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The Australian National University

Commercial Water and Indigenous Australians: A Scoping Study of Licence Allocations

Working Paper 57 / 2009

Abstract

This report is the outcome of a scoping exercise commissioned by the National Water Commission (NWC) to determine the water licences and allocations to Indigenous people for commercial use across all States and Territories (except the Australian Capital Territory) in Australia. This preliminary study was carried out between mid December 2008 and early February 2009.

The empirical research reported here attempts to document for the first ti