Native title tilt rejected

THE Federal Court has dismissed three native title claims affecting the Central Highlands Regional Council area.

The claims by the Ghungalu and Kangoulu People were dismissed on September 1 because of their failure to comply with directions orders.

“The dismissal of these claims will affect the way in which council deals with native title compliance for its various projects and activities on non-freehold land,” said a report from the Governance and Community Services Department.

“Longer term, there are also potential implications for identifying Aboriginal parties in the region for purposes of cultural heritage compliance.”

Registered claims in the CHRC boundary are limited to those by the Wangan and Jagalingou, Karingbal, Iman and Bidjara peoples.



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