LA4035 - Native Title Law and Policy
|Student Contribution Band:
||College of Business, Law & Governance
The subject introduces students to the common law and statutory theory of native title.
Native title is examined in the context of the history of government law and policy
in relation to Indigenous people both nationally and internationally. The subject
then focuses on native title law and policy in Australia and undertakes a detailed
examination of the statutory regime for the recognition and protection of native title
rights and interests. Included in the analysis are the 1998 and 2007 amendments to
the Native Title Act 1993 (Cth).
- an understanding of the common law and statutory theory of native title;
- an understanding of the statutory regimes established to recognise and protect native
title rights and interests;
- the ability to critically analyse the law, policy and processes relating to the recognition
and protection of native title rights and interests;
- the ability to critically analyse native title law and policy in historical and public
- end of semester exam (50%)
- assignments (50%).
|Students should have an understanding of the Australian legal system, the role of
common law and statutes and a basic understanding of rules governing the ownership
and use of land and other property in Australia.
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