Native title, ILUAs and indigenous development opportunities in national parks

Zeppel, Heather (2010) Native title, ILUAs and indigenous development opportunities in national parks. In: 17th Annual Native Title and Cultural Heritage Forum (NTNP 2010) , 30 Nov-1 Dec 2010, Brisbane, Australia.

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In Australia, states and territories are moving ahead with resolution of Native Title claims to national parks and other protected areas. Under the Traditional Owner Settlement Bill 2010 (Victoria), Aboriginal groups that can prove a traditional rather than continuous connection to land are able to forge agreements with the government to jointly manage national parks. The terms of ILUAS for parks, and other lease-back agreements, include annual rental payments, compensation or economic development funds. Park ILUAS also include terms for Indigenous training and employment in parks, and preferential provision of Indigenous tours or park services.
Joint management has stimulated Indigenous investment in park tourism facilities or enterprises. Future ILUAs for parks should include Indigenous contracts for provision of park services, and provision for payment or compensation for other Indigenous property rights (e,g. carbon credits).
Indigenous carbon rights and sequestration is an emerging issue (Barnsley, 2009, Sheehan, 2010).
In Victoria, traditional owner groups will be compensated for carbon sequestration activities.

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Date Deposited: 22 May 2011 02:27
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2013 00:39
Uncontrolled Keywords: traditional owners; land rights; indigenous management; national parks; traditional land
Fields of Research : 15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1599 Other Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 159999 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services not elsewhere classified
16 Studies in Human Society > 1605 Policy and Administration > 160501 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Policy
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1506 Tourism > 150605 Tourism Resource Appraisal
Socio-Economic Objective: B Economic Development > 90 Commercial Services and Tourism > 9003 Tourism > 900302 Socio-Cultural Issues in Tourism

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