Land rights

Policy report

Leasing reforms on Aboriginal land in the Northern Territory: impacts on land rights and remote community governance

Since 2006, Aboriginal land in the Northern Territory has been subject to a range of land tenure reforms, mostly government-initiated. This paper examines the extensive and varied impacts of three leasing models on the governance of the land rights system and remote communities, and the...
Discussion paper

Unfinished business: truth-telling about Aboriginal land rights and native title in the ACT

In this discussion paper, Ed Wensing argues that the ACT Government should not be afraid to follow the examples set by Victoria, Queensland and the Northern Territory, in commencing treaty discussions about possible ways of resolving the matters of sovereignty and self-determination, including over land...
Report

First Peoples and land justice issues in Australia

This report investigates the human rights impacts of companies operating on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander land. This report describes the multiple barriers that First Peoples and land rights campaigners face to achieving land justice.
Book

On Taungurung Land: sharing history and culture

This publication is the first monograph to examine how the Taungurung Nation of central Victoria negotiated with protectors and pastoralists to retain possession of their own country for as long as possible. The book shares generational knowledge, in order to revitalise relationships to place and...
Article

Destruction of Juukan Gorge: we need to know the history of artefacts, but it is more important to keep them in place

This article explores First Nations peoples' connection to land, in the aftermath of Rio Tinto detonating a 46,000 year old site known as Juukan Gorge in Western Australia.
Strategy

NSW Aboriginal Land Council Strategic Plan 2018 - 2022

The New South Wales Aboriginal Land Council's (NSWALC) Strategic Plan sets the organisation's direction and prioritises its efforts towards achieving this renewal. It also gets everyone – our Council, staff, Local Aboriginal Land Councils (LALCs) and the broader Aboriginal Land Rights movement on the same...
Submission

AIATSIS Submission - Inquiry into the Opportunities and Challenges of Engagement with Traditional Owners in the Economic Development of Northern Australia

This resource is the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies' (AIATSIS) submission to the Inquiry into the Opportunities and Challenges of the Engagement of Traditional Owners in the Economic Development of Northern Australia.
Discussion paper

Discussion paper: Improving the model for returning land to the Aboriginal community

The purpose of this discussion paper is to provide information about Tasmania’s current model for returning land to the Aboriginal community, and to facilitate discussion about improvements or changes to this model.
Report

Improving the model for returning land to Aboriginal communities

This report summarises the responses to the questions outlined within the discussion paper, as well as key points and themes raised during consultation. Due to the number of submissions, not all comments can be referenced in this report.
Technical report

Measuring individuals’ rights to land

This technical report aims to provide the rationale for the Sustainable Development Goals indicators on land tenure security for men and women (1.4.2 and 5.a.1) as well as guidance for data collection to enable reporting on these two indicators.