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Pilbara Iron - Eastern Guruma Body Corporate Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)

Category: Agreement
Date: 23 June 2008
Date To: 1 January 2050 or upon the termination or expiry of the Varied Commercial agreement (whichever occurs earlier).
Sub Category:Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) (Native Title Act)
Location:Western Australia, Australia
The area of the agreement falls within the Shire of Asburton. The extract of the ILUA from the Register of Indigenous Land Use Agreements describes the area covered by the agreement as follows: "The area to which native title exists according to the Eastern Guruma Determination for WAD6208/98 Eastern Guruma (WC99/26) made by Bennett J of the Federal Court on 1 March 2007 and titled Muntulgura Guruma (Part A)."
Legal Status: Registered with the National Native Title Tribunal on the Register of Indigenous Land Use Agreements on 23 June 2008. This is an authorised Area Agreement under the Native Title Act 1993 (Cth).
Legal Reference: National Native Title Tribunal File No: WI2007/001
Subject Matter:Exploration | Future Act | Mining and Minerals
Summary Information:
The Pilbara Iron - Eastern Guruma Body Corporate Indigenous Land Use Agreement was concluded between Hamersley Iron Pty Ltd (APPLICANT), Robe River Mining Company, the State of Western Australia, the Wintawari Guruma Aboriginal Corporation and Nelson Hughes, Eva Connors, Kenzie Smith, Tanya Stevens, Edna Hughes, Judith Hughes, Jocelyn Hicks, Dennis Hicks, Samantha Gonnors, Wayne Stevens, Gladys Walker and Sue Boyd (Eastern Guruma Representatives: Guruma Mali Wartu Aboriginal Corporation). It was registered with the National Native Title Tribunal (NNTT) on 23 June 2008.

The purpose of the ILUA is to allow exploration and mining to occur on Eastern Guruma land in exchange for compensation and protection of native title rights and interests.
Detailed Information:
On 1 March 2007, a determination was made by Justice Bennett of the Federal Court recognising the Eastern Guruma's native title rights [Hughes (on behalf of the Eastern Guruma People) v State of Western Australia [2007] FCA 365 (see link below)]. This agreement covers that same area.

The ILUA provides for the validation of all past acts and the doing of all future acts over the agreement area by the applicant for an iron ore mining purpose including the grant of any interest in the land.

Related Entries

Agreement
  • Hamersley Iron Pty Ltd - Eastern Guruma Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)
  • Eastern Guruma Agreement
  • Hughes (on behalf of the Eastern Guruma People) v State of Western Australia [2007] FCA 365
  • Eastern Guruma Pastoral Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)
  • Organisation
  • Hamersley Iron Pty Ltd - Signatory
  • State of Western Australia - Signatory
  • Robe River Mining Company Pty Ltd - Signatory
  • Wintawari Guruma Aboriginal Corporation - Signatory
  • Ashburton Shire
  • National Native Title Tribunal
  • Legislation
  • Native Title Act 1993 (Cth)
  • Native Title Amendment Act 1998 (Cth)
  • Native Title (Indigenous Land Use Agreements) Regulations 1999 (Cth)
  • People
  • Nelson Hughes, Eva Connors, Kenzie Smith, Tanya Stevens, Edna Hughes, Judith Hughes, Jocelyn Hicks, Dennis Hicks, Samantha Gonnors, Wayne Stevens, Gladys Walker and Sue Boyd (Eastern Guruma Representatives: Guruma Mali Wartu Aboriginal Corporation.) - Signatory

  • References

    Resource
    National Native Title Tribunal (23 June 2008) Extract from Register of Indigenous Land Use Agreements: Pilbara Iron- Eastern Guruma Body Corporate Indigenous Land Use Agreement.

    Glossary

    Non-Extinguishment Principle | Future Act (Native Title Act 1993 (Cth)) (Australia) | Native Title (Australia) | Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) (Native Title Act 1993 (Cth)) (Australia) | National Native Title Tribunal (NNTT) (Australia)

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