Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining, University of Queensland

This resource document was jointly prepared by CSRM and BG Group, to provide source material and an analysis of trends in Australia regarding the challenges of negotiating and implementing agreements with Indigenous groups. Reflecting the business focus of BG Group, this document pays particular attention to agreement-making in the context of oil and gas projects. The publication of this report in part reflects BG’s desire to contribute to the overall knowledge base in this area. The document is mainly focused on the Australian context for agreement-making but positions this in the broader international context, including a discussion of Canadian developments in Appendix 3.