Supporting Economic Development on Indigenous Land

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Over the last 50 years, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander groups have achieved property rights over about 30% of Australia. This research will explore the opportunities, risks and impediments to community-led economic development on that land, whether native title or statutory land rights. Those impediments include the way property rights are recognised, land ownership structures, planning regimes and the widespread use of informal tenure in residential communities. The project will contribute to a policy debate vital to Australia and the future of its First Peoples, including whether land-related reforms can help realise Indigenous aspirations for greater economic security and self-sufficiency.

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Supervisory team
Leon
Terrill

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Sean
Brennan

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Megan
Davis

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leon.terrill@unsw.edu.au

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