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This is a list of publications relevant to PBCs. Searches can be narrowed by selecting the year and tags (e.g. free, prior and informed consent, rule books).

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Title Author /s Description Published Tags
25 years since the Mabo decision: the advancement of PBCs in the Torres Strait and the challenges we face
  • Doug Passi
  • Mr Lui Ned David
  • Ms Garagu Kanai

The panel discussed the progress that PBCs in the Torres Strait region have made since the Mabo decision and highlights certain milestone achievements of their struggles. 

2017
A corporation's rulebook: What you need to know
  • Office of the Registrar of Indigenous Corporations

Summary of what information must be included in a rulebook for corporations registered under the CATSI Act.

2015
A guide to writing good governance rules for PBCs and RNTBCs
  • Office of the Registrar of Indigenous Corporations

This guide complements the Rule book info kit and is for prescribed bodies corporate (PBCs) and Registered Native title bodies corporate (RNTBCs) who have extra responsibilities under the Native Title Act 1993. It describes some of the important issues that need to be considered when writing rules for these types of corporations. It also suggests some specific rules. It is designed for PBCs, RNTBCs and groups intending to hold or manage native title.

2008
A Toolkit for Developing Community-based Dispute Resolution Processes in First Nations Communities
  • Canada Human Rights Commission

The Canadian Human Rights Commission (the Commission) created this toolkit to offer assistance to First Nations governments that want to address discrimination complaints in their communities using a community-based dispute resolution process.

2013
Aboriginal assets? the impact of major agreements associated with native title in Western Australia
  • Sarah Prout Quicke
  • Alfred Michael Dockery
  • Aileen Hoath

This report, conducted for the Department of Regional Development, addresses the question of how effective agreements arising from native title determinations are at meeting the needs and aspirations of Aboriginal peoples who have achieved, or are pursuing (through registered native title claims), legal recognition as native title holders. The report research is based on a review of relevant academic and ‘grey’ literature as well as case studies of the experiences of three Western Australian Aboriginal native title groups in their efforts to leverage agreements with government and industry to enhance their wellbeing and pursue their aspirations.

2017
Aboriginal Carbon Fund
  • Aboriginal Carbon Fund

Aboriginal Carbon Fund is a national not-for-profit company building and nurturing a sustainable Aboriginal carbon industry.

2017
Aboriginal governance
  • Aboriginal Governance and Management Program (APONT)

A list of governance resources compiled by the Aboriginal Governance & Management Program.

2017
About Future Acts
  • National Native Title Tribunal

About Future Acts

2017
About Indigenous Land Use Agreements
  • National Native Title Tribunal

About ILUAs

2017
About Native Title Applications
  • National Native Title Tribunal

Types of native title claims.

2017
Against native title
  • Dr Eve Vincent

'Against native title' is about a divisive native title claim in the town of Ceduna where the claims process has thoroughly reorganised local Aboriginal identities over the course of the past decade. The central character in this story is senior Aboriginal woman Sue Haseldine, who, with her extended family, have experienced native title as an unwelcome imposition: something that has emanated from the state and out of which they gained only enemies. But this is not simply a tale of conflict. Threaded throughout is the story of a twice-yearly event called 'rockhole recovery'; trips that involve numerous days of four-wheel drive travel to a series of permanent water sources and Dreaming sites. Through rockhole recovery Sue Haseldine and her family continue to care for, and maintain connections to country, outside of the native title process.

This is a vivacious and very human story, which pursues a controversial and much neglected line of enquiry in which native title is not necessarily seen as a force for recognition and Indigenous empowerment.

2017
AIATSIS and AIGI survey of gaps and challenges in Indigenous governance research and practical tools
  • Toni Bauman
  • Dr Christiane Keller

In June and July 2014 the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) and the Australian Indigenous Governance Institute (AIGI) conducted a survey into gaps in Indigenous governance research and practical tools. The survey, entitled ‘A short survey: mapping Indigenous governance research and resources’, was distributed across a broad network of organisations, institutions and individuals working in the field of Indigenous governance (including select international organisations) in preparation for the Indigenous Governance Development Forum: Mapping Current and Future Research and Resource Needs, held on 29–30 July 2014 at AIATSIS in Canberra. Thirty-eight survey responses were received.

This document presents a preliminary list of specific research initiatives and practical tools identified through the survey. The list is a working document. It is by no means exhaustive, and the authors would be grateful to hear about other initiatives that should be included. Please contact Toni Bauman at AIATSIS (toni.bauman@aiatsis.gov.au) or Robynne Quiggin at AIGI (admin@aigi.com.au).

2015
AIATSIS and AIGI survey of gaps and challenges in Indigenous governance research and practical tools - A preliminary list of Indigenous governance research initiatives and practical resources
  • AIATSIS

In June and July 2014 the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) and the Australian Indigenous Governance Institute (AIGI) conducted a survey into gaps in Indigenous governance research and practical tools. The survey, entitled ‘A short survey: mapping Indigenous governance research and resources’, was distributed across a broad network of organisations, institutions and individuals working in the field of Indigenous governance (including select international organisations) in preparation for the Indigenous Governance Development Forum: Mapping Current and Future Research and Resource Needs, held on 29–30 July 2014 at AIATSIS in Canberra. Thirty-eight survey responses were received.

This document presents a preliminary list of specific research initiatives and practical tools identified through the survey. The list is a working document. It is by no means exhaustive, and the authors would be grateful to hear about other initiatives that should be included.

2015
AIATSIS response to Office of the Registrar of Indigenous Corporations (ORIC) Technical Review of the Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Act) 2006
  • Dr Lisa Strelein
  • Cedric Hassing
  • Dr Belidna Burbidge

The following submission was made as part of the technical review of the Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Act) 2006 (Cth) (CATSI Act).

In the submission we have supported further investigation of a dedicated chapter in the CATSI Act for RNTBCs (native title corporations) and our main recommendations include:

  • Amendments to the CATSI Act to reduce the regulatory and reporting burden to ensure compliance is affordable and manageable
  • Amendments to the CATSI Act that facilitate the incorporation of subsidiary corporations
  • Increased special regulatory assistance for CATSI Corporations that promote compliance rather than punitive measures
  • Specific tailored RNTBC corporate governance training
  • Making the unique situation of native title corporations clear in a separate chapter of legislation
  • Amendments to the laws around meetings and directors that better reflect Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander law and custom
  • Providing culturally appropriate training, information support and resourcing is available for native title corporations
  • Ensuring that native title corporations are accountable to the wider Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander group but have enough discretion to manage the corporation
2017
AIATSIS Submission to the Closing the Gap Refresh Public Discussion Paper
  • Dr Lisa Strelein
  • Dr Tran Tran
  • Clare Barcham

The following submission is in response to the Closing the Gap Refresh Public Discussion Paper.

In this submission, AIATSIS supports the adoption of a strengths-based approach to the refresh of the COAG Closing the Gap framework. The submission outlines key areas of importance for the refresh. These are  defining 'prosperity' based on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander notions of 'wealth' and freedom, adopting broad and sophisticated definitions of culture, and co-designing targets, measures and analysis with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Further, creating structural changes which are well balanced with community priorities, address blockages, inequalities and inconsistencies in legislation and policy, and ensuring engagement with the Refresh process occurs in a considered and meaningful way.

2018
AIATSIS Submission – Prescribed Body Corporate (PBC) Support Strategy
  • Dr Lisa Strelein
  • Dr Belinda Burbidge
  • Ashleigh Blechynden

The Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) recommends that the Commonwealth recognise the changing roles of Native Title Representative Bodies and Service Providers (NTRB/SP) and the infrastructure and support they provide to the PBC sector while offering flexible policies and processes that allow for PBC autonomy and local decision-making.

More specifically, this brief responds to the following main points identified in the Terms of Reference (TOR):

  1. Better engagement between PBCs and governments
  2. More effective, transparent and coordinated funding for PBCs
  3. Additional support for PBCs (other than providing direct funding)
  4. Options for legislative and institutional role reform to support an effective and accountable native title system
2016
Alternative dispute resolution (ADR) in Aboriginal contexts: A critical review
  • Wenona Victor for the Canadian Human Rights Commission

What processes are available to help Aboriginal people resolve their conflicts internally? What are the most common challenges implementing such a process? This report examines three dispute resolution processes and the differences between Indigenous and Western practices.

2007
Analysing key characteristics in Indigenous corporate failure: Research Paper
  • Office of the Registrar of Indigenous Corporations

This research paper aims to better understand factors that contribute to corporate failure in Indigenous corporations.

2010
APONT Independent Director Guide
  • Aboriginal Governance and Management Program (APONT)

Factsheet about having independent directors on the board.

2016
Assessment of the social outcomes of the WOC program
  • Urbis Pty Ltd

This report documents findings from research undertaken by Urbis to assess the social outcomes of Working on Country (WoC).
WoC is an Australian Government program that provides employment and training opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples living in regional and remote Australia to undertake natural resource management (NRM) work that aligns with Australian Government and local community environmental and cultural priorities. The program aims to employ and train over 690 rangers by June 2013, with this target growing to 730 rangers by June 2016.

2012