Country, Culture, People, Future

Pastoral leases

Land agreements give pastoral station access to Traditional Owners

Posted: December 6th, 2013

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The Budina People have entered into a series of Indigenous Land Use Agreements (ILUAs) with pastoralists on their traditional country, approximately 150kms east of Coral Bay.

The agreements formalise how the Traditional Owners and pastoralists will co-exist on the land. The ILUAs deal with issues of land access, protection of Budina heritage sites, and many of the practical arrangements that allow both parties to enjoy their rights to the land.

Budina Elder Clive Lyndon said, “These agreements change the relationship between our community and the station owners. It’s recognition of our connection to this country. We’re happy with this outcome.”

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Have your say on pastoral lease issues

Posted: October 22nd, 2013

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The Standing Committee on Public Administration will hold public committee hearings for its inquiry into pastoral leases this November. The Committee will be travelling to Carnarvon for a public hearing on 5 November and to Port Hedland for a public hearing on 6 November.

The outcomes of the inquiry will impact on the way pastoral leases are administered into the future. Click here for more information and to view the inquiry’s terms of reference.

Members of the public can sit in on the hearings, but to have your say to the committee, contact Lauren Mesiti on 9222 7376 as soon as possible, as places are limited.