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  • 06/04/2016 Historic Kenbi Land Claim a step closer to settlement | Ministers Media Centre http://ministers.dpmc.gov.au/scullion/2016/historic­kenbi­land­claim­step­closer­settlement 1/2 Australian Government Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet Historic Kenbi Land Claim a step closer to settlement Senator the Hon Nigel Scullion Minister for Indigenous Affairs Release date: 06/04/2016 Media release The Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Nigel Scullion, today met with the traditional owners of the Kenbi Land Claim to celebrate a significant milestone in the settlement of this long running land claim. The Kenbi settlement covers about 64,000 hectares of land - of which about 52,000 will be Aboriginal land - on the Cox Peninsula adjacent to Darwin. “This is one of the longest running land claims in the history of land rights in Australia and today we have moved one step closer to settlement,” Minister Scullion said. “Consultations undertaken over the past few months with the Kenbi traditional owners, other Larrakia families and the Belyuen community on Cox Peninsula are now complete. “My priority has always been the interests of the traditional owners of this area, led by Raylene Singh, and I am delighted to hear the final settlement proposal has the consent of the traditional owners.” The Kenbi Land Claim was lodged in 1979 and has since then survived numerous challenges in the courts, right up to the High Court.  In December 2000, the Aboriginal Land Commissioner released his report and recommendations on the Kenbi (Cox Peninsula) Land Claim. “This settlement is recognition of what already exists. It is recognition of a connection to country and traditional ownership that has continued despite the sweep of history,” Minister Scullion said. “I congratulate all parties on the innovative settlement that includes the voluntary extinguishment of native title to enable the granting of freehold title that traditional owners
    Date: 06/04/2016 - Collection: Media - ID: media/pressrel/4480771 - Source: MINISTER FOR INDIGENOUS A... - Author: SCULLION, Nigel

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