SANTS News

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

Mick Starkey: culture and science go together

SA Native Title Services is the publisher of Aboriginal Way – we assist Aboriginal people in South Australia to gain recognition and to protect their native title rights and interests. While on a recent work trip, we spoke to Mick Starkey, our Cultural Heritage and Land Management Senior Project Officer. … Read More

Could drilling in Lake Torrens be South Australia’s version of the Juukan Gorge tragedy?

Drilling in Lake Torrens will go ahead by minerals exploration company Kelaray, a subsidiary of Argonaut Resources early this year, after approval was granted by the Premier Steven Marshall. Authorisation was announced during the week between Christmas and New Year’s Eve giving Kelaray permission pursuant to Section 23 of the … Read More

NATIVE TITLE CLAIM GROUP MEETING for First Nations of the South East No 1 (SAD211/2017) & First Nations of the South East No 2 (SAD 180/2017) NATIVE TITLE CLAIMS

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 No 1 (SAD211/2017) and No. 2 (SAD180/2017) native titleclaims, each filed under the Native Title Act 1993 (Cth), as shown on … Read More

Lake Torrens – South Australia’s Juukan Gorge?

MEDIA RELEASE January 6, 2021 Drilling will go ahead early this year on Lake Torrens after approval was granted by the Premier Steven Marshall. Lake Torrens is recorded on the Governments Register of Aboriginal Sites and Objects as a site of significance according to Aboriginal tradition and anthropology. The authorisation … Read More