020

The High Court has handed down a significant decision protecting beaches from native title determinations excluding public access. The case involved 40km of coast in northern Western Australia which was subject to a native title claim. The Full Federal Court…

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UPDATE- Native Title Legislation Amendment Bill 2019

8 Nov, 2019

The Native Title Legislation Amendment Bill 2019  (‘Bill‘) was reintroduced into Parliament on 17 October 2019. The Bill introduces a number of reforms to the native title system under the Native Title Act 1993 (Cth). A previous iteration of the Bill…

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The Aboriginal Land SEPP

9 Apr, 2019

The State Environmental Planning Policy (Aboriginal Land) 2019 (‘SEPP‘) came into force on 6 February 2019. The SEPP provides for the making of ‘development delivery plans‘ (‘DDPs‘) for land owned by Local Aboriginal Land Councils (‘LALCs’) which must be considered when…

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