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National Native Title Tribunal

Owning Institution:
Conference paper

Resolving native title issues: travelling on train tracks or roaming the range?

With most of the apprehension, uncertainty and fear that was associated initially with native title has dissipated, this paper examines the areas in which the legislation and native title processes could be improved.

Negotiating comprehensive settlements of native title claims

This paper focuses on the resolution of native title claims by negotiated outcomes and looks at the range of options for settlement expressly contemplated, or permitted, by the Native Title Act. It looks in some detail at the various factors that can affect the pace...

Broader native title settlements and the meaning of the term 'traditional owners'

This paper summarise the various meanings which have been applied to the notion of traditional ownership, based on a review of the published literature on the subject. It starts with a brief summation of the various definitions which have been included in Australian State and...

Negotiating consent determination: Cooperative mediation - the Thalanyji experience

This paper argues that, irrespective of the statutory framework, native title claims are best and most expeditiously resolved by negotiation and consent when the National Native Title Tribunal and the Federal Court work cooperatively and in a complementary fashion. The case of the negotiation and...

Improving and using the native title scheme: visions and dreams for the future

It is 15 years since the Native Title Act commenced to operate, and it is appropriate to take stock of what has been achieved to date, look at some of the challenges ahead and think creatively about how those challenges might be met so that...