An average person who reads the strict rules surrounding these agreements would conclude that Rio Tinto is oppressive in its actions because Native Title groups cannot oppose them in any form. The milestone was reached 10 months before the coalition announced that it will amend laws to set up state-level “one-stop shops” for environmental permits, starting with Western Australia. The law was introduced in August, while the revision of the laws by former competition guardian Graeme Samuel was still ongoing. If Rio Tinto does not review its outdated agreements and renegotiate, the only solution is a royal commission that parryes agreements with aborigines in Australia. “We regret that the concerns expressed recently by the PKKP are not due to the commitments made over many years under the agreement that governs our operations in its country,” a Rio statement said. Demands for reform were met at the state level by ben Wyatt, the Aboriginal minister in the VA laboratory government. Under the agreements, national stakeholders negotiated a number of economic and non-economic benefits. These include a stream of income from mining on their land, training and employment opportunities, access to service contracts for Rio Tinto, and support for environmental and heritage activities. The agreements also include mining exclusion zones that recognize the importance of important sites such as burials and ceremonies, as well as major water holes and ecologically sensitive areas. These agreements were the result of years of extensive negotiations between the groups represented by YMAC and the Rio Tinto Iron Ore Group. The final agreements ensure Rio Tinto`s safety for its existing and future activities in the areas covered by the five national claims groups. In its November 21, 2019 letter, Salisbury stated that “dual” state and federal processes have resulted in delays and increased costs for the resource sector.

Rio Tinto`s iron ore projects were on a list of major projects announced in June by the government to “accelerate” and AV was the first state to signal that it would seek a bilateral authorization agreement. Both governments said formal negotiations began in August. He drew Guardian Australia`s attention to the company`s filing in April 2020 during the EPBC Review and a submission in October 2019 during a Productivity Commission investigation that showed the company`s public support for bilateral licensing agreements. Strict corporate governance and charitable management structures have been put in place to ensure the proper implementation of the agreements. Since the signing of the agreements, YMAC has assisted the five groups in appointing agents and establishing their own corporations that meet the requirements of the Aboriginal Corporations Administration Authority (ORIC) and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islands Act, 2006 (CATSI). Salisbury wrote that while legislative review is ongoing, national laws already provide for a mechanism for delegation of authorization powers to states. In August, the government introduced legislation to set up “one-stop shops” at the state level before Samuels completed the revision of national laws The minister`s proposal for the government to step away and have these agreements exploited privately did not provide traditional owners with the extent of fairness and balance in the current legal system. .

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