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Inquiry into Australia’s transition to a green energy superpower (December 2022)

By including and embedding First Nations as partners in the energy transition, and the right to free, prior and informed consent in systems, policy, legislation and projects, the transition can be fair and just, occur at the pace necessary (and avoid legal contestation), and deliver mutual cultural, social, economic and environmental benefits to people and country.


Inquiry into Northern Australia Workforce Development (December 2022)

In Northern Australia, almost all land, and also waters, are covered by some form of legally recognised and enforceable First Nations title. Australiaʼs rapid transition to renewable energy will require access to vast areas of land and waters, including for thousands of kilometres of new transmission infrastructure. Enabling and empowering First Nations to play a key and central role in Australiaʼs renewable energy transition goes beyond just social licence issues - it presents a unique opportunity for Australia to design an economic system for renewable energy infrastructure developments (and upstream and downstream supply chains) that is fair and just and which can also positively impact and result in other social and economic benefits for First Nations.


National Energy Transition Authority Bill 2022 (November 2022)

There is an opportunity for the formulation and design of a National Energy Transition Authority (and the accompanying policies, processes and resourcing) to be inclusive of First Nations and to ensure that barriers are addressed and opportunities created for First Nations in the transition.


Land and Public Works Legislation Amendment Bill 2022 (October 2022)

This Bill, introducing “diversification leases” as a new form of tenure on Crown land under the Land Administration Act 1997 (WA) (LAA), is not ready for introduction to Parliament and is being rammed through with little respect for the rights and interests of First Nations


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).