Heritage Sites ID and Clearance

Heritage Sites ID and Clearance

Aboriginal People have cultural identity and relationships with the land that long predates European settlement in Australia.  This connection to country is a critical consideration for land users in Australia as there is the potential to impact Aboriginal heritage...
NAIDOC Week

NAIDOC Week

Download PDF: ISPL Insight – NAIDOC Week NAIDOC Week is celebrated across Australia each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. NAIDOC is not only celebrated in Indigenous communities, but by...
Mabo Day 3rd June

Mabo Day 3rd June

Download: ISPL Insight – Mabo Day This year, on the 3rd of June, marks 26 years from the day the High Court upheld Eddie ‘Koiki’ Mabo’s claim that traditional owners held land rights on Mer (Murray Island). Acknowledging the existence of Aboriginal Law and land...
Opportunities for Indigenous Involvement in Mining

Opportunities for Indigenous Involvement in Mining

Lawson Brandis – Environmental Specialist The mining industry generates wealth and economic growth on a national scale through the use of land that Indigenous Australians have a unique relationship with. Approximately 60% of Australian mining projects are in close...
Caring for Country

Caring for Country

Samantha Mickan – Environmental Specialist Why does Caring for Country mean so much for Australian Aborigines? For many of us, the relationships between Indigenous Australians and their country is encapsulated in the saying ‘healthy country, healthy people’. The term...