Australia

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Land Governance Assessment Framework (LGAF)

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    Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure

    Legend: National laws adoption of the VGGT principle
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    Note: The Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries, and Forests in the Context of National Food Security (The VGGTs) were endorsed by the Committee on World Food Security in 2012.

    The "VGGT indicators" dataset has been created by Nicholas K. Tagliarino, PhD Candidate at the University of Groningen, with support from Daniel Babare and Myat Noe (LLB Students, University of Groningen). The indicators assess national laws in 50 countries across Asia, Africa, and Latin America against international standards on expropriation, compensation, and resettlement as established by Section 16 of the VGGTs.

    Each indicator relates to a principle established in section 16 of the VGGTs. Hold the mouse against the small "i" button above for a more detailed explanation of the indicator.

    Answering the questions posed by these indicators entails analyzing a broad range of national-level laws, including national constitutions, land acquisition acts, land acts, community land acts, agricultural land acts, land use regulations, and some court decisions.

    Media

    Latest News

    17 May 2017

     

    Annastacia Palaszczuk says lands back with ‘rightful owners’, including site of scheme pushed by Joh Bjelke-Petersen

    Traditional owners whose elders fought off a grandiose scheme for a spaceport pushed by Joh Bjelke-Petersen a generation ago have taken back their north Queensland country.

    The battle for Bromley, a seminal event in the land rights movement on Cape York, came full circle with a state government handover on Wednesday.

    20 April 2017

     

    There was a “worrying lack of transparency” around the Federal Government’s funding model for programs targeting Indigenous Australia, aid agency Oxfam said in a report released this month.

    Oxfam Australia said under the Indigenous Advancement Strategy, the Federal Government was increasingly looking to mainstream services and programs to meet Indigenous Australians’ needs.

    It said the move was at the expense of Indigenous-specific organisations.

    Among its key findings, Oxfam said:

    Date: 13 December 2016

    Source: ABC.net

     

    Australia is the only Commonwealth country that does not have a treaty with its Indigenous peoples and interestingly, the states are leading the charge, the ABC's editor of Indigenous affairs says.

    Stan Grant said there was still a "big debate" around the question of Indigenous recognition in the constitution but several states have begun working on treaties with their Indigenous communities.

    By: Calla Wahlquist
    Date: November 14th 2016
    Source: The Guardian

    Chairman of Glen Innes branch of Aboriginal Land Council says it’s ironic for a non-Indigenous person to describe any claim to land as ‘opportunistic’

    The NSW Aboriginal Land Council has criticised the mayor of Glen Innes in the north of the state for describing a land claim application as “opportunistic”.

    Latest Events

    31 May 2017 to 1 June 2017

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    A new series of case studies authored by researchers at Princeton University’s Innovations for Successful Societies program profiles recent initiatives to strengthen tenure security and reform land registration systems in seven countries: South AfricaCanada

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    Reports & Research
    December 2007

    Food availability, access, stability and utilization are all part of the multi-dimensional nature of food security. The “availability” aspect, discussed here, refers to the availability of sufficient quantities of food of appropriate quality, supplied through domestic production or inputs.

    Journal Articles & Books
    December 2001

    La Evaluación de los Recursos Forestales Mundiales (ERF 2000) recientemente publicada, se basó en un esfuerzo intensivo de cinco años realizado por la FAO en cooperación con los organismos nacionales de casi todos los países del mundo, un gran número de centros de investigación e instituciones académicas y una serie de organizaciones internacionales, regionales y no gubernamentales.

    Journal Articles & Books
    December 2013

    Desarrolladas en colaboración con las agencias de las Naciones Unidas, la sociedad civil y otras organizaciones, las insignias de las Naciones Unidas buscan despertar conciencia, educar y motivar a los jóvenes a cambiar su comportamiento y a ser agentes de cambio activos en sus comunidades locales. La serie de insignias puede ser usada por maestros o profesores en clases escolares y por dirigentes juveniles, especialmente por grupos de guías o scouts.

    Journal Articles & Books
    December 2009

    The completion of this comprehensive harmonized soil information database will improve estimation of current and future land potential productivity, help identify land and water limitations, and enhance assessing risks of land degradation, particularly soil erosion. The HWSD contributes sound scientific knowledge for planning sustainable expansion of agricultural production and for guiding policies to address emerging land competition issues concerning food production, bio-energy demand and threats to biodiversity.

    Reports & Research
    December 2009

    Developments in China will have substantial impacts on forestry in the rest of the region. This wide-ranging country outlook study discusses a host of topics including prospects for China's afforestation/reforestation efforts, supply and demand for forest products and ecological services, key drivers of change, impacts of globalization, policy developments, and social objectives of forestry.