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Dja Dja Wurrung and John Styles Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)

Category: Agreement
Date: 5 December 2013
Sub Category:Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) (Native Title Act)
Location:Castlemaine. , Victoria. , Australia
The Agreement Area covers about 640 square metres approximately 1.75 km south east of Castlemaine over crown allotment 23B, Section 5, Parish of Castlemaine. The area falls within the Mount Alexander Shire region.
Legal Status: Registered with the National Native Title Tribunal on the Register of Indigenous Land Use Agreements on 5 December 2013.
Legal Reference: National Native Title Tribunal File No.: VI2013/007
Subject Matter:Native Title | Native Title - Extinguishment
URL: http://www.nntt.gov.au/Indigenous-Land-Use-Agreements/Search-Registered-ILUAs/Pages/VIC-RegisteredILUA-DjaDjaWurrungandJohnStylesILUAVI2013007.aspx
Summary Information:
The Dja Dja Wurrung and John Styles Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) is an Area Agreement Agreement between:

- Gary John Murray, Robert Herbert Nicholls, Rodney John Carter, Graham John Atkinson, Carmel Priscilla Barry, Connie Harrison-Edwards
on behalf of the Dja Dja Wurrung Native Title Claim Group(applicant);

- the State of Victoria; and

- John Styles.

The purpose of the ILUA is to surrender native title rights and interests over the land covered by the Agreement to the State of Victoria for the purposes of extinguishment.
Detailed Information:
Details of the agreement

Commencement

The ILUA was registered with the National Native Title Tribunal on 5 December 2013. The Extract does not stipulate a specific start or end date but in accordance with clause 3.1 the Agreement is said to commence when executed by all parties.

Agreement

The Agreement operates to provide the parties' consent to the surrender of native title to the State of Victoria and the grant of fee simple title under section 99A of the Land Act 1958 to the proponent.

Native Title Provisions

Right to negotiate does not apply

Clause 5.1 states that the parties agree that the right to negotiate provisions of the Native Title Act 1993 (Cth) do not apply, as the alternative consultation provisions are to be followed instead.

Without this agreement, the grant would have been invalid and the right to negotiate provisions of the Native Title Act 1993 (Cth) would apply. 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.


Background to the Agreement:

Native Title in the ILUA Area

The Dja Dja Wurrung Peoples filed a native title claim with the Federal Court of Australia as proceeding VID6001/00 on 19 July 2000. On 28 March 2013, the Victorian Government and the Dja Dja Warrung people reached a Recognition and Settlement agreement under the Traditional Owners Settlement Act 2010 (Vic). This agreement recognised the Dja Dja Wurrung people as the traditional owner group for approximately 266,532 hectares of Crown land in central Victoria. The ILUA area is subject to this land.

Related Entries

Organisation
  • Dja Dja Wurrung Clans Aboriginal Corporation
  • State of Victoria - Signatory
  • Legislation
  • Land Act 1958 (Vic)
  • Native Title Act 1993 (Cth)
  • Native Title Amendment Act 1998 (Cth)
  • Traditional Owners Settlement Act 2010 (Vic)
  • People
  • Dja Dja Wurrung Native Title Group
  • John Styles - Signatory
  • Gary John Murray, Robert Herbert Nicholls, Rodney John Carter, Graham John Atkinson, Carmel Priscilla Barry and Connie Harrison-Edwards on behalf of the Dja Dja Wurrung Native Title Group - Signatory

  • Documents

    Map
    Dja Dja Wurrung and John Styles Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) - Map - ( PDF)
    Dja Dja Wurrung and John Styles Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) - Description of Area - ( PDF)
    Dja Dja Wurrung and John Styles Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) - Extract - ( PDF)

    Glossary

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (Australia) | State Government | Area Agreement (Australia) | Party to an Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) (Australia) | Native Title Claimants (registered) (Australia) | National Native Title Tribunal (NNTT) (Australia) | Native Title Determination (Australia) | Native Title (Australia) | Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) (Native Title Act 1993 (Cth)) (Australia) | Extinguishment (Australia) | Right To Negotiate (Native Title Act 1993 (Cth)) (Australia) | Future Act (Native Title Act 1993 (Cth)) (Australia) | Aboriginal Corporation (Australia) | Legislation

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