First Nations Legal & REsearch Services facilitates sustainable native title and land justice outcomes.
In the wake of the 2002 High Court decision in Yorta Yorta v Victoria there was a common view that native title as a doctrine would have little application in Southern Australia. Since its creation in 2003, First Nations Legal & Research Services (previously Native Title Services Victoria) has proved this view wrong. Victoria now has four successful determinations of native title covering much of the crown land of the State and a settlement under the Traditional Owner Settlement Act 2010 (Vic).
Alfie Hudson, Gunaikurnai native title determination, 2010