Managing Indigenous Relationships – Native Title and Cultural Heritage Law


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Recommended CPD point allocation: 7 points per day (excluding WA).

Effective management of native title and cultural heritage issues is critical to the timely delivery of infrastructure and mining projects.

Increasingly, project managers, construction personnel, environmental officers, consultants and in-house counsel must understand the legal issues relating to native title and Indigenous heritage. Without this knowledge, an organisation’s ability to manage these complex and difficult areas of project delivery may be reduced.

Using examples from case law and from our own extensive experience, this workshop will assist you to develop a strong understanding of the legislative basis, and the practical and commercial realities, of these specialised areas.

If your organisation has a group of staff who would benefit from training, or a specific issue that needs to be addressed, we can customise a workshop to your needs, partnering with you to develop a tailored solution. Please contact us [email protected] 1800 882 110.

Who should attend our Native Title and Cultural Heritage Law workshop?

  • Public and private sector staff with environmental, agriculture, cultural heritage or native title responsibilities
  • Resources, projects, infrastructure and property development proponents
  • Project managers, consultants, subcontractors and other personnel who must understand the fundamentals of native title and cultural heritage issues.
What we'll cover

Native title

  • What is native title and how do we manage the issues and risks associated with it?
    • Examination of the workings of the Native Title Act, with particular focus on native title clearance for development activities, including:
      • Indigenous land use agreements
      • Developments on reserved lands and leases
      • Development of facilities for services to the public
      • Compulsory acquisition of native title
      • The right to negotiate
      • Native title compensation.

Cultural heritage

  • Examination of the Aboriginal cultural heritage legislation in force at Commonwealth level and around the various States and Territories, in the context of development approvals and the carrying out of development activities. In particular, we will address issues such as:
    • The nature and significance of Indigenous cultural heritage
    • Managing cultural heritage risks
    • Legal obligations to avoid harm to Indigenous cultural heritage
    • Drafting, negotiating and implementing cultural heritage management plans and other cultural heritage agreements
    • Identifying and dealing with Aboriginal parties and other traditional owners
    • Penalties and enforcement.
What you'll learn
  • Develop a sound understanding of native title and Indigenous heritage legislative requirements
  • Understand how native title and Indigenous heritage issues fit into overall project management
  • Be able to identify what processes and timelines apply to native title and Indigenous heritage clearances
  • Know how to assess your projects against any legal requirements under relevant Indigenous heritage legislation
  • Identify which Aboriginal parties and other traditional owners you will be required to engage with to achieve clearances
  • Understand the fundamentals, and the practical and commercial realities, of native title and cultural heritage agreement-making, including with
    respect to Indigenous land use agreements, section 31 agreements and cultural heritage agreements and management plans.
Event Details
Register your interest
8.15am for 8.30am - 4.45pm
Cost: Inc GST
$1,500 per person
$1,350 per person if booking two weeks before the workshop
$1,275 per person if in a group of three or more

Clayton Utz Brisbane
Level 28, 71 Eagle Street

Further information:
Phone 1800 882 110
Email [email protected]

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What our clients say about our Native Title and Cultural Heritage workshop

"Most impressive seminar I've ever attended. The content was relevant or interesting. Mark and Tosin were relatable and worked well together. Thank you."

"Very engaging and interesting topics. Relevant to my work in Defence. The practical examples were most useful."

"Provided great background for further work I need to complete with regards to indigenous participation."

Support when you need it the most

As a participant of our program you'll have comfort in knowing that you can depend on us for ongoing support. Whether it be two weeks or two years after the workshop, you can call us at any time for a short, no-cost consultation.

Recommended CPD point allocation: 7 points per day (excluding WA).
If this particular educational activity is relevant to your immediate or long term needs in relation to your professional development and practice of the law, then you should claim one CPD unit for each hour of attendance, refreshment breaks not included. Please contact your Professional Body for your state.