Land And Property Services have put out the below media release, although not yet gotten it onto their website.
REVOLVE’S NATIVE TITLE CLAIM DENIED BY COURT
Chief Executive of the Department of Land and Property Services David Dawes has welcomed today’s decision by the Master of the Supreme Court to dismiss the claim of Common Law Native Title lodged by Revolve over a property it occupies at Hume.
In his decision rejecting the claim, Master Harper said the “application is not entirely intelligible,” and added, the “native title argument seems to me to be misconceived.”
In his judgement the Master granted a further stay of execution until 28 April 2011 to allow Revolve to remove all their property from the site and for the site to be cleared and returned to the Territory.
“This is just the latest in a number of court decisions about the Hume site that have gone against Revolve and I trust that this will be the end of the legal proceedings brought by this organisation,” Mr Dawes said.
“The ACT Government is the landlord for hundreds of community organisations and all of them are expected to pay their rent on time.
“Revolve must now accept without further delay the court’s decision to vacate the Hume site they are currently occupying by 28 April and also pay the $101,880 they have agreed they owe the ACT Government.”
The native title claim always seemed unlikely, this appears to be the end of the road for Revolve’s legal appeals.