Resources and publications

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Title Author /s Summary Date Tag(s) Type
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. 

NNTC (National Native Title Council), PBCs (Prescribed Body / Bodies Corporate) Presentation
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.

Constitutions, ORIC, Rule book Information Sheet
A guide to the grant writing process Disciple Org Au

This short manual attempts to provide a general guide to the grant writing process. It focuses on the first half of the process, covering the steps that lead to the submission of your grant proposal. In addition, it provides web resources that, although may not specifically apply to your organization, can be useful in understanding the general procedures of grant writing and in getting you started.

Funding Guide
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.

CATSI Act, Constitutions, ORIC, Rule book Information Sheet
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.

Capacity building, Dispute management, Leadership Report
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.

Agreements, ILUA (Indigenous Land Use Agreement), Mining, Native Title Act, PBCs (Prescribed Body / Bodies Corporate), Trusts Report
Aboriginal Carbon Foundation Aboriginal Carbon Foundation

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

Carbon farming, Commercial development, Employment, Environment, Fire Website
Aboriginal cultural safety workbook Community Legal Centres NSW

This Workbook is a working document to guide and assist NSW Community Legal Centres in their cultural learning, as well as documenting the progression of cultural safety in Centres for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities.

Indigenous knowledge, Indigenous law Workbook
Aboriginal governance Aboriginal Governance and Management Program (APONT)

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

Governance Website
Aboriginal land claims in the Northern Territory: Documenting and preserving the records and memories - Community Report Toni Bauman, David Parsons, Ophelia Rubinich, Dr Christiane Keller

This report shows the development of a user-friendly ‘first glance’ guide and template that will facilitate a broad assessment of an archive, particularly in the absence of the collection holder and provides the basis for discussions about deposits, returns and the legal status of particular documents.

AIATSIS, Community development, Data sovereignty, Indigenous knowledge, Native title materials, Research Report
Aboriginal land claims in the Northern Territory: Documenting and preserving the records and memories - Report of a Focus Group Meeting Toni Bauman, David Parsons

This report shows the development of a user-friendly ‘first glance’ guide and template that will facilitate a broad assessment of an archive, particularly in the absence of the collection holder and provides the basis for discussions about deposits, returns and the legal status of particular documents.

AIATSIS, Data sovereignty, Indigenous knowledge, Legal, Native title materials, Research Report
About Future Acts National Native Title Tribunal

Webpage from the National Native Title Tribunal detailing basic information about future acts. 

Future acts, ILUA (Indigenous Land Use Agreement), PBCs (Prescribed Body / Bodies Corporate) Website
About Indigenous Land Use Agreements National Native Title Tribunal

Factsheet produced by the National Native Title Tribunal providing information on Indigenous Land Use Agreements (IULAs). 

ILUA (Indigenous Land Use Agreement), PBCs (Prescribed Body / Bodies Corporate) Information Sheet
About Native Title Applications National Native Title Tribunal

Types of native title claims.

Native Title Act, PBCs (Prescribed Body / Bodies Corporate) Information Sheet
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.

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Dispute management, Native Title Act Book
AGM Road mapping tool Norton Rose Fulbright

This AGM roadmap has been updated to reflect the significant rule changes that have recently been made for virtual meetings. It remains a user-friendly tool that can be adapted to your entity’s specific needs. In addition to a clear list of deliverables, the roadmap provides you with a regulatory background for each step and prompts you to take action within automatically-generated deadlines.

AGM (Annual General Meeting), Meetings Guide
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).

Governance, PBCs (Prescribed Body / Bodies Corporate) Report
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.

AIATSIS, Governance Report
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
AIATSIS, CATSI Act, Governance, ORIC Policy statement
AIATSIS Submission to review of the CATSI Act: Phase two Dr Lisa Strelein, Ophelia Rubinich, Casey Millward

Since 2016, AIATSIS has contributed to a number of reviews of the CATSI Act including the Technical Review of the CATSI Act (2017) and CATSI Review Phase 1 (2020). Throughout this report, the AIATSIS researchers refer to the AIATSIS submissions for both of these reviews.

AIATSIS, CATSI Act, Compliance, Policies, Rule book Report