Since commencing operation over a decade ago, SANTS has successfully facilitated many native title outcomes in our state through negotiation rather than litigation.
In South Australia, a cooperative, strategic approach to native title resolution has been implemented by the Federal Court, South Australian Government and SANTS.
There have been over 30 decisions, or ‘determinations’ of native title since SANTS commenced operation. The majority of these determinations have been achived through consent, or agreement.
You can see a listing of Native Title Determinations in our state here
We have also assisted native title claim groups to negotiate Indigenous Land Use Agreements (ILUAS), which give practical and detailed recognition to the rights of native title groups.
We are proud that South Australia now has over 60% of its area resolved for native title purposes.
Much of our work today is to provide support and services to Aboriginal Nations to achieve their aspirations.