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Roberts on behalf of the Najig and the Guyanggan Nganawirdbird Groups v Northern Territory of Australia [2012] FCA 255 (Mataranka)

Category: Agreement
Binomial Name: Federal Court of Australia
Date: 20 March 2012
Sub Category:Consent Determination (Native Title Act)
Place:Mataranka
State/Country:Northern Territory, Australia
The consent determination covers that region of Mataranka in the Northern Territory and particular a former Crown Lease Term 1045.
Legal Reference: National Native Title Tribunal: DC01/1 Federal Court of Australia: NTD6001/2001
Alternative Names:
  • Mataranka
  • Subject Matter:Native Title | Native Title - Extinguishment
    URL: http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/cases/cth/FCA/2012/255.html
    Summary Information:
    Roberts on behalf of the Najig and the Guyanggan Nganawirdbird Groups v Northern Territory of Australia (No 3) [2012] FCA 255 is a consent determination

    between:

    Jessie Roberts (for and on behalf of the Najig and the Guyanggan Nganawirdbird Groups) (APPLICANT)

    AND

    Northern Territory of Australia (FIRST RESPONDENT)

    Cave Creek Station Pty Ltd (SECOND RESPONDENT)

    Judge: Finn J

    Where made: Darwin

    Determination:
    Native title does not exist in any part of the Determination Area.
    Detailed Information:
    The parties reached an agreement for the making of consent orders for a determination that native title does not exist over the Determination Area. As the parties reached this agreement themselves, the court found it unncessary to make their own inquiry as to the merits of the claims made.

    The court held that it was appropriate to make the orders sought because:
    - the Parties were legally represented
    - the Northern Territory determined the extent of 'other interests' within the Determination Area and made these available to the Parties
    - there are no other proceedings before the court concerning the area the subject of the Application
    - the Northern Territory, in acting on behalf of the community generally, had regard to the requirements of the Act and conducted a thorough assessment process, and was satisfied that the determination is just in all the circumstances

    Related Entries

    Agreement
  • Roberts on behalf of the Najig and the Guyanggan Nganawirdbird Groups v Northern Territory of Australia (No 3) [2012] FCA 223 (Town of Mataranka)
  • Organisation
  • Northern Territory of Australia - Respondent
  • People
  • Najig Group - Native Title Applicants

  • Documents

    Document
    Roberts on behalf of the Najig and the Guyanggan Nganawirdbird Groups v Northern Territory of Australia: Determination Area Map - ( PDF)

    Glossary

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (Australia) | Consent Determination (Native Title Act 1993 (Cth)) (Australia) | National Native Title Tribunal (NNTT) (Australia) | Native Title (Australia) | Native Title Determination (Australia) | Native Title Holders (Native Title Act 1993 (Cth)) (Australia)

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