National Native Title Tribunal (NNTT) (Australia)


The independent body established under the Native Title Act 1993 (Cth) to assist people to resolve native title issues. The Tribunal provides administrative support to deal with native title applications. It works closely with communities across Australia to help resolve land issues and make agreements that recognise everyone's rights and interests in land and waters.

Extended Definition

Tribunal conducts mediation of native title applications and can help people to negotiate Indigenous Land Use Agreements (ILUAs). It acts as an arbitrator or umpire in some situations where the people involved cannot reach agreement about proposed developments, such as mining projects. (National Native Title Tribunal, 15 December 2004)