Review of roles and functions of Native Title Organisations

On 21 May 2014, the Australian Government released the final report of the Review of roles and functions of the Native Title Organisations.  The report can be downloaded here and is also available on the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet website.

Background to the Review:
It is over 20 years since the Native Title Act 1993 (the Act) was introduced, establishing the initial legal and regulatory framework for the operation of native title organisations across Australia.  In recognition of changes in the native title system, the Australian Government commissioned Deloitte Access Economics to undertake a Review of the roles and functions of native title organisations.

The Review's final report is based on the following input:

• A Terms of Reference;
• a Reference Group, the membership of which is reported in Appendix B of the final report;
• a public discussion paper available here;
presentation of the discussion paper at the National Native Title Conference in Alice Springs in June 2013;
• public consultation from June to September 2013, the schedule of which is included in Appendix D of the finalreport, and included:
• native title holders representing 50 RNTBCs;
• each of the 15 NTRBs/NTSPs;
• representatives of each of the mainland state and territory governments; and
• industry representatives.
• public submissions - 58 submissions were received and can be accessed here.

Enquiries to the Review team should be addressed by email to