200K boost to Taungurung in land battle

The Victorian government is providing $200,000 in funding to the Taungurung people to continue their native title negotiations.

Parliamentary Secretary for Justice, Ben Carroll, said the funding would support the Taungurung Clans Aboriginal Corporation to reach an agreement with the State under Victoria’s Traditional Owner Settlement Act 2010.

When finalised, the agreement will recognise the Taungurung people’s right to access, own and manage Crown land in parts of central Victoria, as well as their rights to use and develop its natural resources.

The Traditional Owner Settlement Act is an alternative to the Native Title Act 1993 for recognising the rights of traditional owners.

“The Andrews Labor Government is proud to support the Taungurung people in their settlement agreement negotiations,” Mr Carroll said.

“When complete, the agreement will help the Taungurung people to rebuild and strengthen their connection to country, while also providing the means to shape and determine their own future.”

Wendy Caccetta

3 Comments on 200K boost to Taungurung in land battle

  1. The proposed claim area is fraudulent and neighboring Nations have expressed strong concern to the Government about this flawed and bloated claim. Taungurung have never been described as the Ovens River Clans rather Goulburn River Clans. Their claim extends to brigt and is a disgrace…There have been no negotiations with our Clans in Ngurai Illum Wurrung, Waywurru and Dhudhuroa. These issues will end up in court and reflects poorly on NTSV and DOJ who have managed this ambit and flawed claim.

  2. This land claim is a community claim.They need to show cause on their identity as the TAUNGURUNG people are not recognise. The State of Victoria needs to have certainty?

    • The RSA between the State of Victoria and the Taungurung will be invalid. Indigenou lands use agreements can only be enter into according to the NTA. Taungurung must get an approved determination. Indigenous land use agreements can only be valid after a determination.All invalid and fraudulent!

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