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  • Announcement – Appointment of Chair and Deputy Chair to the Board of the Aboriginal Areas Protection Authority

    03 December 2016

    The Authority is happy to announce that on 14 November 2016, His Honour the Administrator appointed Mr Philip Wilyuka as Chair and Ms Valerie Martin as Deputy Chair of the Board.

  • Limmen Rock Art Project

    21 November 2016

    The Parks and Wildlife Commission of the Northern Territory (PWCNT) has implemented a rock art survey project across the Limmen National Park to produce a comprehensive inventory of rock art sites with a view to increasing standards of cooperation and building stronger a

  • Alice Springs Mountain Bike Trails

    08 March 2016

    The Aboriginal Areas Protection Authority (AAPA) has worked with the Parks and Wildlife Commission on multiple applications, including multiple jobs in Central Australia on works to upgrade existing mountain bike trails within the Alice Springs Telegraph Station Historic

  • Ti Tree Proposed Residential Development

    01 March 2016

    The Aboriginal Areas Protection Authority (AAPA) issued an Authority Certificate for a residential subdivision and development in the area of Lot 20, south of Monospar Road in Ti Tree in May 2015.  This certificate clarified the location of specific sacred site trees whi

  • Exercise Talisman Sabre 2015

    01 March 2016

    Exercise Talisman Sabre 2015 was a combined Australian and United States (US) training activity which involved up to 30,000 personnel.

  • National Broadband Network

    01 March 2016

    Since 2012 the Aboriginal Areas Protection Authority (AAPA) has been working with the National Broadband Network Company (NBNCo) to provide sacred site clearance for NBNCo infrastructure in towns and regions of the Northern Territory.

  • Sea and Land Ranger Training - 2015 Highlight

    18 December 2015

    In late 2014 the Authority’s Compliance Officer carried on site training for Djelk Sea Rangers at Maningrida. This training focussed on evidence gathering and investigation techniques.

  • AAPA Website 2015 Highlight

    18 December 2015

    In April 2015 the Authority launched its new public website which was designed to be more user friendly and provide practical information about the services and functions of the Authority.

  • Annual Report released

    29 November 2015

    The Aboriginal Areas Protection Authority’s Annual Report for 2014-15 has now been released and is available through the link below. Annual Report 2014-15 »

  • Performance tracker

    01 December 2014

    A new initiative by the Aboriginal Areas Protection Authority is to provide basic performance statistics on a regular basis.

  • Chambers Pillars Decision

    28 October 2013

    Today His Honour Magistrate Greg Smith handed down his decision in the matter of the Aboriginal Areas Protection Authority v the Northern Territory of Australia. He found against the Aboriginal Areas Protection Authority.

  • Historic conviction of miner for desecrating sacred site

    02 August 2013

    The historic prosecution of a Singapore-based mining company for the desecration of an Aboriginal sacred site in the Northern Territory has prompted the Aboriginal Areas Protection Authority to call for miners to respect the law and honour their agreements, in the middle

  • Tree Trimming Approved for Sacred Trees at Traeger Park

    22 September 2009

    The Aboriginal Areas Protection Authority (AAPA) has today issued an Authority Certificate to the Alice Springs Town Council to allow maintenance works to be undertaken on two dead trees at Traeger Park.

  • Successful Prosecution for Damage to Alice Springs Sacred Site

    29 November 2008

    In the Alice Springs Magistrates Court today, Mr Stephen Carson pleaded guilty to two charges under the Northern Territory Aboriginal Sacred Sites Act (SacredSites Act) for damaging a sacred site.

  • Successful Prosecution for Damage to Alice Springs Sacred Site

    27 November 2008

    In the Alice Springs Magistrates Court today, Mrs Julie Sanderson was found guilty of a charge under Section 34 of the Northern Territory Aboriginal Sacred Sites Act for damage caused to a sacred site.

  • McArthur River Mine

    20 June 2008

    The Aboriginal Areas Protection Authority (the Authority) is a statutory authority responsible for protecting all sacred sites in the Northern 

  • Arrernte Council Guilty of Damage to Sacred Sites

    09 October 2006

    In the Alice Springs Magistrates Court today, the Arrernte Council pleaded guilty to two charges under the Northern Territory Aboriginal Sacred Sites Act, contravening five conditions of an Authority Certificate.