Registered native title bodies corporate
(1) All of the registered native title bodies corporate in relation to the area must be parties to the agreement.
(2) If the agreement makes provision for the extinguishment of native title rights and interests by surrendering them to the Commonwealth, a State or a Territory as mentioned in paragraph 24BB(e), the Commonwealth, State or Territory must be a party to the agreement. If the agreement does not make such provision, the Commonwealth, a State or a Territory may still be a party.
(3) Any other person or persons may be parties.
Procedure where no representative body party
(4) If there are any representative Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander bodies for any of the area and none of them is proposed to be a party to the agreement, the registered native title body corporate, before entering into the agreement:
(a) must inform at least one of the representative Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander bodies of its intention to enter into the agreement; and
(b) may consult any such representative Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander bodies about the agreement.