Person

Sean Brennan

Commentary

The long road to recognition

First Nations have reclaimed the recognition process in the lead-up to a landmark gathering at Uluru this month.
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Fishing case tests economic waters for traditional owners

Can Northern Territory fishers trawl coastal waters that lie within the boundaries of Aboriginal land, without the consent of traditional owners? That was the legal question tested in the High Court over two days in early December 2007. The answer, due later this year, will...
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Economic development and Land Council power: modernising the Rights Act or same old same old?

Sean Brennan reviews two key sets of changes contained in the 2006 Amendment Act. It does so against the backdrop of the Land Rights Act’s chequered political history, in which bipartisan endorsement and ideological antagonism have jostled for priority.
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Aboriginal land rights (Northern Territory) amendment bill 2006: report on parliamentary process

The Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Amendment Bill 2006 introduced some of the most dramatic changes yet proposed to the Act but for the most part they slipped under the radar of media and public scrutiny. Belatedly, the media paid the Bill some attention and...
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Inquiry into Aboriginal land rights (Northern Territory) amendment bill 2006

The Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Amendment Bill 2006 (the Bill) proposes a number of significant changes to the Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act 1976. It While many of the changes are commended there are serious concerns with other aspects of the Bill. This...