Claims first lodged in 1998 have still not been finalised due to ‘extraordinarily time consuming’ system

The New South Wales government is under pressure to deal with massive delays and “fundamental systemic” failings in its handling of native title claims.

The federal court delivered a stinging criticism of the NSW government on Tuesday, saying its native title system was “extraordinarily time consuming”, unwieldy and placed an “enormous” burden on pubic resources.

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