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What areas can be claimed by Native Title?
Native title cannot take away anyone else's valid rights, including owning a home, holding a pastoral lease or having a mining lease. 
Native Title can only be claimed in areas where it hasn't been extinguished (removed). 
Native title may exist on: 
  • vacant (unallocated) Crown land 
  • some state forests, national parks and public reserves depending on the effect of state or territory legislation establishing and possibly vesting those parks and reserves 
  • oceans, seas, reefs, lakes and inland waters 
  • some leases, such as non-exclusive pastoral and agricultural leases, depending on the state or territory legislation they were issued under.
When did SANTS commence operations?
SANTS commenced operations on 1st July 2008 following recognition as the NTSP by the Commonwealth Minister for Aboriginal Affairs.
SANTS acknowledges that the land on which our office is based is the traditional lands for the Kaurna people and we respect their spiritual and cultural relationship with their country.
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