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Asia-Pacific 2022
Australia Native Title
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About

Provided by Marrawah Law

Marrawah Law’s expertise includes acting for applicants and respondents in native title determination applications and in the emerging field of native title compensation. Marrawah Law also acts for clients in all manner of non-freehold land dealings, regulatory approvals, resource projects, construction and other activities where compliance with native title, cultural heritage, local government and land acts is required.

Marrawah Law has assisted on major projects such as Arrow Energy LNG, Shell QGC; Santos LNG; APLNG; various coal mines in the Bowen Basin; solar, water and other linear infrastructure - from legal compliance to assisting project clients achieve strong Indigenous participation outcomes. The team at Marrawah Law has worked extensively on native title and heritage agreements across the project spectrum, from greenfield through to construction and operation. 

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Native Title: Traditional Owners - Australia
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What the team is known for

Marrawah Law is a Queensland-based boutique, focused on the interaction of native title and cultural heritage considerations with major property transactions and energy and resources-related developments in the state. Acts extensively for Queensland and Commonwealth government agencies, often on mandates which focus on the protection of the interests of indigenous peoples, or on the enhancement of their economic development. The team also acts for a number of Aboriginal corporations and selected private sector companies. Areas of key expertise include regulatory approvals for land deals, construction activities or project developments and the conclusion of community benefit agreements.

Notable practitioners

Cassie Lang is based in Brisbane and advises a wide range of clients, including traditional owner bodies corporate and government agencies, on key native title and cultural heritage compliance issues. Highly regarded in the market, she is described as "a very good and passionate operator" by one interviewee and as "an astute and culturally appropriate lawyer who's well on her way to the top of the rankings" by another, while a third notes: "She's very good; we really rate her."

Members

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Leah Cameron

Oliver Gilkerson

Clients

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Government

Government Controlled Organisations

Indigenous Businesses

Private Companies

Traditional Owners

Industries

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Government

Mining and Exploration

Resource and Energy Sector