HISTORIC FEDERAL COURT WIN CELEBRATED IN EVANS HEAD

There have been celebrations in Evans Head today, with the Federal Court of Australia ruling in favour of the Bandjalang People – returning more than 50 parcels of property to the traditional owners.

The fight for land rights started in the 1990s, with two native title claims approved in 2013.

A further two claims were lodged in 2016 and 2019.

The historic ruling applies to areas of Crown Land throughout Evans Head, Coraki and Rappville.

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