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NSW Valuer General Review of Forms of Cultural Loss and the Process and Method for Quantifying Compensation for Compulsory Acquisition

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Mia Stone
Dr Lisa Strelein
Kieren Murray

The NSW Valuer General’s Review of Forms of Cultural Loss and the Process and Method for Quantifying Compensation for Compulsory Acquisition proposes a policy for determining compensation for cultural loss where native title lands are compulsorily acquired under NSW law.

AIATSIS' submission raises concerns about compulsory acquisition of Indigenous lands and the burden on Indigenous communities to prove cultural loss. It also emphasises the need for independent merits review, appropriate resourcing and cultural competency.