Full Court Minute Books

Case P37/2018

Tjungarrayi & Ors v. State of Western Australia & Ors

Case No.


Case Information

Lower Court Judgment

16/03/2018 Federal Court of Australia (North J, Jagot J & Rangiah J)

[2018] FCAFC 35


Native title – Extinguishment – Petroleum exploration permits – Native Title Act 1993 (Cth) s 47B – Where land subject to petroleum exploration permits granted under Petroleum and Geothermal Energy Resources Act 1967 (WA) – Where native title determination application filed in respect of land – Where primary judge concluded s 47B applied because petroleum exploration permits not “leases” within meaning of s 47B(1)(b)(i) – Where Federal Court allowed appeal – Whether Federal Court erred in concluding petroleum exploration permits “leases” within meaning of s 47B(1)(b)(i).

Short particulars


21/06/2018 Hearing (SLA, Perth)

05/07/2018 Notice of appeal

09/08/2018 Written submissions (Appellants)

09/08/2018 Chronology (Appellants)

10/09/2018 Written submissions (First Respondent)

19/09/2018 Reply

08/11/2018 Hearing (Full Court, Canberra) (Audio-visual recording)

08/11/2018 Outline of oral argument (Appellant)

08/11/2018 Outline of oral argument (First Respondent)

17/04/2019 Judgment (Judgment summary)