Tanami native title determination one of the quickest yet

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The Lappi Lappi and Ngulupi peoples’ native title over 6,072 square kilometres of land and waters in the western Tanami Desert in Western Australia has been recognised by the Federal Court, in one of the quickest determinations in the state’s history.

Federal Court judge Justice Michael Barker said the consent determination of native title in favour of the Lappi Lappi and Ngulupi people recognised their ongoing connection to the area since sovereignty.