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Nguiu (Tiwi Islands) Memorandum of Understanding for a 99-Year Lease

Category: Agreement
Sub Category:Memorandum of Understanding
Location:Nguiu, Tiwi Islands, Northern Territory, Australia
Summary Information:
The Memorandum of Understanding for a 99-Year Lease (MOU) on Nguiu was agreed to in May 2007.

A spokesperson for the Mantiyupwi traditional owners, Brian Clancy, said that 130 of the 270 traditional owners had agreed to the terms of the MOU (see Stafford 2007).

Further consultation was reguired before the Nguiu 99-Year Lease was signed in August 2007.

Related Entries

  • Nguiu (Tiwi Islands) 99-Year Lease - Subsequent
  • Memorandum of Understanding between Galarrwuy Yunupingu and the Commonwealth of Australia
  • Organisation
  • Commonwealth of Australia - Signatory
  • Tiwi Enterprises Pty Ltd

  • References

    General Reference
    National Nine News (17 May 2007) Tiwis sign MOU for lease with fed govt
    Tara Ravens, The Australian (11 May 2007) Islanders 'thought lease was benefit payment'
    Annabel Stafford, The Age (10 May 2007) Homes for Aborigines in land deal
    Patricia Karavelas and Ashleigh Wilson, The Australian (10 May 2007) Indigenous home deal's first sign-on
    Ashleigh Wilson, The Australian (15 May 2007) Homing device
    The Hon Mal Brough MP (9 May 2007) Breakthrough agreement on Aboriginal Land in the NT
    Kate Humphris, ABC (3 May 2007) 99 Year Lease battle on the Tiwi Islands heats up
    Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission (HREOC) (11 May 2007) Today's actions could be tomorrow's tragedy
    Tiwi News, edition 43 (19 March 2007) Government visits Nguiu to talk about 99 year leasing
    Tiwi News, edition 41 (1 February 2007) Human Rights Commissioner warns Tiwis - don't be bullied by Government
    Tiwi News, edition 42 (22 February 2007) Tiwi women speak out
    Tiwi News, edition 37 (1 September 2006) 99 year leases scheme: TILG requests more info
    Office of Indigenous Policy Coordination (OIPC) Questions and Answers on Leasing of land in Aboriginal townships
    Tiwi Islands Local Government (TILG) Our Communities: Nguiu


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