Model Exploration Agreement between Tawana Resources NL and the Northern Land Council
|1 May 2002
|Template Agreement | Exploration Agreement (Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act)
|Northern Territory, Australia
|Mining and Minerals | Cultural Heritage | Environmental Heritage | Future Act | Economic Development
|The Model Exploration and Mining Agreement is a template agreement intended to be entered into between Tawana Resources NL, Local Aboriginal Groups (being those Aboriginals who have or claim Native Title in the area subject to the Application for Exploration) and the Northern Land Council. The objectives of the Agreement are to enable grant to Tawana Resources of Exploration Licences in a manner not inconsistent with the rights and interests of the Local Aboriginal Groups. The Agreement is intended to ensure that exploration is undertaken in such a way that it accords understanding and respect according to Aboriginal tradition for the interests of the Local Aboriginal Groups and their members affected by the exploration; minimises the deleterious impact upon the Local Aboriginal Groups, their members and the environment; and contributes to the social and economic well-being of the Local Aboriginal Groups.