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The Kimberley Marine Tourism Association (KMTA) are asking the WA Government to allow access to Traditional Owners’ land via a single fee, claiming separate payments to different groups is unsustainable. Native Title holders are increasingly initiating their land rights over coastal areas in the Kimberley region, requesting tourism operators in the areas pay a fee […]

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Former treasurer of WA Liberal Party’s Durack division, Graham Greenaway, has appeared in court over allegations of stealing nearly $3 million from a Native Title claim trust account. WA Police’s Financial Crimes Squad charged the 68-year-old Geraldton man with Stealing as a Servant after it was alleged he stole $2.9 million from the Yugunga-Nya People’s […]

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The Yinggarda, Baiyungu and Thalanyji people this week achieved Native Title recognition, 22 years after their initial claim was lodged. The Gnulli Native Title claim area covers 71,354 square kilometres of land and sea in the Yamatji Region in the shires of Ashburton, Carnarvon, Exmouth, Upper Gascoyne, Murchison and Shark Bay. The determination area spans […]

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The Noongar People’s South West Native Title Settlement is one step closer to being fulfilled thanks to a decision handed down today from the Full Bench of the Federal Court. The Full Bench rejected applications for judicial review of the settlement as well as awarding costs against the breakaway group of Noongar applicants trying to […]

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A group of Noongar Traditional Owners have lodged a $290 billion compensation claim for spiritual damages caused by extinguishment of Native Title. The largest compensation claim ever made, the group is seeking a payout of almost a quarter of the national GDP. The area in question is almost the size of Victoria – a total […]

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