My name is Rodney Dillon. I am a Palawa Aboriginal man from Tasmania and the Commissioner elected for the Tasmania Zone of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission (ATSIC). As one of 19 ATSIC Commissioners, I have portfolio responsibilities, and one of these responsibilities is the ‘Sea Rights Portfolio’. It is in this capacity that I would like to provide some insight into the Sea Rights of Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islanders. It is also my duty to pass on the concerns that Australia’s indigenous groups are currently raising about marine management and research practices, and the adverse impact that other professional groups have on the sea and its resources.
Read this seminar in the Journal of Maritime Studies
Dillon, R 2002, 'Seeing the Sea: Science, Change and Indigenous Sea Rights', AIATSIS Seminar Series 2/2002. Also published in Dillon, R, 2002 'Seeing the Sea: Science, Change and Indigenous Sea Rights', Maritime Studies 7(12).