The sustainability of ILUAs is also under scrutiny, with non-native outcomes including education, training and employment and regional development now topics for discussion in negotiations.
On the 10th December 2004, the Main-table parties adopted a State-wide negotiations strategic plan. The plan provides a framework for negotiating indigenous land use agreements in a coordinated manner across South Australia.
I should also mention the development of the State’s consent determination policy. This was achieved over the course of about 12 months of discussions between the State and the representative body, A.L.R.M.
The essential feature of the policy is the preparation of a native title report by a claim group. The native title report will provide evidence in the form of at least one report by an anthropologist, and possibly additional reports by archaeologists, historians, linguists or other specialists. Affidavits, video and sound recordings, or other primary evidence, may accompany the report. Subject to a court order, the State will not make a native title report available to any other party, or the public, without the express permission of the native title claim group. The State will assess the native title report and then prepare and publish a position paper, which will be released to the claimants and to the other parties, to explain the stance the State is taking in any particular case.