Native Title Organisations Review

The Minister for Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs has initiated a review of the role and functions of native title representative bodies and native title service providers to ensure that they continue to meet the evolving needs of the system, and particularly the needs of native title holders after claims have been resolved.

The terms of reference for the review are available for download on the right hand side of this page.

Deloitte Access Economics has been contracted to undertake this national review of the role and functions of native title organisations.

A reference group has been established to provide comment and strategic direction to the Review. In addition, it will act as a resource and sounding board providing sector specific perspectives and it will encourage and facilitate stakeholder engagement.  The membership of the reference group includes representatives from the following organisations:

  • Attorney-General’s Department
  • Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies
  • Central Desert Native Title Services
  • Central Land Council
  • Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs
  • Eastern Maar Aboriginal Corporation
  • Law Council of Australia
  • Minerals Council of Australia
  • National Native Title Council
  • North Queensland Land Council
  • NTSCorp Ltd
  • Queensland Government
  • Torres Strait Regional Authority
  • University of Melbourne
  • Victorian Government
  • Yamatji Marlpa Aboriginal Corporation

The reference group met for the first of three planned meetings on 1 February 2013 in Melbourne.

Their second meeting was held on the 10 May 2013.

A discussion paper is now publicly available and can be found on the Deloitte Access Economics’ website.  Submissions are sought from interested parties and can be made electronically or by mail. 
The deadline for submissions is 30 September 2013.  More information on the submission process, including a submission guide is available on the Deloitte Access Economics’ website.

The review is taking place over twelve months from December 2012 to make sure that there is enough time for proper analysis of the issues and for consultation with a variety of stakeholders.

If you have any specific queries about the review, please contact: nativetitle@fahcsia.gov.au.

Content Updated: 3 June 2013