Native Title

Native Title - Australia

Experts in native title law

To gain access to land and approval to use the land in timely manner, consideration of native title, Aboriginal land and indigenous heritage issues is essential as part of an overall approval and land access/land tenure strategy.

Our Australian native title lawyers can assist you to develop sound native title strategies for projects – both large and small.

These specialists form part of a fully integrated front-end approvals practice. This means that you can access specialist native title lawyers who work hand-in-hand with our experts in environment and planning, mining, petroleum and infrastructure approvals, and land tenure. The result is comprehensive and coordinated access and approvals solutions for your projects.

Our legal advice on native title law covers:

  • Approvals solutions
  • Indigenous heritage issues
  • Negotiation of agreements with Traditional Owners
  • Representation in Courts and Tribunals.

Extensive experience

Our experience in this area includes advising on the native title and cultural heritage process, requirements and strategies for one of largest integrated coal, rail and port developments in the world – for Aurizon. We provided advice, negotiation and drafting assistance for cultural heritage management plans with eight Aboriginal Parties from the Galilee Basin to the coast.

We have a full team specialising in this area.

Discover our latest insights into legal issues affecting your business

The Northern Territory Government that it has accepted all 135 recommendations of the NT independent hydraulic fracturing inquiry.

17 April 2018

The draft Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Bill is the next step in the development of standalone legislation governing Aboriginal cultural heritage in NSW.

16 April 2018

The Commonwealth Attorney-General’s Department has released the much anticipated Options Paper “Reforms to the Native Title Act 1993 (Cth)".

08 December 2017

Transparency International Australia has released a report into corruption risks in the mining approvals process in Australia, as part of its broader Mining for Sustainable Development Programme.

10 October 2017