Challenge is to make agreements workable
The determination of native title and the subsequent negotiation of land-use agreements is a long and arduous process for all involved but a signature on the dotted line of a deal is only the beginning of the extremely complex and difficult implementation stage.
When it comes to mining Western Australia’s resources, land-use agreements last for the life of the mine and the continuous implementation of agreements is cited by lawyers, mining companies and indigenous corporations as the most difficult and challenging element of native title.
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