From 8:30 am to 5:00 pm
The 5th Annual Native Title Law Summit draws together leading legal figures and convenes for two days in Brisbane this year.
The Keating government enacted the Native Title Act 1993 in recognition of the legal concept established by the landmark Mabo v Queensland case. In the 20 years following this historic legislation Native Title still commands the front pages of our newspapers.
The 5th Annual Native Title Law Summit draws together leading legal figures and convenes for two days in Brisbane this year. This year we take a special look at the practise of Native Title law and the evolution in the understanding the Native Title Act 20 years hence. The role of the Applicant in both the claim mediation and future act context and proposed legislative changes to ‘onus of proof’ with regards the 'good faith' and 'rights to negotiate' amendments are examined in detail.
A discussion panel: putting a price on Native Title will be the centrepiece of day two. This session takes a broad brush to Native Title law looking at financial, corporate, cultural and spiritual interests whilst referencing employment programs, compensation packages, legislative impacts and community engagement. The opening keynote will be delivered the newly appointed President of the National Native Title Tribunal, Raelene Webb QC.