Territory Stories

Conserving the Territory : six stories for publication, prepared for N.T. Conservation Commission



Conserving the Territory : six stories for publication, prepared for N.T. Conservation Commission

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by Wendy Kirke


Kirke, Wendy


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Made available via the Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT).






Conservation Commission of the Northern Territory; Administrative agencies -- Australia

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1 volume (various paging) ; 30 cm.

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2. WORKING WITH ABORIGINALS CONT. \rith Aboriginal eyes and attitudes, will be essential for real communication between the Commission and traditional land owners. The legal concept of Aboriginal land ovmership is somewhat different to that of non-Aboriginal ovmer ship in several ways. The Land Rights Act (N.T.) is a Commonwealth Act and therefore Commonwealth con trolled. Although Aboriginal ovmed land is still part of the Territory, the Land Rights Act is a mechanism which enables land to be granted or given to Aborig inals to manage and use as they see fit. But it does fall subject to some Territory laws and environmental control to a limited extent. Abori.ginal owned land is not subject, however, to the pastoral covenants requiring certain fencing, water and land management standards. Generally speaking, pastoral land is to a considerable degree controlled by the Northern Territory Crown Lands Act as well as a number of other specific Acts which are related to land-use functions. These regulations provide instructions for fire control, the bas~c and serious business of soil conservation, restrictions on stock levels and grazing practices, and command full protection for the native flora and fauna. However, the Northern Territory Land Rights Act being a Commonwealth Act specifically to cover Aboriginal land / ownership is not subject to the same stipulations and controls. ',./

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