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Native Title Petroleum Agreement between the Northern Land Council and Pardi Pty Ltd

Category: Agreement
Date: 1 January 2003
Sub Category:Future Act Agreement (Native Title Act) | Exploration Agreement (Native Title Act)
Location:Newcastle Waters region, Northern Territory, Australia
Subject Matter:Cultural Heritage | Education | Environmental Heritage | Mining and Minerals | Native Title | Recognition of Traditional Rights and Interests | Exploration | Petroleum
Summary Information:
The Native Title Petroleum Agreement between the Northern Land Council and Pardi Pty Ltd (the Agreement) was signed in 2003. It paves the way for the valid grant of a petroleum exploration licence by the Northern Territory Government with the consent of the traditional owners.
Detailed Information:
The Agreement is one of the first of its kind to be mediated in the Northern Territory and establishes the terms of exploration and production as well as protections for sacred sites and the environment. A similar agreement has been negotiated with Sweetpea Corporation by the NLC on behalf of the traditional owners over land adjacent to the Pardi site.

It is envisaged that the agreements, made under the right to negotiate provisions of the Native Title Act 1993 (Cth) will function as templates for further petroleum exploration agreements relating to the sedimentary basins of the Northern Territory. In addition, the agreements are to provide employment and training opportunities for local Aboriginal people where any discoveries are commercialised.

Related Entries

Agreement
  • Native Title Petroleum Agreement between the Northern Land Council and Sweetpea Corporation
  • Organisation
  • Northern Land Council - Signatory
  • Northern Territory of Australia
  • National Native Title Tribunal
  • Pardi Pty Ltd - Signatory
  • Legislation
  • Native Title Act 1993 (Cth)

  • References

    Media Release
    National Native Title Tribunal (2004) Native Title Agreement Gives Go Ahead to Northern Territory Exploration
    Resource
    Northern Territory Government (2004) Native Title Deal for Petroleum Explorers (at 28 September 2005).
    National Native Title Tribunal (2004) NT's First Petroleum Native Title Agreement Signed

    Glossary

    Exploration Agreement (Native Title Act 1993 (Cth)) (Australia) | Native Title (Australia) | Future Act Agreement (Native Title Act 1993 (Cth)) (Australia)

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