Local Councils need to have a good understanding of the processes involved in native title legislation. As government bodies, local councils are custodians of substantial tracts of land and carry out functions on behalf of the wider community, sometimes in areas where native title exists or may exist.
In addition to ALGA's Native Title website, the following publications, October 1999, are available for purchase.
Working with Native Title: A practical guide for local government
...Part of council's role in promoting a cohesive community encompasses the need to develop effective practice in relation to native title matters. ...
Working out agreements
A practical guide to agreements between local government and Indigenous Australians.