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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. 

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.

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.

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.

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.

Aboriginal Carbon Fund
  • Aboriginal Carbon Fund

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

Aboriginal governance
  • Aboriginal Governance and Management Program (APONT)

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

About Future Acts
  • National Native Title Tribunal

About Future Acts

About Indigenous Land Use Agreements
  • National Native Title Tribunal

About ILUAs

About Native Title Applications
  • National Native Title Tribunal

Types of native title claims.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

Factsheet about having independent directors on the board.

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.

Australian Indigenous Leadership Centre
  • Australian Indigenous Leadership Centre

The Australian Indigenous Leadership Centre (AILC) aims to foster and nurture a new era of Indigenous leadership by:

  • Helping to Close the Gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians by providing Indigenous leadership training and support
  • Developing a network of graduates across Australia to provide support and further opportunities to learn and develop leadership skills
  • Researching the primary enablers of effective leadership in an Indigenous context
  • Promoting the value of Indigenous leadership nationally.

As Australia’s only national provider of accredited Indigenous leadership education programs, the AILC has transformed the lives of more than 2000 graduates since it was established in 2001.

Australian Institute of Company Directors
  • Australian Institute of Company Directors

The Australian Institute of Company Directors is committed to excellence in governance. They are involved in governance education, director development and advocacy. They have a membership of more than 40,000 including directors and senior leaders from business, government and the not-for-profit sectors. Their website contains a range of resources for directors as well as information about training courses.

Authorisation and decision-making in native title
  • Nick Duff

Native title involves an interface between the Australian legal system and Indigenous legal, cultural and political systems. The assertion and management of native title rights involves collective action by sometimes large and disparate groups of Indigenous people. Contentious politics makes such collective action difficult and the courts will often be asked to decide whether group decisions have been validly made. In the last two decades a vast and complex body of law and practice has developed to address this challenge.

Authorisation law is a set of principles about how the views and intentions of native title claimants or holders are translated into legally effective decisions. This book sets out the legal rules and their application in various situations: native title claims, native title agreement-making, decision-making by native title corporations, and compensation applications. It also addresses key practical, ethical and political dimensions of native title decision-making.

This book will be useful for native title practitioners including lawyers, judges and native title holders. It will also be relevant to academic research into the ethical, political and anthropological dimensions of Indigenous governance.

Banking the credit of community ownership – the Victorian experience
  • Jeremy Clark
  • Janine Coombs

This paper examines the potential for native title organisations with limited asset bases to engage in successful commercial activity through joint venture enterprises. 

Firstly, we describe the development of the Federation of Victorian Traditional Owner Corporations as a state ‘peak-body’ of local native title organisations. We then discuss the Federation’s program of economic and commercial development both for its members and as an entity in itself, including the establishment of its incorporated joint ventures; Barpa Constructions Pty Ltd and On Country Heritage and Consulting Pty Ltd and commentary on the significance of the Commonwealth’s Indigenous Procurement Policy as a factor in this process.

The final section of the paper draws upon the experience of the Federation to examine how the legitimacy bestowed by the community ownership of native title organisations’ businesses creates a market advantage which is attractive to joint venture partners and can more than offset and deficit in terms of monetary resources available for investment in a newly established enterprise.

The paper concludes by reflecting that the market advantage bestowed by community ownership may well be a product of the racism inherent in Australian society’s hostility to wealthy Indigenous individuals.

Becoming a corporation member
  • Office of the Registrar of Indigenous Corporations

Overview of the rights and responsibilities for members in Indigenous corporations registered under the CATSI Act.