Expert Indigenous Working Group on the COAG Investigation into Land Administration and Use Jun 2015

AIATSIS has developed significant expertise in the development, application and reform of native title law and policy. For over 20 years the Native Title Research Unit (NTRU) has been funded to provide research and information resources to support the native title sector. The summary of recommendations is:

  • Increasing the alignment between land administration frameworks
  • Reforming land tenure regimes to provide greater alignment with native title rights
  • Creating and supporting peak representative forums for traditional owners at state and territory level
  • Improving the capacity of traditional owners to govern and administer their corporations
  • Reforming future act and state-based Indigenous heritage management regimes to improve the capacity of traditional owners to strategically manage place-based heritage
  • Providing traditional owners with a right to say ‘no’ to development
  • Supporting peaceful communities through investment in locally managed mediation and conflict resolution services
  • Encouraging greater economic and political investment in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander land
Last reviewed: 12 Sep 2016