Native Title Law and ILUAs

For new and mid-level NTRB lawyers 


Native Title Law consists of two separate modules to allow participants to attend all or part of the program. Presenters include native title barristers, members of the National Native Title Tribunal (NNTT) and the Federal Court. 

​Module 1: 

Native Title Law is for NTRB lawyers with one to four years of native title experience. It focuses on legal developments and topical issues from the last twelve months, and includes key sessions from the 2015 Legal Masterclass. 

Topics include:

  • case updates from the past 12 months 
  • compensation processes: lodging and running compensation claims 
  • working with experts, taking into account risk management and rules around discovery
  • processes to narrow issues in native title litigation 
  • structuring entities for native title groups.

Module 2: ILUAs 

Indigenous Land Use Agreements (ILUAs) is for NTRB legal staff and is a one day program focussing on both the technical aspects of ILUAs, and some of the more complex issues around their negotiation and authorisation. ​

Topics include:

  • an overview of the practical and procedural technical requirements for ILUAs
  • negotiation and authorization requirements for ILUAs
  • a discussion of recent case law 
  • practical exercises including scenarios and case studies. 

Who can attend

To attend this program you must be employed by an NTRB or NTSP. Space permitting, PBC legal staff may also attend, although a primary focus of the program is native title claims work. There is no fee to attend, however your organisation is responsible for all travel arrangements.

Learn More

Lawyers can accrue Continuing Legal Education points for attending this program, please see here for details. Participants are asked to bring a copy of the Native Title Act 1993 (as amended). Participants receive program binders containing materials to accompany each session, including summaries of significant cases referenced during the program.