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The Aboriginal Land Commissioner, the Hon John Mansfield AM QC (the Commissioner), resolved that the submissions received by his Office in respect of the Detriment Review will be published online, provided the author of the submission consented to its publication and provided there was no other reason not to publish the submission (for example, if publication could raise legal issues).

Some submissions have had information redacted at the request of the author or to protect personal information.


The views or opinions expressed in submissions are those of the author. The Commissioner, the Commonwealth or any Commonwealth official are not adopting or endorsing any comments expressed. The Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (the Department) published the submissions as to inform the public and enable transparency of the conduct of the Review. 

The Commonwealth does not warrant the truth or accuracy of the content of any submission and no person should rely on the content of any submission without undertaking their own independent inquiries.

If a person has any concerns, they should contact the Commissioner at The Commissioner will investigate and, if appropriate, remove the content.


To ensure that the privacy of third parties is protected, and that the Commonwealth complies with its own legal obligations, no residential address or private phone numbers have been published. There may be formatting changes or redactions as a result.

Further details about the Department's handling of personal information is contained in the Department's Privacy Policy.

Group 1 submissions

McArthur River Region Land Claim No. 184 and part of Manangoora Region Land Claim No. 185
Garrwa (Wearyan and Robinson Rivers Beds and Banks) Land Claim No. 178

Group 2 submissions

Lower Daly River Land Claim No. 68

Group 3 submissions

Maria Island and Limmen Bight River Land Claim No. 71 and part of Maria Island Region Land Claim No. 198
Lorella Region Land Claim No. 199 and part of Maria Island Region Land Claim No. 198

Group 4 submissions

Seven Emu Region Land Claim No. 186 and Wollogorang Area II Land Claim No. 187 and part of Manangoora Region Land Claim No. 185

Group 5 submissions

Upper Roper River Land Claims comprising Mataranka Area (NT Portion 916) Land Claim No. 129, Western Roper River (Beds and Banks) Land Claim No. 141, Roper Valley Area Land Claim No. 164 and Elsey Region Land Claim No. 245

Group 6 submissions

Finniss River Land Claim No. 39
Mataranka Area Land Claim No. 69 (Area 4 – Urapunga Stock Route)


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