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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
Country needs People
  • Country needs People

The Country Needs People campaign is fighting for the growth and security of opportunities for land and sea country management by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

2017
Country, Native Title and Ecology
  • Jessica Weir (ed)

Country, native title and ecology all converge in this volume to describe the dynamic intercultural context of land and water management on Indigenous lands. Indigenous people’s relationships with country are discussed from various speaking positions, including identity and knowledge, the homelands debate, water planning, climate change and market environmentalism. The inter-disciplinary chapters range from an ethnographic description of living waters in the Great Sandy Desert, negotiating the eradication of yellow crazy ants in Arnhem Land, and legal analysis of native title rights in emerging carbon markets. A recurrent theme is the contentions over meaning, knowledge, and authority.

2012
Creating Archives

This resource provides guidance and important questions for organisations to consider when establishing an archive of their own. It includes what an archive is, why archives are important, what can go in an archive, and outlines steps which could be taken to set up an archive.  Links to other resources and contacts are also contained in the booklet.

 
2017
Culture and Governance
  • Indigenous Governance Toolkit

The topic 'Culture and Governance' from the Indigenous Governance Toolkit has four sections,

  1. Culture and Governance
  2. Indigenous governance and culture
  3. Two-way governance
  4. Case studies
2017
Decision-making: Constitutions of Prescribed Bodies Corporate
  • Ashleigh Blechynden

The Prescribed Body Corporate (PBC) Native Title Policy Paper series has been developed to share findings from AIATSIS’ native title research projects and the impact of those findings on current policy conversations.

This policy paper examines the decision-making processes identified by PBCs within their constitutions including voting processes, quorum requirements and the use of independent directors.

2017
Developing a National Indigenous Land and Sea Managers Network
  • Duane Fraser

Australian Indigenous land and sea managers have repeatedly called for an independent national Indigenous land and sea managers network. Such a network would link top down and bottom up information exchanges, promoting shared understandings of issues and opportunities. The network would provide government with a vehicle to both inform and learn from local Indigenous groups, including community rangers, on local, national and international matters of environmental significance. It also provides an opportunity for Indigenous managers to come together to develop positions on policy that affects land and sea management such as Working on Country and Indigenous Protected Areas.

The network would not do business on behalf of people or replicate existing local or regional networks or institutions, but would provide strategic support, coordinate communication and identify opportunities for group to group skills and knowledge exchange. The network aims to provide professional support through a coordinated learning environment that facilitates the identification of effective resources, research, technologies and tools for use by Indigenous land and sea managers within Australia. This workshop provides an opportunity for Land & Sea Managers to come together to discuss the purpose and scope of a national network, including governance, networking and membership.

2017
Developing a Strategic Plan
  • Community Toolbox

Information about developing a strategic plan

2017
Dispute management: Constitutions of Prescribed Bodies Corporate
  • Ashleigh Blechynden

The Prescribed Body Corporate (PBC) Native Title Policy Paper series has been developed to share findings from AIATSIS’ native title research projects and the impact of those findings on current policy conversations.

This policy paper looks at the dispute management processes within PBC constitutions, examining the use of NTRBs, independent mediation and elder’s councils to resolve disputes.

2017
Dispute resolution
  • Office of the Registrar of Indigenous Corporations

Managing disputes and the role of ORIC in resolving disputes.

2013
Disputes and complaints
  • Indigenous Governance Toolkit

The topic 'Disputes and complaints' from the Indigenous Governance Toolkit has eight sections,

  1. Dealing with disputes and complaints
  2. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non-Indigenous approaches
  3. Core principles and skills for dispute and complaint resolution
  4. Disputes and complaints about governance
  5. Your members: dealing with disputes and complaints
  6. Organisations: dealing with internal disputes and complaints
  7. Practical guidelines and approaches
  8. Case studies
2017
Disputes involving Corporations
  • Office of the Registrar of Indigenous Corporations

ORIC policy statement explaining their role in resolving disputes involving corporations.

2013
Disqualification for managing corporations under the CATSI Act
  • Office of the Registrar of Indigenous Corporations

Information about how individuals can be disqualified from managing corporations under the CATSI Act.

2015
Distribution of wealth and growth of PBCs by size
  • Dr Belinda Burbidge

The Prescribed Body Corporate (PBC) Native Title Policy Paper series has been developed to share findings from AIATSIS’ native title research projects and the impact of those findings on current policy conversations.

This policy paper examines the distribution of wealth and growth of PBCs by size between the years 2010-11 and 2015-16 calculated in terms of net totals and growth rates in the areas of income, assets, equity and staff.

2018
Duties of Directors and other Officers
  • Office of the Registrar of Indigenous Corporations

Outlining the roles and responsibilities of directors and officers for corporations under the CATSI Act.

2014
Effective Governance
  • Te Puni Kokiri

This information is designed to help trustees and directors of M?ori organisations with their responsibilities and role as guardians and leaders.

It aims to support those who have taken up that challenge by sharing best practice on the essential elements of effective governance. Whether it’s for a small whanau trust or a major trading company, there are sound principles for safeguarding and growing assets for the benefit of their owners.

2017
Effective Governance: Board Dispute Resolution Policy
  • Effective governance

An guide to creating a board dispute resolution policy.

2015
Emerging Issues in Land and Sea Management
  • Dermot Smyth
  • Rod Kennett
  • Tran Tran
  • Acacia Prince-Pike
  • Melanie Dulfer-Hyams

Report of a workshop held on Wednesday 4th June 2014 at the National Native Title Conference, Coffs Harbour, NSW, to map current and future research and resource needs for land and sea management.

2004
Enabling Prosperity: Success Factors for Indigenous Economic Development
  • URBIS

Westpac commissioned Urbis to undertake research to understand the key drivers of economic development for Indigenous Australians. The aim of the research was to provide an evidence-base analysis of factors that support entrepreneurship and economic development, building on Australian and international literature and research.

The overarching research question was: What factors lead to successful economic development and job creation in Indigenous communities?

2014
Ethics workshop
  • Chrissy Grant

An Ethics Workshop will be held for PBCs and Traditional Owners to be aware of best practice ethical research standards that should be used by researchers when working with Traditional Owners.

The workshop will introduce you to the themes and principles outlined in AIATSIS’s Guidelines for Ethical Research in Australian Indigenous Studies (GERAIS). Examples and case studies will help you understand how and why the GERAIS principles should be the minimum standards applied to any research on your land and sea country.

There is a concern that the PBCs and Traditional Owners are not as familiar with ethical standards as the researchers are and how they should be applied to any research. This seems to be a one-sided conversation. GERAIS will educate and inform PBCs and TOs about ethical standards in research taking place across Indigenous estates – IPAs, Ranger work including compliance and enforcement issues, Indigenous engagement in Government processes and other research as well as Native Title and PBC research. It is so critically important that PBCs and TOs know what to expect from both the researcher and the participants so that they are well informed before they enter into a research agreement.

2017
Exercising native title rights and interests
  • Lisa Eaton

Traditional owners- native title claimants- native title holders- members of a prescribed body corporate. Who holds what native title rights? How can you exercise such rights? Post determination rights and interests are managed through a corporation governed by western laws and values. As is now well documented, this very structure required under the Native Title Act is often at odds with Indigenous decision making structures. This paper will begin to examine post determination issues surrounding the complex and layered network of native title ‘memberships’ and the parameters within which they must operate. There is often a fundamental misunderstanding as to how traditional rights and interests can be exercised and fully leveraged by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. In order to effectively manage native title greater clarity is required.

2017