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.
Date of this Version
Leon Terrill, "Indigenous Land Reform: Economic or Bureaucratic Reform?" (August 2010). University of New South Wales Faculty of Law Research Series 2010. Working Paper 31.