Breakthrough land agreement gives traditional owners more development control

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After 10 years of negotiations traditional owners in will finally be in control of developments on their own land.

The clan have pioneered the new type of 99-year lease, which the describes as a marked departure from top-down leasing arrangements proposed by the Commonwealth over the past decade.

“We hope the era of self-determination is returning to affairs where Aboriginal people take control of their own lives and their own destinies,” Northern Land Council () chief executive said.

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