First Peoples land management

ALTERNATIVE LABELS
Land and sea councils
Aboriginal land councils
Land councils
Indigenous land management
NARROWER TERMS


Policy

National Policy Statement for Highly Productive Land 2022

This National Policy Statement for Highly Productive Land (NPS-HPL) is about ensuring the availability of New Zealand’s most favourable soils for food and fibre production, now and for future generations. The policy provides direction to improve the way highly productive land is managed under the...
Report

Australia state of the environment 2021: overview

The state of the environment report is a comprehensive assessment of the health of every aspect of Australia's environment. Written by independent experts, it analyses the best available evidence every five  years to guide policy and action.
Conference paper

Closing the gap: decolonisation, ANT and a bridge between practitioners and academics

In order to make the decolonisation of planning a fact, rather than an aspiration, this paper asks: How do we build a bridge between: (a) the researchers on decolonisation, and their network, in their role as “critics and conscience of society” and (b) the practitioners...
Report

Township leasing and the democratisation of opportunity

Township leasing was a significant 2006 reform to the Aboriginal Land Rights (NT) Act 1976 (ALRA). This paper discusses township leasing from an institutional economics perspective. It argues that despite its noble intentions, ALRA created an extractive institutional framework for Indigenous people living on ALRA...
Guide

Clean energy agreement making on First Nations land: what do strong agreements contain?

This publication outlines best practice guidelines for how clean energy companies could approach agreement making with the First Nations landholders of their potential development site.
Report

Toward a perpetual funding model for Native Title Prescribed Bodies Corporate

This report explores a range of models for resourcing the Prescribed Bodies Corporate (PBC) sector, and argues that a PBC Future Fund is the most appropriate and cost-effective mechanism to secure on-going PBC funding in perpetuity.
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...
Working paper

Cultural burning in New South Wales: challenges and opportunities for policy makers and Aboriginal peoples

Drawing on the history of Caring for Country in northern and central Australia, and current developments to support Aboriginal people in southern temperate Australia, this paper maps the challenges and opportunities to support cultural land management programs in New South Wales.
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.
Article

Indigenous expertise is reducing bushfires in northern Australia. It’s time to consider similar approaches for other disasters

This article explores how blending modern scientific knowledge with traditional Indigenous land management practices can reduce bushfire risk.
Article

Unwelcoming and reluctant to help: bushfire recovery hasn’t considered Aboriginal culture — but things are finally starting to change

This article explores how First Nations methodologies can be applied in disaster affected Indigenous communities.
Policy report

Policy futures: a reform agenda

This publication has been prepared to increase the accessibility of valuable evidence and experiences to policy-makers within Australia. It is intended to encourage more partnership approaches toward developing public policy that are informed by broad groups of experts, including Churchill Fellows.
Report

Rivers, the veins of our Country

This report presents case studies from First Nations community members into how Indigenous people are working across the Basin to achieve shared cultural and environmental benefits through the delivery of water for the environment.
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...
Working paper

Challenges and opportunities with native forestry on Māori land

The authors explore the decision-making processes of a sample of Māori landowners in Te Tairāwhiti to understand the extent to which funding programmes and afforestation incentives from the New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) enable them to meet their own aspirations for their land. Semi-structured...
Report

The WA Sandalwood Taskforce Report

In this report, the WA Sandalwood Taskforce has provided eight recommendations to the state government that will support the growth of economic opportunities for Aboriginal people.
Report

Native grains from paddock to plate

This study presents a project investigating the economic, environmental and social features of the ancient native grains food system of Aboriginal people in the modern world.
Submission

A proposed national policy statement on Indigenous biodiversity

The Ministry for the Environment and the Department of Conservation have published key themes from submissions made during the consultation on the proposed National Policy Statement for Indigenous Biodiversity. Over 7,000 submissions were made on the proposed NPS including valuable suggestions for improvements.
Report

Our Knowledge Our Way in caring for Country

These guidelines are a key output from a project of the Australian government’s National Environmental Science Program (NESP), Northern Australia Environmental Resources (NAER) Hub, titled Knowledge Brokering for Indigenous Land Management.
Briefing paper

Cultural vandalism: regulated destruction of Aboriginal cultural heritage in New South Wales

Aboriginal people in New South Wales have been trying to strengthen the law that is supposed to protect their cultural heritage since the late 1970s, but reform remains elusive. This paper outlines some reasons why.