Prescribed Body / Bodies Corporate. Part 2, Division 6 of the Native Title Act 1993 deals with the native title functions of Prescribed Bodies Corporate. Native title holders must nominate a PBC to hold or manage native title rights. Following the determination of native title, the PBC is entered on the National Native Title Register as a Registered Native Title Body Corporate (RNTBC). While RNTBC is technically the accurate name for these organisations, PBC is the most commonly used term and is the term used throughout this website.
PBCs (Prescribed Body / Bodies Corporate)
Last week the Kimberley Land Council (KLC) hosted representatives from Native Title groups and Prescribed Bodies Corporate (PBCs) from across the Kimberley to review the proposed Bill.
Taungurung Land and Waters Council and AIATSIS collaboratively produced a decision-making guide for Taungurung people to use in governance.
The guide contains practical information on:
AIATSIS and AIGI survey of gaps and challenges in Indigenous governance research and practical tools
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.
Gender and generation in native title: Director demographics and the future of prescribed bodies corporate
While gender and age are often noted as being important dimensions of Indigenous leadership and governance, they have rarely been examined in detail. This paper focuses specifically on the gender and age of directors on the boards of prescribed bodies corporate (PBCs), the corporations established to hold and/or manage native title rights and interests.
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):
The Native Title Information Handbooks provide a summary of resources and information relating to key areas of native title.
The Handbooks provide information about:
Submission to the Productivity Commission inquiry into regulation of the marine fisheries and aquaculture sectors
The Productivity Commission’s inquiry into regulation of the Australian marine fisheries and aquaculture sectors sought to identify opportunities to improve fisheries regulations without compromising fishery policy and environmental objectives.
The National Native Title Conference 2016 (the conference) was co-convened by the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) and the Northern Land Council, and hosted by the Larrakia people in Darwin, Northern Territory, 1-3 June 2016.