Author(s): David Laurence Ritter
The Native Title Market describes and critically analyzes the world of native title agreements between Aboriginal groups and developers that have emerged since Australia's Native Title Act was passed in 1994. The book challenges the popular and convenient myths that have emerged about native title agreement making. The special importance of The Native Title Market is that it is the only book to challenge the orthodoxy that is accepted by many commentators, journalists, government institutions, resource developers, and academics. The book is also the first to be written about native title negotiations, by a genuine insider â?? someone who participated as an adviser on some of the largest native title deals in Australia and worked within the system for more than a decade. The Native Title Market is contentious and assured in its strong claims about an important social, political, and legal question in contemporary Australia.