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Aboriginal elder takes fight against WA heritage laws to United Nations

Ngalia elder Kado Muir, who is also a member of the Indigenous Peoples Organisation Australia and chair of the National Native Title Council, addressed the United Nations’ expert mechanism on the rights of Indigenous peoples via video link last week as part of its global investigations into the right to self-determination by Indigenous people.

FPIC (Free Prior Informed Consent), Heritage, Land rights, NNTC (National Native Title Council)

Green H2 and fuels project in WA

A group consisting of InterContinental Energy, CWP Global and Mirning Green Energy Ltd, a fully-owned subsidiary of the Mirning Traditional Lands Aboriginal Corporation, today announced they plan to build in phases an integrated green fuels mega project in Western Australia featuring up to 50 GW of wind and solar power capacity.

Carbon farming, Commercial development

A closer look at plans for Australia’s largest prawn farm

As Project Sea Dragon comes one step closer to lift-off, The Fish Site assesses the potential impacts – both positive and negative – that it’s likely to have on the social, economic and environmental fabric of two remote regions of Australia.

An Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA), signed in 2017, involved Traditional Owners of lands at Legune Station agreeing to suspend their Native Title for a period of 95 years in exchange for an undisclosed value in compensation.

Commercial development, Fishing, ILUA (Indigenous Land Use Agreement), Land and sea management

First Boodja transfers under South West Native Title Settlement

Aboriginal Affairs Minister Stephen Dawson and Lands Minister Tony Buti have today executed the first documents that give effect to Boodja (Lands) transfers under the South West Native Title Settlement (Settlement) at a signing ceremony with Noongar leaders and elders at Parliament House.


Tjaltjraak rangers using environmental DNA analysis to monitor country

Animals, plants, fungi, and bacteria leave DNA as they move through the environment. By analysing the DNA found in water, soil, or other natural places, scientists can work out which species have been in a particular habitat. The technique could soon be added to the conservation toolkit of Esperance rangers.

Caring for Country, Culture, Environment, Research, Science, Technology

Scorecard critical to Rio Tinto’s future in the Pilbara

Wintawari Guruma Aboriginal Corporation’s (WGAC) mining scorecard will be even more important for Rio Tinto after recent revelations the miner signed off on the dumping of Eastern Guruma cultural heritage material at the Darwin rubbish tip in the 1990s.


BHP urges huge fines for damaging Aboriginal heritage

Mining giant BHP has asked the South Australian Parliament to impose harsher penalties on companies that illegally damage Aboriginal heritage sites, arguing the current maximum $50,000 fine should be increased to as high as $10 million.

Culture, Heritage, Mining

Joy as Jabiru is returned to Mirarr traditional owners, ending 20-plus year native title fight

One of Australia's longest running native title fights has ended with the formal return of land rights to traditional owners in the Kakadu Northern Territory township of Jabiru.

The town is home to a vibrant traditional art centre, the home of the notorious Cahills Crossing where fishermen battle crocs for a catch, and on the doorstep of World-Heritage listed Kakadu National Park.

Determinations, Native title claim, Native title holder

Taking care of elders, past and future

Kaurna Yerta Aboriginal Corporation RNTBC looks after the ‘stolen generation of the dead’—and in bringing them home to rest, invites all Australians to join in the healing.

Community development, Culture, Family, Leadership

2021 AIATSIS Summit


For the first time ever the AIATSIS National Native Title Conference and the National Indigenous Research Conference will be held together over five days.

We are offering a range of flexible registration packages.

Keep up to date here.