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Gippsland Offshore Renewable Energy Infrastructure Area Proposal (October 2022)

The responsibilities and rights that First Nations have and will assert in Sea Country, even in the absence of a Native Title determination application or determination, places an obligation on project proponents and regulators to accept that First Nations stakeholders must be afforded a primary stakeholder status for the purpose of any consultation or management process, and to ensure there is genuine consultation and engagement with First Nations (and proper due diligence conducted to ensure that this consultation and engagement has actually occurred).