4.7 Indigenous peoples

A further reason for investing in an effective community engagement system is that many mining operations in Australia are on land where Indigenous people hold or claim traditional rights and interests in country. Increasingly agreements with traditional owners require mining companies to engage effectively with Indigenous communities and contribute to long-term development objectives. Companies that are unable or unwilling to do so, or fail to follow through on undertakings, are likely be seriously disadvantaged when it comes to negotiating future agreements with traditional owner groups. See the LPSDP handbook Working with Indigenous communities for further information. Footnote 20


Footnote 20
See http://www.industry.gov.au/resource/Programs/LPSD/Pages/LPSDhandbooks.aspx.

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