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The Right To Negotiate
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After a native title application has passed the registration test and is entered on the register, applicants have access to the right to negotiate.

This is a right guaranteed under the Native Title Act, but one which was substantially limited by the 1988 amendments to the Act.

Nevertheless, the right to negotiate requires a government to talk to indigenous people before making decisions about crown land that may affect native title.

The negotiations may also include a third party, who is to benefit from the decision, like for example, a mining company applying for a mining lease on the land.

If a government fails to negotiate in good faith, its plans for the land may be invalid to the extent that they have an impact on native title.
The Native Title Act
Oct, 1, 1992
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The Native Title Amendment Bill
Jul, 7, 1998
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Mediation & Other Parties
Nov, 25, 1993
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Changes to the right to negotiate
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The Registration Test
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