Native Title Act

The Native title Act 1993 (NTA) was passed in response to the Mabo and Others v Queensland (No 2) (1992) 175 CLR 1, setting up a legal process for the recognition of native title in Australia.

To be, or not to be, a charity: that Is the question for Prescribed Bodies Corporate under the Native Title Act

This article evaluates the taxation concessions and other advantages that flow from being a charity and how these might apply to native title groups under the Native Title Act 1993 (Cth). Specifically, it examines the role of the Prescribed Body Corporate (‘PBC’) under the Native Title Act and the potential for, and limitations of, these bodies carrying on business, engaging in community development and accumulating funds whilst also having charitable status.

Connection to Country: Review of the Native Title Act 1993 (Cth) (ALRC Report 126)

This report marks the first major review of ‘connection’ in native title claims—central to native title determinations—since the introduction of the Native Title Act. The report also examines authorisation of persons bringing native title claims and joinder of parties, and includes 30 recommendations for reform.