Case Law
Decisions or findings of courts regarding litigated matters.
NameDateDocuments
Administration of Papua v New Guinea v Daera Guba (1973) 130 CLR 353
Akiba on behalf of the Torres Strait Regional Seas Claim Group v Commonwealth of Australia (2013) HCA 337/08/2013
Alexkor Limited v The Richtersveld Community and Others Case CCT19/03 14/10/2003
Atlas Iron Pty Ltd and Another v Nyamal Aboriginal Corporation [2020] NNTTA 7527/11/2020
Attorney-General v Brown [1847] NSWLeggeSC 2
Attorney-General v Helicopter-Tjungarrayi (Ngurra Kayanta and Ngurra Kayanta #2) [2018] FCAFC 35 16/03/2018
Australian Securities and Investment Commission v Kobelt [2019] HCA 1812/06/2019
Banjima People v State of Western Australia [2015] FCAFC 8412/06/2015
Bennell v State of Western Australia [2006] FCA 124319/09/2006
BHP Billiton Nickel West Pty Ltd v KN (Deceased) (Tjiwarl and Tjiwarl #2) [2018] FCAFC 81/02/2018
Binsaris v Northern Territory of Australia [2020] HCA 223/06/2020
Bodney v Bennell [2008] FCAFC 6323/04/2008
Calder v Attorney-General of British Columbia (1973)
Cavanagh v Chief Executive Officer (Housing) [2018] NTSC 5230/07/2018
Cemino v Cannan [2018] VSC 53517/09/2018
Champion on behalf of the Marlinyu Ghoorlie Claim Group v State of Western Australia [2020] FCA 117514/08/2020
Chief Executive Officer (Housing) v Young & Anor [2022] NTCA 14/02/2022
Coe v Commonwealth [1979] HCA 685/04/1979
Coe v Commonwealth [1993] HCA 417/08/1993
Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) decision on mining concessions and Sami Reindeer Husbandry 18/11/2020
Commonwealth of Australia v Tasmania ('Tasmanian Dam Case') (1983) HCA 211/07/1983
Commonwealth v Yarmirr (2000) 168 ALR 426 (11 October 2001)11/10/2001 
Congoo v Queensland [2001] FCA 868 (28 June 2001) 28/06/2001
Cooper v Stuart (1889) 14 App Cas 286
Croft on behalf of the Barngarla Native Title Claim Group v State of South Australia (No 2) [2016] FCA 724 23/06/2016
Cruse v New South Wales Native Title Services Ltd [2006] FCA 1124 (23 August 2006)23/08/2006
Darkinjung Local Aboriginal Council v Minister for Lands and Others (Unreported, FCA, 7 December 2005)7/12/2005
Darkinjung Local Aboriginal Land Council (Unreported FCA, 3 May 2002)3/05/2002
Darkinjung Local Aboriginal Land Council v New South Wales Aboriginal Land Council (Unreported, FCA 11 October 2000)11/10/2000
Darkinjung Local Aboriginal Land Council v New South Wales Aboriginal Land Council [2001] FCA 112410/08/2001
Darkinjung Local Aboriginal Land Council v NSW Native Title Services Ltd (Unreported, FCA, 17 December 2003)17/12/2003
Deniliquin Local Aboriginal Land Council [2001] FCA 60923/05/2001
Drury on behalf of the Nanda People v State of Western Australia [2020] FCAFC 6921/04/2020
Eatock v Bolt [2011] FCA 110328/09/2011
Erubam Le (Darnley Islanders) #1 v State of Queensland [2003] 134 FCR 15514/10/2003
Fejo v The Northern Territory of Australia [1998] HCA 58 (10 September 1998)10/09/1998
Forster Local Aboriginal Land Council v New South Wales Native Title Services Limited [2006] FCA 14557/11/2006
Fuel Retailers Association of Southern Africa v Director-General Environmental Management, Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Environment, Mpumalanga Province and Others [2007] ZACC 13 7/06/2007
Gale v Minister for Land & Water Conservation for the State of New South Wales [2004] FCA 374 (31 March 2004) NG6004 of 199831/03/2004
Gandangara Local Aboriginal Land Council v Minister for Lands for the State of NSW [2011] FCA 38315/04/2011
Griffiths v Northern Territory of Australia [2007] FCAFC 178 (22 November 2007)22/11/2007
Gumana v Northern Territory of Australia [2007] FCAFC 232/03/2007
Helicopter Tjungarrayi on Behalf of Ngurra Kayanta People v State of Western Australia (No 2) [2017] FCA 587 29/05/2017
Hillig as Administrator of Worimi Local Aboriginal Land Council v NSW Native Title Services Ltd [2006] FCA 1184 (1 September 2006)1/09/2006
Karpany v Dietman [2013] HCA 47
Kartinyeri v Commonwealth (1998) 195 CLR 3371/04/1998
Kenbi Land Claim1/01/1979
Kennedy v Queensland (2002) 190 ALR 707; [2002] FCA 74713/06/2002
Leeton and District Local Aboriginal Land Council v Attorney General of New South Wales [2021] FCA 35614/04/2021 
Love v Commonwealth of Australia; Thoms v Commonwealth of Australia [2020] HCA 35/02/2020
Lynch & Hagen (No 2) [2020] FamCA 7273/09/2020
Mabo v Queensland [No 2] (1992) 175 CLR 1 3/06/1992 
Mabo v Queensland 166 CLR 186 (8 December 1988)
Macdonald v Levy [1833] NSWLeggeSC 18/06/1833
Mace v State of Queensland [2019] FCAFC 233 (19 December 2019)19/12/2019
Malone on behalf of the Western Kangoulu People v State of Queensland [2020] FCA 118819/08/2020
McGlade v Native Title Registrar [2017] FCAFC 102/02/2017
McGlade v South West Aboriginal Land and Sea Corporation (No 2) [2019] FCAFC 238
Members of the Yorta Yorta Aboriginal Community v The State of Victoria [2002] HCA 5812/12/2002
Mervyn Councillor & Others on behalf of the Southern Yamatji People v Coventry Enterprises Pty Ltd and Another [2020] NNTTA 59
Metropolitan Local Aboriginal Land Council (Shire of Hornsby) (Unreported, FCA, 12 April 2002, Conti J)12/04/2005
Metropolitan Local Aboriginal Land Council (Unreported, FCA, 12 April 2002)12/04/2002
Metropolitan Local Aboriginal Land Council (Unreported, FCA, 31 March 1998)31/03/1998
Metropolitan Local Aboriginal Land Council [2001] FCA 60523/05/2001
Milirrpum v Nabalco Pty Ltd (1971) 17 FLR 141
Morganson on behalf of the Warrungnu [Warrungu] People #2 v State of Queensland [2013] FCA 95723/09/2013
New South Wales Aboriginal Land Council v New South Wales Native Title Services Limited [2007] FCA 112
Ngai Tahu Maori Trust Board v Director-General of Conservation [1995] 3 N.Z.L.R. 553
Ngurampaa Ltd v Balonne Shire Council & Anor [2014] QSC 146 3/07/2014
Nona on behalf of the Badulgal v State of Queensland [2004] FCA 157814/12/2004
Northern Land Council & Anor v Quall and Anor [2020] HCA 33
Northern Land Council v Quall [2019] FCAFC 77
Northern Territory of Australia & Anor v Arnhem Land Aboriginal Land Trust & Ors (2008) HCA 29 (Blue Mud Bay Case)30/07/2008
Northern Territory v Mr A. Griffiths (deceased) and Lorraine Jones on behalf of the Ngaliwurru and Nungali Peoples [2019] HCA 713/03/2019
Norwest Sand & Gravel Pty Ltd v Ngarluma Aboriginal Corporation RNTBC & Another [2020] NNTTA 6816/11/2020
Nowra Local Aboriginal Land Council v New South Wales Native Title Services Ltd (Unreported, FCA, 15 June 2005, Wilcox J)15/06/2005
Pate v Queensland [2019] FCA 2518/01/2019
Peter Hillig in his capacity as administrator of Worimi Local Aboriginal Land Council v Minister for Lands for the State of New South Wales [2005] FCA 1712 (28 November 2005)
Peter Hillig in his capacity as administrator of Worimi Local Aboriginal Land Council v Minister for Lands for the State of New South Wales [2005] FCA 1713 28/11/2005 
Peter Hillig in his capacity as administrator of Worimi Local Aboriginal Land Council v Minister for Lands for the State of New South Wales [2005] FCA 1713 (28 November 2005)
QGC Pty Limited v Bygrave (No 2) [2010] FCA 101917/09/2010
Queensland Rifle Association Inc v State of Queensland [2021] FCA 11017/02/2021 
R v Symonds (1847) N.Z.P.C.C. 387
Risk v Northern Territory of Australia [2007] FCAFC 465/04/2007
Saunders on behalf of the Bigambul People v State of Queensland (No 2) [2021] FCA 19011/03/2021
Sebea v Territory of Papua [1941] HCA 37; (1941) 67 CLR 54424/11/1941
Sharpe v State of Western Australia [2013] FCA 59919/06/2013
State of Western Australia v Brown [2014] HCA 812/03/2014
State of Western Australia v Earnest Damien Manado & Ors; State of Western Australia v Rita Augustine & Ors; Commonwealth of Australia v Rita Augustine & Ors; Commonwealth of Australia v Earnest Damien Manado & Ors [2020] HCA 918/03/2020
Taku River Tlingit First Nation v British Columbia (Project Assessment Director) [2004] 3 SCR 55018/11/2004
Talbott v Minister for the Environment [2020] FCA 1042 (22 July 2020)
Te Runanganui o Te Ika Whenua Inc Society v Attorney General [1994] 2 N.Z.L.R. 20
Te Weehi v Regional Fisheries Officer (1986) 1 N.Z.L.R. 682
The Wik Peoples v The State of Queensland & Ors; The Thayorre People v The State of Queensland & Ors [1996] HiCA 40 (23 December 1996)1/01/1996
Tjungarrayi v Western Australia [2019] HCA 12 17/04/2019
Trevorrow v State of South Australia (No 5) [2007] SASC 285 1/08/2007
Tuckiar v The King [1934] HCA 498/11/1934
Ulludulla Local Aboriginal Land Council v New South Wales Native Title Services Ltd (Unreported, FCA, 13 December 2006)13/12/2006
Various Applicants from Santa Teresa v Chief Executive Officer (Housing) [2019] NTCAT 727/02/2019
Walden v Hensler (1987) 75 ALR 1736/11/1987
Walker v The State of New South Wales [1994] HCA 6416/12/1994
West on behalf of the Djaku-nde and Jangerie Jangerie Peoples v State of Queensland [2011] FCA 84027/07/2011
Western Australia v Commonwealth (1995) 183 CLR 373 (16 March 1995)
Western Australia v Ward (2002) [2002] HCA 28 (8 August 2002)
WG & DK Ryan Pty Ltd (Trustee) v State of Queensland [2021] FCA 44913/05/2021 
Wharton on behalf of the Kooma People v State of Queensland (No 2) [2021] FCA 19111/03/2021
Wi Parata v Bishop of Wellington [1877] 3 NZ Jur (NS) 72
Widjabul Wia-Bal v Attorney General of New South Wales (2020) 376 ALR 20410/03/2020
Worimi Local Aboriginal Land Council v Attorney General of New South Wales [2019] FCA 127013/08/2019
Wotton v State of Queensland (No 5) [2016] FCA 14575/12/2016
Yanner v Eaton [1999] HCA 53 (7 October 1999)7/10/1999
Young and Conway v Chief Executive Officer, Housing [2020] NTSC 5930/09/2020

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