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Memorandum of Understanding between the Indigenous Land Corporation, the Northern and Central Land Councils and the Northern Territory Government

Category: Agreement
Date: 1 February 2003
Sub Category:Memorandum of Understanding
Location:Northern Territory, Australia
Summary Information:
The Memorandum of Understanding between the Indigenous Land Corporation, the Northern and Central Land Councils and the Northern Territory Government (specifically, the Department of Business, Industry and Resource Development) was signed in February 2003 (the MOU). The three-year agreement allowed the development of the Indigenous Pastoral Project (IPP) which aims to increase the capacity of traditional owners to establish community-based pastoral enterprises.

The MOU has since been replaced by a five-year Memorandum of Understanding between the original parties as well as the Northern Territory Cattlemen's Association (NTCA) and the Commonwealth Department of Employment and Workplace Relations (DEWR).

The CLC Director, David Ross, has said of the MOU that it 'was an unqualified success. It laid some solid foundations and under [it] we granted grazing licences on Aboriginal land to a number of pastoralists in exchange for employment, infrastructure and support for Aboriginal cattlemen' (CLC 2006).

Related Entries

Agreement
  • Memorandum of Understanding between the Indigenous Land Corporation, Central Land Council, Northern Land Council, NT Cattlemen's Association, NT Government and Commonwealth Department of Employment and Workplace Relations
  • Organisation
  • Indigenous Land Corporation - Signatory
  • Northern Land Council - Signatory
  • Central Land Council - Signatory
  • Northern Territory of Australia - Signatory
  • Department of Business, Industry and Resource Development (NT) - Signatory
  • Policy/Strategy
  • Indigenous Pastoral Program

  • References

    Media Release
    Central Land Council (19 August 2006) Building the Bush: The Indigenous Pastoral Program
    Resource
    (January 2007) 'Historic partnership for Aboriginal pastoralists' in Common Ground, Issue 8
    Department of Primary Industry, Fisheries and Mines (2005) Breaking New Ground: Indigenous Pastoral Program, Northern Territory

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    Memorandum of Understanding

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