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

Category: Agreement
Date: 19 August 2006
Date To: 2011
Sub Category:Memorandum of Understanding
Location:Northern Territory, Australia
Alternative Names:
  • Memorandum of Understanding regarding the Indigenous Pastoral Program
  • Memorandum of Understanding between the NT Cattlemen's Association, the NT Government, the Northern and Central Land Councils, the Indigenous Land Corporation and the Commonwealth Department of Employment and Workplace Relations
  • Subject Matter:Collaboration / Partnership | Economic Development | Employment and Training | Pastoral Activities
    Summary Information:
    The parties to this Memorandum of Understanding ('MOU') are the Indigenous Land Corporation (ILC), Central Land Council (CLC), Northern Land Council (NLC), Northern Territory Cattlemen's Association (NTCA), Northern Territory Government (specifically, the Department of Business, Industry and Resource Development ['DBIRD'] - now the Department of Primary Industry, Fisheries and Mines ['DPIFM']) and Commonwealth Department of Employment and Workplace Relations (DEWR). It was signed on 19 August 2006, during the Gurindji Freedom Day celebrations, and has a five-year duration.

    The MOU forms the basis for the Indigenous Pastoral Program (IPP) in the Northern Territory, which aims to increase cattle on Indigenous-owned land and enhance Indigenous participation in the pastoral industry (see NTCA 2006).

    It replaces and builds upon the three-year MOU signed in 2003 between the ILC, CLC, NLC and Northern Territory Government.
    Detailed Information:
    The CLC Director, David Ross, believes that 'this is the first time that we have ever stood together in a spirit of cooperation and equity with the other significant shareholders in land in the Northern Territory - the pastoralists' (CLC 2006).

    The partners in the IPP 'will contribute a combined total of more than $3 million ... worth of resources per year to the [IPP]' (Common Ground 2007, 14).

    Related Entries

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

  • References

    General Reference
    SBS TV online, 'Living Black' (23 August 2006) National News
    Media Release
    Central Land Council (19 August 2006) Building the Bush: The Indigenous Pastoral Program
    Newspaper Article
    Gavin King (August 2006) 'Cattle Industry Pact' in Centralian Advocate
    Northern Land Council (March 2007) 'Indigenous Pastoral Program providing job opportunities' in 9(1) Land Rights News
    Resource
    (January 2007) 'Historic partnership for Aboriginal pastoralists' in Common Ground, Issue 8
    Northern Territory Cattlemen's Association The Indigenous Pastoral Program
    Department of Primary Industry, Fisheries and Mines (2005) Breaking New Ground: Indigenous Pastoral Program, Northern Territory

    Glossary

    Memorandum of Understanding