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Frances Morphy

Policy report

Indigenous Australians and the COVID-19 crisis: perspectives on public policy

This resource is a compilation of eight short papers that have been written during the rapid escalation of the Australian response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Permits, private property, and cultural survival

The permit system was the mechanism by which the traditional owners of freehold land held in fee simple under the Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act 1976 controlled access to their land and to their communities—that is until the Northern Territory Emergency Response (NTER) removed...

The social effects of native title: recognition, translation, coexistence

The papers in this collection reflect on the various social effects of native title. In particular, the authors consider the ways in which the implementation of the Native Title Act 1993 (Cwlth), and the native title process for which this Act legislates, allow for the...