A new conversation regarding Indigenous land and economic development

Wednesday, 17 June 2015
Mick Gooda

This keynote will outline some of the feedback that was received from a recent roundtable convened by the Commission, together with Indigenous leaders on economic development and property rights. The purpose of the meeting was to identify key challenges to economic development opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples around the use of their land once native title determinations have been made.

Tensions between individual and collective title were explored, along with issues around cultural matters and environmental protection. Other key issues that came up revolved around fungibility, business development support, financing economic development, compensation and promoting Indigenous peoples.

Read Mick Gooda's speech on the Australian Human Rights Commission website