Gunyangara people get control of their economic destiny | Law

Gunyangara people get control of their economic destiny

Dr Leon Terrill spoke to The Wire (3 August 2015) regarding a contract signed by the Arnhem Land Traditional owners which could lead to more economic control, and create a change which could spread to Indigenous communities across Australia.

The Gunyangara community will decide how leases are granted, if the new government agreement goes to plan. This is different from other 99-year township leases, which are controlled by government officials. 

"It is a real victory for the land councils because it is the first time that they've got the Government to agree to a lease to an Aboriginal organisation rather than a Government body," said Dr Terrill.

Listen to the full interview here.