The legal implications of Australia’s latest World Heritage site

The Budj Bim landscape is the first Australian site to be inscribed on the World Heritage List exclusively for its testament to Indigenous cultural heritage.

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What you didn’t know about the landmark Rocky Hill judgment

The significance of the landmark Rocky Hill judgment – beyond climate change. By JOHN WATTS, KEN EVELEIGH., MICHAEL MANIKAS AND JEFF KITE.

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Aboriginal cultural heritage reforms: a move towards genuine Aboriginal control?

A new government proposal for stand-alone cultural heritage legislation proposes to expand the definition of Aboriginal cultural heritage to include intangible aspects and confer upon…

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Full Court upholds most findings in Timber Creek native title compensation case

The Full Federal Court handed down its appeal decision in Australia’s first native title compensation case, Northern Territory of Australia v Griffiths [2017] FCAFC 106.

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A legislative fix for McGlade ILUAs

The Federal Government’s Bill to reverse the impact of the Full Federal Court’s decision in McGlade was passed on 14 June 2017. By LEONIE FLYNN,…

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A national tragedy: ALRC seeks views on Indigenous incarceration

The ALRC launched an enquiry into the overrepresentation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the criminal justice system. By MARIE-CLAIRE MUIR.

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Indigenous land use agreements in doubt after Full Federal Court decision

The Government has introduced the Native Title Amendment (Indigenous Land Use Agreements) Bill 2017 in response to the implications of McGlade. By LEONIE FLYNN, NERIDA…

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The Stolen Generations: a struggle for justice

Members of the Stolen Generations have faced a number of barriers when attempting compensation claims through the courts. By MAITHRI PANAGODA AM.

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First assessment of native title compensation: Griffiths v NT of Australia (No. 3)

The Federal Court has ordered the Northern Territory government to pay $3,300,261 to the Ngaliwurru and Nungali Peoples as compensation for the impact of land…

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What we can learn from the Mabo lawyers

There would be no Mabo case without the perceptive, dogged and fearless advocacy of the rights of the indigenous peoples by the Mabo lawyers. By…

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