Winning native title: The experience of the Nharnuwangga, Wajarri and Ngarla People 

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Michelle Riley

Nov, 2002
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Issues paper
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Winning Native Title: The experience of the Nharnuwangga, Wajarri and Ngarla People and Pastoral Access Protocols: The corrosion of native title by contract
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This paper is a conference speech that follows the negotiation of the Nharnuwangga, Wajarri and Ngarla Native Title settlement from the perspective of one of the Native Title holders, Michelle Riley. Riley discusses the changing experiences and expectations of the native title holders during the negotiating process and after the outcome. She criticises the administrative obligations required by Native Title holders under the Native Title Act 1993 (Cth), the failure of government to fund the corporations responsible for these obligations, and a particular aspect of the agreement which requires Native Title holders to take out public liability insurance as a condition of accessing lands leased by pastoral stations.

Journal title: 
Land, rights, laws: Issues of Native Title
Last reviewed: 12 Sep 2016