Content tagged with Land rights

Commonwealth Native Title Connection Policy Research Project: final report

In 2011, the Commonwealth Attorney-General’s Department commissioned researchers from the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait...

Publication or resource - 16 Sep 2015

Native title as compensable property

Presented at the 2011 Native Title Conference, this paper deals with some aspects of native title as compensable property under two headings. One...

Presentation - 16 Sep 2015

The Referendum Australia Had to Have

As we discuss recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the Australian Constitution, learn about what compelled the nation to...

Explore article - 4 Jun 2015

Eddie Koiki Mabo

Edward Koiki Mabo, a Meriam man from the island of Mer (Murray Island) in the Torres Straits, was a key plaintiff in a land rights case in the High...

Explore article - 3 Jun 2015

Mabo case

Eddie Mabo, from Land Bilong Islanders. Courtesy of Trevor Graham-Yarra Bank Films. The Mabo Case was a significant legal case in Australia...

Explore article - 3 Jun 2015

Land rights

Vincent Lingiari famously given back Gurindji tribe lands by Prime Minister of Australia Gough Whitlam in 1972 after the Wave Hill walkoff....

Explore article - 3 Jun 2015

The limits of change: Mabo and native title 20 years on

On 3 June 1992, the High Court of Australia handed down the Mabo decision, recognising the continuing rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander...

Publication or resource - 20 May 2015

Historic Tenure and Native Title – Sharing the Knowledge, Sharing the Future

The High Court of Australia first recognised the existence of native title in Australia in 1992, many years after it was first acknowledged in some...

Presentation - 7 May 2015

‘What do we want?’: A political history of Aboriginal land rights in New South Wales

‘What do we want?’ is the first study of the most far-reaching and innovative Aboriginal land rights laws in the country. Heidi Norman tells a story...

Publication or resource - 12 Mar 2015

Pastoral Access Protocols: The corrosion of Native Title by contract

In this paper, Frances Flanagan examines one aspect of the Nharnuwangga, Wajarri and Ngarla Native Title settlement: the pastoral access...

Publication or resource - 13 Feb 2015

Winning native title: The experience of the Nharnuwangga, Wajarri and Ngarla People 

This paper is a conference speech that follows the negotiation of the Nharnuwangga, Wajarri and Ngarla Native Title settlement from the...

Publication or resource - 13 Feb 2015

To get that country

An important historical film of events surrounding early meetings of the Northern Land Council in 1977, where uranium mining, land rights and...

Publication or resource - 12 Feb 2015

Make it right!

Make it right! is a film of the 1988 Barunga Festival which includes scenes with representatives of various Northern Territory Land...

Publication or resource - 12 Feb 2015

Balancing the scales of Indigenous land justice in Victoria

On the 13 December 2005, the Federal Court signed off on a Native Title Consent Agreement between the Wotjobaluk, Jaadwa, Jadawadjali, Wergaia and...

Publication or resource - 5 Feb 2015

Negotiating major project agreements: The Cape York model

This paper outlines a model for the negotiation of major project agreements developed in the 1990s by Cape York Aboriginal communities and the...

Publication or resource - 4 Feb 2015

The business of process: Research issues in managing Indigenous decision-making and disputes in land

In developing Indigenous governance approaches, including decision-making and dispute management processes in Indigenous communities, there has been...

Publication or resource - 4 Feb 2015

Indigenous rights to water in the Murray Darling Basin: in support of the Indigenous final report to the Living Murray Initiative

The Indigenous Nations were the first peoples of the Murray, the first managers, the first to earn their livelihoods, and the first to congregate and...

Publication or resource - 4 Feb 2015

Communal land and the amendments to the Aboriginal Land Rights Act (NT)

This paper is written as a response to the former Federal Aboriginal Affairs Minister Amanda Vanstone’s call for ‘robust debate’ on the Howard...

Publication or resource - 4 Feb 2015

Scoping process issues in negotiating Native Title agreements

It is widely acknowledged that native title agreements have the capacity to generate significant positive social, economic, environmental and...

Publication or resource - 4 Feb 2015

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