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A Made in Australia Model for Indigenous-State Treaty-Making

Project Member(s): Hobbs, H.

Funding or Partner Organisation: Australian Research Council (ARC DECRA Scheme)
Australian Research Council (ARC DECRA Scheme)

Start year: 2024

Summary: This project aims to address the key public law issues that must be resolved if treaties between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and Australian governments are to be successfully negotiated. This project expects to generate new knowledge in the area of Indigenous-State treaty-making by undertaking a major comprehensive public law analysis of related treaty processes in Canada and New Zealand and identifying factors that promote settlements. Expected outcomes of this project include the development of innovative and flexible models of treaty-making that are constitutionally viable in Australia. This should provide significant benefits, such as improving the likelihood of successful treaty processes.

FOR Codes: Constitutional law , Comparative law, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and the law, Law reform, Civics and citizenship, Justice and the law not elsewhere classified