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Northern Land Council

Category: Organisation
Date: 1 January 1977
Sub Category:Statutory Body | Native Title Representative Body
Location:Casuarina, Northern Territory, Australia
Legal Reference: CA 4976
Subject Matter:Native Title
URL: http://www.nlc.org.au/
Summary Information:
The Northern Land Council (NLC) was one of four councils established as a result of the Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act 1976 (Cth). (The Northern Land Council and Central Land Council were established on an interim basis in 1973 following a report by Justice Woodward, The Aboriginal Land Rights Commission, First Report, 1973, on how to recognize Aboriginal Land Rights in the Northern Territory).

In accordance with the Act the functions of each land council are: to ascertain and express the wishes and opinions of Aboriginals living in the area concerning the management of Aboriginal land in that area; to protect the interests of traditional Aboriginal owners of land in that area; to consult with traditional Aboriginal owners of land in that area concerning proposed uses of the land.

The NLC is also a Representative Body under the Native Title Act 1993 (Cth).

Related Entries

Agreement
  • Kakadu National Park, The Northern Territory of Australia, Memorandum of Lease
  • Kakadu National Park, The Northern Territory of Australia, Memorandum of Lease (3 November 1978)
  • Memorandum of Understanding between Rio Tinto Exploration Pty Ltd and the Northern Land Council - Signatory
  • Model Exploration & Mining Agreement between Rio Tinto Exploration Pty Ltd, Local Aboriginal Groups and the Northern Land Council
  • Woodcutters Mine Agreement
  • Walgundu Exploration Agreement
  • Merlin Diamond Mine Northern Territory and the Wurdaliya and Wuyaliya Peoples Agreement
  • Alice Springs to Darwin Railway Agreement - Signatory
  • Snake Creek Exploration Joint Venture - Signatory
  • Snake Creek Deed for Exploration - Signatory
  • Mount Stretton Deed for Exploration - Signatory
  • Snowdrop Creek Deed for Exploration - Signatory
  • Wetji River Deed for Exploration - Signatory
  • Snake Creek Negotiation Agreement - Signatory
  • Woodcutters Deed of Agreement for Lease - Shareholder
  • Indigenous Employment and Training Agreement between ADrail Joint Venture Company and the Northern Land Council - Signatory
  • Dhimurru Section 73 Agreement - Signatory
  • Memorandum of Understanding between the Northern Land Council and the Territory Construction Association - Signatory
  • FreightLink Indigenous Scholarships
  • Aboriginal Landcare Education Program - Collaborator
  • Mount Saunders Agreement
  • Mining Research Partnership - Partner
  • Quarantine Surveillance Agreement - Partner
  • Residential Development Agreement between the Larrakia and the Northern Territory Government
  • Nitmiluk (Katherine Gorge) National Park Memorandum of Lease - Signatory
  • Ranger Uranium Project: Section 44 Agreement - Signatory
  • Bradshaw Partnering Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) - Signatory
  • Jabiluka Long-Term Care and Maintenance Agreement - Signatory
  • Agreement between the Northern Land Council and the Director of National Parks and Wildlife - Signatory
  • Broome Pearls Native Title Pearling Agreement
  • Mimosa Aerial Control Agreement - Signatory
  • Borroloola Mabunji Aboriginal Resource Centre Inc. Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) - Signatory
  • Bulls Head Pocket (Community Living Area) Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) - Signatory
  • Model Exploration Agreement between De Beers Australia Exploration Ltd and Northern Land Council - Signatory
  • Memorandum of Understanding between De Beers Exploration Limited and the Northern Land Council - Signatory
  • Model Exploration Agreement between Tawana Resources NL and the Northern Land Council - Signatory
  • Memorandum of Understanding between Tawana Resources NL and the Northern Land Council - Signatory
  • Model Exploration Agreement between Bootu Creek Resources Pty Ltd - Signatory
  • Memorandum of Understanding between Bootu Creek Resources Pty Ltd and the Northern Land Council - Signatory
  • Powell Creek (Community Living Area) Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) - Signatory
  • Memorandum of Understanding between the Northern Land Council and Jobfind Centres Pty Ltd - Signatory
  • Venn Blocks - Warlangluk (Katherine, Northern Territory) Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) - Signatory
  • Arnhem Land West Deed of Assignment and Covenant - Signatory
  • Jingaloo (Community Living Area) Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) - Signatory
  • Mataranka Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) - Signatory
  • Heads of Agreement between Lyons Development Corporation, Larrakia Development Corporation, Larrakia Nation Aboriginal Corporation and the Northern Land Council - Signatory
  • Native Title Petroleum Agreement between the Northern Land Council and Sweetpea Corporation - Signatory
  • Native Title Petroleum Agreement between the Northern Land Council and Pardi Pty Ltd - Signatory
  • Cox Peninsula Water Supply Project Agreement - Signatory
  • Memorandum of Understanding between the Northern Land Council, the Territory Construction Association, the Larrakia Nation Aboriginal Corporation and the Larrakia Development Corporation - Signatory
  • Memorandum of Understanding between the Indigenous Land Corporation, the Northern and Central Land Councils and the Northern Territory Government - Signatory
  • Harrison Dam Conservation Area Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) - Signatory
  • Township of Urapunga Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) - Signatory
  • Gregory National Park NLC Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) - Signatory
  • Fogg Dam Conservation Reserve Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) - Signatory
  • Flora River Nature Park Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) - Signatory
  • Melacca Swamp Conservation Area Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) - Signatory
  • Black Jungle / Lambells Lagoon Conservation Reserve Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) - Signatory
  • Gregory's Tree Historical Reserve Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) - Signatory
  • Cox Peninsula Water Supply Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) - Signatory
  • Norforce - Borroloola Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) - Signatory
  • Gulin Gulin Buffalo Company Land Use Agreement
  • Malak Malak Browns Creek Boat Ramp Agreement - Signatory
  • Malak Malak Market Gardens Boat Ramp Agreement - Signatory
  • Memorandum of Understanding between the Indigenous Land Corporation, Central Land Council, Northern Land Council, NT Cattlemen's Association, NT Government and Commonwealth Department of Employment and Workplace Relations - Signatory
  • Mary River National Park Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) - Signatory
  • Memorandum of Understanding between the Northern Land Council and Group Training Northern Territory - Signatory
  • Frances Creek Iron Ore Project Mining Agreement
  • Memorandum of Understanding between the Northern Land Council and the Power and Water Corporation - Signatory
  • BGP Fish River Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) - Signatory
  • BGP Douglas North Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) - Signatory
  • BGP West Ban Ban Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) - Signatory
  • Wuthathi People and Cook Shire Council Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) - Signatory
  • BGP Northern Land Council Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) - Signatory
  • Wilson v Northern Territory of Australia [2009] FCA 800 (31 July 2009)
  • Lily Hole Creek Community Living Area Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) - Signatory
  • Katherine Regional Cultural Precinct Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) - Signatory
  • Timber Creek Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)
  • Lot 828 Town of Borroloola Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) - Signatory
  • Wavehill v Northern Territory of Australia [2011] FCA 581
  • Young v Northern Territory of Australia [2011] FCA 583
  • Delamere Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)
  • King v Northern Territory of Australia [2011] FCA 582
  • Wavehill v Northern Territory of Australia [2011] FCA 584
  • Campbell v Northern Territory of Australia [2011] FCA 580
  • Rio Tinto Alcan Gove Traditional Owners Agreement - Signatory
  • Raymond v Northern Territory of Australia [2012] FCA 667
  • Raymond v Northern Territory of Australia [2012] FCA 669
  • Combined Mandingalbay Yidinji Gunggandji People and Ergon Energy Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)
  • Indigenous Land Use Agreement relating to Infrastructure on Part Lot 140, Town of Elliott - Signatory
  • Second Katherine Regional Cultural Indigneous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) - Signatory
  • Organisation
  • Kakadu Aboriginal Land Trust
  • Jabiluka Aboriginal Land Trust
  • Gunlom Aboriginal Land Trust
  • Cobourg Peninsula Sanctuary Land Trust
  • Jawoyn Aboriginal Land Trust
  • Gagadju Association
  • Finniss River Land Trust
  • Wagiman (No 2) Aboriginal Land Trust
  • Gumatj Aboriginal Corporation
  • Aboriginal Fisheries Consultative Committees
  • Event
  • Dhimurru Land Management Aboriginal Corporation Indigenous Protected Area Management Plan
  • Kakadu National Park Plan of Management
  • Garig Gunak Barlu National Park Plan of Management
  • Upper Daly Land Transfer
  • Legislation
  • Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act 1976 (Cth)
  • Cobourg Peninsula Aboriginal Land, Sanctuary and Marine Park Act 1996 (NT)
  • Cobourg Peninsula Aboriginal Land and Sanctuary Act 1981 (NT)
  • Nitmiluk (Katherine Gorge) National Park Act 1989 (NT)
  • Native Title Act 1993 (Cth)
  • Native Title Amendment Act 1998 (Cth)
  • Parks and Reserves (Framework for the Future) Act 2003 (NT)
  • Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Amendment Act 2002 (Cth)
  • Place
  • Dhimurru Indigenous Protected Area
  • Case Law
  • Griffiths v Northern Territory of Australia (No 2) [2006] FCA 1155 (28 August 2006)
  • Fejo v The Northern Territory of Australia [1998] HCA 58 (10 September 1998)
  • Risk v Northern Territory of Australia [2006] FCA 404
  • Northern Territory of Australia & Anor v Arnhem Land Aboriginal Land Trust & Ors (2008) HCA 29 (Blue Mud Bay Case) - Respondent
  • Policy/Strategy
  • Parks and Reserves (Framework for the Future) Bill 2003
  • Community Harmony Strategy
  • Jabiru Region Sustainability Project

  • References

    Book
    Neate, Graeme (1989) Aboriginal Land Rights Law in the Northern Territory
    Media Release
    Mal Brough MP, Minister for Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (7 June 2007) Reforms to Native Title Representative Bodies to benefit Indigenous Australians
    Report
    Aboriginal Land Commission (1973) First Report

    Glossary

    Native Title Representative Body (NTRB) (Australia) | Statutory Body | Exploration Agreement (Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act 1976 (Cth)) (Australia)

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