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Commonwealth v Yarmirr (2000) 168 ALR 426 (11 October 2001)

Category: Case Law
Sub Category:Case Law
Location:Croker Island, north east of Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
Alternative Names:
  • Croker Island Case
  • Subject Matter:Native Title
    URL: http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/cases/cth/high_ct/2001/56.html
    Summary Information:
    A majority of the High Court upheld the findings of Olney J in Yarmirr v Northern Territory (1998) 82 FCR 533 (as had the Full Federal Court in Commonwealth v Yarmirr (2000) 168 ALR 426) and dismissed the appeals, holding that:
    - Non-exclusive native title rights could be recognised offshore;
    - The common law could not recognise exclusive native title offshore because this would be inconsistent with both public rights to fish and navigate found under the common law and the right of innocent passage under international law.

    Related Entries

    Agreement
  • Broome Pearls Native Title Pearling Agreement
  • Organisation
  • Commonwealth of Australia
  • Injarnyala Aboriginal Corporation
  • Legislation
  • Native Title Act 1993 (Cth)
  • People
  • Mandilarri People - Native Title Claimant
  • Mary Yarmirr and Others - Respondent
  • Case Law
  • Yarmirr v Northern Territory (Unreported, FCA, 4 September 1998, Olney J)

  • References

    Case Law
    High Court of Australia (2001) Commonwealth v Yarmirr (2000) 168 ALR 426 (11 October 2001)
    Federal Court of Australia (1998) Yarmirr v Northern Territory (Unreported, FCA, 4 September 1998, Olney J)
    Media Release
    National Native Title Tribunal (11 October 2001) High Court's sea rights decision gives go-ahead to 120 claims
    Resource
    National Native Title Tribunal (2002) Ten Years of Native Title Information Kit

    Documents

    Map
    Commonwealth v Yarmirr (2000) 168 ALR 426 (11 October 2001) Map - ( Image | Thumbnail | PDF)

    Glossary

    Native Title (Australia) | Litigated Determination (Native Title Act 1993 (Cth)) (Australia)

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