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Law versus justice: the Strategic Aboriginal Water Reserve in the Northern Territory, Australia

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Title: Law versus justice: the Strategic Aboriginal Water Reserve in the Northern Territory, Australia
Author(s): Nikolakis, William
Grafton, Quentin
Keywords: Indigenous People’s water rights;First Peoples;water justice;water policy;law
Date published: 24-Feb-2021
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Description: 
Using a policy tracing approach, we analyse the legislating of the Strategic Aboriginal Water Reserve (SAWR) in the Northern Territory, Australia. The SAWR is a share of the consumptive pool allocated to eligible Indigenous landowners in water plan areas, providing water resources for future economic development. Drawing on parliamentary and policy sources to reveal competing interests and ideologies, and the challenges of codifying water rights, this study finds that legislating water rights alone is insufficient to achieve water justice – water justice measures must respond to power imbalances and inequities by empowering people with the capabilities to implement their rights.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/227148
ISSN: 0790-0627

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