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Native title report 2009

Posted on: 27 January, 2010
Issue: Vol 10 No 1, January 2010 - March 2010
Related to Physical environment Social issues

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner (2009)
Native title report 2009.
Sydney: Australian Human Rights Commission

This report, released annually by the Australian Human Rights Commission (previously the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission, HREOC) through the Office of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner, reports on the operation of the Native Title Act 1993 and its effect on ‘the exercise and enjoyment of human rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples’.

This year’s native title report provides a comprehensive overview of native title and law policy in Australia, including information on key cases and information on changes made during 2008-2009. This report also includes information on what should be included in native title law and policy. It includes principles and standards that should underpin these changes and parts of current law and policy that require reform. A review of Indigenous land tenure reform is also included. The report concludes with a number of recommendations for changes to the native title system.

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