What Are Indigenous Land Use Agreements

This manual discusses the different types of agreements that may be relevant to your application. We strongly support agreements because they allow parties to resolve native title requirements through negotiation and not through costly and time-consuming litigation. The year 2014 marks Argyle`s participation agreement between Rio Tinto and the mine`s traditional owners, the Gija and Mirriuwung. When the participation agreement was signed ten years ago, it set a new benchmark in Australia for land use agreements between resource companies and traditional owners: it created not only income streams for future generations of local Aboriginal people, but also significant opportunities for training, employment and business development and a voice for Aboriginal people in mining decisions that affect their interests. Thus, during the negotiations of the agreement, Argyle presented a commitment that was probably unique in the history of the mining industry: Argyle would not pursue its plans for an underground mine without the agreement of the traditional owners, when the law did not require it. The Native Title Act of 1993 allows registered and determined Aboriginal exploration or exploration applicants and landowners to enter into indigenous land use agreements on how the land and waters of the contracted area will be exploited and exploited in the future. 6 The Application for the Registration of Corporate Contracts (Law s 24BG) 4 ILUAs is a contract entered into under the Native Title Act (Cth) of 1993 by national title groups and other parties in an area of land or water in which a national title has been designated or claims a national title. ILUA is legally binding if registered with the National Native Title Tribunal (NNTT) and may raise questions such as: Alternatively, the Native Title Act allows local title groups and other interested parties to voluntarily enter into agreements known as the Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUAs). ACCORDS can cover both future legal acts (for example. B exploration or mining activities) and future legal acts (e.g. B, the exploitation and access agreements governing co-existing rights). After registration, ILUAs bind all parties and holders of native securities under the terms of the agreement.

The original title is the recognition in Australian law that some Aboriginal people continue to hold common rights and interests, collective or individual, on their lands and waters. These collective rights and interests come from traditional laws and customs. This internship has been a huge learning curve, and I am constantly reminded how happy I am to have this experience. I can now think about what an anthropologist career could be like in the title of the house, so it`s very exciting. Under the Native Title Act, exploration or mining activities invoke the “right to negotiate,” which gives local parties the option to negotiate agreements with supporters. These agreements define the conditions for the implementation of each future legislative act, including, in some cases, the provision of jobs and training, the protection of the environment or cultural heritage or compensation and payments. If the parties are unable to reach an agreement, a party may request a decision from the Native Title Tribunal. The agreement, known as the Western Cape Community Co-existence Agreement, covers one of the world`s largest bauxite mines, now operated by Rio Tinto.

It is also known as the Comalco Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA). Signatories include 11 traditional ownership groups in Queensland, four Indigenous Community Councils (Aurukun, Napranum, Mapoon and New Mapoon), Comalco Aluminium Limited and Cape York Land Council on behalf of local parties.