Native Title

The GLSC is the recognised Native Title Representative Body for the Goldfields region, in accordance with s.203AD of the Native Title Act 1993 (Cth). 

The GLSC’s responsibilities are set out in ss.203B – 203BK of the Native Title Act 1993 (Cth). These responsibilities include providing assistance to claimants in their pursuit of native title recognition in the Federal Court of Australia and associated matters including future acts negotiations before the National Native Title Tribunal.

The Native Title Act 1993 (Cth) and the 1998 amendments to the Native Title Act have provided the framework within which Indigenous people can pursue their native title rights, including having a ‘right to negotiate’ for any ‘future acts’ activity proposed by government and other land users.