The Minister for Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs has initiated a review of the role and functions of native title representative bodies and native title service providers to ensure that they continue to meet the evolving needs of the system, and particularly the needs of native title holders after claims have been resolved.
The terms of reference for the review are available for download on the right hand side of this page.
Deloitte Access Economics has been contracted to undertake this national review of the role and functions of native title organisations.
A reference group has been established to provide comment and strategic direction to the Review. In addition, it will act as a resource and sounding board providing sector specific perspectives and it will encourage and facilitate stakeholder engagement. The membership of the reference group has now been finalised and includes representatives from the following organisations:
- Attorney-General’s Department
- Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies
- Central Desert Native Title Services
- Central Land Council
- Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs
- Eastern Maar Aboriginal Corporation
- Law Council of Australia
- Minerals Council of Australia
- National Native Title Council
- North Queensland Land Council
- NTSCorp Ltd
- Queensland Government
- Torres Strait Regional Authority
- University of Melbourne
- Victorian Government
- Yamatji Marlpa Aboriginal Corporation
The reference group met for the first of three planned meetings on 1 February 2013 in Melbourne.
The review will take place over twelve months from December 2012 to make sure that there is enough time for proper analysis of the issues and for consultation with a variety of stakeholders. A discussion paper will be made publicly available in the middle of 2013 and submissions will be sought from any interested parties. More information will be provided as the review progresses.
If you have any specific queries about the review, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.