Cassandra Lang (‘Cassie’),
Cassie is a Bundjalung Person from the southern part of the Gold Coast and north coast of New South Wales. Cassie is Vice President of the Indigenous Lawyers Association of Queensland and was recognised amongst a small group of lawyers in 2019, 2016 and 2015 as one of the Doyle’s Guide Native Title Rising Star.
She has a deep and thorough understanding of the complexities of property law and native title and an ability to navigate the complex layers of politics between community, native title parties, all levels of government and other stakeholders. For the past 10 years she has represented native title groups and organisations in remote regions of Queensland.
She has been the legal advisor to energy proponents including Powerlink Queensland and Arrow Energy in respect of native title and Aboriginal cultural heritage compliance for scores of energy infrastructure projects.
She has also provided legal advice to Indigenous community trusts about native title and cultural heritage matters that affected current and prospective projects. She has assisted numerous traditional owner groups to negotiate with various proponents regarding Indigenous Land Use Agreements, Right to Negotiate Agreements and Exploration Agreements that address native title and Aboriginal cultural heritage compliance.
She has also prepared cultural heritage compliance assessments and provided detailed and complex strategic advice to clients about cultural heritage management and its interaction with relevant native title issues. She has also worked closely with the Meriam People to successfully have Torres Strait Islander freehold granted under the Torres Strait Islander Land Act 1991 (Qld) in 2012.
She also has commercial law experience, assisting Prescribed Body Corporates (PBCs) and Registered Native Title Body Corporates (RNTBCs) in their corporate compliance matters.
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