The Native Title Act allows in certain circumstances States to establish an alternate “right to negotiate regime”. This part is set out in Part 9B of the Mining Act 1971 (SA).
Kokatha have current 9B agreements with the following;
• Holcrim (Australia) Pty Ltd
• Mintor Exploration
• OZ Minerals Carapateena Limited
• UXA Resources Limited
• Barrick Gold Limited
• Kara Resources Pty Ltd
• Athena Mines Pty Ltd
9B Agreement’s currently under negotiation;
• Archer Exploration Limited
• Tasman Resources Limited
• Monax Mining Limited
BHBP has a valid agreement through the ODA which satisfies the Part 9B and gives them authority to carry out exploration on the Stuart Shelf Tenements.
Kokatha are also in negotiation with the South Australian State government on consent determination as well as Indigenous Land Use agreements covering Mineral Exploration. Pastoral Leases and Outback areas such as Pimba and Andamooka