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  • Resilient Communities and Sustainable Prosperity – Northern Indigenous Development

    The following is the keynote address presented by NLC CEO Joe Morrison at the Developing Northern Australia Conference in Townsville this week:

  • NLC cautiously welcomes White Paper

    THE Northern Land Council has cautiously welcomed the White Paper on Developing Northern Australia, released today by the Federal Government.

  • TO aspirations ruined after mine closures

    THE Northern Land Council says the collapse of two iron ore mines in its region has ruined the aspirations of Aboriginal Traditional Owners, and affected communities who were expecting jobs and economic development to flow from the operations.

  • Budget delivers uncertainty and blackmail to NT outstations

    THE Northern Territory’s two big Land Councils say the Commonwealth must scrap plans to hand over permanent responsibility for municipal and essential services for outstations to the dysfunctional and welfare dependent NT Government.

  • Congratulations to the Yanyuwa on an historic day

    The following is NLC Chairman Samuel Bush-Blanasi's speech at Wednesday 6 May at Batten Point, near Borroloola, at the land hand back ceremony:

  • Chairman pays tribute to Malcolm Fraser

    ON the occasion of the State funeral service for former Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser in Melbourne today, Northern Land Council Chairman, Mr Samuel Bush-Blanasi, has paid tribute.

  • New body to tackle housing crisis

    A landmark NT Aboriginal Housing Forum in Darwin has resolved to form a new NT Aboriginal housing body to tackle the worsening Aboriginal housing crisis in the NT.

  • Land tenure not the problem

    THE Northern Land Council has disputed claims by the Northern Territory Health Minister, John Elferink, that land tenure issues have held up construction of remote health clinics on Aboriginal land, or on land covered by Native Title.

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