FEDERAL COURT CONFERENCE – BIRRIMAN-GAN NATIVE TITLE HOLDERS
Attention: Yawuru people who are Birriman-gan Native Title Holders
You are invited to attend two Federal Court conferences (details below) to talk about where the prescribed body corporate (PBC) is up to involving the Indigenous Land and Sea Corporation (ILSC).
1. Yawuru conference (Separate Yawuru discussion)
WHEN: Wednesday 30 March 2022 at 2.00pm by video using Microsoft Teams.
WHO: This conference will involve Yawuru people who are Birriman-gan Native Title Holders, representatives of Yawuru PBC and Mr Joe Morrison of the ILSC.
2. All Birriman-gan conference (All Birriman-gan Native Title Holders)
WHEN: Thursday 31 March 2022 at 2.00pm by video using Microsoft Teams.
WHO: This conference will involve all Birriman-gan Native Title Holders, representatives of each PBC, and Mr Joe Morrison of the ILSC.
Purpose of conferences
These conferences will talk about what will happen if the ILSC becomes the PBC for Birriman-gan native title holders and ask questions of the ILSC including:
- How an ILSC agent PBC would work;
- How native title holders would interact with the ILSC PBC; and
- Other questions that are important to native title holders to help everyone be as informed as possible to decide the PBC.
Why is it important?
Native Title Holders should be fully informed before making any decision about the PBC. This includes being fully informed about the differences between a Birriman-gan PBC and a ILSC PBC as there are some very big differences. The ILSC has considered those differences since the last time they spoke to the Birriman-gan Native Title Holders, and some of the legal and practical differences are very important to understand before a final decision is made. This includes issues like there will be no rule book for an ILSC PBC, and how native title decisions will be made and managed.
How to attend?
These conferences will be convened due to COVID-19 by video using Microsoft Teams. Please contact Senior Legal Case Manager Ms Jennifer Kershaw of the Federal Court by email at email@example.com, or by phone on (08) 6317 5445 as soon as possible to assist confirm details for connecting to the conferences. You can also contact your PBC for details about how to attend by video too.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or via phone 08) 9192 9600.
A copy of the letter from the Federal Court see here