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The Australian National University

Michael Dillon

Document: Discussion Paper

In the 25 years since the Mabo High Court decision, native title claims, litigation, determinations, and land use agreements have proliferated with the result that native title is now an undisputed component in the Australian nation's core institutional framework. This has been a remarkable development. The emergence of public policy for native title over the past quarter century, built on a complex array of conceptual foundations which derive from Indigenous tradition, the common law, statute law, anthropology, history and politics, invites the question: what next?

Document: Staff Profile

Research Interests

Michael Dillon's research interests focus on public policy and Indigenous affairs. He has particular interests in native title and Indigenous land issues, institutional frameworks and corporate governance, remote policy issues and Indigenous housing issues.


Document: Staff Publication

Altman, J.C. and Dillon, M.C. ‘Commercial development and natural resource management on the Indigenous estate: A profit-related investment proposal’, Economic Papers, 24 (3): 249–62.

Document: Discussion Paper

This paper assesses the state of commercial development and resource management on Indigenous land, particularly in remote Australia. Indigenous landowners control significant assets—over one million square kilometres of land—often with substantial resource rights and income earning potential.

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