One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
nounmass nounAustralian, NZ
The right of indigenous peoples to own their traditional lands and waters, as recognized by common law.‘the ruling recognized native title’
- ‘This extensive multimedia resource explores issues from colonisation and indigenous culture to land rights and native title.’
- ‘Native title owners might voluntarily surrender their native title to the Crown in exchange for tangible commercial benefits for the local Indigenous community.’
- ‘Native title remains not only a landmark tool of Indigenous empowerment and Western recognition of Indigenous land rights, but also the symbolic lightning rod for so much about Indigenous rights generally.’
- ‘It drives me mad when you hear over and over again that 70 per cent of Australia is under native title claim.’
- ‘More than a decade of Australian native title law, relatively few native title claims have succeeded in court.’
- ‘The book promotes an Aboriginal perspective on native title.’
- ‘Many people have only a fragmented understanding of native title, gleaned from front-page news reports of the latest native title claim or political outburst.’
- ‘It took some time from the delivery of the Mabo judgment before many in government and business awoke properly to the implications of native title.’
- ‘The Australian High Court's 1992 decision in the Mabo case to recognise native title is one of the most important and yet misunderstood court decisions in Australian history.’
- ‘Banks sent confused signals about the precise impact of native title on financing and security arrangements.’
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