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Author Marshall (Va.), author.

Title Overturning aqua nullius : securing Aboriginal water rights / Virginia Marshall.

Published Canberra, A.C.T. : Aboriginal Studies Press, 2017.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  346.9404691 MARS    DUE 28-06-22
 UniM Bail  346.9404691 MARS    AVAILABLE
Physical description xviii, 309 pages ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Pt. A. The interconnected waterscape -- Ch. 1. Introduction - the web of water rights -- Ch. 2. 'We belong to water' - Aboriginal identity and cultural authority -- Ch. 3. Aboriginal property and Western values - concepts of ownership -- Ch. 4. Health, wealth and water rights -- Ch. 5. 'Little more than a sense of justice' : Mabo and native title -- Pt. B. Trading water - the disconnect in water values -- Ch. 6. Polarised paradigms - Western and Aboriginal conceptions -- Ch. 7. 'A fluid element' - water in Australian policy -- Ch. 8. The Murray-Darling Basin and the Commonwealth Water Act -- Ch. 9. Water rights - for economic independence -- Ch. 10. Aboriginal water values in Australian policy and law -- Ch. 11. Human rights - incorporating Aboriginal water rights -- Pt. C. A paradigm shift for Aboriginal water rights -- Conclusion - securing Aboriginal water rights.
Summary Overturning aqua nullius aims to cultivate a new understanding of Aboriginal water rights and interests in the context of Aboriginal water concepts and water policy development in Australia. In this award-winning work, Dr Marshall argues that Aboriginal water rights require legal recognition as property rights, and that water access and water infrastructure are integral to successful economic enterprise in Aboriginal communities. Aboriginal peoples social, cultural and economic certainty rests on their right to control and manage customary water. Drawing on the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Marshall argues that the reservation of Aboriginal water rights needs to be prioritised above the water rights and interests of other groups.
Subject Native title (Australia)
Water -- Law and legislation -- Australia.
Water rights -- Australia.
Aboriginal Australians -- Government relations.
ISBN 9781922059093 (paperback)