Much of the work undertaken for Aboriginal people by YMAC falls under the Facilitation and Assistance Functions of the corporation under the Native Title Act 1993 (Cth) (NTA).
Under section 203BB(2) of the NTA, YMAC is not allowed to assist an Aboriginal group/person in relation to a matter unless it is asked for help by that Aboriginal group/person.
Accordingly, Aboriginal groups/individuals who would like assistance from YMAC must complete an Application for Assistance form and submit it to YMAC.
Applicants and potential applicants can find a copy of the Application for Assistance Flowchart and the Application for Assistance Form here.
If you need any additional information, or assistance in completing the form, please contact YMAC on 1800 270 709.
NTA 203BB Facilitation and Assistance Functions.
(1) The facilitation and assistance functions of a representative body are:
(a) to research and prepare native title applications, and to facilitate research into, preparation of and making of native title applications; and
(b) to assist registered native title bodies corporate, native title holders and persons who may hold native title (including by representing them or facilitating their representation) in consultations, mediations, negotiations and proceedings relating to the following:
(i) native title applications
(ii) future acts
(iii) indigenous land use agreements or other agreements in relation to native title
(iv) rights of access conferred under this Act or otherwise
(v) any other matters relating to native title or to the operation of this Act.