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A new approach to Indigenous land use negotiations

Commission Commission – General

29 May 2003

Media
Alert

A
new approach to Indigenous land use negotiations

What:
Launch of Development and Indigenous land: A human rights approach
Date:
Friday 30 May 2003
When: 11am
Where: Human Rights and Equal
Opportunity Commission
Level 8, 133 Castlereagh Street, Sydney

The
launch of a handbook to assist Indigenous communities in land use negotiations
with resource development companies will be hosted this Friday by the Aboriginal
and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner, Dr Bill Jonas.

The
publication addresses issues such as:

  • Indigenous
    participation in project development
  • protection of cultural heritage
  • Indigenous involvement in environmental management
  • cross cultural training and
  • the need for developers to respect Indigenous decision-making processes.

Recognition
of and respect for the rights of Indigenous communities are the core values which
underpin these principles.

Development
and Indigenous land: a human rights approach
is a joint publication of Griffith
University and the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission.

Media
contact:
Jan Payne, Public Affairs Unit, (02) 9284 9791

Last
updated 29 May 2003.