„Self-determination means self-management and a concrete policy that allows a people to determine their own life and future. Agreements such as the one negotiated by yamatji nation are a step in that direction. They are a step to fill the void, have a strong voice and have the resources to protect and manage their own country. The aim was to reach an agreement that reflected the wishes and needs of traditional condominiums in the G.S.O. as a whole. ToNT`s vision was: „A progressive and just agreement that recognizes us and our country supports our growth and gives us control of our destiny.“ Land and Sea Management provided advice on cooperative management of protected areas, ranger models in the VA and national level, and general land and sea management. Staff across the country were aware of the costs associated with soil management, shingles, market comparisons, specialized land administration and verification of ownership and management documents negotiated with the government. The agreement aims to provide a set of permanent benefits to ensure the long-term self-determination and economic independence of the yamatji nation` inhabitants. ILUA recognizes the Yamatji Nation`s traditional attachment to land and water on nearly 48,000 square kilometres of land in the Middle West-West region (Agreement Zone) in Western Australia. In addition, it offers yamatji nation dwellers a number of benefits to compensate them for acts that affected or erased their original title. ILUA plans to create the Yamatji Land Estate, the Yamatji Conservation Estate and a new conservation of historic monuments, which will be imposed on future mining and oil operations granted in the Accord area.
On February 7, 2020, a Federal Court of Justice hearing for the Yamatji Claim Nation was held in Geraldton. It included both a local provision to grant title and signature of the Attraction of Yamatji Nation ILUA with the State Government of Western Australia. „It is also the result of the McGowan government`s commitment to resolve indigenous title applications and support Aboriginal self-determination. We would like to thank the Prime Minister, and in particular Minister Ben Wyatt, for their leadership role in the national coverage area. All existing agreements remain in force. As of the date of final registration, DMIRS is required to apply the inheritance condition under YNILUA Section 22.5 when mining properties, title are granted in accordance with the Oil and Geothermal Energy Resources Act of 1967 and pipeline licences under the Pipelines Petroleum Act of 1969. The production of the nation`s native yamatji title determination and the signing of the Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA) in Geraldton were significant achievements. Negotiations officially began on November 6, 2017, with the signing of the grant agreement requiring the state to finance part of the negotiation process. The negotiations resulted in a draft treaty called the Geraldton Alternative Settlement Agreement (GASA), which was later amended in the Yamatji Nation Southern (YNSRA) regional agreement. This transaction agreement covers the area of the map below (the separate procedure area (SPA) or the residential area. YGSHA (YNILUA Schedule 16) provides government departments and agencies and Yamatji Southern Regional Corporation (the parties) with a consistent and effective approach to partnership for Aboriginal heritage activities and investigations in the YNILUA region. YGSHA helps contracting parties comply with the Aboriginal Heritage Act 1972 (AHA) and provides a clear timetable for their various Aboriginal heritage obligations.