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Native title compensation: historic and policy perspectives for an effective and fair regime

Altman, Jon; Pollack, David P


The concept of paying Aboriginal people compensation based on royalties was first introduced in the early 1950s. Critical ambiguities now exist in this area of policy with respect to the Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act 1976 (ALRA) and, more recently, to the future acts regime of the Native Title Act 1993 (NTA). This paper aims to: provide essential historical background to contemporary issues of compensation; explain the mining moneys and compensation regimes in the ALRA,...[Show more]

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


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