New publication for Traditional Owners

Posted: May 27th, 2011

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YMAC Community Guide

YMAC has just released a guide for the community on native title and YMAC services. 

YMAC’s new Community Guide is the most comprehensive guide to understanding native title and our services that YMAC has ever produced.
Native Title is a very complex area of law and it can be difficult to understand how the Native Title Act, case law, government policy and heritage laws fit together.

YMAC’s new Community Guide brings together what claimants need to know about native title along with a guide to the non-native title services offered by YMAC in a way that is clear and easy to understand.
The YMAC Community Guide will be sent out to all YMAC members and claimants this month. Members and claimants should make sure that YMAC has their current address to ensure that they receive their copy. Anyone may request a copy by contacting one of our offices.
 An electronic version is also available from The electronic version contains sections that can be downloaded individually, on Who we Are, About Native Title, Research, Heritage and Community, Future Acts and Agreements, Travel Allowance, and More Information, Membership and Key Terms.
YMAC CEO Simon Hawkins said, “This publication was requested by our Board Of Directors, who feel it is important that the community have a single document that explains native title and YMAC services. The publication also answers the most frequently asked questions from our clients about native title.
“The more native title claimants understand the complex process of native title, the better they will be able to make the right decisions for their families and communities. This can also be a tool for teaching younger generations about native title and the opportunities available through their land council.”