Indigenous Land Reform Project

Research Director: Dr Leon Terrill

The Indigenous Land Reform Project looks at the introduction of land tenure reform in Indigenous communities across Australia.

More than 20 per cent of Australia is owned by Indigenous peoples under native title and statutory land rights schemes. As this map illustrates, most Indigenous land is situated in remote areas – with the largest areas being found in Western Australia, South Australia, the Northern Territory and Queensland.

Over the last decade, Australian governments have introduced a series of reforms to the way that Indigenous land is owned and used. To date, the focus of the reforms has been on the land inside of residential communities.

The purpose of the Indigenous Land Reform Project is to improve understandings of these significant reforms. The Research Director, Dr Leon Terrill, is currently undertaking several research projects on the reforms and their consequences for Indigenous land owners and community residents.

This resource page provides some information and resources about the reforms.

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