Native Title in Australia, 4th edition is a comprehensive and authoritative work that provides the reader with an understanding of both the current operation of native title in Australia and its historical and political background and development. It covers the nature of the concept, its proof, content and extinguishment, explains the validation of past grants and acts and the limited degree of protection from future acts, examines compensation for native title, and discusses the application of native title principles to resource development and traditional pursuits. It considers both the common law and the Native Title Act 1993 (Cth).
The fourth edition of this highly regarded work includes discussion on:
- the consistent recognition of exclusive possession, use and enjoyment
- the impact of the compensation case, Griffiths (HCA — 2019)
- the increasing use of consent determinations and the Noongar Native Title Settlement
- the implications of BHP (FFC — 2018) undermining the Native Title Act future act process
- the greater adherence to principles of equality by the courts, especially as to extinguishment.
Native Title in Australia provides an ideal basis for both undergraduate and postgraduate study of native title and related indigenous issues, and is a reliable and informative source for practitioners, researchers and government bodies requiring current information in this area.
Book Review - Law Society of South Australia | May 2020
- Complex topics are explained clearly and succinctly without over-simplification
- Thoroughly updated to include developments in legislation and case law
- Critically examines native title principles as applied in the contemporary environment
- Engages readers to explore how native title principles are applied in practice
- Positions readers to examine contemporary issues in the current legal and social context
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