to my country. Our com- munity is about to begin the native title
process so that we can make a claim on our country - Yarralang.
There are five stages to the process, and we have to
go through all of them. Why don't you start with us at the beginning
and follow the process? It should be pretty interesting and you
will learn what's involved in making a native title application."
The Yarralang Experience
Stage 1: Discussions about an application
Learn how to initiate an application; the government agencies
that assist in the application process; researching your rights.
Stage 2: Undertaking the Application
Discover the information needed when making an application;
your rights and interests; filling in an application form.
Stage 3: Lodging and Waiting
Find out how to lodge an application in the Federal Court;
the roles of the government agencies; the registration test;
notification to other parties.
Stage 4: Mediation
Discover how to reach an agreement without going to court.
Stage 5: Determination
Learn about the different outcomes - consent determination
and litigation; the appeal process.