Native Title and Heritage
We provide advice and representation in relation to:
- Native Title claims;
- heritage issues under State and Commonwealth legislation;
- the negotiation of Indigenous Land Use Agreements (ILUAs) and Future Act agreements;
- National Native Title Tribunal proceedings, determinations and appeals;
- Warden’s Court proceedings;
- environmental assessment and approval processes under State and Commonwealth legislation.
Our approach is always outcome driven. We have extensive experience with a full range of Native Title, Future Act and heritage matters.
Our clients include Indigenous groups, mining, pastoral, tourism and conservation interests. We aim to provide sound practical and cost effective advice and representation.
Native Title Prescribed Body Corporates
Roe Legal Services offers a full range of legal services to Native Title Prescribed Bodies Corporate (PBCs) including in relation to:
- Future Act management;
- enforcement and management of Native Title rights;
- contract management and compliance (including Indigenous Land Use Agreements);
- debt recovery;
- research agreements and intellectual property rights;
- national parks;
- carbon credits;
- alternative land tenures and land acquisitions;
- compensation claims;
- enforcement and review of agreements (including Indigenous Land Use Agreements);
- governance and compliance advice including, in relation to, Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006 (Cth);
- trustee and other service agreements;
- company secretariat function, including maintenance of registers and statutory filings;
- formulation and drafting of policies, procedures and administrative practices;
- company/business constituent documents including shareholder agreements and trust deeds.
Roe Legal Services works with clients to enhance their capacity to perform their core functions in an efficient and cost effective manner.
Indigenous Trusts and Corporations
Roe Legal Services provides corporate, trust and governance advice to Indigenous trusts and corporations including:
- preparing and advising on trust deeds and variations;
- applying for Court directions under the Trustees Act 1962 (WA);
- advice on Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission Act 2012 (Cth) and Charities Act 2013 (Cth);
- advice on governance and self-determination issues.