Land Use Activity Agreement Dja Dja Wurrung

By | September 25, 2021

(2017) “More zero water? The Traditional Owner Settlement Act 2010 (Vic) and the Neglect of Indigenous Rights to Manage Inland Water Resources,” Melbourne University Law Review, 40(2), pp. 547-93. However, it is important that the current legislative regimes, which aim to recognise and provide for these rights, are based on Australian legal principles. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islands concepts of the right to land and water are understandably different from how the Australian legal system constitutes these rights. In particular, Aboriginal concepts and the Torres Strait Islands are inseparable from traditional laws, culture and identity. [footnote 7] The interdependence of land and the identity of traditional owners means that conceptions of land and water rights are intrinsically linked to the country`s pursuit of greater self-determination. Prior to the NTA, Victoria did not have a formal foic claims regime for Aboriginal people who claimed to be the traditional owners of land and water in Victoria. Instead, a series of ad hoc laws were passed in the second half of the twentieth century, which provided that the land of the Victorian crown could be allocated to Aboriginal trusts and businesses. [footnote 8] The adoption of these laws took place in parallel with the national land rights movement, which was discussed above. [footnote 86] Native Title Act 1993 (Cth), s 223 defines Aboriginal title as “the communal, collective or individual rights and interests of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islands with respect to land or waters, the purpose of a funding agreement being to provide financial assistance to a TOEG to give effect to the RSA.