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Assessing the relative allocative efficiency of the Native Title Act 1993 and the Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act 1976

McKenna, S. L.


Economic analysis indicates that a socially optimal level of mining may not be occurring under the Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act 1976 (ALRA). This paper suggests that this is either because transactions costs are hindering negotiations between miners and Aborigines or because some strategic behaviour problem is present. This paper discusses whether the mining provisions of the Native Title Act 1993 (NTA) have, at a statutory level, the potential to overcome the difficulties...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research (CAEPR)
Type: Working/Technical Paper
Access Rights: Open Access


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