Jabalbina Yalanji Aboriginal Corporation
The Jabalbina Yalanji Aboriginal Corporation RNTBC ("Jabalbina") was incorporated on 5 October 2007 under the Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres strait Islander) Act 2006.
Jabalbina is a Registered Native Title Body Corporate under the Native Title Act 1993, established out of the Eastern Kuku Yalanji (EKY) Native Title Determination (QC94/13) handed down on 9 December 2007. Under the determination, Jabalbina holds Native Title on behalf of the EKY People over 126,900ha of land between Mossman and Cooktown in Far North Queensland.
Jabalbina is trustee of the Jabalbina Yalanji Land Trust (JYLT) set up to hold Aboriginal Freehold land on behalf of the EKY People. On 3rd December 2011 some 63,000ha of land was formally transferred to JYLT under the Queensland Aboriginal Land Act 1991. 48,000ha of this land is to be managed by Jabalbina as a Nature Refuge under the Queensland Nature Conservation Act 1992. The remaining 15,000ha is available for residential and economic development for the benefit of EKY People, subject to constraints imposed under Native Title Act 1993, Sustainable Planning Act 2009, Wet Tropics World Heritage Protection and Management Act 1993, Vegetation Management Act 1999 and associated anciliary legislation.
The 2016 Indigenous Fire Workshop was a huge success with over 130 people from across Australia attending.
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This project will increase the level of protection against pond apple for coastal ecosystems on the east coast of Cape York, including mangrove, paperbark swamp and coastal littoral forest vegetation types as well as a number of Wetlands of National Significance.