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Eastern Kuku Yalanji & Cook Shire Council Local Government Agreement Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)

Category: Agreement
Date: 5 October 2007
Sub Category:Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) (Native Title Act)
Location:Cook Shire, Queensland, Australia
This ILUA covers areas in the Cape York Peninsula, within the Cook Shire.
Legal Status: Registered with the National Native Title Tribunal on the Register of Indigenous Land Use Agreements on 5 October 2007. This is an authorised Area Agreement under the Native Title Act 1993 (Cth).
Legal Reference: QI2006/025
Alternative Names:
  • Gugu Yalandji
  • Subject Matter:Access | Collaboration / Partnership | Economic Development | Local Government | Native Title
    Summary Information:
    The Eastern Kuku Yalanji & Cook Shire Council Local Government Agreement Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)was agreed between the Cook Shire Council (APPLICANT) and Agnes Walker, Eileen Walker, Hazel Douglas, John Walker Jnr and Peter Fishcher (native title parties) on the 5 October 2007.

    The purpose of this ILUA is to provide for the relationship between native title rights and the interests of the Cook Shire Council within the ILUA area.

    Detailed Information:
    This ILUA is one of 15 resulting from the Eastern Kuku Yalanji 1994 native title claim over some 144,000 hectares, which was mainly timber reserve and unallocated Crown land. In 1997 the Kuku Yalanji proposed a settlement with the Queensland Government, which was agreed to in principle by most parties in 2005. (Queensland Government)

    Approximately 250,000 hectares of land were given back to the Eastern Kuku Yalanji people with 64,000 hectares designated as freehold land to be used for conservation with 16,500 of this proportion to be set aside for use as residential or economic development. (The Australian).

    This ILUA states that the native title parties give consent to the doing of all things necessary to maintain council infrastructure.

    This ILUA includes the agreement that 'future acts' may be done. The parties also agree that the right to negotiate provisions of the Native Title Act 1993 (Cth) do not apply to future acts, as the alternative consultation provisions are to be followed instead. Under this Act any activity, such as a grant of land, that may affect native title rights is defined as a 'future act' and must comply with the future act provisions of the Act in order to be valid.

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  • Organisation
  • Cook Shire Council - Signatory
  • 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)
  • Native Title (Queensland) Act 1993 (Qld)
  • People
  • Agnes Walker, Eileen Walker, Hazel Douglas, John Walker Jnr and Peter Fischer on behalf of the Eastern Kuku Yalanji People - Signatory

  • References

    General Reference
    Kantri Laif (Issue 3, 2007) Kuku Yalanji agreements signed and sealed
    Queensland Government (4 October 2007) Eastern Yalanji land use agreements
    Booklet
    Cape York Land Council (11 April 2007) Eastern Kuku Yalanji People and the State of Queensland Indigenous Land Use Agreements Celebration Booklet
    Newspaper Article
    Padraic Murphy The Australian (12 April 2007) Traditional Owner's Historic Victory
    Resource
    National Native Title Tribunal (30 September 2010) Registered ILUAs by Name

    Documents

    Map
    Kuku Yalanji & Cook Shire Council ILUA - ( PDF | Image)

    Glossary

    Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) (Native Title Act 1993 (Cth)) (Australia) | Native Title (Australia)

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