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OUTPUT 2.1. LAND CLAIMS

WAKAYA ALYAWARRA

Following the execution and certification of the settlement agreement the Canteen Creek Area ILUA was registered with the National Native Title Tribunal on 20 May 2020. The CLC then wrote to the Chief Minister of the NT to request that he advise the Minister for Indigenous Australians of the support of his government for the scheduling and grant of NTP 4246 as Aboriginal freehold under the Land Rights Act. The CLC anticipates that the chief minister will do so before the caretaker period prior to the NT election in August 2020. The Commonwealth will then survey the area prior to scheduling.

FRANCES WELL

The finalisation of the claim continues to be stymied by issues related to purported public roads. No resolution has yet been reached with the NT regarding the public roads it claims exist on NTP 1299. The claim may be referred back to the Aboriginal Land Commissioner for a recommendation if a suitable solution to the detriment issues cannot be reached with the NT Government
in 2020.