Kooma Aboriginal Corporation RNTBC
The Kooma Aboriginal Corporation RNTBC administers land on behalf of the Kooma people. Their native title rights and interests were recognised in the Kooma People #4 Part A determination of 2014.
In this matter, the Court recognised that the Kooma People held native title with respect to the land and waters located in the southwest of Queensland, covering approximately 31,856 square kilometres and including between the towns of Cunnamulla in the west, Charleville in the north, St George to the east and the New South Wales border; and also including in the claim area the towns of Dirranbandi, Hebel and Bollon.
Previously, a number of native title determination applications had been filed over the Part A determination area, however, those previous claims had been dismissed and so Part A was free from any overlapping claims. The Court noted that this case was proceeding on the basis of an amended native title application in relation to the claim area described in Kooma People #4 Part A, which was filed on 11 June 2014.