The National Native Title Council (NNTC) welcomes the Hon Christian Porter MP as the newly appointed Attorney General with responsibility for the Native Title Act.
“We look forward to working with Minister Porter in his new portfolio with responsibilities for native title,” said NNTC Chair Jamie Lowe. “There is a process of native title reform underway and we look forward to engaging the new Attorney General in ensuring that native title rights and interests are supported through any amendments to the legislation”.
Mr Lowe thanked outgoing Attorney General, Senator George Brandis, for his continued efforts in working with native title groups to achieve improved outcomes within the native title system.
“Senator Brandis has played a key role in the push for reforms to the Native Title Act and we thank him for his focus on making the native title system fairer during his time as Attorney General.
“We wish Senator Brandis well in the future, particularly if he is appointed Australia’s High Commissioner in London,” Mr Lowe said.
Mr Lowe also congratulated all MPs and Senators promoted by the Prime Minister with new and expanded responsibilities, welcoming them to their portfolios.
“The NNTC looks forward to working with Minister Porter and we hope to continue the positive relationship that we have been developing the Turnbull Government. We are ready to work closely with the new Ministers, as well as with Senator Scullion who retains responsibility for Indigenous Affairs,” Mr Lowe said.