Federal Attorney-General George Brandis will introduce legislation to Parliament this week seeking to change the Native Title Act following a landmark court ruling earlier this month.

The Federal Court recently rejected a $1.3bn deal between the Western Australia government and Noongar people in the state’s south west, overturning a 2010 court decision and casting doubt on existing Indigenous Land Use Agreements.

The Federal Court decision found ILUAs cannot be registered unless signed by all native title claimants.

Brandis says the legislation will ‘reverse the effect of the full court’s decision’ and remove the ‘commercial uncertainty’ raised by the rejection of the deal.