University of New South Wales Faculty of Law Research Series
Last Updated: 26 August 2010
Indigenous Land Reform: Economic or Bureaucratic Reform?
Leon Terrill, University of New South Wales
This paper is available for download at http://law.bepress.com/unswwps/flrps10/art31/
This paper was published in the Indigenous Law Bulletin (2010) 7(17) 3-7.
This article questions the widespread assumption that recent reforms to Aboriginal land are for the purpose of enabling home ownership and economic development. Following a description of the three most significant reforms, the article argues that the reforms instead have the effect of providing central governments with greater control over decision making in Aboriginal communities and that this is provided at the expense of home ownership and economic development.