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A selection of our media articles and analytical pieces, each exploring critical legal and policy questions in Australia, New Zealand and other countries.

Meet the River People

SOME Rivers now have the same legal rights as a person. But  Who Speaks for Rivers? Read in Stuff.CO.NZ here.

Harmony With Nature - an Earth Centred Approach

 What is Earth-Centred Law? Read Dr Macpeherson's DIscussion Paper for the UN's 'HArmony With Nature' Knowledge Network HERE.

Trust and relationship building in native title negotiations



Read about Lessons Learned in Dr O'Neill's article for the Australian Dispute Resolution Research Network here.

Meet the River People

Rivers become legal persons in New Zealand, India and Colombia

Read HERE.



Regulating wind farms out of Victoria


Read more in the COnversation HERE

Legal rights for NATURE - The Case of Rio Atrato, Colombia

Read here

Water in the NT: The history of Aboriginal exclusion has lessons for future policy.

Read in the Conversation  Here.

From little things: the role of the Aboriginal customary law report in Mabo

Read in the Conversation Here.

The biggest threat to culture is not an LNG plant


Read in the Guardian here.

The Quiet Revolution: the Resources boom and Its  impact on Aboriginal communities In WA. 

Read in the Conversation  Here.






The limitations of Indigenous Water Rights in the Proposed Murray Darling Basin Plan