Tips and traps for PBC rule books

Tuesday, 16 June 2015
Dr Tom Jenkin
Michael Pagsanjan

Prescribed Body Corporates (PBCs) are an essential part of the structures for native title communities post determination. However, a number of key structural issues persist for PBCs in their efforts to achieve sustainable nations. This presentation will seek to address one of the legal framework issues that PBCs will need to overcome, focussing on rule books. 

The presentation will firstly provide context of the status of PBCs in South Australia and identify some of the key issues for those structures. Second, the discussion will attempt to unpack some of the regulatory frameworks that PBCs need to navigate, focussing on some of the traps that PBCs in South Australia have needed to overcome in drafting and implementing their rule books. Third, the presenters will propose some practical tips in address issues with PBC rule books.