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Gumatj Aboriginal Corporation - Forestry Tasmania Memorandum of Understanding

Category: Agreement
Date: 4 March 2009
Sub Category:Commercial Agreement
Location:Northeast Arnhem land, Northern Territory, Australia
Subject Matter:Economic Development | Employment and Training | Forestry
Summary Information:
A Memorandum of Understanding was signed between representatives of Gumatj Aboriginal Corporation and Forestry Tasmania relating to the sustainable harvesting and processing of timber from the estate of the Gumatj People (located on and around Gove Peninsula in northeast Arnhem land).

The agreement includes provisions for the development and implementation of a management plan for the sustainable harvesting of timber resources and the consolidation of existing timber processing facilities and capacity, including the provision of technical assistance and training programs:

"Under the terms of the MOU, Forestry Tasmania will work with the Gumatj Corporation to develop a sustainable timber industry, based on selective harvesting and management of hardwood on the Gumatj clan estate and use of timber for a range of associated industries." (Forestry Tasmania, 4 March 2009, p.1)

Related Entries

  • Forestry Tasmania - Signatory
  • Gumatj Aboriginal Corporation - Signatory

  • References

    General Reference
    ABC News (4 March 2009) “Forestry Tas working with Indigenous communities”
    Media Release
    Forestry Tasmania (4 March 2009) “Timber partnership to deliver sustainable development in Arnhem Land”
    Forestry Tasmania (18 June 2009) “Gumatj project underway”
    Newspaper Article
    National Indigenous Times (20 March 2009) “TOs sign deal with logging company”
    The Australian (April 4 2009) "Timber deal is win-win-win for traditional land owners"


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