NTRB Recognition Consultation Process

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The Minister for Indigenous Australians, the Hon Ken Wyatt AM MP, has invited the North Queensland Land Council (NQLC) to apply for recognition as the native title representative body (NTRB) for the North Queensland region from 1 July 2021. Native title representative bodies help people to make native title claims and agreements. The NQLC is currently the NTRB for the region and its current term expires on 30 June 2021.

People with native title interests in the region covered by the NTRB (see attached map) and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living in those regions can make a submission about the NQLC to inform the Minister’s decision.

Submissions are due by 5.00 pm AEDST on 19 March 2021 and can be made via email to nativetitle@niaa.gov.au. For more information, including how to send submissions by post, visit niaa.gov.au/consultation or telephone NIAA on 1800 079 098.

The NQLC will be given an opportunity to comment on submissions made about it.

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