2022 PBC Regional Forum & Compensation Workshop

Posted: June 21st, 2022

The National Native Title Council (NNTC), in conjunction with YMAC and the National Indigenous Australians Agency (NIAA), are hosting a PBC Regional Forum on Tuesday, 26 and Wednesday, 27 July. The forum will be followed by a workshop on Thursday, 28 July, which will provide information on compensation to native title groups and PBCs. Both events will be held at The Woolshed (21 Robinson Street) in Carnarvon.  

PBC Directors from YMAC’s Pilbara, Gascoyne, Murchison, and Mid West regions are invited. NIAA will cover travel and accommodation costs for two representatives per PBC. Additional PBC Directors are welcome to attend, however, this will be at their expense.

The PBC Regional Forum provides an opportunity for PBCs to hear about the work being carried out by the NNTC on national policy reform that will impact PBCs into the future.  Several sessions at the forum will be facilitated discussions on the future focus for PBCs, examples of decision-making structures, and how collaboration and networking works across your region.

At the compensation workshop, attendees will receive information about the High Court native title compensation decision for the town of Timber Creek.  In this decision, the High Court explained how compensation could be valued and calculated where native title rights have been taken away by the government. Information about different options native title holders may have to get native title compensation, the assistance and resources that will be required and what people can do to prepare for making a compensation claim or starting settlement negotiations with the government will also be presented.

For more information about these events, please contact YMAC Director of Projects, Kirsty Anderson, in our Perth office (E: kanderson@ymac.org.au; P: 0447 117 405).

To register your attendance, please contact YMAC Business Support Officer, Adrienne Cameron, in our Geraldton office (E: acameron@ymac.org.au; P: 08 9965 6222).