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About this NPA

The Native Title National Practice Area (NPA) including applications relating to:

  • native title claims concerning the rights and interests of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to land and waters according to their traditional laws and customs, including determinations, revised native title determination applications, compensation applications, claim registration applications, applications to remove agreements from the Register of Indigenous Land Use Agreements and applications about the transfer of records
  • reviews or appeals from decisions of the National Native Title Tribunal (NNTT)
  • matters arising under or in relation to any Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) or other agreement made under the Native Title Act 1993 (Cth) (Native Title), or concerning a Prescribed Body Corporate (which holds or manages native title under the Act).
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Latest Judgments

  • 15 Feb 2017: Narrier v State of Western Australia (No 2) [2017] FCA 104
    NATIVE TITLE - extinguishment - section 47B of the Native Title Act 1993 (Cth) - whether s 47B applies to disregard extinguishment - occupation for the purposes of s 47B(1)(c) - the area that must be occupied for the purposes of s 47B(1)(c)
    Judge: Mortimer J
  • 9 Feb 2017: Pappin on behalf of the Muthi Muthi People v Attorney-General of New South Wales [2017] FCA 76
    NATIVE TITLE - application for review of a decision by the delegate of a Registrar under s 190F of the Native Title Act 1993 (Cth) (the Act) - delegate's determination that application does not meet the criteria for registration in s 190A of the Act - whether delegate erred in finding that the application did not identify an area subject to native …
    Judge: Griffiths J
  • 2 Feb 2017: McGlade v Native Title Registrar [2017] FCAFC 10
    NATIVE TITLE - South West Native Title Settlement - registration requirements for indigenous land use agreements (area agreements) (ILUAs) - where meeting resolutions authorising ILUA provided not necessary for all persons comprising the registered native title claimant or claimants to sign the ILUA - where ILUA signed in accordance with meeting…
    Judge: North, Barker and Mortimer JJ

Latest Speeches & Papers

Form & Rules

The key forms and rules for commencing “main applications” are:

  • Commencing a native title determination application by a claimant:



  • Commencing a determination application by a non-claimant:



  • Commencing a compensation application:




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