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Co-operative Negotiation Agreement

Sub Category:Template Agreement
Alternative Names:
  • National Native Title Tribunal Template Intra-Aboriginal Agreement
  • Template Intra-Aboriginal Agreement
  • Subject Matter:Native Title | | Intra-Indigenous Agreement
    Summary Information:
    The Co-operative Negotiation Agreement is a template Intra-Aboriginal Agreement provided by the National Native Title Tribunal (NNTT).

    It is envisaged by the NNTT that these agreements will be used to assist Indigenous Australians to negotiate Intra-Aboriginal Agreements that can be tailored to their specific needs and circumstances.

    The Co-operative Negotiation Agreement is designed to be used to reach a Memorandum of Understanding between different native title parties whose respective claim areas are subject to a proposed mining lease. It is envisaged that these groups of native title claimants would adopt a joint approach in their dealings with both the mining company and the State.

    The template agreement covers matters including:

    (a) all parties will ensure that they are authorised to speak on behalf of their group under traditional law and custom;
    (b) in reaching agreement on the joint approach to be adopted in negotiations with the mining company, all decision-making should be on a consensus basis;
    (c) disputes will be resolved according to terms reached in the Memorandum of Understanding; and
    (d) all matters discussed in reaching the Memorandum of Understanding will be strictly confidential.
    Detailed Information:
    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.

    Related Entries

  • Co-operation - Land Council Intra-Aboriginal Agreement
  • Overlapping Claims Resolution Agreement
  • Working Group Agreement
  • Organisation
  • National Native Title Tribunal
  • Legislation
  • Native Title Act 1993 (Cth)

  • Glossary

    Native Title (Australia) | Template Agreement

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