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|Sub Category:||Future Act Agreement (Native Title Act) | Template Agreement|
|Subject Matter:||Native Title | Access | Mining and Minerals | Exploration | Compensation|
|The Exploration Agreement is a template Future Act Agreement provided by the National Native Title Tribunal (NNTT). |
It is envisaged by the NNTT that these agreements will be used to assist Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians to negotiate Future Act Agreements that can be tailored to their specific needs and circumstances.
The Exploration Agreement is designed to be used for negotiations between a mining operations explorer ('explorer') and a native title representative body acting on behalf of Aboriginal Communities ('representative body').
The template agreement covers matters including:
(a) the respective rights and responsibilities of the representative body and the explorer, including that the explorer will have guaranteed access to the agreement area;
(b) identifying 'no go' areas;
(c) stipulating the procedures the explorer will put in place to avoid environmental damage;
(d) prescribing that the explorer will provide the Aboriginal Community with the opportunity to quote for work; and
(e) the compensation payable to the Aboriginal Community.
|The NNTT has issued template agreements covering six categories, being:|
1. Future Act Agreements
2. Intra-Aboriginal Agreements
3. Mediation Withdrawal Agreements
4. Negotiating Framework Agreements
5. Pastoral Agreements
6. Reconciliation Agreements Principals.
Please see the 'Template Agreement' link at the bottom of this page for further information.
Please see the National Native Title Tribunal's DISCLAIMER in relation to these agreements.
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