Case S168/2016

New South Wales Aboriginal Land Council v. Minister Administering the Crown Lands Act

Case No.


Case Information

Lower Court Judgment

16/11/2015 Supreme Court of New South Wales (Court of Appeal) (Beazley P, Macfarlan JA, Leeming JA)

[2015] NSWCA 349


Land – Aboriginal land rights – Aboriginal Land Rights Act 1983 (NSW) – Claim to Crown Land – Where land had been dedicated to gaol – Where gaol decommissioned but dedications not revoked – Whether land was lawfully occupied within the meaning of s 36(1)(b) of Act.

Short particulars


17/06/2016 Hearing (SLA, Canberra)

27/06/2016 Notice of appeal

28/06/2016 Notice of Constitutional Matter

22/07/2016 Written submissions (Appellant)

22/07/2016 Chronology (Appellant)

19/08/2016 Written submissions (Respondent)

26/08/2016 Written submissions (Attorney-General for the State of Victoria intervening)

26/08/2016 Written submissions (Attorney-General for the State of Western Australia intervening)

26/08/2016 Written submissions (Attorney-General of the State of Tasmania intervening)

02/09/2016 Reply

04/10/2016 Hearing (Full Court, Canberra) (Audio-visual recording)

05/10/2016 Hearing (Full Court, Canberra) (Audio-visual recording)

14/12/2016 Judgment (Judgment summary)