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First Nations people must be at the forefront of Australia’s renewable energy revolution

Australia’s plentiful solar and wind resources and proximity to Asia means it can become a renewable energy superpower. But as the renewable energy rollout continues, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people must benefit.

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Key factors influencing negotiations for First Nations interest holders

Lawyer Emily Gerrard offers some practical suggestions around negotiation of agreements and related arrangements and opportunities when it comes to large-scale renewable energy projects. Emily is a climate change and environmental lawyer with a focus on resources, native title and development.

Taking action - A national framework and best practice

Australia can be a world leader in clean energy if First Nations, governments and industry work hand-in-hand. The First Nations Clean Energy Network will work with the Federal Government and State and Territory energy ministers to develop a framework that guarantees First Nations participation and ensures everyone shares in the benefits of renewables. In this session, we’ll expand on key best practice principles we are asking the industry to commit to, and hear a response from Ministers and the industry.


• Kane Thornton, Clean Energy Council
• Jenny McAllister, Assistant Minister - Energy and Climate Change
• First Nations speakers on principles and policy