Authors, academics, students, government agencies, people
doing community history research or anyone with an interest in
Aboriginal history in WA.
History researcher applicants include:
Access to records for researchers are assessed under the Policy for Access to Restricted Information Managed by the Aboriginal History Research Unit.
History researchers can be given access to third party personal information where it is considered this access is in the public interest. In these cases, information that identifies people must be censored from the record.
As a general rule, persons wishing to access information held or managed by the department that is culturally sensitive to Aboriginal people (Restricted Information) can only do so with the express written permission of the person who can be identified
as informants for the information (or their descendants).
The Native Title Access Policy (the policy) creates a limited exception to the general rule to enable access to certain restricted information for purposes related to the resolution of native title claims pursuant to the Native Title Act 1993 (NTA) under
condition that are designed to protect the integrity of the restricted information.
This policy applies to:
In this policy, the above-named will be referred to individually as a “Party” and together as “the Parties”. A native title application lodged pursuant to section 61 of the Native Title Act 1993 will be called a “Claim”.
The policy does not apply to other parties to native title applications under the Native Title Act 1993. Those persons and organisations must seek a subpoena from the Federal Court of Australia if they wish to access the restricted information.
Restricted information provided pursuant to the policy is provided only in accordance with the following conditions.
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