29 May 2003
new approach to Indigenous land use negotiations
Launch of Development and Indigenous land: A human rights approach
Friday 30 May 2003
Where: Human Rights and Equal
Level 8, 133 Castlereagh Street, Sydney
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.
publication addresses issues such as:
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.
of and respect for the rights of Indigenous communities are the core values which
underpin these principles.
and Indigenous land: a human rights approach is a joint publication of Griffith
University and the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission.
contact: Jan Payne, Public Affairs Unit, (02) 9284 9791
updated 29 May 2003.