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Mark Lamont, IPWEAQ's Director, Information &  Resources, recently spoke to the LGAQ (Local Government Association, Queenslandabout the implications of the Timber Creek case and how local councils can meet their obligations regarding native title and cultural heritage. You can hear the full podcast here: >>>

At the 2018 IPWEAQ Annual Conference, we launched the new IPWEAQ compliance portals for native title and cultural heritage. The portals were developed in response to the Timber Creek case in the Northern Territory which has repercussions for all councils.

We are grateful to the team from Marrawah Law - Cassie Lang and Kylie Aldridge and to Barrister-at-law, Josh Creamer for presenting the Timber Creek case to delegates. 

The Timber Creek case is a wake-up call for local and state governments Australia wide. Spreading the news and ideas learnt from this case will not only assist governments and others to avoid financial harm but also help conserve native title rights and cultural heritage values. I’d never heard of terms like 'solatium' and had no knowledge of the difference between Past Acts and Future Acts. This session at the conference has focussed my attention on three important elements: follow the process diligently to ensure validity of works, keep robust records of works, and consider a contingency budget for native title. It was a very memorable experience, and I now have a good basis from which to learn more about NT & CH Compliance via these presentations and the developing portals. 

Michael Williams, Cultural Heritage & Environmental Officer, George Bourne & Associates Consulting Engineers

Conference delegates can now access all videos and Powerpoint presentations in the IPWEAQ Knowledge Centre.  If you were unable to attend #IPWEAQ18, you can now subscribe to the Conference Proceedings

Please contact Mark Lamont for all inquiries.

Subscribe to the native title and cultural heritage portals

Thank you for your interest in IPWEAQ's native title and cultural heritage compliance portals. I will be in touch with you shortly.

Mark Lamont
Information Resources Manager
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