A group of Federal parliamentarians will visit Katherine as part of an inquiry into economic engagement with Traditional Owners.
The Northern Australia Committee is holding public hearings in Katherine, Darwin and Alice Springs, and will hear evidence from Land Councils, Native Title holders, Indigenous business leaders, local councils and other stakeholders.
Committee chair Warren Entsch says with almost half of the Territory's land mass and 80% of its coastline granted as Aboriginal freehold, the NT is potentially a land of opportunity for Indigenous Australians-the key is finding a way to engage Indigenous people in exploring the opportunities their lands provide.
The committee will hold public hearings in Katherine on Wednesday, December 11 at Roper Gulf Regional Council offices in Crawford Street from 9am-5pm.
The hearings will be broadcast live at aph.gov.au/live.
The inquiry commenced in the last Parliament, and was suspended during the election period.
To date, the committee has received 35 submissions and held four public hearings.
Senator Sam McMahon and Lingiari MP Warren Snowdon are both members of this committee.
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