The Kiwirrkurra native title holders received legal recognition of their traditional native title rights and interests on 19 October 2001. The Tjamu Tjamu (Aboriginal Corporation) RNTBC is the prescribed body corporate (PBC) established by the Kiwirrkurra native title holders. Tjamu Tjamu holds in trust the native title rights and interests on behalf of the Kiwirrkurra native title holders.
|Federal Court of Australia Summary|
|Title:||Jimmy Brown and Ors on behalf of the Kiwirrkurra People v The State of Western Australia and Ors|
|Applicant Names:||Jimmy Brown|
|Application type:||Claimant Application|
|Date filed:||30 September 1998|
|FCA No:||WAD 6019 of 1998|
|National Native Title Tribunal Summary|
|Register of NT claims:||Not Registered|
|NNTT Status:||Finalised – Full Approved Determination|
|Area Description/Location:||Gibson Desert west of Lake Mackay, Alice Springs 700km to the east of boundary.|
|Claim area size (approximate):||42,904.79 km2|
|Notification closing date:||–|
|Date Finalised:||19 October 2001|
|Determination type:||Consent Determination|
|Determination date:||19 October 2001|
|NT rights and interests recognised:||The determination of native title recognises the following rights and interests in the area of the determination:Right to possess, occupy, use and enjoy the land and waters of the Determination Area to the exclusion of all others including:
|Nominated Prescribed Body Corporate:||Tjamu Tjamu (Aboriginal Corporation) RNTBC|
|PBC Contact details:||Contact Person: Ebony Humble
Tjamu Tjamu Aboriginal Corporation RNTBC
c/- 76 Wittenoom Street
East Perth WA 6004
The Kiwirrkurra native title determination recognised the native title holders’ rights to possess, occupy, use and enjoy the land and waters within the Kiwirrkurra determination area to the exclusion of all others. This is the highest form of native title recognised at law.
Exclusive use, possession, occupation and enjoyment native title means that, in most cases, entry onto the Kiwirrkurra determination area will require the consent of the Kiwirrkurra native title holders.
The Kiwirrkurra determination area is also subject to Use and Benefit Aboriginal Reserves 24923 and 40783. Access to Aboriginal Reserves is gained through an entry permit under the Aboriginal Affairs Planning Authority Act. An entry permit under the Aboriginal Affairs Planning Authority Act will not be granted without the consent of the Kiwirrkurra native title holders.
For more information, please see the page detailing Aboriginal Reserves within the Central Desert Region for the types of entry permits required on Aboriginal Reserves.
Access onto Kiwirrkurra native title determination area for mining or petroleum tenure purposes
Applicants or holders of mineral or petroleum titles are required to seek consent from the Kiwirrkurra native title holders to gain access onto the Kiwirrkurra native title determination area.
A Mining Entry Permit and Consent to Mine will also be required under the Aboriginal Affairs Planning Authority Act and the Mining Act or Petroleum and Geothermal Energy Resources Act in relation to accessing the Aboriginal Reserves within the Kiwirrkura determination area for the purpose of mineral or petroleum activities.
Miners Rights cannot be granted on exclusive possession, occupation, use and enjoyment native title determination areas (including the marking out of title areas or traversing of land in the conduct of geo-physical or prospecting activities).
Exploration and prospecting mineral titles
Tjamu Tjamu (Aboriginal Corporation) RNTBC has developed a standard Mineral Exploration and Land Access Deed of Agreement with the purposes of protecting cultural heritage sites and areas of cultural significance during the conduct of exploration or prospecting activities and permitting access for mineral exploration or prospecting activities. The Deed of Agreement deals with access to and from the Kiwirrkurra native title determination area, the Aboriginal Reserves and the leases.
Explorers are encouraged to accept the Deed of Agreement in its standard form to expedite the granting of the title. However, it can also form the basis of negotiations between explorers and the Kiwirrkurra native title holders.
Negotiations in relation to the Deed of Agreement are conducted by Central Desert under instructions from the Kiwirrkurra native title holders. Explorers will be invited to meet with the Kiwirrkurra native title holders and negotiate any outstanding issues directly, including the negotiation of compensation under the Deed of Agreement.
Other mineral and petroleum titles
Instructions will be required from the Kiwirrkurra native title holders in relation to agreements for access for all other mineral and petroleum title applications on a case-by-case basis.
Access onto Kiwirrkurra native title determination area for non-mining or petroleum tenure purposes
Applicants or holders of these titles are required to seek consent from the Kiwirrkurra native title holders to gain access onto the Kiwirrkurra native title determination area.
Low impact titles cannot be granted on exclusive possession, occupation, use and enjoyment native title determination areas.
Access onto Kiwirrkurra native title determination area for other purposes
Access to the Kiwirrkura native title determination for all other purposes requires the consent of the Kiwirrkurra native title holders.
Please contact our Future Acts Officer should you wish to access the Kiwirrkurra determination area, have any queries in relation to Land Access on the Kiwirrkurra native title determination area or wish obtain a copy of the relevant Deed of Agreement.
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|Native Title Consent Determination||Brown v State of Western Australia  FCA 1462 (19 October 2001)|
|Reasons for Judgement on Nomination of PBC||Brown v State of Western Australia (No. 2)  FCA 556 (4 June 2003)|
|PBC Rules:||Consolidated Rule Book|