underway, which will result in the development of a template for that industry sector.
Negotiation also prompts changes to the law. Amendments have been made to the Pastoral Land Management and Conservation Act to recognise the terms of an ILUA granting pastoral access to a particular claimant group and providing other benefits, including changes to occupiers’ liability. Amendments have also been made to the National Parks and Wildlife Act to enable national parks and conservation parks to be co-managed by the State and Aboriginal groups. Under these new arrangements the so-called Unnamed Conservation Park on the Western Australian/South Australian border was resumed and constituted as Aboriginal freehold under the Maralinga/Tjarutja Land Rights Act 1984. Subsequently, the land was reconstituted as a national park with a board constituted by a majority of Aboriginal people from the Maralinga/Tjarutja community. Co-management arrangements of this kind are likely to be used in other parts of the State, in particular where native title claim groups have the capacity and interest to be involved in park management.
Negotiations are now focused on particular claim areas where matters in issue are being dealt with sector by sector, ultimately leading to the settlement of a claim, either by ILUA/s and consent determination, or ILUA/s and withdrawal of claim where appropriate.