2015 National Native Title Conference

The 2015 National Native Title Conference was held within the North Queensland Land Council’s service region on the traditional lands of the Kuku Yalanji people in Port Douglas, QLD. The event was jointly organised by the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) and Cape York Land Council (CYLC).

The National Native Title Conference gives many Native Title holders and claimants, traditional owners, Native Title representative bodies and service agencies, the Federal Court, National Native Title Tribunal, Government agencies, academics, consultants and industry representatives, the opportunity to come together to talk and debate all things native title.

The year's conference included many high profile speakers including Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Senator the Honorable Nigel Scullion, Social Justice Commissioner Mick Gooda and Chairperson of the Australian Government's Indigenous Advisory Council, Warren Mundine, but to name a few.

The conference also included presentations from several NQLC staff including Ian Kuch (CEO), Brad Foster (PBC Support Coordinator) and AIATSIS' Claire Stacey on the PBC Toolkit. Jim Hackett (Legal Officer) and Queensland South Native Title Services PLO, Tim Wishart gave a presentation on the future of Aboriginal pastoralism and Martin Dore (PLO) and Jennifer Jude (Senior Legal Officer) presented on the unfairness of non-claimant applications. If you would like copies of these presentations, please contact Michelle Liddy, Media Officer, on mliddy@nqlc.com.au.

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