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Land Governance Assessment Framework (LGAF)

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    • Very Good Practice
    • Good Practice
    • Weak Practice
    • Very Weak Practice
    • Missing Value

    Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure

    Legend: National laws adoption of the VGGT principle
    • Fully adopt
    • Partially adopt
    • Not adopted
    • Missing Value

    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. The indicators of this dataset assess national laws against Section 16 of the VGGT standards on expropriation, compensation, and resettlement.

    Each indicator relates to a principle established in the VGGTs.

    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.


    Latest News

    What will Indigenous treaties mean?

    Date: 13 December 2016



    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.

    Australia: NSW mayor criticised for calling Aboriginal land claims 'opportunistic'

    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”.

    Australia: Rangelands land tenure reform on hold for now

    By: Clayton Utz
    Date: September 29th 2016
    Source: Lexology

    The draft Land Administration Amendment Bill 2016 will not be introduced to the WA Parliament during this term of government. But proposals for reforms to WA Crown land tenure are likely to be revived following the upcoming State election. 


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