Registration of South West Native Title Settlement upheld
Thursday 19 December 2019
Full Federal Court finds no errors in authorisation of the South West Native Title Settlement.
Aboriginal Affairs Minister Ben Wyatt has welcomed today's decision by the Full Federal Court that found no errors in the Native Title Registrar registering the six South West Native Title Settlement Indigenous Land Use Agreements in October 2018.
This decision is a major step towards commencement of the South West Native Title Settlement. There is now a 28-day period for any applications for special leave to the High Court to appeal the decision.
The Settlement will establish a strong Noongar governance structure through the creation of Noongar Corporations that represent the interests of the Noongar people.
The State Government and other stakeholders will work in partnership with the Noongar community, through the Noongar Corporations, to realise these goals.
Read the media statement.