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Report on the 2019 Survey of Prescribed Bodies Corporate (PBCs)

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Researcher/s
Belinda Burbidge
Marcus Barber
Taryn M Kong

This report outlines the rationale, methods, results, and implications of a 2019 survey of Registered Native Title Body Corporates (RNTBCs) which are Indigenous corporations generally known as Prescribed Bodies Corporate (PBCs). PBCs are body corporates incorporated under the Corporations (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) Act 2006 (Cth) (CATSI Act) and established after a determination of native title is made by the Federal Court in accordance with the Native Title Act 1993 (NTA) to represent the common law holders and manage their native title rights and interests. PBCs are crucial managers of Indigenous rights and interests in country, key foci for Indigenous social and economic development aspirations and important organisations for external parties seeking contact with Traditional Owners.