Birds flocking to Lake Mary in Kokatha lands. Photo courtesy of South Australian Arid Lands Natural Resources Management Board.

The Kokatha people are the traditional owners of a large area of central South Australia, and have recently been awarded Native Title over 30 000 square kilometres of their country. They are eager to use Native Title to create employment opportunities for their mob.   

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Yanggu gulanyin ngalawiri, dhunayi, Ngunawal dhawra.

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Today, Mr Speaker we are meeting together on Ngunawal land country and we acknowledge and pay our respects to their Elders.

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I pay my deep respects to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander custodians who have cared for this country and to their elders who continue to hold the knowledge of their rich and diverse cultures.

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