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Pitta Pitta People/Westward-Ho Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)

Category: Agreement
Date: 5 August 2013
Sub Category:Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) (Native Title Act)
Location:Boulia , Queensland, Australia
The agreement covers about 497 square kilometres, located approximately 21 kilometres southeast of Boulia and falls within the Local Government Authority of the Boulia Shire Council.
Legal Status: Registered with the National Native Title Tribunal on the Register of Indigenous Land Use Agreements on 05 August 2013. This is an authorised Area agreement under the Native Title Act 1993 (Cth).
Legal Reference: National Native Title Tribunal File No.:QI2013/017
Subject Matter:Native Title
URL: http://www.nntt.gov.au/Indigenous-Land-Use-Agreements/Search-Registered-ILUAs/ILUA%20Register/2013/QI2013.017/ILUARegisterExport.pdf
Summary Information:
The Pitta Pitta People/Westward-Ho Indigenous Land Use Agreement(ILUA)was entered into between the following parties:

- Phillip Gregory Prince

- Alfred Nathan, Jean Jacks, Neville Aplin, Carmel Belford, Noel Doyle and Florence Melville on behalf of the Pitta Pitta People.

The purpose of the area agreement is to specify the conditions under which the agreement can be cease to exist.
Detailed Information:
Details of the Agreement

The Pitta Pitta People/Westward-Ho Indigenous Land Use Agreement takes effect on the date that a determination of native title in favour of the Pitta Pitta People is made, and continues until either:
- the date of expiry of the lease term
- the date of surrender, resumption, forfeiture or termination of the lease
- the date of removal of this ILUA from the Register of Indigenous Land Use Agreements

Native title in the ILUA Area

The native title rights of the Pitta Pitta people was recognised on 28 August 2012 over 66 parcels of land covering over 30,000 square kilometres in western Queensland around the town of Boulia.

The non-exclusive rights other than in relation to water are:
- be present on, by accessing, traversing and camping on the area
- hunt and gather on the area for non-commercial; personal, domestic, social, cultural and communal purposes
- take and use Natural Resources from the area for non-commercial; personal, domestic, social, cultural and communal purposes
- maintain places of importance and areas of significance to the native title holders under their traditional laws and customs and protect those places and areas from physical harm
- conduct ceremonies on the area
- teach on the area the physical and spiritual attributes of the area
- light fires on the area for domestic purposes including cooking, but not for the purpose of hunting or clearing vegetation

In relation to water, the non-exclusive rights pertain to:

- hunt, fish and gather from the Water for personal, domestic, social, cultural and non-commercial communal purposes
- take and use the Water for personal, domestic and non-commercial communal purposes.

Consent to the determination was reached with the Queensland government, the four local governments, Ergon Energy, two mining companies and 15 pastoralists.


Related Entries

Agreement
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  • Organisation
  • National Native Title Tribunal
  • Boulia Shire Council
  • Queensland South Native Title Services Limited
  • Legislation
  • Native Title Act 1993 (Cth)
  • Native Title Amendment Act 1998 (Cth)
  • Native Title (Indigenous Land Use Agreements) Regulations 1999 (Cth)
  • People
  • Phillip Gregory Prince - Signatory
  • Alfred Nathan and others on behalf of the Pitta Pitta People - Signatory
  • Pitta Pitta People - Signatory

  • Glossary

    Area Agreement (Australia) | National Native Title Tribunal (NNTT) (Australia) | Native Title (Australia) | Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) (Native Title Act 1993 (Cth)) (Australia) | Consent Determination (Native Title Act 1993 (Cth)) (Australia) | Native Title Determination (Australia)

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