Kaurna signs national parks co-management agreement

In August, the South Australian Government announced a co-management agreement with Kaurna Yerta Aboriginal Corporation (KYAC) for three Adelaide national parks. A Kaurna Parks Advisory Committee comprising representatives from Kaurna and the Department for Environment and Water will provide management advice to the Minister and National Parks and Wildlife Service … Read More

2021 State of the Environment Report Findings

The State of the Environment Report 2021 has been released, showing that the destruction of Indigenous heritage is occurring at an unacceptable rate against the wishes of the Traditional Custodians. “The State of the Environment Report is a shocking document – it tells a story of crisis and decline in … Read More

Traditional Owners launch light show at Innamincka

Yandruwandha Yawarrawarrka Traditional Land Owners Aboriginal Corporation and South Australian Native Title Services are in partnership to deliver the initiative: ‘Padla Ngalungga Kinipapa’ (Cooper Creek, Our Country). The inaugural light and sound installation will be held during the July school holidays at Innamincka, creating an immersive cultural experience that celebrates … Read More

Rule book changes for Registered Native Title Bodies Corporate

The Native Title Act 1993 (NTA) and the Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006 (CATSI Act) were changed in February 2021. This means there are new laws for Registered Native Title Bodies Corporate (RNTBCs). Under the new laws: • Existing RNTBCs (registered before 25 March 2021) have until … Read More

Native title claims update – April 2022

17 claims active / three under appeal Walka Wani Oodnadatta 1 and 2 and Arabana 2Arabana and the State have appealed the decision of Justice White. No listing date yet. Wirangu 2, Wirangu 3 and Wirangu 4 (sea claim)Timetable for determination by July 2022. Nauo/Nauo No.2/Nauo No. 3/Nauo 4Timetable for … Read More

SANTS Business Administration Traineeship

SANTS in partnership with MEGT has an opportunity for a Business Administration/Receptionist in our Adelaide office.  What will you be doing? The successful applicant will provide administrative support to our clients, which includes the following duties: •        Provide an excellent and professional reception and front desk service •        Maintain database(s) … Read More

What’s in the federal budget for traditional owners?

This week Treasurer Josh Frydenberg announced the 2022-23 Budget ahead of the federal election. The Morrison Government’s main priorities are lowering the costs of groceries, fuel, and housing. But how is the Budget going to help traditional owners protect their Country?  Aboriginal Heritage Protections After establishing the First Nations Heritage … Read More

SANTS Statement: 2022 State Election Policy Platform

South Australian Native Title Services Ltd (SANTS) is the native title service provider for South Australia as recognised under the Native Title Act 1993 (Cth). We are a not-for-profit company funded by the Commonwealth Government to perform functions outlined in the Native Title Act. We work with Aboriginal South Australians … Read More

Native title claim group meetings: First Nations of the South East

FIRST NATIONS OF THE SOUTH EAST #1 (SAD211/2017) NATIVE TITLE CLAIM The First Nations of the South East native title claim group are seeking recognition of their native title rights and interests in their First Nations of the South East #1 (SAD211/2017) and #2 (SAD180/2017) native title claims, each filed … Read More