News about Aboriginal country and culture in Western Australia

24 January 2013

Give your thoughts on Native Title Reform

The Federal Government is seeking feedback on the proposed amendments to the Native Title Act. The Native Title Amendment Bill 2012 reforms three areas of the Native Title Act:
  • it clarifies the meaning of 'good faith' and makes amendments to the 'right to negotiate';
  • it allows parties to agree to set aside historical extinguishment in parks and environmental reserves;
  • and it makes some changes to the scope and processes for voluntary ILUAs.
Written submisions are due by 31 January, and should address the proposals for reforms and whether a balance has been struck between the views of different stakeholders.

For more information and to make your submission, go to