Support

There are a range of publicly available information resources that might be of use to PBCs. These resources include:

PBC Funding and Training Guides

The NTRU has compiled toolkits for Registered Native Title Bodies Corporate (RNTBCs). These toolkits have been created to assist native title holders to access information and resources regarding funding and training opportunities that may be relevant to their RNTBCs.

The need for funding information was highlighted in the 2007 Australian Government report 'Structures and Processes of Prescribed Bodies Corporate’ (Recommendation 2).

National PBC Funding and Training Guide

The national guide provides information and access to:

Click below to download the national toolkit.

State and Territory PBC Funding and Training Guides

These guides provide state and territory specific information about funding sources and training providers in each state and territory.

Click on images below to download the relevant state toolkit.

PBC Fact sheets

The Aurora Project has produced a series of fact sheets from PBC training courses. These fact sheets include:

To access these factsheets click here.

Governance Toolkits

Reconciliation Australia has developed an online governance toolkit designed for RNTBCs. The toolkits covers basics of governance like rules and regulations as well as examples of ideas that work from other organisations. To access the toolkit please click here

Rulebook, Toolkits and Guides

The Rule Book: Condensed
ORIC have produced a guide to writing rules for RNTBCs. It deals with the legislative requirements placed on native title holders. This helps RNTBC Directors make a rule book (constitution) which is something the law needs them to do.

Guide to writing good governance rules for PBCs and RNTBCs
ORIC have produced a guide to writing good governance rules for RNTBCs. It deals with the legislative requirements placed on native title holders. This helps RNTBC Directors write good rules and think about how best to run the RNTBC.

Office of the Registrations of Indigenous Corporations Fact Sheets
These are short papers that explain native title as well as the job of RNTBC Governors and how to run RNTBC meetings.

United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP)

The Community Guide to the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
The Australian Human Rights Commission have produced this guide for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to learn about the Declaration and how the rights outlined can be used in their everyday life.

Indigenous Facilitation and Mediation

The AIATSIS Indigenous Facilitation and Mediation Project (2003-2006) produced a number of reports and resources relating to capacity building in decision making and conflict management within native title organisations. Key outputs included:

The Indigenous Facilitation and mediation Project website has been added to the Pandora web archive and is still accessible.

Feedback?

The NTRU welcomes feedback from users of the toolkit. If you have any suggestions for additional information to be included in these resources, or new resources that might assist your representatives to engage with the RNTBC sector.

If you have suggestions as to what will be useful please contact us.

Managed by the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS)
AIATSIS acknowledges the funding support of the Native Title Branch of
the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (PM&C).