Independent Aboriginal corporations that are formed following a finding of native title.
Under the Native Title Act a native title group must form and maintain a corporation called a Prescribed Body Corporate (PBC) on receiving a determination of native title from the Federal Court. Once a PBC is entered on the National Native Title Register, it also becomes a registered native title body corporate (RNTBC).
PBCs’ obligations are regulated by the Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006 (CATSI Act), which is administered by the Office of the Registrar of Indigenous Corporations (ORIC). Full registration details of PBCs across Australia can be found on the ORIC website here LINK.
PBCs manage native title native title rights and interests on behalf of and in consultation with their community. This includes matters such as future acts, Indigenous Land Use Agreements (ILUA) negotiations and cultural heritage, along with financial management and economic and community development.
Administers the NTA at a national level and maintains official records of native title, including the Native Title Register and Native Title Vision, an interactive map of native title across Australia.
The Federal department which provides funding and policy oversight for the native title system
The National Native Title Council (NNTC) is the peak body for the native title sector. The NNTC is a membership-based non-profit, made up of regional Native Title Representative Bodies (NTRBs), Native Title Service Providers (NTSPs), local Prescribed Body Corporates (PBC)s and Traditional Owner Corporations (TOCs).
The relevant state where each claim is located has a central role in any native title matters.In South Australia, the Premier is the Minister for Aboriginal Affairs
The Crown Solicitor’s office of the Attorney General’s Department plays a central role in negotiating on native title determinations in the state