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What price to pay?: Home ownership on aboriginal land in the Northern territory

Indigenous Law Bulletin
Volume 8 Issue 9 (Nov/Dec 2013)

Abstract: About a decade ago there was a widespread debate about the introduction of home ownership into communities on Indigenous land. Often that debate was conducted in the most reductive of terms. In particular, a great deal of emphasis was placed on the role of communal land ownership in preventing home ownership and people with concerns about its introduction were characterised as ideologues and naysayers. That was not helpful, as there are a number of real barriers to the introduction of home ownership and those barriers need to be discussed and worked through. On the other hand, neither is it helpful to dismiss the potential for home ownership out of hand. There is considerable evidence that many people living in Indigenous communities would welcome its introduction.

To cite this article: Terrill, Leon. What price to pay?: Home ownership on aboriginal land in the Northern territory [online]. Indigenous Law Bulletin, Vol. 8, No. 9, Nov/Dec 2013: 12-16. Availability: <http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=801816574732077;res=IELIND> ISSN: 1328-5475. [cited 31 Aug 16].

Personal Author: Terrill, Leon; Source: Indigenous Law Bulletin, Vol. 8, No. 9, Nov/Dec 2013: 12-16 Document Type: Journal Article ISSN: 1328-5475 Subject: Home ownership; Aboriginal Australians--Land tenure; Public housing--Social aspects; Peer Reviewed: Yes Affiliation: (1) Lecturer, UNSW Law School, and Centre Fellow, Indigenous Law Centre

Database: Indigenous Collection