The increments of justice: exploring the outer reach of Akiba's edge towards native title 'ownership'

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Young, Simon. 2019. "The increments of justice: exploring the outer reach of Akiba's edge towards native title 'ownership'." University of New South Wales Law Journal. 42 (3), pp. 825-868. https://doi.org/10.53637/PZOJ4201
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The increments of justice: exploring the outer reach of Akiba's edge towards native title 'ownership'

ERA Journal ID33965
Article CategoryArticle
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AuthorYoung, Simon
Journal TitleUniversity of New South Wales Law Journal
Journal Citation42 (3), pp. 825-868
Number of Pages44
Year2019
PublisherUniversity of New South Wales
Place of PublicationAustralia
ISSN0313-0096
1447-7297
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.53637/PZOJ4201
Web Address (URL)http://www.unswlawjournal.unsw.edu.au/article/the-increments-of-justice-exploring-the-outer-reach-of-akibas-edge-towards-native-title-ownership/
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The Torres Strait regional sea claim, culminating in the High Court decision of Akiba v Commonwealth, signalled a new respect for the holistic relationships and dominion that underlay First Peoples’ custodianship of land and waters. The ‘Akiba correction’ centred upon a distinction between ‘underlying rights’ and specific exercises of them – and produced in that case a surviving right to take resources for any purpose (subject to current regulation). The correction emerged from extinguishment disputes, but the significance of this edge towards ‘ownership’ was soon evident in ‘content’ cases on the mainland. Yet there are new challenges coming in the wake of Akiba. What of the many native title determinations that have been settled or adjudicated on pre-Akiba thinking? And what does this renaissance in native title law offer to the communities that will fail (or have failed) the rigorous threshold tests of continuity – also crafted with the older mindset?

Keywordsnative title, Torres Strait, Akiba, resources, native title determinations
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ANZSRC Field of Research 2020480604. Property law (excl. intellectual property law)
480299. Environmental and resources law not elsewhere classified
450599. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, society and community not elsewhere classified
480302. Comparative law
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Byline AffiliationsSchool of Law and Justice
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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