Mpwerempwer Aboriginal Corporation RNTBC

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Mpwerempwer Aboriginal Corporation is the registered native title body corporate for the consent native title determination in Rex on behalf of the Akwerlpe-Waake, Iliyarne, Lyentyawel Ileparranem and Arrawatyen People v Northern Territory of Australia [2010] FCA 911 (7 September 2010). The determination area covers 2,949 square kilometres of the Singleton pastoral lease area. The native title rights and interests are the rights possessed under, and exercisable in accordance with, the native title holders’ traditional laws and customs, including the right to:

  • access and travel on land and waters;
  • the right to live on the land for all purposes;
  • the right to hunt, gather, take and use the natural resources of the land and waters, including the right to access, take and use natural water resources;
  • the right to access, maintain and protect places and areas of importance;
  • the rights to engage in cultural activities, conduct ceremonies, hold meeting, teach the physical and spiritual attributes of places and areas of importance;
  • the right to make decisions about the use and enjoyment of the land and waters; and
  • the right to share and exchange natural resources obtained on or from the land and waters, including traditional items made from the natural resources.
Type of RNTBC
Contact name
Heather Anderson
Contact number
08 8951 0515
Postal address
C/- Central Land Council, PO Box 3321, ALICE SPRINGS NT 0871
Office address
C/- Central Land Council, 27 Stuart Highway, Alice Springs NT 0870
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A private agribusiness is seeking to use more than 40,000 megalitres of water each year in arid central Australia to irrigate what it says will be one of the country’s biggest fruit and vegetable operations.

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