This resource document was jointly prepared by CSRM and BG Group to provide source material and an analysis of trends in Australia regarding the challenges of negotiating and implementing agreements with Indigenous groups. Reflecting the business focus of BG Group, this document pays particular attention to agreement-making in the context of oil and gas projects. The document provides relevant background information, reference material, analysis of leading practice and case studies for each of the key aspects of negotiating and implementing agreements with Indigenous groups. It is not intended as a step by step guide, which must be read from beginning to end. Rather, it is designed to be used as a reference tool in which the separate parts may be read at any time, in the order they are most useful. The document is mainly focused on the Australian context for agreement-making but positions this in the broader international context, including a discussion of Canadian developments in Appendix 3.
Limerick M., Tomlinson K., Taufatofua R, Barnes R. & Brereton D. (2012). Agreement-making with Indigenous groups: Oil and gas development in Australia. Brisbane: CSRM, University of Queensland.