Bundyi Girri Seminar Series with Guest Speaker Professor Michael Lavarch
Emeritus Professor of Law at QUT Professor Michael Lavarch will reflect on the Native Title regime, its achievements and disappointments and canvass the future developments on the issue of compensation for validation of past titles in light of the recent High Court hearing in Griffiths v the Northern Territory. 2018 marks the 25th anniversary of the passage of the Native Title Act. Since that time, the Aboriginal land estate has grown to touch on some 40% of the Australian landmass over which some form of Aboriginal or Torres Strait right or title is held by various First Nations peoples. Yet Aboriginal people remain the most economically and socially disadvantaged in the nation.
What is the Seminar Series?
The Bundyi Girri Seminar Series aims to bring together a broad range of the RMIT community and members of the Victorian community to engage with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives, histories and cultures, to ignite conversation around relevant issues and to spark change.
Guest Speaker: Professor Michael Lavarch
Date: Tuesday 13 November
Venue: RMIT City Campus, Building 80, Level 1, Lecture/Cinema room 2