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ALC 15 year strategic plan 2012-2027

Details:

Title

ALC 15 year strategic plan 2012-2027

Creator

Anindilyakwa Land Council

Collection

Anindilyakwa Land Council annual report; Anindilyakwa Land Council strategic plan; Reports; PublicationNT

Date

2012

Notes

Made available via the Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT).

Language

English

Subject

Anindilyakwa Land Council (N.T.) -- Periodicals; Aboriginal Australians -- Northern Territory -- Groote Eylandt -- Periodicals

Publisher name

Anindilyakwa Land Council

Place of publication

Alyangula

Volume

2012-2027

Copyright owner

Anindilyakwa Land Council

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/254602

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/529654

Page content

ALC 15 year Strategic Plan 5. Goal A: Protect the Land and Sea 45 Native title recognises Anindilyakwa people as those with property rights to their sea country. A native title claim over sea country would force mining companies to consult with Groote Eylandt people first. However, to date, no Aboriginal group has successfully claimed exclusive possession over their sea territory. In all decisions over sea country so far, the courts have said the sea does not have boundaries and all vessels have a right of free passage. This right sits alongside the native title right, i.e. it is shared and therefore non-exclusive.