Alternatively, the Native Title Act allows national title groups and other interested parties to voluntarily enter into agreements known as Indigenous Land Use Agreements (ILAAs). ILUAs can cover both future actions (e.g. B exploration or mining activities) and future activities (e.g. B user and access agreements governing coexent rights). Upon registration, ILUA shall bind all parties and holders of national securities to the terms of the agreement. The Native Title Act 1993 allows applicants for mining or exploration authorities and parties to the title, registered and specific, to enter into indigenous land use agreements on how the lands and waters of the contract area will be used and managed in the future. The Centre for Mining Social Responsibility has developed a guide on entering into agreements with indigenous groups, which contains useful case studies of successful mining and resource development projects on local cover lands. These agreements allow people to negotiate flexible and pragmatic agreements that fit their particular circumstances. As defined on the Website of the National Native Title Tribunal, an Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) is a voluntary agreement between a group of national titles and others on land and water use. These agreements allow people to negotiate flexible and pragmatic agreements that fit their particular circumstances. The deal, known as the Western Cape Communities Co-existence, refers to one of the world`s largest bauxite mines, now operated by Rio Tinto. It is also known as the Comalco Indigenous Pays Use Agreement (ILUA).

Signatories include 11 traditional ownership groups in Queensland, four Aboriginal community councils (Aurukun, Napranum, Mapoon and New Mapoon), Comalco Aluminium Limited and Cape York Land Council, on behalf of local titles. The Queensland Government is also a signatory and has agreed to provide additional financial benefits upon registration of the agreement. The ILUA includes two mining leases, but it provides for the approval of all “extensions, renewals or replacements” necessary for access to and transport of materials between areas. The parties also agree that the Queensland Ports Corporation grants the country and rights necessary for the operator to fulfil its interests in the contractual territory, including the shipment of goods to and from Weipa. . . .