Gugu Badhun People/Hopewell, Redbank Creek and Valley of Lagoons Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA)
|Date: ||27 February 2013|
|Sub Category:||Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) (Native Title Act)|
|Place:||In the vicinity of Ingham |
|The Agreement Area covers about 759 square kilometres, located about 76 kilometres west of Ingham in the State of Queensland.
The Agreement Area includes all of the land and waters within Lot 5281 on PH1808 (Hopewell
Pastoral Holding), Lot 5138 on PH1348 (Redbank Creek Pastoral Holding), Lot 4 on SP232791
(Valley of Lagoons Pastoral Holding) and Lot 227 on OL208 located within the Native Title
Determination Application QUD85/05 Gugu Badhun People 2 (QC05/07). |
|Legal Status: ||Registered with the National Native Title Tribunal on the Register of Indigenous Land Use Agreements on 27 February 2013. This is a Body Corporate Agreement under the Native Title Act 1993 (Cth).|
|Legal Reference: ||National Native Title Tribunal File No.:QI2012/108 |
|Subject Matter:||Access | Pastoral Activities|
|Summary Information: |
|The Gugu Badhun People/Oak Hills Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) was agreed between:
- Thomas Patrick Sheahan and Judith Elizabeth Sheahan;
- Harry Gertz, Ernie Hoolihan, Hazel Illin, Narda Kennedy and Elsie Thompson on behalf of the Gugu Badhun People #2; and
- Gugu Badhun Aboriginal Corporation (BC and RNTBC)
on 27 February 2013.
The purpose of the Body Corporate ILUA is to vest lease title with Thomas Patrick Sheahan and Judith Elizabeth Sheahan of:
- Pastoral Holding 22/5281 comprising Lot 5281 on CP PH1808 commonly known as Hopewell;
-Preferential Pastoral Holding 24/5138 comprising Lot 5138 on CP PH1348 commonly known as Redbank Creek;
-Pastoral Holding 22/593 comprising Lot 4 on CP GU55 commonly known as Valley of Lagoons; and
-Occupation Licence 22/227 comprising Lot 227 on CP OL208. |
|Detailed Information: |
|Details of the Agreement
The ILUA was registered on 27 February 2013. The extract does not specify a start date for the ILUA or a specific end date.
The extract notes that, subject to clauses 5.4, 5.5 and 5.8 of the Agreement, the Agreement takes effect on the date of determination of native title in favour of the Gugu Badhun People is made.
The Gugu Badhun People native title determination was registered and took effect from 1 August 2012. The decision of Hoolihan on behalf of the Gugu Badhun People #2 v State of Queensland  FCA 800 results in full determination of native title. The Agreement Area the subject of this ILUA falls within the land over which native title was granted in this decision.
The Agreement will continue until:
(a) the date of expiry of the Lease term; or
(b) the date of surrender, resumption, forfeiture or termination of the Lease; or
(c) the date of removal of the Agreement from the Register of Indigenous Land Use Agreements.
Clause 5.4: In the event a Determination recognising the right to possession and occupation of the Agreement Area, to the exclusion of all others, is made to:
(a) persons other than the Gugu Badhun People, the Agreement terminates as at the date of
the Determination; or
(b) the Gugu Badhun People, the Agreement continues unless otherwise determined by the
Gugu Badhun People.
Clause 5.5: Unless otherwise agreed, this Agreement will end with the valid extinguishment of Native Title over the whole of the Agreement Area.
Clause 5.8: Subject to the provisions of the Land Act, the Agreement will not terminate if:
(a) the Lease has expired but application has been made for renewal or other action has been
taken under the provisions of the Land Act for continuity of the Lease ; or
(b) land dealings on the Lease in the form of subdivisions, amalgamations, additional areas or
conversion to a perpetual tenure result in a new lease being issued; or
(c) the Lease or part of the Lease is converted to protected area tenure under the NCA.
Native Title Provisions
The Extract notes that there are no statements within the Agreement of the kind which are mentioned in 24EB(1) or 24EBA(1) or (4) of the Native Title Act 1993 (Cth), and so the consequences set out under these sections are not triggered by this agreement.
This means that the ILUA does not:
- provide consent for the doing of any acts by
non-native title parties;
- effect the right of the native title parties to negotiate with non-native title parties proposing to undertake a future act; nor
- validate any previous future acts.
Native Title in the ILUA Area
The Gugu Badhuan native title determination was recognised in Hoolihan on behalf of the Gugu Badhun People #2 v State of Queensland determination. The consent determination was handed down in a Federal Court hearing on 1 August 2012 by Justice Logan. The determination recognises the Gugu Badhun's ownership of an area of 6,540 square kilometres, located approximately 40 kilometres west of Ingham, Queensland. The determination recognises the Gugu Badhun People’s exclusive and non-exclusive native title rights to:
- the right to take, use, share and exchange traditional natural resources from the area for personal, domestic and non-commercial communal purposes;
- the right to conduct cultural and spiritual activities and ceremonies on the area; and
- the right to maintain places of importance and areas of significance to the native title holders under their traditional laws and customs.