Content tagged with Land rights

Against native title

'Against native title' is about a divisive native title claim in the town of Ceduna where the claims process has thoroughly reorganised local...

Publication or resource - 3 Aug 2017

Our Land is Our Birth Right – Mabo25 and Beyond

Registrations are now open for the 2017 National Native Title Conference to be held Monday 5 June to Wednesday 7 June, on the traditional lands...

News - 10 Apr 2017

Call for submissions to AIATSIS Research Publications

AIATSIS Research Publications is now accepting submissions from researchers and academics in Australia and internationally whose work has a...

News - 15 Mar 2017

Overturning aqua nullius: securing Aboriginal water rights

Aboriginal peoples in Australia have the oldest living cultures in the world. From 1788 the British colonisation of Australia marginalised Aboriginal...

Publication or resource - 9 Jan 2017

Inaugural youth forum success

Delegates with Professor Taiaiake Alfred. Photo: AIATSIS In response to the growing recognition of the importance and value of Indigenous...

News - 12 Oct 2016

The Commonwealth’s Indigenous land tenure reform agenda: Whose aspirations, and for what outcomes?

This paper argues that weak links are being made between increasing opportunities for economic development (including private home...

Publication or resource - 6 Sep 2016

A tribute to Galarrwuy Yunupingu

Galarrwuy Yunupingu AM has led the struggle for Aboriginal land rights in the Northern Territory for all his adult life. As a young man he helped...

Presentation - 2 Sep 2016

Song for the Gurindji

Cover for The Gurindji Blues AIATSIS Call No: In process The efforts of the Gurindji to reclaim their ancestral land became one of the...

Blog post - 10 Aug 2016

Gurindji Blues

Poor bugger me, Gurindji Me bin sit down this country Long time before Lord Vestey    Allabout land belongin' to we Oh poor bugger...

Video - 10 Aug 2016

Yijarni: true stories from Gurindji country

On 23 August 1966, approximately 200 Gurindji stockmen and their families walked off Wave Hill Station in the Northern Territory, protesting against...

Publication or resource - 2 Aug 2016

Land Rights the current situation

Only two Land Councils, the Northern Land Council and the Central Land Council, existed at the time the Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory)...

Presentation - 25 May 2016

Indigenous rights and nation building 40 years on: the Aboriginal Land Rights Act

The Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act 1976 was signed off by the Governor General on 16 December 1976, having passed through Parliament...

Presentation - 23 May 2016

Towards an understanding of a land-based Aboriginal economy in NSW: Is the Aboriginal Land Rights Act a better option than Native Title?

One of the most significant developments in Australian Indigenous polity over the last decade has been Indigenous engagement in the economy. In NSW,...

Presentation - 28 Apr 2016

Freehold: is it all it’s cracked up to be?

Lessons learnt from the Aboriginal Land Rights Act 1983 (NSW) Since 1983 the NSW statutory Aboriginal land rights act has provided for a...

Presentation - 28 Apr 2016

The Northern Land Council and the courts: a legal history

The Land Rights Act is celebrated as the high water mark of indigenous land rights legislation in Australia, if not globally.   While the...

Presentation - 28 Apr 2016

The Northern Territory Land Rights Act: local decision making, the role of land councils and recent developments in township leasing

This presentation will examine the legal framework concerning traditional owner decision-making, the role of Land Councils under the Act and the...

Presentation - 28 Apr 2016

Broader native title settlements and the meaning of the term ‘traditional owners’

Many native title claimant groups find it difficult to demonstrate that the relationship they have with their traditional country can meet the...

Publication or resource - 3 Feb 2016

The Wentworth Lectures: Honouring fifty years of Australian Indigenous Studies

The Wentworth Lectures honour the contribution of Sir William (Bill) Wentworth to the creation of AIATSIS in 1964; now a world-renowned research,...

Publication or resource - 2 Nov 2015

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

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