Media Releases



Thu, July 30, 2020 Aboriginal Peak Organisations Northern Territory: New National Agreement on Closing the Gap New National Agreement on Closing the Gap marks historic shift to improve Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’ life outcomes

Wed, July 29, 2020 NT land councils: governments must commit to new community housing model

Wed, July 29, 2020 NT Land Councils: election must be a watershed for protection of remote drinking supply

Tue, July 14, 2020 Peak NT Aboriginal orgs: Raise the Rate and create jobs to lift NT Aboriginal people out of poverty




Mon, April 27, 2020 Stay home or face two weeks’ quarantine in town

Mon, April 20, 2020 No more time to waste: Aboriginal leaders demand a guarantee of affordable goods

Thu, April 09, 2020 So who does need a permit or permission letter?

Thu, April 02, 2020 Food security alert: remote communities will defy stay home orders


Fri, March 27, 2020 Central Land Council Closed

Fri, March 20, 2020 NT Aboriginal leadership demands virus special control area now

Thu, March 19, 2020 CLC backs calls to declare NT a special control area to stop the spread of COVID-19

Wed, March 18, 2020 CLC calls for suspension of work-for-the-dole scheme, cancels exploration and tourism permits

Mon, March 16, 2020 Cancel all non-essential travel to remote communities


Tue, January 28, 2020 Former CLC director receives Australia Day honour



Mon, November 11, 2019 Yuendumu inquiry must be independent, transparent and swift

Mon, November 04, 2019 Traditional owners to celebrate handback of Ammaroo Station land


Tue, October 29, 2019 Council unites behind Aboriginal push for constitutional reform

Fri, October 25, 2019 Anangu to celebrate the unchaining of Uluru

Mon, October 14, 2019 NT burial bill gets it all wrong by ignoring Aboriginal rites


Thu, September 19, 2019 Traditional owners ask climate strikers to think of them as the Territory heats up

Tue, September 10, 2019 NT Aboriginal organisations slam cashless debit card as “another Intervention”

Wed, September 04, 2019 Eunice Napanangka Jack wins Vincent Lingiari Art Award

Mon, September 02, 2019 Vincent Lingiari Art Award entries reflect personal truths


Tue, July 02, 2019 Native title to be recognised on Tennant Creek Station


Thu, June 27, 2019 Indigenous organisations collaborate on feral camel control in the central desert

Mon, June 17, 2019 Inaugural forum for native title holders of central Australia


Fri, May 03, 2019 Rainbow Valley: celebrating native title over NT tourism icon


Wed, April 10, 2019 CLC under new gender-balanced leadership


Tue, March 19, 2019 CLC congratulates NLC on appointing the first female land council CEO

Thu, March 07, 2019 Remote Kings Canyon communities invest in secondary education

Mon, March 04, 2019 Central Land Council Chairman calls for calm on remote housing


Mon, February 18, 2019 Let the treaty talks begin


Wed, January 30, 2019 Traditional owners make difficult decisions for animal welfare

Thu, January 24, 2019 CLC warns of more emergency feral animal culls



Tue, December 04, 2018 New Year to bring change at the top of the Central Land Council


Sat, November 24, 2018 Win for remote Aboriginal education at the Indigenous Governance Awards

Mon, November 05, 2018 Bilby Blitz raises questions about threatened species’ main predator


Mon, October 15, 2018 Community development champions compete for governance award


Thu, August 23, 2018 Coniston Massacre families gather to tell the truth


Tue, June 19, 2018 Native title to be recognised on Henbury Station

Mon, June 18, 2018 Anmatyerr native title holders celebrate determination over Pine Hill Station

Mon, June 18, 2018 Loss of former CLC chair Kumanjayi Granites mourned

Fri, June 08, 2018 Barunga agreement


Tue, May 22, 2018 Native title determination over Andado and New Crown stations

Tue, May 22, 2018 Maryvale native title determination triggers difficult memories

Fri, May 11, 2018 Discriminatory remote work scheme improved but onerous work hrs & harsh penalties will drive poverty


Thu, April 05, 2018 Land councils and NT agree on a memorandum of understanding for a treaty


Wed, March 21, 2018 Aboriginal teachers’ book shares lessons from remote community classrooms

Mon, March 19, 2018 Aboriginal rangers launch the first national Bilby Blitz

Tue, March 13, 2018 New Aboriginal ranger team to fight threats to Katiti Petermann IPA

Sun, March 11, 2018 CLC backs further extension of Tennant Creek grog restrictions

Fri, March 09, 2018 APO NT: Aboriginal Housing Forum 2018



Fri, December 15, 2017 APO NT: Aboriginal voices finally heard on CDP failure

Thu, December 14, 2017 Media Statement


Tue, November 21, 2017 What’s community development? International aid organisations to get answers from the bush

Wed, November 01, 2017 Between a rock and a hard place no more: Anangu close Uluru climb at last


Fri, October 20, 2017 Failure guaranteed if you don’t involve us, say Aboriginal organisations


Mon, September 25, 2017 Emily Gap custodians launch Anthwerrke interactive tour for visitors

Wed, September 20, 2017 CLC delegates want a say about an Indigenous voice to parliament

Fri, September 08, 2017 APO NT: Aboriginal organisations call to replace discriminatory Work for the Dole scheme


Tue, August 01, 2017 Phillip Creek native title determination to trigger memories


Thu, June 01, 2017 Traditional owners rejoice at NT government’s ban of mining in Watarrka National Park


Mon, May 08, 2017 Custodians seek prosecution and grog ban over sacred site desecration at Karlu Karlu

Wed, May 03, 2017 First native title determination in the Northern Territory’s South


Tue, April 04, 2017 Native title over Mt Riddock, Aileron and Nolan Bore to be declared

Mon, April 03, 2017 Constitutional Reform: Central Australian Aboriginal meeting calls for substantive change


Thu, March 23, 2017 Aboriginal Peak Organisations welcome Senate inquiry into Community Development Program

Thu, March 16, 2017 Township leasing our way: Mutitjulu celebrates its community-driven model



Thu, December 08, 2016 Township leasing our way: CLC approves community driven model for Mutitjulu

Wed, December 07, 2016 First Aboriginal carbon business in the CLC region wins contract for savannah burning

Thu, December 01, 2016 CLC to help organise Central Australian constitutional recognition referendum debates


Mon, November 21, 2016 Digital innovation from the Tanami Desert puts indigenous land managers across the globe in control

Fri, November 11, 2016 CLC says phase out ‘cops at shops’ policy and provide extra support for families affected by grog


Thu, September 01, 2016 Hetti Perkins’ art pick celebrates 40 years of land rights


Wed, August 24, 2016 NT land councils call for Indigenous led Northern development

Wed, August 17, 2016 Constitutional recognition must deliver benefits and enable treaties

Wed, August 17, 2016 Joint land council meeting asserts Aboriginal control over ABA funds

Wed, August 17, 2016 CLC delegates pick their favourite from Vincent Lingiari Art Award entries

Tue, August 02, 2016 APO NT: Opportunity for a fresh start on the Royal Commission


Fri, July 29, 2016 Royal Commission compromised from the start

Wed, July 27, 2016 Royal Commission: ‘do it with us, not to us’ NT Aboriginal organisations write to PM


Mon, June 20, 2016 Native title on Mt Denison and Narwietooma stations celebrated

Fri, June 03, 2016 Another piece of Simpson puzzle to be returned to traditional owners


Fri, May 27, 2016 CLC welcomes Labor’s promise to invest in indigenous ranger jobs

Wed, May 04, 2016 Central Land Council Ranger Camp 2016


Fri, April 29, 2016 CLC congratulates NT communities on their successful campaign against a nuclear waste dump

Wed, April 20, 2016 CLC confirms leadership duo, condemns top-down ABA ‘reform’

Mon, April 18, 2016 CLC delegates to elect new leadership team

Wed, April 06, 2016 Recognition at last of native title on two Northern Territory pastoral properties


Thu, March 17, 2016 Vincent Lingiari Art Award celebrates 40 years of land rights


Wed, February 10, 2016 Business as usual remote housing strategy won’t Close the Gap


Wed, January 20, 2016 Town camp tenancy contract and failed NT housing system both need review



Mon, November 30, 2015 Tjuwanpa Rangers celebrate their 10th birthday

Thu, November 26, 2015 Land Councils urge Senate support for positive Land Rights Act amendments

Wed, November 25, 2015 Australia owes traditional owners for their successful campaign to protect Watarrka

Tue, November 24, 2015 Watarrka mining: NT Chief Minister’s divide-and-rule manoeuvre won’t fool anyone

Mon, November 23, 2015 Watarrka National Park is the first test of new NT oil and gas policy

Wed, November 18, 2015 CLC to consult neighbours of shortlisted nuclear waste site

Thu, November 05, 2015 Expressions of interest open for a new nature-based tourism lodge in Central Australia