We produce issues and discussion papers which provide an in-depth analysis of emerging and contemporary issues. All papers are independently peer reviewed.
What do young fellas reckon? Exploring the experiences of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth in native titleBhiamie Williamson, Stacey Little
Registered native title bodies corporate (PBCs) are responsible for protecting and managing native title rights and interests on behalf of the native title group.
(Re)defining Indigenous Intangible Cultural HeritageDr Tran Tran, Clare Barcham
Indigenous knowledges cannot be broken down into components that are measurable, ownable and owned.
Native Title Anthropology after the Timber Creek DecisionPamela Faye McGrath
In August 2016, the traditional owners of Timber Creek in the Northern Territory, the Ngaliwurru and Nungali peoples, were awarded over $3.3 million for the loss of their native title rights.
Wearing two hats: The conflicting governance roles of native title corporations and community/shire councils in remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community governance can be greatly impacted by the nature of the land tenure held or managed by the community.
Reflections on a native title anthropology field schoolAndrew McWilliam, Jodi Neale
An account of new ideas and approaches for teaching native title anthropology.
Gender and generation in native title: Director demographics and the future of prescribed bodies corporateGeoff Buchanan
While gender and age are often noted as being important dimensions of Indigenous leadership and governance, they have rarely been examined in detail. This paper focuses specifically on the gender and age of directors on the boards of prescribed
Black and green revisited: Understanding the relationship between Indigenous and environmental political formationsDavid Ritter
This paper re-visits the supposed rift and complexities between environmentalists and indigenous people — 'green' and 'black', both internationally and in Australia. The author writes about Greenpeace's international experience of working with
In the Native Title 'hot tub': expert conferences and concurrent expert evidence in Native TitleVance Hughston, Tina Jowett
Explore how expert conference and concurrent evidence can greatly reduce the hearing times and costs of Native Title proceedings. It discusses the experiences of Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander people in four recent cases.
What’s needed to prove native title? Finding flexibility within the law on connectionNick Duff
Analyses the law in proving native title claims. This discussion paper provides a guide for both claimants and governments regarding flexibility within the law for consent determinations.
Gardens of discontent: health and horticulture in remote Aboriginal AustraliaErnest Hunter, Leigh-ann Onnis, John Pritchard
Looks at the history of Indigenous health in relation to foraging and 'farming' in the remote regions of Australia. This discussion paper focuses on Cape York in remote northern Australia, and the community of Lockhart River in particular, to outline