Native title

Eighty Mile Beach marine park: New agreement

The state government and Ngarla people will jointly manage Eighty Mile Beach Marine Park.

This is the second Indigenous Land Use Agreement reached over the park – the first being with Karajarri and Nyangamarta people.

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Wednesday, August 6th, 2014 Aboriginal, Environment, Government Comments Off

Jessica McLean on the Northern Australia plan

Jessica McLean says the federal government should consult Indigenous land owners about its Northern Australia plan.

She says the Ord River Indigenous land use agreement is a good example.

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Monday, August 4th, 2014 Aboriginal, Business and finance, Government Comments Off

More on China and Aboriginal pastoral companies

On an ABC Lateline program Ginny Stein explores the new relationship between Aboriginal-owned stations and Chinese business.

Jarlmadangah founder John Watson

Jarlmadangah founder John Watson

Interview grabs with John Watson,   Robert Watson, Anthony Watson, Wayne Bergman.

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Friday, June 6th, 2014 Aboriginal, Business and finance Comments Off

More on the Nyikina-Mangala native title determination

The Australian has interviewed elder John Watson on the occasion of this weeks’ native title determination.

Jarlmadangah founder John Watson

Jarlmadangah founder John Watson

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Saturday, May 31st, 2014 Government, Oil and gas, People Comments Off

Native title win for Mangala-Nyikina

The High Court handed down a native title determination at a special sitting at Langley Crossing, near Derby.

It was a consent determination involving Traditional Owners, pastoralists the WA government.

You can read a media release from Attorney General Michael Minschin here:

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Thursday, May 29th, 2014 Aboriginal, Derby, Government Comments Off

Buru explains its fracking plans

Buru Energy has issued an illustrated document explaining its plans to frack two wells later this year.

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Saturday, May 3rd, 2014 Business and finance, Environment, Oil and gas Comments Off

Fracking approvals face delays

Buru Energy is yet to get the green light to start hydraulic fracturing in the Canning Basin.

Approximately 80 appeals have been lodged against the Environmental Protection Authority’s decision not to assess the project.

ABC http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2014-03-04/kimberley-locals-fight-buru-energy-fracking-plan/5298186?pfm=sm&section=wa

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Wednesday, March 5th, 2014 Environment, Government, Oil and gas Comments Off

Oombulgurri: Plan to demolish houses

The Department of Aboriginal Affairs plans to demolish 60 houses at the abandoned Oombulgurri community.

Cissy Gore-Birch, who chairs the native title group, said its members are unhappy at the move.

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Wednesday, November 13th, 2013 Government Comments Off
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