Full Court Minute Books

Case P49/2013

State of Western Australia v. Brown and Ors

Case No.


Case Information

Lower Court Judgment

5/11/2012 Federal Court of Australia (Mansfield J, Greenwood J, Barker J)

[2012] FCAFC 154


Native title – Extinguishment – Mining leases – Respondents hold non-exclusive native title rights in relation to areas subject of mining leases – Whether those leases confer a right of exclusive possession extinguishing native title rights – Whether the exercise of the rights under the leases prevent the exercise of native title rights.

Short Particulars


12/09/2013 Hearing (SLA, Perth)

25/09/2013 Notice of appeal

17/10/2013 Written submissions (Appellant)

17/10/2013 Chronology (Appellant)

31/10/2013 Written submissions (Attorney-General for the State of South Australia - seeking leave to intervene)

21/11/2013 Written submissions (First Respondents)

21/11/2013 Written submissions (Second Respondents)

28/11/2013 Written submissions (Australian Lawyers for Human Rights - seeking leave to appear as amicus curiae)

05/12/2013 Reply

12/02/2014 Hearing (Full Court, Canberra) (Audio-visual recording)

12/03/2014 Judgment  (Judgment summary)