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Resources The Timber Creek Decision

The Timber Creek Decision

Dr Harry Hobbs
Last edited: November 4, 2022

This ANTAR factsheet provides information on the Timber Creek Decision, a landmark Native Title decision handed down by the High Court of Australia in 2019.

The factsheet specifically covers how in the Timber Creek decision, the Court awarded a total of $2.5m in compensation for both economic and cultural loss, including interest. In ‘the most significant [case]… since Mabo’, the High Court ruled for the first time on compensation for the extinguishment of Native Title.