Experience negotiating between stakeholders in native title and cultural heritage issues.

With more than 20 years’ specialising in native title claims, we help clients gain greater control of the outcome, moving them forward with their business and personal goals.

We work with Aboriginal land councils, native title holders and communities to understand and address their aspirations and concerns on behalf of landowners to ensure land is used productively and in cooperation with Indigenous Australians.


Our expertise

Providing advice on native title, cultural heritage and land rights issues including:

  • Legislative, regulatory or procedural requirements impacting on a project outcome
  • Claims process (negotiating the terms of consent determinations)
  • Negotiation and court processes
  • Identification of strategies
  • Due diligence and audit reports
  • Government approvals

  • Liaising with Indigenous communities and landowners
  • Indigenous Land Use Agreements (ILUAs) and rights to negotiate agreements
  • Cultural heritage management plans and native title agreements
  • Non-claimant applications
  • Surrender of native title


When it’s time to negotiate – we’re with you.


Find An Expert

Mark Boge is known in the market for his expertise in handling future act and court claims for pastoralists. He has a particular expertise in supporting agribusiness clients in land use agreements and other native title-related issues.

Chambers Asia Pacific 2021

More than 50 native title consent determinations acting for pastoral lease holders, developers and local governments


Litigated claims are rare in Queensland. Our native title specialist has been involved in all but one of the native title trials covering mainland Queensland.


He has helped clients navigate solutions since 1998 and advised on cultural heritage agreements and more than 250 Indigenous Land Use Agreements (ILUAs).

Awards & Recognition

Native Title Law

  • Mark Boge – (2019-2021)

Native Title: Proponents

  • Mark Boge – Band 3 (2015 & 2019-2021)

Native Title (Project Proponent Representation)

  • Leading Law Firm – Recommended (2014-2020)
  • Mark Boge – Recommended (2014-2019)

Mark Boge of Thynne + Macartney is respected for advising agribusinesses and landowners on native title claims. Market commentators remark that he has significant experience advising pastoralists, stating: ‘He’s good at what he does and has been doing that work for a long time’.

Chambers Asia Pacific 2020

By building relationships with all key stakeholders, our objective is to negotiate and agree a long-term workable solution that is cost effective and enables business continuity for our clients, while recognising the rights of the traditional owners of the land.