The Central Land Council is Native Title Representative Body under the Native Title Act 1993
The annual National Native Title Conference will be held at the Alice Springs Convention Centre from 3rd-5th June 2013 and will be convened by the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) and the Central Land Council (CLC) on the traditional lands of the Central Arrernte people, the native title holders of the Alice Springs area.
Consent Determinations are made by Order of the Federal Court.
Native title is the name used for recognition by Australia’s laws that Indigenous people had a system of law and ownership of their lands before European settlement.
Nearly 130 years after European settlement began in Central Australia, the common law of Australia finally recognised the native title rights and interests that Arrernte people have exercised as the owners of the Alice Springs area for thousands of years
The Land Rights Act for the Northern Territory was passed in the Federal Parliament in 1976, but this was only a law for Aboriginal people living in the Northern Territory. The other states and territories missed out.