Calling for expression of interests


Eastern Maar is currently pursuing two distinct paths towards the goal of achieving settlement of native title for the extent of our traditional territory/lands.

The two paths are distinct but connected and include:

  • Native Title consent determination: Where the Australian legal system through the federal court process formally recognises our rights and interests in our lands and waters through our traditional laws and customs.
  • Traditional Owner Settlement Act (TOSA) Negotiations: In Victoria, the Traditional Owner Settlement Act 2010 provides an alternative system for resolving native title claims and provides for an out-of-court settlement of native title and delivery of land justice.

In our aim to put our best foot forward in strongly negotiating the best outcome for our people under the State Government TOSA regime and pushing for the best outcomes to secure Native Title recognition, EMAC have decided to refresh the negotiation structure. EMAC is calling for expressions of interest from EMAC members to sit on the following new structures.

  1. Negotiation Team
  2. Cultural Landscapes (Ngootjoon Meerreeng) Subcommittee
  3. Economic Development Subcommittee

For more information on these please refer to the EOI Information Pack, and the two Subcommittee Terms of references.

Figure 1. EMAC Committees diagram


Negotiation Team and subcommittee membership selection process

Selection criteria have been developed to evaluate all applications in a fair and transparent way. The selection criteria are as follows:

  1. Extent of an individual’s skills, experience and knowledge on Eastern Maars vision
  2. Description of skills, experience and knowledge provided relating to the specified membership application
  3. Areas identified for diversity of skills, experience and knowledge within the Team and subcommittees
  4. Commitment to participate in the team and subcommittees

Short listed applicants may be interviewed by a small panel.

Negotiation Team and subcommittee appointment process and timeline is outlined in table 1.

Table 1: Negotiation Team timeframes

25 May – 12 June 2020 Applications open for Eastern Maar Negotiation Team and subcommittees
15 June – 19 June 2020 Assessment of applications by EMAC Directors
22 June – 26 June 2020 Notification of Negotiation and Subcommittee appointments and acceptance of appointment confirmation.


If submitting in writing, please forward your application to:

Eastern Maar Negotiation Team membership application
Eastern Maar Aboriginal Corporation

PO Box 546
Warrnambool VIC 3280

If submitting via email, please forward to:

If submitting in person, please take to:
Room 5, 715 Raglan Parade Warrnambool

If submitting online, please click the link:

Economic Development Subcommittee ToR – May 2020
EOI Negotiating and mediation Team & subcommittees – Information and Application pack – May 2020
Ngootjoon Meerreeng Sub Committee ToR – May 2020