From DPMC website:
COAG Investigation into Indigenous land administration and use
The Council of Australian Governments (COAG) announced on 10 October 2014 that it would conduct an urgent investigation into Indigenous land administration and use, to enable traditional owners to readily attract private sector investment and finance to develop their own land with new industries and businesses to provide jobs and economic advancement for Indigenous people.
The Investigation is an opportunity to focus all governments’ attention on how Indigenous land administration systems and processes can effectively support Indigenous land owners to leverage their land assets for economic development.
Terms of Reference – Senior Officers Working Group
The Senior Officers Working Group will focus its investigation and advice on improving the Indigenous land legislative, regulatory, administrative and operational systems and processes to:
1. enable Indigenous land owners to derive economic benefits from their land
2. enable jobs and economic advancement for Indigenous peoples
3. enable Indigenous home ownership and commercial enterprise
4. attract private sector investment and finance
5. develop industries and businesses support service delivery and infrastructure investment.
The Senior Officers Working Group will:
1. work with the Expert Indigenous Working Group to identify issues and develop options for COAG’s consideration
2. consult with key stakeholder groups including land councils, native title organisations, traditional owners, native title ministers, industry associations and financial institutions
3. consider, including with the Expert Indigenous Working Group, and report on proposals raised by native title ministers
4. provide a report to the first COAG meeting of 2015.
Expert Indigenous Working Group
Mr Wayne Bergmann (Chair)
Mr Brian Wyatt (Deputy Chair)
Mr Djawa Yunupingu
Ms Shirley McPherson
Ms Valerie Cooms
Mr Craig Cromelin
Mr Murrandoo Yanner