Native title system restricting benefits for Indigenous Australians, research finds
Written on the 25 March 2017
Inequalities in the native title system are limiting the flow of benefits to traditional owners from agreements with governments and industry, a new report suggests.
The report, released by Curtin University and the University of Western Australia this week, found that, even after native title had been recognised, the weak bargaining position "inherent in the legislation" created significant barriers to positive outcomes for native title holders and left them at the mercy of their negotiating partners.
In one case, it found, that led to native title holders feeling they had bargained away native title rights without receiving anything in return.
Source: The Guardian
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