Dutjahn Sandalwood Oils is 50 per cent owned by an Indigenous group. It harvests sandalwood in the Gibson Desert and exports to the global luxury perfume market. The business model has been recognised with national and international awards.
Land and water
Native Title rights were recognised this week for both Limbunya Station, the childhood home of Gurindji man Vincent Lingiari, and Jinbarak, which includes the site of the historic Wave Hill Walk Off.
The consent determinations of two Top End pastoral leases (Nutwood Downs and Hodgson River) include recognition of native title holders' rights to take resources from their country and use them for any purpose, including commercial purposes.
The Australian and Queensland governments are reviewing the Reef 2050 Plan, Australia’s long-term strategy to protect and manage the Great Barrier Reef. The plan sets clear actions, management goals, objectives and outcomes. These drive and guide the short, medium and long-term management of the reef.
'Extreme imbalance of power': Call for recognition of sacrifice traditional owners make to keep WA mining ticking
In its submission to the Northern Australia joint committee inquiry into Rio Tinto's Juukan Gorge blast, the Banjima Native Title Aboriginal Corporation offered rare public commentary on the interplay between traditional owners and miners.
SA Native Title Services CEO Keith Thomas is “disappointed” that only one of the eight new South Australian regional landscape boards announced last month included an Aboriginal member.
Northern Territory anglers will still have access to Aboriginal-owned NT coastal waters until at least the end of 2022. A new agreement has been signed between the NT Government and the Northern Land Council to allow the current conditions to continue.
The Ningaloo Coast will be jointly managed between traditional owners and the State Government, following the historic signing of an Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA).