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Claim
Determination
Prescribed Body Corporate
Land Access and Future Acts
Links

The Yilka and Sullivan/Edwards native title claims was determined by Justice Neil McKerracher on 27 September 2017 at a ceremonial sitting of the Federal Court of Australia at Yilurn (Jutson Soak),  east of the Cosmo Newberry Aboriginal community.

 The Yilka Talintji Aboriginal Corporation was determined as the prescribed body corporate for the Yilka and Sullivan/Edwards determination area on 26 September 2019.

 

Claim

Federal Court of Australia Summary
Title: Harvey Murray on behalf of the Yilka Native Title Claimants v The State of Western Australia
Applicant Names: Harvey Murray
Application type: Claimant Application
Date filed: 15 December 2008
FCA No: WAD 297 of 2008

 

National Native Title Tribunal Summary
NNTT No: WC08/5
Register of NT claims: Registered
NNTT Status: Active
Area Description/Location: Shire of Laverton, Western Australia
Claim area size (approximate): 12, 260 km2
Notification Status: Notification complete.
Notification closing date: 8 December 2009
In mediation: No
Date Finalised:  

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Determination

 

Determination type: Litigated Determination
Tribunal file no: WC2008/005
Federal Court file no: WAD297/2008
Judgement: Murray on behalf of the Yilka Native Title Claimants v State of Western Australia (No 5) [2016] FCA 752; Murray on behalf of the Yilka Native Title Claimants v State of Western Australia (No 6) [2017] FCA 703
Determination Date: 27 September 2017
NT rights and interests recognised: The nature and extent of the native title rights and interests in relation to each part of the Determination Area referred to in Schedule 4 is the right of possession, occupation, use and enjoyment of that part as against the whole world.The nature and extent of the native title rights and interests in relation to each part of the Determination Area referred to in Schedule 5 are the following rights or interests:

(a) the right to access, to remain in and to use that part for any purpose;

(b) the right to access and take for any purpose resources of that part; and

(c) the right to maintain and protect places and objects of significance in or on that part.

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Prescribed Body Corporate

Nominated Prescribed Body Corporate: Yilka Talintji Aboriginal Corporation
PBC Contact details: TBA

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Land Access & Future Acts

Any access to the Yilka and Sullivan/Edwards determination is regulated by:

  • private agreement with Yilka Talintji Aboriginal Corporation (RNTB);
  • the future acts processess under the Native Title Act; and
  • entry permits under the Aboriginal Affairs Planning Authority Act (WA).

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.

Exploration and prospecting mineral and petroleum titles

Yilka Talintji Aboriginal Corporation has developed a standard Mineral Exploration and Land Access Deed of Agreement and a standard Petroleum Exploration and Land Access Deed of Agreement.  These deeds of Agreement deal with access to native title lands and Aboriginal Reserves. 

Access onto determination area and Aboriginal Reserves for non-mining and petroleum tenure purposes

For Private agreement access please contact Yilka Talintji Aboriginal Corporation.

Please note: Transit Permits are required to traverse all most areas within the Yilka and Sullivan/Edwards Determination area, including the Great Central Road.

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Links

Murray on behalf of the Yilka Native Title Claimants v State of Western Australia (No 5) [2016] FCA

Murray on behalf of the Yilka Native Title Claimants v State of Western Australia (No 6) [2017] FCA 703

Harvey Murray and State Of Western Australia & Ors (Yilka and Yilka #2) AND G.S. (dec’d) & Ors and State of Western Australia & Ors (Sullivan Family)

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